| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
To the wizened political observer, President Obama's recent remarks about a possible strike against Syria may sound like preliminary saber-rattling. But some TV-news outlets are already hearing explosions.
Days before a potential U.S. strike against...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:44 PM
As Hillary Clinton kept up a famously grueling travel schedule during President Obama's first term, she was trailed all the way by Kim Ghattas, a native of Beirut who is now a foreign correspondent for the BBC. In "The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary...
| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
| Jan 27, 2013
When actresses step onto the Screen Actors Guild red carpet this Sunday, the world will be poring over every flounce, every sequin, every slit, strap, pump and peplum. "Who are you wearing?" has become the ubiquitous question on interviewers' lips....
| May 10, 2013
| 2:56 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranians took to the streets Friday in the latest protest against the desecration last week by Syrian rebels of an ancient Shiite shrine outside Damascus, the Syrian capital.
"We have to show our anger," declared Ebrahim Jalili, 80, a carpet...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TEHRAN — Iran on Monday denounced the military coup that toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, signaling a shift after days of guarded and cryptic commentary on the crisis.
“The interference of military forces in the political scene is...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:55 PM
BEIRUT -- Coverage of the mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood has been dominating news coverage in the Middle East.
Opinions about the demonstrations in the Arab world’s most populous nation differed...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:39 AM
BEIRUT -- Taking a definitive stance on a topic that remains extremely sensitive in the Arab world, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society declared this week that homosexuality is not a mental illness and does not merit “reparative therapy.”...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:05 PM
New video surfaced on the Internet on Thursday purporting to show Syrian rebel fighters killing 11 prisoners they accused of taking part in massacres by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
It was the latest of many grisly videos that have...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:33 AM
TEHRAN -- In these first days of Ramadan, many Iranians hoped to hear a familiar and beloved voice as they tuned into state radio or switched on TV just before iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the dawn-to-dusk fast.
They were looking...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
BEIRUT -- Syria said Tuesday that its forces had destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into Syrian territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, an account disputed by Israel, which said that shots were fired at a patrol inside Israeli-controlled...