Lebanon: Hizbullah Awaits the Next Round

Even as Hizbullah leaders cut a deal to remove their troops from Beirut's streets last week, the Islamist group's on-the-ground commanders were quietly making plans to consolidate their military gains. "Our units are still patrolling the area," said one Hizbullah military commander, who asked not to be identified because he didn't have authorization from his superior. "We still have guns, but we're hiding them now." The Islamists are particularly focused on expanding their network of...

Hizbullah's Watching

Even as Hizbullah leaders cut a deal to quiet Lebanon's guns, a commander of the Shiite force says it's "still patrolling" areas of West Beirut recently seized from Sunni rivals.

Cover: The Jihadist Riddle

What drove so many Libyans to volunteer as suicide bombers for the war in Iraq? A visit to their hometown—the dead-end city of Darnah.

Israel: Troubled Talks

Despite flaring Israeli-Palestinian violence, a chorus of security officials, academics and ordinary Israelis is urging direct negotiations with the radical Islamist group Hamas.

The Death of Terror's Pioneer

Hizbullah's Imad Mugniyah was responsible for some of the deadliest attacks on Americans on record. His death will likely spark more killings.

In Gaza, Borderline Insanity

A debate has opened among Israeli policymakers about how best to deal with the newly porous border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Last week, Hamas militants blew down part of the barrier, letting thousands of Palestinians pour into Egypt.

The Man In The Middle

It's been a long year for Tony Blair. After stepping down as Britain's prime minister in June, under fire for his Iraq policy, he took on what many consider the hardest job in the Mideast: representative of the Quartet—the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations—to the Palestinians.

Tony Blair: State Of Limbo

It's been a long year for Tony Blair. After stepping down as British Prime Minister in June, under fire for his Iraq policy, he took on what many consider the hardest job in the Middle East: the representative of the Quartet—the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations—to the Palestinians.

Iraq: With U.S. Help, Warlords Gain New Power

Kanan Al-Sadid was not yet 10 years old on the afternoon that his father opened the trunk of the family car and Saddam Hussein popped out. It was the early 1960s, and the future dictator was hiding out from the Iraqi authorities, who accused him of plotting to assassinate the country's then strongman, Gen.

Redemption Games

For Gazans who want to escape the territory's political tensions, there are few boltholes. And video games aren't always the answer.

Inside Gaza: An Arms Dealer's Tale

It is not a fact that he particularly likes to advertise, but, if pressed, Abdel Hamid Bahar will acknowledge that his business is at its best when people are dying.

Inside Gaza: Who Killed the Juha Sisters?

Yehia Abu Moghaseb knew something wasn't right almost as soon as he saw the headlights. The Gaza Strip gravedigger watched from his house as two cars turned down the sloping dirt driveway of the Martyrs' Cemetery in his village of Wadi Salgah, where he works.

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