| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:11 AM
TEL AVIV -- As tensions escalate along Israel’s northern border, a senior military official warned that the next war with Hezbollah would be far more painful for Israeli citizens than any previous experience.
“What we witnessed in 2006 is...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:47 AM
JERUSALEM -- Four Israeli soldiers were injured early Wednesday by an explosion along the country's northern border, according to Israeli military officials.
Lebanese media reported that an Israeli patrol vehicle had crossed into Lebanon when it was...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:00 PM
"He who makes a beast of himself," Samuel Johnson famously observed, "gets rid of the pain of being a man." His subject is, of course, inebriation and the way that, in the derangement of the senses, we might escape, however briefly, what Lawrence...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:17 AM
BEIRUT -- As the United States debates whether to strike at Syria, the United Nations said Tuesday that the number of Syrians who have fled their homeland has exceeded 2 million -- a figure rising daily as the conflict in that country continues to rage....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:26 PM
BEIRUT — A United Nations chemical inspection team left Syria on Saturday as U.S. officials were said to be preparing a retaliatory strike against the Syrian government for its alleged use of poison gas.
Various news agencies reported that a...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:36 AM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli leaders reacted coolly to the European Union’s move Monday to designate the military wing of Hezbollah in Lebanon a terrorist organization.
After working for nearly two decades to persuade European nations to follow Israel and...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:44 AM
BEIRUT—The European Union on Monday declared the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist organization, dealing a political blow to the powerful Lebanese group.
The EU’s 28 members made the decision to put Hezbollah on its terror list at their...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:59 AM
BEIRUT -- The United Nations has called on nations not to turn back Syrian civil war refugees, whose swelling ranks now constitute the world’s fastest-growing refugee flow in almost 20 years.
“I reiterate my call to all states in the...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:14 AM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian political analyst known for his staunch support of the government of President Bashar Assad was shot and killed early Wednesday at his home south of the Lebanese capital, authorities said.
The commentator, Mohammad Darrar...