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  • 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...
  • Syrian refugee children face harsh conditions, uncertain future

    Syrian refugee children face harsh conditions, uncertain future
    Child refugees fleeing the war in Syria face lives of isolation, exploitation and insecurity in neighboring countries, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations. The study by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees looked...
  • 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...
  • 9 million Syrians need help before winter, U.N. says

    BEIRUT — Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis has left more than 9 million people in the country in need of aid, according to United Nations estimates, and hopes were dashed Tuesday for peace talks this month to help end the nation's civil war....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt

    Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt
    CAIRO -- Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly...
  • Chadi Abdel Salem's 'The Mummy' Tops List of 100 Greatest Arab Films

    ROME - Egyptian director Chadi Abdel Salem's 1969 dreamlike drama "The Mummy," recently restored by Italy's Cineteca di Bologna with support from Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation, tops the list of 100 Greatest Arab Films compiled by the Dubai...
  • U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches

    BEIRUT — The humanitarian crisis inside Syria is escalating rapidly with more than 9 million people — about 40% of the population — in dire need as winter approaches and agencies find it increasingly difficult to deliver aid inside the...