As many as 40 international oil companies are expected to bid for offshore natural gas exploration blocks in Lebanon's sector of the eastern Mediterranean that lies north of major deepwater gas fields in Israeli waters.
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Syrian government troops reportedly pushed rebels out of a district in the key city of Homs and then exacted a heavy toll from civilian residents, rebels said.
Syrian President Bashar Assad has lost authority, former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday after learning of a Syrian warrant for his arrest.
Syrian rebels are believed to have used captured surface-to-air missiles in what could be an important tactical gain in the country's 20-month-old civil war.
A report from a Western embassy in Tehran said the Iranian government may be hedging its bets regarding the Syrian government of Bashar Assad.
Syrian rebels are taking aim at the country's military bases in an effort to prevent the government from hitting them from the air, observers say.
There are ominous signs that worsening clashes between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip could touch off a new conflict in the Middle East.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has reportedly offered to resign after a Beirut car bomb killed a top intelligence official and wounded dozens of others.
The U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived in Turkey Saturday in an attempt to ease tensions between former allies Turkey and Syria.