Tripoli, Lebanon

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Pope: Importing Arms to Syria Is 'Grave Sin'

He arrives in Lebanon to call for peace even as protests erupt there

(Newser) - With protests raging not far away, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon today, calling for peace and "moderation" amid conflicts in Syria and across the region. "Instead of importing arms, which is a grave sin, one should import ideas of peace, creativity, find solutions for accepting everyone in... More »

Bus Bomb Kills 18 in Lebanon

Explosion kills soldiers, civilians; dozens more wounded

(Newser) - A bomb that exploded on a bus in Lebanon's second-largest city killed at least 18 people and wounded 40. At least seven of the dead were soldiers, reports the Times of London. The attack took place in the port town of Tripoli, where a sect of Shiites associated with the... More »

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