| 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 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 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 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...
| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 23, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who released more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison by a judge in Maryland. The sentencing ends a summer-long court-martial in...
| Sep 9, 2013
As Congress considers authorizing punitive strikes against Syria, it can say yes, it can say no, but it better say something or it will forfeit its claim to war powers.
Most of the time since the passage of the 1973 War Powers Act, Congress has...