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  • Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria says it killed Lebanese hostage

    An Al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria said Friday that it had slain a Lebanese hostage, the latest reported killing of captive security personnel. Al Nusra Front announced the killing of Ali Bazzal, identified in news reports as a kidnapped Lebanese...
  • Syria says 'no human casualties' in Israeli strikes

      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...
  • In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig

    In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig
    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...
  • Reported arrest in Lebanon of Islamic State leader's wife unconfirmed

    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’...
  • Woman detained in Lebanon was not Islamic State leader's wife: Iraq

    Woman detained in Lebanon was not Islamic State leader's wife: Iraq
    Iraq's Interior Ministry said Wednesday that a woman detained by Lebanese authorities was not the wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the sister of a man convicted of bombings in southern Iraq. Security officials in Lebanon had said on...
  • Designer Elie Saab a red carpet standout

    In the history of red carpet fashion, it was monumental. In 2002, Halle Berry became the first African American woman to win a Best Actress Oscar, and Lebanese designer Elie Saab went from emerging talent to international fashion superstar in an instant....
  • Sabah, chanteuse and actress from Lebanon's 'golden years,' dies at 87

     Sabah, chanteuse and actress from Lebanon's 'golden years,' dies at 87
    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...
  • 'Car bombs,' AK-47 in Whiteside's Heat rearview mirror

    'Car bombs,' AK-47 in Whiteside's Heat rearview mirror
    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...
  • Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    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...
  • Abu Dhabi: Empire Will Release 'From A to B' in the Middle East

    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-...
  • Muslims are their own worst enemy: My Word

    Muslims are their own worst enemy: My Word
    Is it any wonder that an overwhelming majority of Americans of all backgrounds continue to support Israel until a more constructive and positive Palestinian Arab leadership emerges to accept the olive branch of peace offered on numerous occasions?...