Middle East

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Syria’s conflict stirs up old rivalries in Lebanon


Syrian strife breeds unrest in Lebanon

Syrian strife breeds unrest in Lebanon

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  • Syria’s conflict has spilled into Lebanon, where clashes killed 9 in Tripoli and Beirut
  • Lebanon strongly influenced by Syria both politically and militarily since independence in 1943
  • There is evidence Syrian rebels are receiving arms smuggled across the Lebanese border
  • Many believe Syria’s regime is stirring up violence in Lebanon to distract from their own conflict Continue reading

Zakaria: Iran is weak and getting weaker


Zakaria: Iran is weak and getting weaker

Zakaria: Iran is weak and getting weaker

There’s not much foreign policy talk on the campaign trail except for one issue – Iran. Everyone is talking about Iran’s new strength and assertiveness – its missile tests, its progress on the nuclear program, its moves in Iraq. Mitt Romney, the…….. Continue reading

Middle East Oil Falls a Third Day on Slowdown at China Refiners


Middle East Oil Falls a Third Day on Slowdown at China Refiners

Middle East oil for sale to Asia fell for a third day after reports that Chinese refineries are slowing runs.

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Blair warns of ‘confrontational’ Palestinian bid


Blair warns of ‘confrontational’ Palestinian bid

Middle East

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (left) talks to former British premier Tony Blair …

Middle East peace envoy Tony Blair said Friday the Palestinian bid for UN membership was a brilliant tactical move but warned it could become “confrontational” without direct talks with Israel. Continue reading

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