| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
To the wizened political observer, President Obama's recent remarks about a possible strike against Syria may sound like preliminary saber-rattling. But some TV-news outlets are already hearing explosions.
Days before a potential U.S. strike against...
| Aug 29, 2013
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:08 PM
BEIRUT — Syria is in a “state of war” and was bracing for U.S.-led attacks, the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday.
“We are in a state of war right now, preparing ourselves for the worst scenario,” envoy...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:46 AM
BEIRUT -- A pair of apparent car bombs exploded outside two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least a dozen people and injuring scores, authorities said.
Local news accounts said the death toll was at least 27,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:00 PM
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli air force attacked a site near Beirut early Friday morning, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
The airstrike was made in response to rockets fired from Lebanon into northern Israel on Thursday, the IDF said on its...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:45 AM
BEIRUT -- The toll from a pair of explosions outside two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday has risen to at least 29 with hundreds wounded, authorities said.
The explosions appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks that...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:06 PM
BEIRUT — The leader of Hezbollah on Friday vowed that its fighters would retaliate against “terrorists” who have detonated car bombs and launched other attacks against neighborhoods and individuals allied with the Lebanese Islamist...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:22 PM
BEIRUT — Delayed by a sniper attack, United Nations chemical weapons inspectors arrived Monday in one of the Syrian suburbs allegedly hit in a poison gas attack last week, visiting a pair of field hospitals and meeting with witnesses, the U.N. said....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:22 PM
BEIRUT — A deadly explosion Thursday in a densely populated district of southern Beirut, a stronghold of the Hezbollah group, fanned new fears of violent fallout in Lebanon from the ongoing war in neighboring Syria.
Initial news service reports...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:39 AM
BEIRUT -- Taking a definitive stance on a topic that remains extremely sensitive in the Arab world, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society declared this week that homosexuality is not a mental illness and does not merit “reparative therapy.”...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
BEIRUT — The military coup that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president has divided the Middle East between those who see the move as a broadside against pious Muslims and those who view it as a triumph for secular values.
Divisions have also...