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  • Don't reject refugees from Syrian civil war, U.N. tells world

    Don't reject refugees from Syrian civil war, U.N. tells world
    BEIRUT -- The United Nations has called on nations not to turn back Syrian civil war refugees, whose swelling ranks now constitute the world’s fastest-growing refugee flow in almost 20 years. “I reiterate my call to all states in the...
  • EU declares Hezbollah's military wing a terrorist organization

    EU declares Hezbollah's military wing a terrorist organization
    BEIRUT—The European Union on Monday declared the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist organization, dealing a political blow to the powerful Lebanese group. The EU’s 28 members made the decision to put Hezbollah on its terror list at their...
  • 'The Wet and the Dry' is a nuanced cocktail of a book

    "He who makes a beast of himself," Samuel Johnson famously observed, "gets rid of the pain of being a man." His subject is, of course, inebriation and the way that, in the derangement of the senses, we might escape, however briefly, what Lawrence...
  • Survivors of Syrian fighting describe harrowing flight from Qusair

    Survivors of Syrian fighting describe harrowing flight from Qusair
    BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon -- He fled and buried the injured along the way, crossing the border and arriving at a hospital here after weeks of fierce fighting in his Syrian town of Qusair. Ibrahim, a dark-haired man with bandages across his abdomen, said he...
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  • Deadly clashes rage in Lebanon

    Deadly clashes rage in Lebanon
    BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.  The bloodshed marks a serious...
  • Ziad Doueiri's film 'The Attack' encounters opposition

     Ziad Doueiri's film 'The Attack' encounters opposition
    Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri wanted "The Attack" to start a conversation. But that assumed people could see his Middle Eastern terrorism tale. "We knew when we were writing the script that the film was certainly going to provoke debate, but we didn't write it...
  • Groundhog Day in Syria

    Groundhog Day in Syria
    In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
  • Congress and the power to declare war

    Congress and the power to declare war
    As Congress considers authorizing punitive strikes against Syria, it can say yes, it can say no, but it better say something or it will forfeit its claim to war powers. Most of the time since the passage of the 1973 War Powers Act, Congress has...
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  • State Department warns of travel to Turkey, Lebanon

    State Department warns of travel to Turkey, Lebanon
    On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...