Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited with Lebanese officials in Beirut Monday. Experts analyze the purpose of her trip and the role of U.S diplomacy in the Middle East.
In a preview of her trip to the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the violence must end in a stable and lasting peace, not just a cease-fire. Middle East experts Martin Indyk and Robert Malley discuss prospects…
More than 60 people died in the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah Wednesday, many of them civilians. Analysts discuss whether Israeli forces can eliminate Hezbollah's military capabilities.
Clashes between Israeli and Hezbollah forces continued Tuesday as several countries worked to evacuate their citizens from the danger zone. The U.S. Undersecretary of State discusses evacuating Americans from the area and strategies for ending the conflict.
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Daniel Ayalon and Syrian Ambassador to the United States Imad Moustapha discuss the escalation of violence in the Middle East, the capture of two Israeli soldiers and who should take responsibility for the conflict.
By PBS NewsHour
Israeli warplanes struck coastal targets in Lebanon and troops briefly entered the country to conduct military operations in the sixth day of fighting Monday aimed at stopping Hezbollah's missile attacks on Israel.
As Israel continued attacks against Lebanon's infrastructure and militant strongholds, Hezbollah declared "open war," intensifying rocket attacks against Israeli cities in the north. Experts analyze Hezbollah's history and motives in the current conflict.
Israeli troops continued attacks on Lebanon, targeting the Beirut airport and a Hezbollah television station. Hezbollah, in turn, fired over 120 rockets into northern Israel. Analysts look at the chances the violence can be de-escalated.
Israeli troops launched air strikes against Gaza Wednesday, in response to the Palestinian abduction of a wounded Israeli soldier. Destroying three Palestinian bridges and a power station, troops crossed the Gaza border for the first time since the Israeli withdrawal…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Officials in Damascus and the U.N. continued to react to the explosive allegations made by the former Syrian vice president in which he said Syrian President Bashar Assad threatened Rafik Hariri several months before Hariri was assassinated.
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