| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:58 AM
BEIRUT -- A car bomb detonated early Thursday in the center of the northeastern Lebanese city of Hermel, close to the border with Syria, killing five people and injuring dozens, authorities said.
The blast was the latest in a series of bombings and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:15 AM
CAIRO -- An explosion Thursday tore through a residential neighborhood in Beirut’s southern suburbs, less than a week after a huge car bomb hit the city’s commercial center. Early reports on Thursday's blast indicated that at least three...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:11 PM
AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanon's capital was rocked again Thursday by what appeared to be a sectarian car bombing that tore through a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, killing at least four people. More than 70 were wounded.
The explosion ...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
BEIRUT — In the lead-up to the so-called Geneva II peace conference this week, the Syrian government has quietly pursued a campaign of truce-making with opposition-held communities in and around Damascus that could further weaken the opposition...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A senior Hezbollah commander was gunned down in Beirut early Wednesday in what could be a sign of further sectarian escalation and spillover from the Syrian conflict into Lebanon.
Hassan Holo Laqqis, 53, a founding...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:50 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels are demanding the release of 1,000 female government detainees in exchange for the freedom of a group of Greek Orthodox nuns being held by opposition forces, according to an account published Friday in a pan-Arab newspaper....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:47 PM
BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:02 PM
BEIRUT -- The United States has suspended delivery of non-lethal aid to the armed opposition in northern Syria following reports that Islamist militias had seized U.S.-provided equipment inside the country, the American Embassy in Turkey confirmed...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Sony Pictures Television is expanding its footprint in the Arabic world with its own Arabic version of hit telenovela "Betty La Fea" (Ugly Betty) which will air on small but prominent Middle East and North Africa (MENA) pay TV network Orbit Showtime...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:39 AM
BEIRUT -- An iconic Lebanese singer has stirred controversy by expressing her love for the leader of the Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah.
Ziad Rahbbani, an accomplished songwriter in his own right and son of Lebanese singer Fairouz, caused a...