| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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’...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:38 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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....
| 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 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...
| 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-...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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?...