Hezbollah http://kunc.org en Syrian Government Seizes Control Of The Key City Of Qusayr http://kunc.org/post/syrian-government-seizes-control-key-city-qusayr The Syrian government claimed an important victory today, wresting control of Qusair, a key city near the Lebanese border, from rebel fighters.<p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html">CNN reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"State-run TV credited an offensive 'that led to the annihilation of a number of terrorists,' the government's term for rebels.<p>" 'Our heroic armed forces are always determined to confront any aggression that our beloved homeland may face in the future,' an anchor on Syrian state television said.<p>"The Syrian opposition acknowledged the Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:44:00 +0000 45345 at http://kunc.org Syrian Government Seizes Control Of The Key City Of Qusayr Four Rockets Strike Hezbollah Strongholds In Lebanon http://kunc.org/post/four-rockets-strike-hezbollah-strongholds-lebanon Four rockets hit areas of Beirut, Lebanon that are controlled by Hezbollah on Sunday. The attacks came hours after the leader of the militant group, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, vowed to continue its fight to keep Syrian president Bashar Assad in power.<p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/2-rockets-slam-into-beirut-stronghold-of-lebanese-hezbollah-group-wounding-3/2013/05/26/84482c9e-c5c3-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html">As the AP reports</a>, Lebanon and Syria have a similar sectarian divide. Sun, 26 May 2013 17:08:00 +0000 44877 at http://kunc.org Four Rockets Strike Hezbollah Strongholds In Lebanon What Did 'Prisoner X' Do? There May Be An Answer http://kunc.org/post/what-did-prisoner-x-do-there-may-be-answer If you've followed <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/14/171997678/prisoner-x-mystery-puts-spotlight-on-israels-spy-agency">the story of "Prisoner X,"</a> the mysterious Israeli-Australian national, who allegedly committed suicide in an Israeli prison after being secretly held, you have no doubt asked yourself: What did Ben Zygier, who worked for Israel's spy agency, do for the country to imprison him and then keep everything about his arrest — or even his existence — secret for years?<p>The Australian Broadcasting Co., which unearthed Zygier's story to begin with, just <a hr Tue, 07 May 2013 17:23:00 +0000 43959 at http://kunc.org What Did 'Prisoner X' Do? There May Be An Answer U.S. Faces Fight At Intersection Of Crime And Extremism http://kunc.org/post/us-faces-fight-intersection-crime-and-extremism A suspected drug kingpin from the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Bissau was captured on the high seas by agents from the U.S. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:20:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 43616 at http://kunc.org U.S. Faces Fight At Intersection Of Crime And Extremism Hezbollah Trial Offers Clues To How Militant Group Operates http://kunc.org/post/hezbollah-trial-offers-clues-how-militant-group-operates Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The sunny island of Cyprus has been a vacation haven for Arabs and Israelis alike. But recently, it's been the site of a much-watched trial of an admitted Hezbollah operative. He has described himself simply as a pawn in the militant group's hierarchy, tasked with doing surveillance on restaurants, hotels and buses serving Israeli tourists. But his trial has revealed a wide range of details about how Hezbollah operates and how it may be getting more sophisticated.<p>Nicholas Kulish of The New York Times was at the trial in Cyprus, and he joins us now. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:32:00 +0000 40869 at http://kunc.org