Brian Keenan was held by Shia Muslims loyal to Hezbollah in Lebanon
Reports suggest at least 43 people were killed and more than 200 injured by the attacks
As many as 100 people have been injured in what is believed to be a twin suicide attack in the predominently Shia neighbourhood
A Beirut airport official said they had foiled one of the country’s largest smuggling attempts
Officials say the Syrians were chasing rebels who were trying to sneak into Lebanon
Something to Declare
At least 160 people wounded in the two explosions, but could there be a more obvious target for those who curse Hezbollah’s military support for Assad's regime in Damascus?
Iskander Zakharia was 26 in May 1985, when three armed men came to his family’s home to “ask him some questions”. “We’ve not seen him since,” says his sister Lina, “but we believe he is still alive.”
The Lebanese have grown used to their capital city of Beirut being used as a synonym for destruction and violence. But a recent episode of the hit US drama Homeland was apparently one negative portrayal too far, and now the government is threatening to sue the makers of the show.
Kidnappings in Beirut highlight a sectarian divide made worse by neighbouring violence
Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian lit up Cannes as the American rapper premiered his debut film.
The fatal shooting of Sheikh Abdul-Wahid by a soldier raised fears about the influence of the Assad regime over the border, reports Robert Fisk
I walked down a Phoenician street the other day, built under Persian rule.
A great storm blew across Europe in 1993 and even the trees of Treblinka were torn out by their roots. The Nazis had destroyed their death camp before the arrival of the Red Army almost half a century earlier, scattering the remains of hundreds of thousands of their Jewish victims.
Just two hours from the capital of Lebanon, you can enjoy some good-quality skiing. Minty Clinch reports
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