Flight delays as long as 90 minutes at major airports, including those in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, are expected if automatic U.S. spending cuts set to begin March 1 take effect, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday.
Fawzi Abu-Hamdan, a 53-year-old Lebanese-American, was murdered by an armed robber on Friday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The victim was killed in a store he owned at about 9 p.m. when Abu-Hamdan became involved in a struggle with a masked gunman who entered the store and demanded money.
By Paul R. Dubois
Tannous girls in Rhode Island hope to win spot on Lebanese fencing team
By Lorraine Ali
Late New York Times journalist Anthony Shadid writes about insights gained rebuilding the war-ravaged home of his great grandfather in Lebanon in ‘House of Stone.’
On Monday, the BBC broadcast the news that British Prime Minister David Cameron now relies on Nassim Nicholas Taleb as his closest advisor on economic affairs and much else. This Lebanese-American author and former Wall Street trader has captivated Downing Street, the BBC reports; he and the Prime Minister are mutual admirers.
Egypt lifted a travel ban Wednesday on seven Americans charged with fomenting unrest by working for illegally funded pro-democracy groups, signaling an end to the worst crisis in Egypt-U.S. relations in 30 years. The clash put $1.5 billion in annual American aid to Egypt at risk and sparked intense behind-the-scenes negotiations between the two countries […]
A delegation of U.S. officials including Senator John McCain met Egyptian officials in Cairo before a trial of nongovernmental workers including 19 American citizens that threatens to derail relations between the two countries.
Anthony Shadid’s death “has deprived American journalism of its most gifted foreign correspondent in a generation”, according to Washington Post
Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning newspaper correspondent whose graceful dispatches for both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack
Egyptian authorities are barring several U.S. citizens — including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s son — from leaving the country after Egyptian government forces raided the offices of Washington-backed groups monitoring recent parliamentary elections there.