| Mar 9, 2014
| 7:00 AM
TAL KHALAKH, Syria — For more than a year, Ghassan Eid didn't speak to his son, Khaled, who abandoned his job as a policeman and joined the armed rebels.
"I was ashamed," recalled the father, a shop owner in Tal Khalakh, long renowned as a...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:09 AM
A suicide car bomb that may have targeted Lebanon’s internal security chief exploded Friday on the Beirut-Damascus highway, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, according to official and media accounts.
It was the first such attack...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:34 PM
The chief of Syria's election commission on Wednesday declared President Bashar Assad the victor in balloting that offered little in the way of surprises and had been widely condemned as a sham.
Mohammad Jihad Lahaam, who also serves as speaker of...
| May 30, 2014
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops. Formal educators and nonformal educators such as Scout leaders, afterschool educators and youth-...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month.
My first trip to Israel in...