| Jan 7, 2014
The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.
First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:59 AM
BEIRUT -- The United Nations has called on nations not to turn back Syrian civil war refugees, whose swelling ranks now constitute the world’s fastest-growing refugee flow in almost 20 years.
“I reiterate my call to all states in the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:44 AM
BEIRUT—The European Union on Monday declared the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist organization, dealing a political blow to the powerful Lebanese group.
The EU’s 28 members made the decision to put Hezbollah on its terror list at their...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:50 PM
It killed more people in the 20th Century than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The AK-47's easy maintenance and light weight led to its becoming the armament of choice for at least 50 armies worldwide, as well as guerrilla factions,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:07 AM
The former chief financial officer of an Orange County technology company was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for stealing about $15 million from the company.
Jean Joseph Ibrahim pleaded guilty in 2012 to a charge related to the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The second batch of Lambert/Meadowlands polls were released on Monday, evaluating the top teams in all divisons in Eastern collegiate football. Here's the release: ECAC RELEASES SECOND LAMBERT MEADOWLANDS FOOTBALL POLL OF 2013 CENTERVILLE, Mass. -- The...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:58 PM
"MasterChef Junior" (Fox, Friday). This small-fry-ification of "MasterChef," hosted as in the grown-up version by Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot, ends its first season (of what I hope will be many) this week, with a semifinals-to-finals...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
For a weakened but still ambitious President Obama, the biggest foreign-policy opportunity and danger of his presidency rolls into New York next week with the arrival of Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.
The Iranians have been signaling through various...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Pennsylvania’s early migratory bird seasons have been approved, and changes this year will increase the number of birds hunters can keep in their possession. The early seasons for mourning doves, Canada geese, woodcock and other migratory bird...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- This is a story Nedal Tamer tells. When he was a kid in war-torn Lebanon, his neighbor had a kidney problem. The only medical attention was in Beirut. So the man and his brother had to travel two hours by taxi. On the way, the...