| 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-...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The traffic stretched for miles, bumper to bumper, as Syrian expatriates streamed to this picturesque hillside town by the thousands Wednesday to cast ballots in a presidential election whose outcome is widely seen as a foregone conclusion.
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As violence from the civil war in Syria increasingly spills over into neighboring Lebanon, filmmaker Jocelyne Saab is launching the second edition of the Intl. Cultural Resistance Festival, which will run in three locations, including Tripoli, a virtual...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:16 AM
"Arrived at Bunker Hill and commenced building a fort … were not discovered until the approach of daylight, when a British cannonade and bombardment commenced … completed the fort about 12 o'clock. It was a poor one ... but better than none....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley.
"We are the forward defensive line for...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
With the sudden rise of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a little-noted aspect is that Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the supposed strategic genius of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, has blundered disastrously. By overreaching in Iraq and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A suicide bomber in Lebanon blew himself up in his hotel room near Beirut's seafront Wednesday as authorities on high alert for attacks raided the premises, officials said.
The bomber, identified as a citizen of Saudi Arabia, was killed and 11 people...