| 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 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 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 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 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 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 9, 2013
| 3:11 AM
BEIRUT -- Gunmen early Friday waylaid a minibus carrying a Turkish Airlines crew on a road leading from Lebanon’s major international airport, kidnapping the pilot and co-pilot and taking them to an unknown destination, authorities said.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
BEIRUT -- Iran's expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi's archfoe.
The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran,...
| 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...