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Astoria Characters: The Juice Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.17.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's breakfast time, and John Sung Park is at the front door with a big grin on his face. He's been up since 4, and he still has a lifetime to go before he closes his juice bar, Paris Health New Direction, at 7 p.m.

Preserving the Phoenician Heritage of Tyre Against the Latest Threats in the Middle East

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.30.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

Co-authored with Charles Sneiderman At a press conference at the National Press Club on February 27, 2015, representatives of the American Committee ...

Would Jesus Have Said "Vagina?"

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Jesus called us to prayer, compassion, service and love... in order to make a point about an issue and to speak truth to power when needed, he did so with a prophetic and often shocking word.

"Gold and Silk" Revive Past Splendors at Lebanon Museum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.

Exploding shell caused blast at Hezbollah home

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIRUT — A blast at a Hezbollah member's home in southern Lebanon was caused by an exploding shell and injured one person, Lebanon's army said Tuesday.

Monday night's explosion occurred in a garage, and Lebanese security officials said the building might have been used to store weapons – a violation of the U.N. resolution that ended the monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006.

The blast prompted President Shimon Peres of Israel to warn that Hezbollah and its growing arsenal are turning Lebanon into a "powder keg" and standing in the way of peace.

The U.N. resolution called for Hezbollah to be disarmed and for an international arms embargo against the militant group. Israel claims Hezbollah has tripled its arsenal since the war and now has tens of thousands of rockets.

Both Hezbollah and the Lebanese army said one person was wounded in the explosion in the village of Tayr Filsay, near the southern port city of Tyre. The army statement gave no details about the shell it said caused the blast.