• An al-Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that struck outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including an Iranian diplomat.

    Lebanese people gather at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy killing many, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 19, 2013, 10:23 AM EST
  • The war in the country has left 9.3 million Syrians requiring help from the U.N. and other humanitarian aid organizations, including upwardly revised figure of 6.5 million people who are now internally displaced.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 05, 2013, 7:45 AM EST