| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A suicide bomber in Lebanon blew himself up in his hotel room near Beirut's seafront Wednesday as authorities on high alert for attacks raided the premises, officials said.
The bomber, identified as a citizen of Saudi Arabia, was killed and 11 people...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley.
"We are the forward defensive line for...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland They moved in lockstep, nearly 400 of them, to the rhythms of a drummer and a piper. They marched a half-mile through downtown streets in the Irish capital, on their way to the U.S. Embassy.
The straight-lined formation of former Irish...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month.
My first trip to Israel in...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday.
An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:20 PM
IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State expanded two fronts Sunday, defeating Kurdish troops protecting a major dam, and, in Lebanon, attacking a series of army posts along the border with Syria.
It was the worst spill over of fighting into Lebanon since the start...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts.
The incident was the latest example of...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:16 AM
"Arrived at Bunker Hill and commenced building a fort … were not discovered until the approach of daylight, when a British cannonade and bombardment commenced … completed the fort about 12 o'clock. It was a poor one ... but better than none....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The traffic stretched for miles, bumper to bumper, as Syrian expatriates streamed to this picturesque hillside town by the thousands Wednesday to cast ballots in a presidential election whose outcome is widely seen as a foregone conclusion.
| May 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops. Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-...