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All Posts Tagged With: "Lebanon"

Talk about war ripples through the Middle East

In the Newsroom

Talk about war ripples through the Middle East

Talk of war is widespread in the Middle Eastern press recently, with many speculating about a possible outbreak of hostilities not only between Israel and Hamas, but Israel and Syria, or Iran and a host of adversaries. Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim offers a roundup from around the region.

Posted: February 2, 2010 17:05   Comments: 12
U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Blogwatch & Map

U.S. government implements tougher airport security rules

Following a failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up a flight into Detroit on Christmas morning, the Transportation Security Administration imposed tougher screening rules for passengers originating in 14 mostly Muslim nations. See more about the countries selected.

Posted: January 6, 2010 14:46   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Extended Coverage

Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages

Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.

Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22   Comments: 0
Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: Iran, Afghanistan and the Chinese military

Read today's top news stories as compiled by Worldfocus staff. Today, progress in Iran; Chinese military might; and a journey in photographs through Beirut's historic markets.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
A view from the East

Mohammad Al-Kassim (blog)

A view from the East

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is on a two-day visit to Syria, his first since ascending to the throne in 2005, in a further sign of warming ties between the two Arab states.

Posted: October 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 1
Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

Analysis

Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

Worldfocus contributor Melani Cammett is in Lebanon and writes about election day, looking at how the unexpected, pro-Western results may play out domestically and abroad.

Posted: June 9, 2009 14:13   Comments: 0
U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

Interview (video)

U.S.-backed alliance beats Hezbollah in Lebanon’s election

Official election results show that Lebanon has voted to maintain its pro-western government majority, which beat out another coalition led by Hezbollah. Mohamad Bazzi of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses what the results mean for Hezbollah, for the stability of Lebanon and for American foreign policy in the region.

Posted: June 8, 2009 10:12   Comments: 3
Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

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Israel simulates war in nationwide “doomsday” drill

On Tuesday, sirens blared as Israel conducted a nationwide drill aimed at preparing citizens in the event of missile attacks, suicide bombings and natural disasters. Israeli bloggers shared their experiences and wondered about the meaning behind the drills.

Posted: June 3, 2009 12:14   Comments: 2
Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Online radio show on Lebanon’s election

Lebanon will head to the polls on June 7 in an election that could alter the political fabric of the country, with Hezbollah and its allies poised to make significant gains. Worldfocus.org’s weekly radio show explored the issues and implications of Lebanon’s election. Melani Cammett, Ben Gilbert and Ghassan Schbley joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: June 2, 2009 18:16   Comments: 3
Controversy stirs ahead of major election in Lebanon

Blogwatch

Controversy stirs ahead of major election in Lebanon

From U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Beirut to new accusations about an old assassination, Lebanon is heating up in advance of its June 7 national election, which could see the tides turn for Hezbollah.

Posted: May 28, 2009 11:00   Comments: 1
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