| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:34 PM
Syrian forces fighting to push back opposition gains in the southern part of the country wrested control of a number of villages Friday, according to government and rebel accounts, as the military pressed an offensive south of Damascus, the capital.
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:55 AM
While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Iran confirmed Monday that a high-ranking commander was among those killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria, as the pro-Tehran Lebanese group Hezbollah held funerals for fighters lost in the attack.
In a statement, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:14 AM
He was an unusual sight in this embattled but historic Lebanese port city, a Westerner who wasn't a journalist, a young man driven to provide humanitarian help to the unremitting flow of wounded and displaced from Syria's civil war.
"He was full of...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:28 AM
The bodies of three more Lebanese soldiers were discovered Saturday in a battlefield near the Syrian border, bringing to eight the number killed in the latest clashes with Syrian Islamist rebels, authorities said.
The intense gun battles have again...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:09 PM
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90.
More than his guarded and...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Normally, it would be just another catty moment in the outdated world of beauty pageants, one that offers the added opportunity to poke a little fun at Donald Trump.
But what happened in the run-up to Trump's Miss Universe Pageant in Miami this week,...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:32 PM
Israel’s military carried out an airstrike in Syria on Sunday that killed at least seven people, including Hezbollah field commanders and several Iranians, according to Lebanese news reports that Israel neither confirmed nor denied.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's well after 1 a.m. at Walkman, a new 1980s-themed bar off busy Hamra Street, and the liquor is still flowing, dance floor lights still flashing, girls in tight jeans and leopard-print tops still jumping to the remixed chorus of a far more contemporary...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:31 PM
When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:18 AM
A diverse crowd of more than 150 people gathered on Sunday in Beirut's downtown Samir Kassir Square in solidarity with the massive march in Paris after last week's terror attacks, with the Lebanese raising pens and toting “Je suis Charlie”...