| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:09 PM
TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria.
Iranian Shiite Muslims and...
| 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
| 9:55 AM
After deadly car bombings last week in Beirut, the U.S. State Department cautioned Americans in Lebanon to "exercise extreme caution" while in the country and to avoid going to public places like Western-style hotels, grocery stores and shopping centers....
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Marcus Lemonis was adopted as a baby by a Greek family living in Florida. His parents were friends with former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca, who advised Lemonis to get into the camping and RV business. After making guest appearances...