The latest news on Lebanon
The U.S. government will spend $250 billion of the bailout package to buy stakes in nine major banks.
Winning Israel's release of a notorious killer gives the militant group a key success.
A Lebanese militant convicted of murder will be traded for two Israeli soldiers who are possibly dead.
Fears in Beirut that recent Shiite attacks may set the stage for revenge violence this summer.
As U.S. News reported in December, Hezbollah in Lebanon has been busy rearming since its 34-day war with Israel in August 2006. The Associated Press reported today that Israel recently told the United Nations that Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite movement designated a terrorist group by the United States, now has an arsenal that includes 10,000 long-range rockets and 20,000 short-range rockets in southern Lebanon.
Former track star Marion Jones has now become just the fourth American in history to be stripped of Olympic hardware by the International Olympic Committee. Today, the IOC formally revoked Jones's claims to the five medals—three gold and two bronze—that she won during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Earlier this year, Jones admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during her peak athletic years.
A buffer zone keeps fighters away from Israel's border
On Friday, Judge Royce Lamberth is due to announce the amount of damages owed by the government of Iran to the relatives of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Marine Corps barracks in Lebanon in 1983.