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  • Syria militants release video apparently showing Lebanese hostages

    Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has released an online video assailing the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah and showing images of what appear to be Lebanese police officers and soldiers captured last month. The 27-minute video —...
  • Islamic State video depicts beheading of Kurdish Iraqi soldier, warns against U.S. alliance

    Islamic State video depicts beheading of Kurdish Iraqi soldier, warns against U.S. alliance
    Kurdish Iraqi officials on Friday condemned a video depicting the beheading of one of their soldiers by Islamic State extremists, who said it was retribution for the Kurds’ alliance with the United States. The six-minute video shows 15 Kurdish...
  • McManus: The long haul in Syria

    McManus: The long haul in Syria
    The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
  • The Arab Film Festival visits Los Angeles on Friday through Sunday

    The Arab Film Festival visits Los Angeles on Friday through Sunday
    The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the...
  • Plantation Police assessment coming up

    If you are served by the Plantation Police Department, you may wish to take a moment and let assessors know how the agency is doing. A team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will observe the department...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway

    Syrian army reportedly seizes third town along key north-south highway
    BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
  • Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt

    Snow closes roads in Israel, is a source of wonder in Egypt
    CAIRO -- Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital. Nearly...
  • Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says

    Europe falls far short in helping Syrian refugees, rights group says
    LONDON — Europe has failed miserably to do its part to assuage Syria’s desperate refugee crisis, accepting a shamefully small number of people fleeing the civil war there and maltreating those who try to get in, Amnesty International said...
  • Family paints different picture of terrorist suspect

    When officials pulled Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen off a bus bound for Mexico, they said the security guard was headed to Lebanon and planned to make his way across its rugged terrain into Syria. Traveling under the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, the 24-year-old...
  • Former O.C. tech firm executive gets prison for embezzling millions

    Former O.C. tech firm executive gets prison for embezzling millions
    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...