By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa.
A State Department status report obtained
By The Associated Press
Here's a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere Monday over an anti-Islam film produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.
Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against the film torched a press club and a government
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - In a rare public appearance, the leader of the militant Hezbollah group exhorted hundreds of thousands of supporters Monday to keep up the campaign against an anti-Islam video that has unleashed deadly violence and anger at the United States across
By ADIL JAWAD and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam film broke through a barricade near the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi on Sunday, sparking clashes with police in which one demonstrator was killed and more
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
With the Iraq war over and Afghanistan winding down, Iran is the most likely place for a new U.S. military conflict. Despite unprecedented global penalties, Iran's nuclear program is advancing. The United States and other Western nations fear
By VICTOR L. SIMPSONAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI appealed for peace Friday at a time of deep turmoil in the Middle East, calling the flow of weapons into Syria a "grave sin" as the country endures a bloody civil war.
The pope arrived in Lebanon for a three-day visit despite
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
AZAZ, Syria (AP) - A Syrian rebel commander holding 10 Lebanese Shiites hostage said Thursday he is willing to release the men but fears doing so could set off a wave of reprisal attacks by Sunni extremists.
What began as an effort to force Lebanon's Shiite
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The U.N. singled out government forces Friday for blame in the latest massacre in Syria, a frenzy of killing that raises new questions about whether diplomacy has any chance to end the crisis more than 16 months into the
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's acquittal of the most serious charges in a high-profile corruption case on Tuesday set off a fierce debate about how the peace process might have proceeded differently had the former leader not been driven
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad's regime.
Before flying to Tehran, Annan said he had agreed on a new approach