Hezbollah and its ally Syria say ‘false witnesses’ throw Hariri tribunal into doubt

Hezbollah, Syria seek to discredit Hariri tribunal

Syria accuses teen blogger imprisoned for 9 months of spying

Syria accuses detained teenage blogger of spying

Official says detained Syrian teen blogger, held for 9 months, was spying for foreign country

Official: Syria accuses teenage blogger of spying

Mideast’s other crisis: 5-year-old murder threatens political meltdown and violence in Lebanon

5-year-old murder stokes dangerous Lebanon crisis

Lebanon prime minister says it was mistake to accuse Syria of killing his father, Rafik Hariri

Lebanon PM: Wrong to accuse Syria in Hariri death

Palestinian militant groups reject new round of Israel talks

DAMASCUS - Eleven militant Palestinian groups based in Syria Sunday warned against a “concession and compromise” policy ahead of a possible round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Syrian, Saudi leaders fly together to Lebanon ahead of possible indictments in assassination

Syria, Saudi leaders travel together to Lebanon

Rights group: Syrian court sends prominent rights activist to prison for 3 years

Syria sends rights activist to prison for 3 years

AP Exclusive: Al-Qaida moving in and out of Iran, stoking US suspicions about Tehran’s motives

AP Exclusive: Iran eases grip on al-Qaida

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida operatives who have been detained for years in Iran have been making their way quietly in and out of the country, raising the prospect that Iran is loosening its grip on the terror group so it can replenish its ranks, former and current U.S. intelligence officials say.

Hariri tribunal top official says justice necessary in case for Lebanon’s long-term stability

Hariri tribunal official says justice necessary

Druse leader says his past criticism of Syria was improper, calls for new page

Jumblatt says his criticism of Syria was improper

Slain Hamas leader rose from mechanic and bodybuilder to ‘resistance fighter’

Slain Hamas leader was mechanic, bodybuilder

Thousands of Lebanese gather in Beirut 5 years after Hariri assassination

President Barack Obama

Huge rally in Lebanon marks 5th anniversary of assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri

U.S. President Barack Obama

Lebanese worried that tribunal on former PM assassination stalling

Lebanese fear stall in tribunal on Hariri slaying

Israeli officials: Slain Hamas commander was key figure in smuggling weapons from Iran to Gaza

Israel: Slain Hamas leader key arms smuggler

Bin Laden’s son in Damascus after eight years in Iran

DAMASCUS - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s youngest son arrived in Damascus last month after spending eight years in Iran, the regional daily al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Wednesday.