| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:55 AM
TEHRAN -- Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, expressed deep skepticism Monday about the next round of nuclear negotiations with world powers, even as Tehran’s delegation headed to Vienna for the potentially decisive talks.
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
BEIRUT — Both sides sought to tamp down expectations Tuesday as representatives of Iran and six world powers met in Vienna for talks aimed at crafting a comprehensive agreement about Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
Much of the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:44 AM
BEIRUT -- Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a residential district of the Lebanese capital Wednesday in the latest deadly attack believed tied to the war raging in neighboring Syria, according to official and witness accounts.
At least three...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:11 PM
BEIRUT — A new, lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian pop star Googoosh has sparked sharp debate among Iranians and controversy on social media forums in the Islamic Republic.
It started on Valentine's Day when the video for Googoosh'...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:05 PM
BEIRUT — A suicide bomber killed himself and wounded at least two others Monday when he detonated an explosives belt while traveling in a passenger van south of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, authorities said.
The official National News Agency said...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Rabih Alameddine's beautiful new novel is ostensibly about an elderly woman living alone in her Beirut apartment. Once married but quickly divorced, Aaliya appears to be, as the title says, "An Unnecessary Woman."
But Aaliya's solitude is filled with...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:29 AM
BEIRUT -- A Lebanese alpine skier competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics has landed in hot water back home after topless photos of her taken during a photo shoot for an Austrian sports calendar surfaced on the Internet.
The calendar pictures, taken...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Emile Haddad is president and chief executive of FivePoint Communities Management Inc., an Aliso Viejo real estate developer. Jointly owned by Haddad and Miami home-building giant Lennar Corp., the private company is building some of California's...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
BEIRUT — Long-anticipated Syrian peace talks adjourned Friday in Switzerland without a major breakthrough but with muted optimism that a negotiation process had finally been launched after nearly three years of civil war.
After almost a week of...