| Feb 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The last 14 years have been tough for followers of Islam. The fallout after 9-11 and recent incidents including ISIS atrocities and the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris undercut Islam's trademark as a religion of peace. And it bred scorn and distrust of...
| 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Normally, it would be just another catty moment in the outdated world of beauty pageants, one that offers the added opportunity to poke a little fun at Donald Trump.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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:51 AM
An explosion Sunday tore apart a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts.
The official Syrian state news agency, SANA, reported six dead and more than a dozen...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the United Nations had informed Israel that the Lebanese group Hezbollah was unlikely to escalate violence after deadly encounters a day earlier left three people dead, raising concern about more fighting...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:45 PM
A fresh spasm of violence Wednesday along contested terrain between Israel and Lebanon looks ominously like the scenario that sparked the 2006 war between the two bitter adversaries, raising the prospect of another major conflict in the heart of the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border.
"Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
For more than a half-century, since the United Nations partitioned the British Mandated state of Palestine so as to create a National Home for the Jewish People, in part of what had until the First World War been a part of the Ottoman Empire, the land...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Uncertainty surrounded reports Tuesday that Lebanese authorities had detained a wife of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, head of the militant group Islamic State.
Various news outlets cited security sources as saying that a woman identified as one of Baghdadi’...