| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief.
The woman was...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Lebanese chanteuse and actress Sabah, an iconic cultural figure in the Arab world for more than six decades, died Wednesday, Lebanese media and her family reported. She was 87.
A beloved and sometimes controversial performer who entranced audiences on...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The journey to the Miami Heat took recent acquisition Hassan Whiteside through an unlikely basketball tour in Lebanon. It was an experience that makes the shot-blocking 7-foot center appreciate where he stands.
"There are adversities, but I believe...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The Syrian government said Sunday that Israeli warplanes had launched a “flagrant attack” on targets outside Damascus, marking the latest reported Israeli aerial assault during the Syrian conflict.
State media reported that Israel...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Pan-Arab film distributor Empire Intl. will release Abu Dhabi fest opener "From A to B," by Ali Mostafa, in the Middle East, starting on Jan. 1.
Empire has a close rapport with "A to B" co-financer Image Nation, having successfully released Image Nation-...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:17 PM
An explosion along the border between Israel and Lebanon injured two Israeli soldiers Tuesday and prompted retaliatory fire into Lebanon, marking the latest trouble in the border area.
According to the Israeli army, the soldiers were airlifted for...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Tensions heightened along the Israeli-Lebanese border Sunday after a Lebanese fighter was injured by gunshots fired by Israeli soldiers at an army patrol, media in Lebanon reported.
According to a statement from Israel’s military, its soldiers...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
After reading Zahi Khouri's guest column on Sept. 26, I was left aghast by the assertion that "Israel must do more..." Israel wants nothing more than for the West Bank and Gaza to function independently and without interference. The open issues of land...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:19 PM
BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said.
The explosion took place outside the village of Khraibeh in Lebanon's Bekaa...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has released an online video assailing the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah and showing images of what appear to be Lebanese police officers and soldiers captured last month.
The 27-minute video —...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States.
The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish...