Despite the prevailing unwillingness of both the IDF and Hezbollah to provoke each other, the August 7 bombing exposes an ominous reality in the border area, particular in that the next conflict between the two will likely be accidental.
These are pretty pedestrian pastimes for a woman who had the globe at her feet. Hers was a glamorous childhood. Her father was excessively successful, and the family lived abroad, first in Holland then Italy.
On April 30, the Hezbollah chief made one of his most anticipated addresses since the start of the Arab Spring -- making it clear that despite the risks, his fighters will never abandon their support for the Assad regime.
Places like Lebanon, not Dubai, should serve as stepping stone to help us appreciate and experience some of what the Middle East has to offer. Putting the region's current military strife aside, what do Americans miss by traveling to Dubai instead of Lebanon?
It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.
Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.
A blast targeting Lebanese Internal Security Forces' intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan killed and wounded dozens of civillians, throwing the country once more into tumult. The fate of Lebanon is at stake.
With the constant threat of spillover from Syria's conflict, Lebanon has been approaching a historical crossroads. Al-Hassan's assassination accelerates this process and could potentially prove the turning point.