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Iran's influence in Iraq is posing a direct threat to peace in the region, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill debate whether talks with Tehran will bear fruit or further place U.S. war strategy in jeopardy.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced today the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators "in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace."
NICOSIA, Cyprus — When Lebanon explodes — as it did this month and does with almost predictable regularity — and Beirut's airport shuts down, it is the rich who usually get to Cyprus first.
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.
BEIRUT (AP) — Feuding Lebanese factions holding top-level crisis talks in Qatar hit new snags yesterday, with the U.S.-backed government side and the Hezbollah-led opposition disagreeing on how to go forward.
(AP) — A career U.S. diplomat indicted this week on charges that he sent threatening messages to an Arab political organization has retired from the foreign service, the State Department said yesterday.
The Bush administration's decision to designated Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the elite military arm of the radical Islamist regime in Tehran, as a "specially designated global terrorist" (SDGT) organization strikes a huge blow against one of the world's most deadly jihadist groups. The IRGC, through its longstanding relationship with Hezbollah, has the blood of hundreds of Americans on its hands — among them the 241 American servicemen who were killed in the Oct. 23, 1983, bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. In essence, SDGT designation will treat the Revolutionary Guards, who are heavily involved in obtaining nuclear weapons technology and supporting terrorist organizations, much the same as the Cali and Medellin drug cartels, making it possible to move relatively quickly to seize the organization's business assets — which are substantial. Federal officials said that the IRGC would become the first military branch of a national government to be included on the terrorism list — which generally consists of non-state actors.