Hezbollah takes lead in pounding Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT, Lebanon — Forces of the terrorist group Hezbollah say they are winning battles to defeat a three-year rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by pouring fighters into remote…

Bodies of 14 kidnapped Sunni tribesmen found in Iraq – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – The bodies of 14 Sunni Muslim tribesmen were found in date palm groves north of Baghdad on Thursday, a day after they were kidnapped by uniformed men…

Iraq troops arrest leading Sunni MP – Financial Times

Financial TimesRAMADI, Iraq, Dec 28 – Iraqi security forces arrested a prominent Sunni Muslim lawmaker and supporter of anti-government protests in a raid on his home in the western province…

Beirut blast kills Sunni ex-minister Mohamad Chatah – BBC News

BBC NewsThe former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah has been assassinated in a big bomb blast in central Beirut. He was an adviser to the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri,…

At least 18 Iraqi army officers killed in ambush: sources – Reuters

ReutersRAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) – At least 18 Iraqi military officers were killed in an ambush on Saturday in the Sunni Muslim-dominated province of Anbar, military sources said. The commander of…