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  • A wounded Lebanese man is carried from the site of an explosion in a suburb of Beirut on Wednesday. A blast in a Shiite district in southern Beirut killed several people Wednesday, security officials said. Twin suicide bombings killed at least six people. (Associated press)

    Al Qaeda affiliate targets Hezbollah in Beirut

    Al Qaeda's franchise in Lebanon claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the capital, Beirut, on Wednesday, and said the attack was in response to the role of Iran-backed Hezbollah militants in the war in Syria.

  • ** FILE ** In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, waves to his supporters, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

    Hezbollah to EU: Label Israel's IDF a terror group

    Just two days after the European Union voted to label the military wing of Hezbollah as a terror organization, the leader of the Shiite group asked the EU — why isn't Israel's military classified similarly?

  • A Lebanese policeman speaks on his phone as he stands at a damaged balcony where a rocket struck an apartment in a building in the Chiyah district south of Beirut on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Rockets that slammed into two Hezbollah stronghold neighborhoods wounded at least four people. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    2 rockets hit Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon

    A pair of rockets slammed into a car dealership and a residential building in strongholds of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group in Beirut on Sunday, wounding four people in a new sign that Syria's civil war is increasingly rattling its fragile neighbor.

  • ** FILE ** In this image from video broadcast on Syrian state television Wednesday, April 17, 2013, President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview. (AP Photo/Syrian State TV via AP video

    Hezbollah helping prop up Syrian regime in fight with rebels

    The leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement on Tuesday publicly acknowledged for the first time that fighters from the group were aiding the Syrian regime in its bloody war with armed rebel groups.

  • An Israeli army helicopter lands in an open area as soldiers search for the remains of a drone in the Negev in southern Israel on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Yehuda Lachiani)

    Hezbollah says it sent drone over Israel

    The leader of Hezbollah claimed responsibility Thursday for launching the drone aircraft that entered Israeli airspace earlier this week, a rare and provocative move by the Lebanese militants at a time of soaring regional tensions.

  • Sheik Ahmad Assir

    Sheik challenges Hezbollah

    On a main road connecting the Lebanese capital with the south, Sheik Ahmad Assir kneels under a blazing sun to pray and then sits down with supporters at his anti-Hezbollah protest camp and launches into a new tirade against Lebanon's most powerful and well-armed force.

  • A Lebanese Shiite Muslim blocks the street in a southern suburb of Beirut on Tuesday to protest against the kidnapping of 12 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Syria's northern province of Aleppo by Syrian rebels. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, has appealed for calm. (Associated Press)

    Lebanese Shiites kidnapped in Syria

    Syrian rebels kidnapped 12 Lebanese Shiites in northern Syria on Tuesday, fueling fears that Lebanon is getting drawn into the chaos next door, security officials said.

  • This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed May 22, 2012, purports to show U.N. observers being welcomed in Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Hezbollah appeals for calm after Syria kidnapping

    The leader of Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah appealed for calm Tuesday after people blocked roads and burned tires in Beirut to protest the kidnapping of 11 Lebanese Shiites in neighboring Syria.

  • Assange interviews Hezbollah leader in TV premiere

    The opening episode of Julian Assange's new talk show featured an interview with militant leader Hassan Nasrallah, whose Syria-backed Hezbollah militia is considered a terrorist organization in the United States and Europe.

  • Hezbollah deals blow to CIA network

    Hezbollah has partially unraveled the CIA's spy network in Lebanon, severely damaging the intelligence agency's ability to gather vital information on the terrorist group at a tense time in the region, former and current U.S. officials said.

  • **FILE** Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is seen in Beirut on June 2007. (Associated Press/Hezbollah Media Office)

    American spies outed, CIA suffers in Lebanon

    The CIA's operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies recently, current and former U.S. officials told the Associated Press. The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw it coming.

  • ** FILE ** Hezbollah-run Manar TV shows Hezbollah chief Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaking from an undisclosed location in April 2009. (Getty Images)

    Nasrallah: Hezbollah would take Israel's Galilee in a war

    Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday in Lebanon that his Islamist militant group would conquer parts of Israel if there were a new war with the Jewish state.

  • Lebanese soldiers man armored vehicles to keep order in Beirut as Hezbollah party supporters gather in the streets early Tuesday after a U.N. tribunal filed indictments in the assassination of a former prime minister. (Associated Press)

    Political chaos in Lebanon ravages economy, instills fear

    As Lebanon waits for lawmakers to begin trying to form a new government, political gridlock and looming security threats are corroding the Lebanese economy and creating fear in the streets.

  • Civil defense workers and Lebanese soldiers (below) carry an injured soldier in the village of Adaisseh on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    5 dead in Israel-Lebanon skirmish

    Tempers flared in the Middle East on Tuesday after a morning border skirmish between Israeli and Lebanese soldiers left four Lebanese and one Israeli dead.

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    The biggest stumbling block to peace in the Middle East is the mindset of suspicion, reaction and hatred among its sentient people. That "comfort zone" ultimately hurts those who practice it far more than it hurts the objects of their vitriol.

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  • Hezbollah's leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is warning that hard-line foreign fighters in Syria pose a global threat as they return home.

  • He said Sunday that European countries didn't think the fighters would return.

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