Concern mounts ISIS threat could hit Lebanon

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon – Apprehension here has risen significantly since the Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, or ISIS, has blitzkrieged its way from eastern Syria into more…

U.S. aid 'spawning new breed of jihadists'

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon – Concern is mounting that increased aid the Obama administration has promised so-called "moderate" Syrian rebel forces, who largely have been taken over by Muslim militant more…

'Peacemaker' Iran moves to end Syria war

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_940811" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Ayatollah Khamenei"][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad re-elected for another seven-year term while fighting continues to rage throughout Syria, there is more…

Kerry dismisses legitimacy
of Assad's re-election

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_797811" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="John Kerry"][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – In the midst of a civil war, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's re-election on June 3 garnered 88.7 percent of more…

Questions mount over 'ransom' for Bergdahl

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon –While the Afghan Taliban, which negotiated with the U.S. for the release of US. Army Sgt. Bowe Berdahl, is not on the U.S. terrorist list, it more…

U.S. may stay in Afghanistan 10 more years

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_181475" align="aligncenter" width="530" caption="President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 2, 2012"][/caption] Editor’s Note: The following report is excerpted from Joseph Farah’s more…

U.S. suicide bomber in Syria
possibly remotely detonated

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_909931" align="aligncenter" width="482" caption="American suicide bomber "Abu Hurayra al-Amriki""][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – The suicide truck-bombing against a Syrian army position conducted by a U.S. citizen could have more…

Virginia lawmaker backs embattled Assad

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_903581" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Syrian President Bashar al-Assad"][/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – As Syrians line up here at their embassy on a second day to vote for the next more…

French, Germans anxious for Russian deals

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_874471" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum"][/caption] WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin, who just more…