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  • Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria

    Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria
    TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria. Iranian Shiite Muslims and...
  • Senior Al Qaeda leader dies in custody in Lebanon

    AMMAN, Jordan -- A senior Al Qaeda leader died in Lebanese custody Saturday, days after he was captured by the army. Majid Majid, the head of the Al Qaeda-aligned Abudullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni militia with factions in Lebanon and on the Arabian...
  • Middle East meets Eastern Shore via crab soup

    Middle East meets Eastern Shore via crab soup
    "People live on memories of food." — Pauline Guiragoss The Eastern Shore met the Middle East in East Baltimore recently when a woman from Tilghman Island taught a woman from Lebanon to make Maryland crab soup. It began with a passing comment...
  • Lebanese library burned, loses more than 50,000 books

    Lebanese library burned, loses more than 50,000 books
    Tens of thousands of books were lost to fire when a library in Lebanon was set ablaze. Officials said unknown arsonists torched Tripoli's Saeh Library, or Traveler's Library, Friday after claims that its founder, Father Ibrahim Sarouja, a Greek Orthodox...
  • U.S. cautions Americans in Lebanon to avoid Western hotels, shops

    After deadly car bombings last week in Beirut, the U.S. State Department cautioned Americans in Lebanon to "exercise extreme caution" while in the country and to avoid going to public places like Western-style hotels, grocery stores and shopping centers....
  • Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice

     Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice
    The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
  • Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon

    Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon
    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...
  • Absent Hezbollah suspects on trial in killing of Lebanon's Hariri

    Four fugitives linked to the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah militia went on trial in the Netherlands in absentia Thursday, facing terrorism and murder charges in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The trial before the United...
  • Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II

    Rouhani shopping a new Iran at Davos in Charm Offensive Part II
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the annual Davos forum by storm on Thursday, touting investment opportunities on the horizon as his country works to get sanctions lifted and hailing a new day in Tehran's relations with the West. He even deemed...