A wayward drone, airstrikes, a downed Israeli jet—here's what this weekend's scuffle means for the coming year in a volatile region.
In October, American forces in the Middle East had at least two aircraft capable of jamming radio signals used by insurgents to trigger bombs on the ground.
Hezbollah said Saturday that the death of its top commander in Syria was the result of rebel shelling, and not an Israeli airstrike.
Hezbollah has blamed Israel for killing its top commander in Syria in an airstrike near Damascus, but officials have refused to be drawn on possible Israeli involvement.
Dozens of air strikes hit near the town of Khan Touman, which rebels took from forces loyal to the government and its ally Iran late on Thursday.
A Lebanese military court on Friday increased the jail term for ex-minister of Information and Tourism, Michel Samaha, who was convicted last year.
The three young boys could not access medical care because Madaya — the Syrian town where they lived — is playing a key role in a deadly geopolitical balancing act.
A week into Syria's cessation of hostilities, there are multiple reports of violations — but in many parts of the country people are able to live without fear of bombing for the first time in years.
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The communication was among 550 emails released on Saturday by the State Department, which was ordered by a federal judge to release the documents following a lawsuit by VICE News.
A car bomb and two suicide bombers targeted an area of Damascus where Hezbollah and other Shiite militias from Iraq and Iran have a strong presence.
At least five US citizens, including three American-born children, are struggling to survive a Hezbollah-imposed siege that has left Madaya sorely lacking in food and medicine — and with no means of escape.