| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:28 PM
JERUSALEM — In the first border flare-up of its kind in four months, at least one Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, triggering a heavy artillery barrage from Israeli forces in response. No casualties were...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:32 PM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, we're at the Vatican with Pope Francis as he leads the celebration of Christmas Eve Mass. Bangui, Central African Republic: A man sells Nativity scenes made from clay and reeds. Bhubaneswar, India: Children dressed as...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Desperately yearning for the carnage of the Lebanese civil war to end, my mother once told a neighbor, "I don't know whether to prepare dinner for my children or myself for a funeral."
It was 1975, I was 10 years old, and my neighborhood in Beirut had...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:11 PM
AMMAN, Jordan -- Lebanon's capital was rocked again Thursday by what appeared to be a sectarian car bombing that tore through a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, killing at least four people. More than 70 were wounded.
The explosion ...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:09 PM
TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria.
Iranian Shiite Muslims and...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:56 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- A senior Al Qaeda leader died in Lebanese custody Saturday, days after he was captured by the army.
Majid Majid, the head of the Al Qaeda-aligned Abudullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni militia with factions in Lebanon and on the Arabian...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:55 AM
After deadly car bombings last week in Beirut, the U.S. State Department cautioned Americans in Lebanon to "exercise extreme caution" while in the country and to avoid going to public places like Western-style hotels, grocery stores and shopping centers....
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
BEIRUT — Syria's escalating humanitarian crisis has left more than 9 million people in the country in need of aid, according to United Nations estimates, and hopes were dashed Tuesday for peace talks this month to help end the nation's civil war....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Egyptian director Chadi Abdel Salem's 1969 dreamlike drama "The Mummy," recently restored by Italy's Cineteca di Bologna with support from Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation, tops the list of 100 Greatest Arab Films compiled by the Dubai...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Tens of thousands of books were lost to fire when a library in Lebanon was set ablaze.
Officials said unknown arsonists torched Tripoli's Saeh Library, or Traveler's Library, Friday after claims that its founder, Father Ibrahim Sarouja, a Greek Orthodox...