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Subverting Lebanon, and Broader Middle East

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Marco Vicenzino

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.

2 Dead In Beirut Standoff

AP | HUSSEIN MALLA | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- An explosive, eight-hour shootout in west Beirut that apparently erupted after a domestic dispute killed at least two people early Thursday,...

PHOTOS: 5-Story Residence Collapses, Killing At Least 20

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Using cranes, bulldozers and their bare hands, Lebanese rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble of a collapsed five-story resident...

Snuggie World Tour (PHOTOS)

Jen Pollack Bianco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jen Pollack Bianco

We've all received novelty gifts as holiday presents, and world travelers are no exception. Surely some "person who has everything" will find a Shake ...

Hamas official likely target of Beirut car bombing

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three bombs planted under a car exploded south of Beirut on Saturday, wounding two people in an attack that apparently targeted an official from the P...

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.

DINING: Chuck E.'s in love -- with Muslims!

Brooklyn Paper | Brooklyn Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Lysandra Ohrstromfor The Brooklyn PaperChuck E. Cheese would never be confused with an Arabic restaurant, but ...

Ex-AP Hostage Terry Anderson Back in Beirut to Teach U.S. J-Students How to Report Accurately on Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Unfortunately, I wasn't scared enough, and I wasn't cautious," Anderson admitted. "I got caught because I refused to take the precautions that I probably should have."

Lebanon reels from unexpected election results

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Melani Cammett spoke with Worldfocus from Beirut during our online radio show on Lebanon's election. She writes about election day and looks at how...

Lebanon Election Results: Pro-Western Majority Declares Victory

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Lebanon's pro-Western coalition declared victory early Monday, as local television stations reported the faction had successfully fende...

Lebanese voters prevent Hizbollah takeover

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There will be no Islamic Republic of Lebanon. Nor will there be a pro-Western Lebanese republic. There will, after yesterday's vote - for the Hizboll...

Suzanne Tamim Slaying: Egyptian Tycoon Gets Death

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Suzanne Tamim shot to fame in an "American Idol"-style TV show, a green-eyed Lebanese beauty whose pop songs about love's agony mirrored...

Lebanon: Sexual Attitudes Shifting As Country Assumes New Identity (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From the Arab world's first gay rights demonstration to wild parties to a new graphic magazine, sexual attitudes are changing in Beirut. For a count...

Beirut's underground gay community congregates discreetly

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Gemayze has a vibrant night life. Photo: Kristen Gillespie Worldfocus special correspondent Kristen Gillespie reported on the signature story...

Beirut?s American University preaches tolerance, democracy

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The American University of Beirut is an oasis in the Middle East, a place where diversity of opinion and freedom of thought is not only tolerated, but...

Scenes of Hezbollah play out on south Beirut streets

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie reported from Beirut for the signature story “Hezbollah heads into mainstream Lebanese life and polit...

Lebanon Election: Money From Abroad Floods In To Buy Votes

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- It is election season in Lebanon, and Hussein H., a jobless 24-year-old from south Beirut, is looking forward to selling his vote t...

From bloodshed to bustle, a postcard from a Beirut street

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Kristen Gillespie is currently reporting from Beirut on an upcoming signature series about life in Lebanon. She recounts life on Hamra Street in Beiru...

Beirut Nostalgia

Haim Watzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Haim Watzman

We had barely slept for two nights and were caked with the mud stirred up by a late-winter downpour. Within a few minutes we threw our gear together and lugged it into the choppers that flew us to Tyre.

Beirut Bomb Kills Terrorism Investigator

AP | SAM F. GHATTAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A car bomb Friday killed one of Lebanon's top terrorism investigators who was probing assassinations of prominent anti-Syrian ...