- Detained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon Updated: Apr-16-14 1:19 pm
- Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief Updated: Apr-15-14 10:07 am
- Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing Updated: Apr-11-14 4:39 pm
- Syriac Orthodox church elects new patriarch Updated: Mar-31-14 11:19 am
- Assad preparing to run for president despite war Updated: Mar-29-14 8:44 am
- Syrian-Armenian town's fate murky after rebel grab Updated: Mar-28-14 6:19 pm
BEIRUT - A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.
CAIRO - Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.
BEIRUT - For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's Beirut apartment.
BEIRUT - The Syriac Orthodox Church has elected a new patriarch to lead one of the world's oldest Christian sects, Lebanon's national news agency said Monday.
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad is quietly preparing the ground to hold elections by early this summer to win another 7-year term, even as the Syrian conflict rampages into its fourth year with large parts of the country either in ruins or under opposition control and nearly a third of the population scattered by civil war.
BADROUSIEH, Syria - When hundreds of residents of the postcard-pretty coastal Syrian village of Kassab fled this week, it bore historic weight: it was the third time since 1900 that ethnic Armenians there felt compelled to run for their lives.