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US official denounces Hezbollah's actions in Syria

A senior U.S. official denounced Hezbollah's involvement in the Syrian civil war Monday and accused the Shiite militant group of putting the interests of Iran and Syria above those of the Lebanese people. Underscoring growing sectarian bitterness, mainly Sunni rebels vowed to "liberate" two...

Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to share power

 Egypt's powerful armed forces gave Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum on Monday to share power, urging the nation's feuding politicians to agree on an inclusive roadmap for the country's future within 48 hours. A dramatic military statement broadcast on state...

Egypt protests set for showdown, violence feared

Mass demonstrations across  Egypt  on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a dictator they called Pharaoh and ushered in a democracy crippled by bitter divisions. The protesters' goal again is to unseat a president, this time their...