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  • Rocket from Lebanon hits Israel, sparking major retaliation

    Rocket from Lebanon hits Israel, sparking major retaliation
    JERUSALEM — In the first border flare-up of its kind in four months, at least one Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, triggering a heavy artillery barrage from Israeli forces in response. No casualties were...
  • Mourners salute Lebanon politician killed in bombing

    Mourners salute Lebanon politician killed in bombing
    AMMAN, Jordan — Mourners in Beirut paid emotional tribute Sunday to a well-known Lebanese politician who was killed Friday in a car bomb, an attack that heightened tensions stemming from Syria’s bitter civil war. Security was tight for the...
  • Rocket fired from Lebanon sparks Israeli retaliation

    Rocket fired from Lebanon sparks Israeli retaliation
    JERUSALEM -- In the first border flare-up of its kind in four months, a Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, triggering a heavy artillery barrage from Israeli forces in response. No casualties were immediately reported on...
  • Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon

    Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon
    BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
  • Huge Beirut blast kills 6 including former ambassador to U.S.

    BEIRUT -- A huge car bomb rocked the Lebanese capital on Friday, killing at least six people including a prominent Sunni politician-statesman who was an outspoken critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were injured in the blast, officials said....
  • Kalashnikov: Most popular, and deadliest, weapon of modern warfare

    Kalashnikov: Most popular, and deadliest, weapon of modern warfare
    It killed more people in the 20th Century than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The AK-47's easy maintenance and light weight led to its becoming the armament of choice for at least 50 armies worldwide, as well as guerrilla factions,...
  • Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader

    Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader
    JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
  • Absent Hezbollah suspects on trial in killing of Lebanon's Hariri

    Absent Hezbollah suspects on trial in killing of Lebanon's Hariri
    Four fugitives linked to the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah militia went on trial in the Netherlands in absentia Thursday, facing terrorism and murder charges in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The trial before the United...
  • Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon

    Car bomb kills 5, injures dozens in Lebanon
    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...
  • The emerging art cities

    The emerging art cities
    New travel books: Metronome: A History of Paris from the Underground Up" playfully looks at history through city subway stops. "Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes" looks at the new centers of emerging expression. "Art Cities of the...
  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
  • Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief

    Lebanese singer stirs controversy with 'love' of Hezbollah chief
    BEIRUT -- An iconic Lebanese singer has stirred controversy by expressing her love for the leader of the Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah. Ziad Rahbbani, an accomplished songwriter in his own right and son of Lebanese singer Fairouz, caused a...