| 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...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Emile Haddad is president and chief executive of FivePoint Communities Management Inc., an Aliso Viejo real estate developer. Jointly owned by Haddad and Miami home-building giant Lennar Corp., the private company is building some of California's...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A senior Hezbollah commander was gunned down in Beirut early Wednesday in what could be a sign of further sectarian escalation and spillover from the Syrian conflict into Lebanon.
Hassan Holo Laqqis, 53, a founding...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:50 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels are demanding the release of 1,000 female government detainees in exchange for the freedom of a group of Greek Orthodox nuns being held by opposition forces, according to an account published Friday in a pan-Arab newspaper....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:47 PM
BEIRUT – Syrian government forces have regained control of a strategic town along the nation’s major north-south highway, state media reported Monday, as troops advanced in a sweeping offensive designed to secure the route and sever opposition...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
BEIRUT -- A prominent Syrian opposition activist lawyer, Razan Zeitouneh, and three of her colleagues have been kidnapped in a mostly rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, according to fellow activists and media accounts Tuesday.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:02 PM
BEIRUT -- The United States has suspended delivery of non-lethal aid to the armed opposition in northern Syria following reports that Islamist militias had seized U.S.-provided equipment inside the country, the American Embassy in Turkey confirmed...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:27 PM
BEIRUT — A pair of suicide bombings at Iran's embassy that killed an Iranian diplomat and at least 24 other people underscored how the violence in Syria has traversed borders and fanned sectarian tensions across the Middle East.
Lebanon has long...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:35 AM
BEIRUT -- A major Syrian rebel group confirmed Monday the death of its military chief, signifying another blow to opposition forces reeling from government counter-attacks, internal divisions and Western alarm about the rapid growth of extremist...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:36 PM
BEIRUT — Hezbollah forces will remain in Syria fighting alongside the troops of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the foreseeable future, the leader of the Lebanese group said Thursday.
“As long as the reasons are present, we are staying" in...