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  1. Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The notorious facility in the desert of central Syria was where thousands of dissidents were reported to have been beaten, humiliated and systematically tortured for opposing the Assad family's rule. This weekend, it was demolished by the Islamic State group, which took over the site near the ancient town of Palmyra last month, bringing mixed emotions from many Syrians who wanted it to remain standing so future generations would know its horrors.


  2. Former British premier: Refugees overwhelm Lebanese schoolsRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations special education envoy, says Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, which need more global support. Brown said Tuesday that Lebanon has made tremendous efforts, enrolling 106,000 Syrian children by introducing double shifts in more than 150 public schools.


  3. Where to find Yemeni, Syrian, Iranian and Saudi Arabian food around D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Layalina, a Syrian and Lebanese restaurant in Arlington run by a husband and wife, serves dishes rich in spice, like the lamb shank stewed with baby okra. Describing a dish as "Middle Eastern" is about as specific as describing a reality show as "that one where they all get in fights."


  4. Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it "considers this action a dangerous step," and oil prices jumped in New York and London after the offensive.


  5. Syrian, Iraqi Christians plead for international assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Syrian and Iraqi Christians pleaded for more international assistance Tuesday from new homes in Lebanon where they recently arrived after fleeing attack by militants from the Islamic State group. They spoke in two Beirut churches where they lined up to receive food baskets and other humanitarian assistance from a non-profit organization called In Defense of Christians , whose mission is to protect Christians in the Middle East.


  6. 3 fined in Germany for trying to force boy into marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A Berlin court has fined three Lebanese men on allegations they seized a 15-year-old relative against his will in what he says was an attempt to force him into marriage because he's gay. State Court spokesman Tobias Kaehne said Thursday the boy's father and two uncles were each fined 1,350 euros , or 90 days in jail, if they don't pay.


  7. Hezbollah faces hard choices between fighting Israel, SunnisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In this July 25, 2014, file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day or Al-Quds day, in the southern suburb of Beirut. Hezbollah's ambitions are spreading far beyond its Lebanon home as the militant Shiite movement appears increasingly bent on taking on Sunni foes across the Middle East.


  8. Israel trades cross-border fire with Lebanona s HezbollahRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah militia exchanged fire Wednesday across the border. The Israeli military said there casualties, but did not immediately have numbers.


  9. Flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon drops after restrictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A U.N. official says the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon has dropped sharply due to restrictions recently imposed by Lebanese authorities. Although Lebanese border officials began informally restricting the entry of Syrians last October, the tiny Arab country officially imposed visa regulations earlier this month on their neighbors.


  10. 4Hezbollah holds funeral for fighter it says was killed in Israeli airstrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Thousands of mourners took to the streets of Beirut on Monday for the funeral of a slain Hezbollah commander's son who the group says was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria a day earlier, along with five more of its members and an Iranian general. The outpouring of support for Jihad Mughniyah, a Hezbollah fighter in his mid-20s, underscores the recent escalation of tensions between Israel and the Lebanese Shiite militant group to a level perhaps not seen since the longtime foes fought a devastating war in 2006.


  11. Hezbollah says Israel killed six of its fighters in SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | The Washington Post

    An Israeli air raid over Syria killed six members of Hezbollah on Sunday, the Lebanese-Shiite group announced, adding to a recent escalation in tensions between the longtime foes, who fought a devastating war in 2006. Hezbollah said in a statement that Israeli-helicopter fire had killed several of its fighters in the Quneitra region of southern Syria, an area bordering the Israeli-held Golan Heights.


  12. Syrian refugees facing storms and snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | The Washington Post

    As the driving rain turned to icy sleet and a blustering wind rocked their flimsy tent, Umm Khalil and her four children shivered, from fear as much as the cold. A major storm was descending on Lebanon, and along with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees bracing for the onslaught, she worried the family would lose the few possessions they had left.


  13. Syrian troops repel IS attack on eastern air baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Syrian government forces repelled an attack by the Islamic State group on a major air base in the country's east on Saturday, in fighting that killed dozens on both sides, activists and state media said. The base, outside the city of Deir el-Zour, has been used by the government in the past months to launch air raids on areas held by the Islamic State group bordering Iraq.


  14. Wife, daughter of Islamic State head detained in LebanonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Lebanon's military has detained a wife and daughter of the Islamic State leader, security officials said Tuesday, handing authorities possible bargaining chips for the release of hostages held by the militant group. The detentions - which also included a spouse of another senior Islamic State commander - could offer insights into the movements and activities of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his inner circle.


  15. Sabah, actress and entertainer who thrilled and scandalized the Arab world, dies at 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah, who was known for her powerful voice and was notorious in the conservative Arab world for her garish outfits, multiple marriages and flings with younger men, died Nov. 26 at her home in Beirut. She was 87. The Lebanese National News Agency reported her death without disclosing a cause.


  16. Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Washington Post

    In this 1987 photo, Lebanese singer and actress Sabah whose real name is Jeanette Feghali, an icon of Arab music, poses for a picture, in Beirut, Lebanon. Sabah died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 morning after a career that spanned over six-decades, Lebanese media said.


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