Smoke rises after Lebanese army soldiers detonated an explosive device near the mosque complex where fugitive radical Sunni cleric Ahmad Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Reuters/Ali Hashisho

Saudi Arabia considers the intervention of Iran and Hizbullah in the Syrian conflict as threatening and argues the rebels must be given military ai(...)

Residents flee from clashes between the Lebanese Army and gunmen of hardline Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

In the latest bloody spillover from the Syrian conflict, Lebanese commandos supported by armoured vehicles yesterday seized a mosque compound in the s(...)