| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri wanted "The Attack" to start a conversation. But that assumed people could see his Middle Eastern terrorism tale.
"We knew when we were writing the script that the film was certainly going to provoke debate, but we didn't write it...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The breakout success of the Chicago rap scene last year—headlined by the buzz and controversy of Chief Keef--;exposed America to new faces creating sounds unfamiliar to the current rap landscape. Played-out narratives of cars, women, and money...
| May 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Theater director Peter Sellars, a UCLA professor of world arts and cultures, will be honored by the Santa Monica Museum of Art at its 25th-anniversary Precognito Gala on May 9.
Why are you based in Los Angeles instead of New York, which has a larger...
| Oct 29, 2012
The increasingly bland, widely accessible pop-rock of the Brits in Coldplay have made them international stars. Relatively close by in Wales, Future of the Left has delivered three fantastic records—including this year’s “The Plot...
| Aug 19, 2011
Clair E. George, a former CIA covert operations chief who received a presidential pardon in 1992 after being convicted of two counts of lying to Congress in connection with the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, has died. He was 81....
| Oct 12, 2011
Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
| Jan 16, 2011
There are more than 7,000 miles between Los Angeles and Beirut but when it comes to beauty, distance is meaningless. In a sophisticated world of technology and travel, beauty trends in one international style capital can influence those in others around...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:39 PM
United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan said was “gravely concerned” about reports of escalating violence in Syria and demanded the entry of U.N. observers into a besieged town in coastal Latakia province....