| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:56 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- A senior Al Qaeda leader died in Lebanese custody Saturday, days after he was captured by the army.
Majid Majid, the head of the Al Qaeda-aligned Abudullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni militia with factions in Lebanon and on the Arabian...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:59 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebel groups battled one another Monday for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:12 AM
BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages held for more than a year by Syrian rebels have been released, according to multiple reports late Friday, ending a protracted crisis that heightened regional sectarian tensions and was linked to the subsequent...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:21 PM
BEIRUT -- Rebels in Syria seized the headquarters of an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in the city of Aleppo on Wednesday, one day after attempts were made to broker a cease-fire among opposition groups in the northern part of the country.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:58 PM
BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages freed after being held by Syrian rebels for more than a year arrived to a tumultuous welcome in Beirut late Saturday, capping a complex deal that also resulted in the release of two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:58 AM
BEIRUT -- A car bomb detonated early Thursday in the center of the northeastern Lebanese city of Hermel, close to the border with Syria, killing five people and injuring dozens, authorities said.
The blast was the latest in a series of bombings and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:12 AM
BEIRUT -- A pair of explosions apparently targeting the Iranian Embassy rocked a southern Beirut neighborhood early Tuesday, leaving at least 20 dead, including an Iranian diplomat, and close to 100 injured, authorities said.
The casualty count was...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:59 AM
AMMAN, Jordan -- A team of 20 experts from the Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrived in Beirut on Monday en route to Syria, where it will begin accounting for the government's stockpile of chemical weapons, the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 AM
BEIRUT — In the lead-up to the so-called Geneva II peace conference this week, the Syrian government has quietly pursued a campaign of truce-making with opposition-held communities in and around Damascus that could further weaken the opposition...
| 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 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
BEIRUT — A car bomb killed at least three people and injured about two dozen Saturday in a Lebanese town close to the Syrian border, the latest deadly attack in Lebanon apparently linked to the war raging in the neighboring country.
An Al Qaeda-...