Film director Nigol Bezjian was born in Syria, raised in Lebanon and studied in the United States, but nowhere does he feel more at home than in Little Armenia.
At least 25 people are dead after a six-story building collapsed in Beirut, the country's news agency reported Monday.
At least 25 people are dead after a six-story building collapses in Beirut.
Here's what you need to do: take a break from your career and travel the world for an extended period of time. How does that sound?
An explosion Thursday in Antelias, a predominately Christian suburb in Beirut, killed at least two people, the head of public affairs for the Lebanese internal security forces told CNN.
Beirut has long been proud of its reputation for beautiful people, nightlife and beaches but, as the city re-emerges as a cosmopolitan capital, the furor that has erupted over its architecture is distinctly ugly.
CNN?s Rima Maktabi reports on a foundation fighting to preserve Middle Eastern cultural history by salvaging photos.
Nicole Dow: During your first visit to Beirut in 2006, the war between Hezbollah and Israel started. It's now been four years. How did you find Beirut on this second trip?
A literary festival in Beirut has showcased some of what it says is the most exciting new writing in the Arab world, and aims to introduce its writers to a global audience.
Internationally renowned fashion designer Zuhair Murad takes Inside the Middle East on a tour of his home city.
When Hollywood's A-list need to strut the red carpet in style they call Zuhair Murad.
Air traffic controllers in Lebanon were telling the pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight to change course shortly before it crashed into the sea, the country's transportation minister told CNN Tuesday.
British, French and Cypriot aircraft and a U.S. warship joined rescue crews searching the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon's coast Monday, where an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed with 90 people aboard.
When I heard Snoop Dogg was coming to Beirut, I jumped at the opportunity to show the world a different side of the country I had grown up in. So I hit the phones, tracked down the promoter and before I knew it, I was driving to the airport to film Snoop's arrival.
A Beirut blogger chases down U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg on tour in the Lebanese capital and hears his thoughts on the Middle East.
I'm in the northern end of Lebanon's infamous Bekaa Valley (as in terrorists and drugs) in the city of Baalbeck about to enter its dramatic Roman ruins. Near the entrance of the site I see a large colorful tent set up, with music pouring out. I walk in, not realizing that what I've stumbled upon is a Hezbollah fundraising exhibition. But with the photos of smashed Israeli army tanks, weeping Palestinian children and triumphant jihadists that becomes apparent pretty quickly. And if that's not enough, then there's the backroom with the coffin in the center surrounded by photos of dozens of martyrs, as in suicide bombers.
A renowned blues guitarist hails from a country not usually associated with the musical genre. CNN's Brent Sadler reports.
The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon says two Americans are missing in Lebanon and is appealing for information on their whereabouts
A Druze Lebanese sheikh associated with Lebanon's pro-Syrian Socialist Democratic Party was killed when a car he was riding in exploded near Beirut, according to witnesses and the Lebanese national news agency.
Michel Suleiman was sworn in as Lebanon's president Sunday after parliament elected him in long-delayed vote
Nightclubs are buzzing as Lebanon braces for a tourism boom now that Hizballah is confirmed as kingmaker. Can this summer of love last?
The Hezbollah-led revolt to topple Lebanon's U.S.-backed government triggered new fighting Monday in the northern port city of Tripoli.
A pro-government television station burns as clashes continue in Beirut.
Hezbollah militants will leave Beirut's streets in response to the Lebanese army's assuming security in the city, an opposition spokesman said Saturday, but "civil disobedience" will continue.
What began as a labor protest in Lebanon is morphing into a regional confrontation with all sides refusing to back down
Gun fire broke out in downtown Beirut on Thursday after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said recent government actions amount to "a declaration of open war."
Shiites and Sunnis battle in the streets of Beirut following a speech by a Hezbollah leader.
Militias are alive and fighting in Lebanon, despite U.N. resolutions. CNN's Richard Roth explains.
Labor union members and anti-government Hezbollah supporters blocked roads with mounds of sand and burning tires Wednesday to demand higher salaries for public workers, protests that paralyzed the airport and much of the capital.
Fighting flares in Beirut after labor unions reject a pay raise offered by the government. CNN's Cal Perry reports.
Three years after the anti-Syria "Cedar Revolution," hope has given way to cynicism and despair. But some activists have not given up
CNN's Brent Sadler reports on the troubling war rhetoric playing out on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon.
The Mideast braces for more violence as anti-Syria leader Hariri and Hizballah commander Mughniyah are mourned by their supporters
Imad Mughniyeh was a master of deception. He was also Hezbollah's chief of security and its strategist. His alleged role in bombings and kidnappings earned him a place on the "Most Wanted Terrorists" list of the United States.
In a vacuum, Caramel might be just another frothy comedy. But set in Beirut, the small and tidy film carries a bigger promise -- about the possibility of a normal life.
An explosion in Beirut has killed four people, including Lebanon's top anti-terror investigating officer, sources with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces and a government minister told CNN.
A car bomb struck a U.S. Embassy vehicle Tuesday as it traveled along a coastal highway north of Beirut, killing at least three Lebanese civilian bystanders, according to American and Lebanese officials.
A car bomb ripped through a U.S. embassy vehicle north of Beirut. CNN's Anthony Mills reports.
The first bomb attack on U.S. diplomats since 1990 sends shudders through a small but growing American community
A high-ranking Lebanese army general was killed in an explosion in Beirut's Christian suburb of Baabda.
I was 14 at the time. Lebanon's civil war was in full flood. One afternoon the shells began raining down on our neighborhood in Beirut.
Mourners gather at Beirut church for funeral for slain anti-Syrian lawmker Antoine Ghanem. CNN's Brent Sadler reports
Amid high emotions and tight security, thousands lined the streets of Beirut Friday to honor Antoine Ghanem, the anti-Syrian Lebanese MP killed in a powerful bomb blast along with four others.
Thousands lined the streets of Beirut Friday to honor Antoine Ghanem, the anti-Syrian Lebanese MP and Christian Maronite killed in a powerful bomb blast along with four others.
Lebanon prepared to bury anti-Syrian parliament member Walid Eido on Thursday, a day after a bomb killed him and nine others in Beirut.
A member of the Lebanese parliament died in a Beirut bomb blast Wednesday -- the latest anti-Syrian politician to be killed in the country.
In Lebanon, an explosion filled the Beirut sky with plumes of black smoke as fighting also continued in the north of the country between Lebanese soldiers and militants at a Palestinian refugee camp.
Lebanon's prime minister stood firm against calls to resign after a pair of bombs aboard commuter buses killed three people Tuesday.
Beirut emerged Friday from an overnight curfew imposed after deadly clashes erupted between pro-government and opposition supporters at Beirut Arab University.
Lebanese officials Thursday imposed an overnight curfew for Beirut after deadly clashes erupted between pro-government and opposition supporters at Beirut Arab University.
To most people Beirut is as synonymous with urban conflict as Paris is with romance.
The smell of rotting, putrid bodies is overpowering in the southern Beirut neighborhood of Haret Hreik. As people move through the rubble-strewn streets, some wear masks, others hold tissues over their mouth and nose, some breathe in the stale air naturally.
The main points of a resolution to end fighting between Israel and Hezbollah have been agreed to by the U.S. and France, diplomatic sources said Thursday.
The tourists are gone from the swank downtown of newly rebuilt Beirut--a shoppers' paradise with high-end stores including Burberry, Tiffany's, a Porsche dealership, and haute couture designers lik...
After bombing the last land routes into Beirut, and effectively cutting off the Lebanese capital from relief supplies, Israel issued a statement saying the attacks were designed to thwart Syrian attempts to arm Hezbollah.
Deafening sirens blared as I crouched in the corner of a stairwell in a nondescript apartment building in Haifa, Israel.
The U.S. government Tuesday turned over its first shipment of aid for Lebanon to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The tourists are gone from the swank downtown of newly rebuilt Beirut - a shoppers' paradise with high-end stores, including Burberry, Tiffany's, a Porsche dealership, and haute couture designers like Beirut's own Elie Saab.
Riding from Beirut to southern Lebanon is like navigating unknown terrain with no map or guide. Which roads still exist? Where are the Israelis bombing? How dangerous is it?
An American couple and their children, stranded in Beirut for more than a week, boarded the USS Nashville on Thursday to start home, their relief mixed with sadness over the plight of a city they love.
The pace of the departure of Americans from Lebanon in the face of bombing by Israeli warplanes quickened Thursday, as more ships moved into position off Beirut and made the 100-mile dash to Cyprus.
An American couple and their children ran into bureaucratic snafus trying to get out of Beirut on Wednesday, but hope to be on board a cruise ship to Cyprus on Thursday.
CNN.com asked readers who are attempting to evacuate from areas in the Middle East or who have family there to send us their stories. Here is a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited:
The evacuation of Westerners from war-ravaged Lebanon picked up speed Tuesday as governments moved to get their citizens to safety by land, sea and air.
Israeli ground troops have entered southern Lebanon on a mission to destroy outposts of the militant group Hezbollah, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told CNN early Wednesday.
CNN.com asked readers affected by the attacks in the Middle East to send us their stories. Here is a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited:
Israel took its fight against Hezbollah back into the Lebanese capital's southern suburbs, targeting a militant stronghold in Dahiya, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Four Israeli troops were missing Saturday following an attack on one of its warships off the Lebanese coast just minutes after Hezbollah's leader said the militant group will take aim at the warships that "attacked our civilians."
From my Beirut hotel room window on the 19th floor, I have a perfect view of the spot where Rafiq Hariri was assassinated in February 2005.
The Scene spent the day in Beirut with fashion designer Elie Saab. Do you have a favorite hangout in the Lebanese capital? Send us your suggestions and ideas and read your comments below.
Thousands of protesters packed the streets of Beirut on Sunday, some clashing with security forces and setting the Danish Consulate on fire in anger over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
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The Scene talks to Lebanese designer Elie Saab about Beirut's post-war re-birth.
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A journalist and anti-Syrian member of Lebanon's parliament was killed Monday morning when a massive car bomb exploded in an eastern Beirut suburb, opposition officials said.
A car bomb exploded in an eastern Beirut suburb Monday morning, killing at least four people, a Red Cross worker said.
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A powerful explosion rocked a predominately Christian area in eastern Beirut around midnight, killing one person and wounding at least 20 others, according to Lebanese security sources and local media reports.
A blast rocked Beirut on Saturday night, and Lebanese television broadcast stark images of severely damaged structures engulfed in flames.
A car bomb has ripped through a predominantly Christian area of Beirut early Saturday, sheering off part of a multi-story office building and raising concerns about more violence in the volatile Lebanese capital.
Under pressure from the United States, Europe and significant portion of Lebanon's populace, Syrian intelligence units Tuesday were in the process of leaving Beirut, a Lebanese army source told CNN.
The Lebanese government abruptly resigned Monday during a stormy parliamentary debate, prompting a tremendous roar from tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in central Beirut.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been killed in a huge blast in Beirut, with several others killed and injured.