| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria.
Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:34 PM
JERUSALEM -- Tensions between Israel and Syria remained high Wednesday, with stern warnings and mutual accusations following the recent eruption of violence along their border.
Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets hours...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:42 PM
BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:00 AM
HOMS, Syria — On the ragged fringes of the Old City, aid workers, clerics and government troops stood vigil, awaiting a U.N. convoy evacuating women, children and the aged from the besieged ancient quarter of a town known to many as ground zero in...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:05 PM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car Saturday evening at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Arsal, Lebanon, killing at least three Lebanese soldiers in what appears to be spillover violence from the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:21 AM
BEIRUT — The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon surpassed 1 million Thursday, the United Nations said, marking a “devastating milestone,” even as many more continue to arrive each day.
Tiny Lebanon has borne a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years old and confused, Patrick Harb and his brothers were rushed from their grandparents' home down a steep mountainside to the American Embassy.
The trip took less than an hour before the boys were flown in a U.S. Marine helicopter to Cyprus, an...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
BEIRUT -- A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday in a busy residential district in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 100, Syria’s official media reported.
The state news agency blamed the attacks...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:40 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israel’s air force attacked Syrian military positions early Wednesday in response to a bomb attack against troops near the border, the Israeli army said in a statement.
The strike was aimed at a number of targets belonging to the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
| Jan 12, 2014
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,...