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  • Asian Award Shows Seek Meaning, China Relevance

    HONG KONG - Asia's film award shows cannot agree on much. They disagree as to where Asia is and even on what counts as an Asian movie. But, significantly, they all include China in the mix. That's smart as that's where the money is. And how well the...
  • In Lebanon, Iran Embassy bombings kill 25

    BEIRUT — A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Lebanon has long...
  • Methodist pastor, suspended for performing gay marriage, weighs options

    LEBANON, Pa. — It had been six years since the Rev. Frank Schaefer officiated at the wedding of his son, Tim, to another man — long enough that he rarely thought about the ceremony anymore. Long enough that he didn't expect it to become an...
  • Iran talks reverberate through web of Mideast alliances

    Iran talks reverberate through web of Mideast alliances
    BEIRUT — The interim accord hammered out between Iran and global powers focuses narrowly on Tehran's nuclear ambitions but the reaction across the Middle East points to a broader significance: the prospect of a geopolitical shift with...
  • Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut

    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...
  • Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says

    Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says
    LONDON — Europe has failed miserably to do its part to assuage Syria’s desperate refugee crisis, accepting a shamefully small number of people fleeing the civil war there and maltreating those who try to get in, Amnesty International said...
  • United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria

    United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria
    BEIRUT—With the Syrian humanitarian crisis worsening amid mounting fears of starvation and illness, the United Nations on Monday launched a drive for about $6.5 billion in aid, described as the largest amount ever sought for a single emergency....
  • Methodist minister won't surrender credentials in gay-marriage dispute

    A United Methodist minister who was suspended for officiating at his son’s gay marriage said on Monday he will not voluntarily surrender his religious credentials even though he cannot uphold his church’s doctrines on issues relating to same-...
  • Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief

    Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief
    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...
  • Methodist minister says he can't uphold gay marriage doctrines

    A United Methodist minister who was suspended for officiating at his son's same-sex marriage said Monday he would not voluntarily surrender his religious credentials even though he could not uphold his church's doctrines on issues relating to gay...
  • Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway

    Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway
    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...