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  • Reformist Iranian newspaper shut down and manager jailed

    TEHRAN -- A reformist-oriented daily Iranian newspaper has been shut down and its manager jailed after the publication was accused of insulting Islam, various media accounts reported Thursday. The incident raises questions about pledges to ease press...
  • Wedded: Zaineb Makhzoumi and Ayman Tomhe

    Wedded: Zaineb Makhzoumi and Ayman Tomhe
    Date: Dec. 6 and 7 Her story: Zaineb Makhzoumi, 33, grew up in Lutherville. She is a dermatologist, Mohs surgeon and assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her parents, Hassan and Rayya Makhzoumi, emigrated from Beirut...
  • Spanish journalist freed from Syrian rebel captivity

    BEIRUT -- A Spanish journalist kidnapped by Islamist rebels and held for almost six months inside Syria has been released and was safe in neighboring Turkey, his newspaper reported Sunday. Marc Marginedas, accompanied by Spanish officials, was...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
  • Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels

    Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels
    ARSAL, Lebanon — The battle is not going well for rebels dug in across the nearby brown hills in Syria, where pro-government forces were closing in Saturday on the opposition stronghold of Yabroud. Syrian insurgents and their many supporters on...
  • In Iran, a cultural clash over shuttered film institute

     In Iran, a cultural clash over shuttered film institute
    TEHRAN — A spat over the possible reopening of a shuttered film institute is pitting Iran's culture overseers against an alliance of moviemakers and cinema buffs emboldened by the victory of moderate Hassan Rouhani in June's presidential balloting....
  • Bombing jolts central Beirut; ex-ambassador to U.S. killed

    Bombing jolts central Beirut; ex-ambassador to U.S. killed
    A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were reported injured. Plumes of black...
  • The risk of taking on Syria

    The risk of taking on Syria
    So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what? As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
  • 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...
  • Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice

     Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice
    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...
  • Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A senior Hezbollah commander was gunned down in Beirut early Wednesday in what could be a sign of further sectarian escalation and spillover from the Syrian conflict into Lebanon. Hassan Holo Laqqis, 53, a founding...