| 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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below.
"If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:44 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – An Arab Israeli citizen was arrested on charges of visiting an enemy state after the man returned from a trip to Lebanon, the Israeli government announced.
The April 12 detention of Majd Kayyal, 23, described as a freelance...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:30 AM
BEIRUT — They fled Kasab at daybreak, amid the clamor of artillery and word that Islamist rebels were advancing toward them from Turkey.
About 2,500 residents, most of them ethnic Armenians, gathered documents and what few possessions they could...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
BEIRUT -- A pair of car bombs exploded Wednesday in a busy residential district in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 25 civilians and wounding more than 100, Syria’s official media reported.
The state news agency blamed the attacks...
| Apr 1, 2014
Three years into the Syrian civil war, neighboring Lebanon is fraying at the seams. Over the last year, as Lebanese Sunni Muslim jihadis and their counterparts in the Shiite militia Hezbollah fought each other in Syria, at least 16 car bombs detonated...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:21 AM
BEIRUT — The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon surpassed 1 million Thursday, the United Nations said, marking a “devastating milestone,” even as many more continue to arrive each day.
Tiny Lebanon has borne a...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Ten years old and confused, Patrick Harb and his brothers were rushed from their grandparents' home down a steep mountainside to the American Embassy.
The trip took less than an hour before the boys were flown in a U.S. Marine helicopter to Cyprus, an...
| 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...