- Mother of US reporter missing in Syria pleads for answers Updated: May-19-15 11:16 am
BEIRUT - The mother of an American journalist missing in Syria for nearly three years pleaded on Tuesday for information about him, saying she believes that he is still alive.
- Syrian refugees struggle amid aid cuts, lack of labor rights Updated: May-19-15 3:50 am
SALHIYEH, Jordan - A Syrian refugee couple and their baby boy were recently dropped from a U.N. food voucher program and live on $9-a-day jobs on a peach farm in northern Jordan. In a town nearby, a 16-year-old boy quit school to work as a mechanic's helper because his refugee family needs the extra $21 a week.
- Hezbollah leader says extremists losing ground in Syria Updated: May-16-15 3:04 pm
BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group says Sunni extremists have been pushed out of large areas of a mountain range along the Lebanese-Syrian border in fighting over the past week.
- 4 charged with shipping guns to Lebanon to remain in custody Updated: May-15-15 5:44 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Four relatives charged with stockpiling weapons in Iowa to ship to Lebanon were making money trafficking arms in a war-torn region and may have ties to Hezbollah, federal investigators said Friday.
- Israel military official: Hezbollah hiding arms in villages Updated: May-13-15 2:14 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has built up a massive arsenal of rockets and other advanced weapons in Shiite villages of southern Lebanon, a senior Israeli intelligence official said Wednesday, warning civilians would be at risk if war breaks out.
- Ex-Lebanese minister sentenced over explosives' transport Updated: May-13-15 1:50 pm
BEIRUT - A Lebanese military court on Wednesday convicted a former minister on charges of plotting a wave of bombings at the behest of neighboring Syria and sentenced him to four-and-a-half years in prison.
- Frequent lockdowns around Lebanon parliament hurt businesses Updated: May-13-15 10:58 am
BEIRUT - On days like Wednesday, when the Lebanese parliament convenes for yet another attempt at electing the country's president, shopkeeper Jamal Baghdadi cannot get a single client through the doors of his souvenir shop in Beirut's historic city center, a stone's throw from the landmark limestone building.
- Hezbollah leads fight in strategic Syrian mountain range Updated: May-10-15 10:34 am
- Syria rebels cast doubt on US training program Updated: May-08-15 1:40 pm
BEIRUT - Syrian rebels on Friday voiced deep reservations about a U.S. program to train moderate rebels that American and Jordanian officials say has kicked off in Jordan, dismissing it as a drop in the ocean that would not change realities on the ground.
- Fire in southern Lebanon injures 3 Syrian refugee girls Updated: May-07-15 9:19 am
BEIRUT - A fire caused by a short circuit in a building housing Syrian refugees in southern Lebanon has injured three girls.
- France vows to defend Arab allies, strengthen business ties Updated: May-05-15 2:41 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros (dollars).
- Syrian insurgent gains expose Assad weaknesses Updated: Apr-29-15 1:58 am
BEIRUT - In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country's northwest, flushing them out of strongholds in a string of embarrassing defeats for President Bashar Assad.
- Liberians appeal to international community on trafficking Updated: Apr-28-15 2:59 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia's capital, asking the American government to put pressure on Liberian officials to bring back some 60 Liberian young women allegedly trafficked into Lebanon between 2011 and 2012.
- Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations Updated: Apr-27-15 3:55 pm
BEIRUT - Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.