| May 22, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Charley Reese, a retired Orlando Sentinel columnist who for decades argued forcefully for less government and more personal freedom, died Tuesday. He was 76.
Reese, who lived in Seminole County, died of respiratory failure after a long illness, family...
| May 26, 2013
| 9:21 AM
BEIRUT--A pair of rockets slammed into the southern reaches of Beirut early Sunday, raising fears that spillover violence from the conflict in neighboring Syria could be spreading to the Lebanese capital.
Four men were injured but none killed in the...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) paid a surprise visit to Syria on Monday and spoke with rebel leaders allied with the Free Syrian Army about the ongoing conflict with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
McCain’s office confirmed his visit...
| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:37 AM
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended Russia's arms sales to Syria, but said Moscow has not yet supplied the advanced S-300 air defense system it has promised.
“The contract was signed a few years ago but it hasn’t been...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:59 PM
On Wednesday, Qusair fell to the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Qusair is a strategic town that connects Damascus with Assad's Alawite heartland on the Mediterranean, with its ports and Russian naval base. It's a major strategic shift. Assad's forces...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:20 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria — After two years of grinding conflict, they are talking victory in Mazzeh Jabal 86, a gritty urban hillside where narrow alleys are festooned with jury-rigged electrical cables and testimonials to the "martyrs" lost fighting for the...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:07 PM
QUSAIR, Syria — Ecstatic Syrian authorities staged a victory rally Sunday in the center of this battered but strategic town, where rebels were routed last week after having held control for more than a year, using it as a major logistics hub....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:58 PM
"MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
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...
| 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.”...