Lebanon

Japan’s ‘Shoplifters’ steals the show to win Cannes Palme d’Or

Japan’s ‘Shoplifters’ steals the show to win Cannes Palme d’Or

Published 19/05/2018

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable [more…]

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Published 07/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine [more…]

Israeli minister says ‘Lebanon equals Hezbollah’ after election

Israeli minister says ‘Lebanon equals Hezbollah’ after election

Published 07/05/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hezbollah’s gains in the Lebanese election on Sunday show that the state is indistinguishable from the Iranian-backed Shi’ite group and that Israel [more…]

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

Published 04/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the [more…]

Lebanese cleric’s piano playing strikes wrong note for some

Lebanese cleric’s piano playing strikes wrong note for some

Published 26/03/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Muslim cleric has been expelled from his seminary in Lebanon after a video of his piano playing, posted online, drew criticism [more…]

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Published 22/03/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai in [more…]

Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe, says council, as assault grinds on

Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe, says council, as assault grinds on

Published 12/03/2018

FILE PHOTO: A boy is seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh/File PhotoAMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - [more…]

In Ghouta’s shelters, terrified Syrians await the next bomb

In Ghouta’s shelters, terrified Syrians await the next bomb

Published 12/03/2018

People hold a warning leaflet dropped by plane entitled "Keep yourself and your family aware" in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, [more…]

In Iran, France blends hard talks with soft power at Louvre exhibit

In Iran, France blends hard talks with soft power at Louvre exhibit

Published 06/03/2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Tehran, Iran, March 5, 2018. President.ir/Handout via REUTERSTEHRAN (Reuters) - [more…]

Syrian Observatory: one third of Syria’s Ghouta enclave taken by…

Syrian Observatory: one third of Syria’s Ghouta enclave taken by…

Published 05/03/2018

A handicapped man rides a bicycle past damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam [more…]