Israel Launches Rare Air Strikes in Lebanon and Gaza as Netanyahu Vows to Extract ‘Heavy Price'
Israel struck targets in southern Lebanon early Friday and resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said, marking a further escalation in the region following violence this week at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site.
Maine Winner of $1.35 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Comes Forward Through an LLC
A person has claimed the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot won at a Maine gas station last month, the Maine State Lottery revealed Wednesday. They didn’t share the person’s name — they accepted the state’s first ever Mega Millions jackpot win, from Friday, Jan. 13, through a limited liability company called LaKoma Island Investments. They chose the pre-tax cash payment…
Syrian Official Says at Least 77 Dead in Migrant Boat Sinking
At least 77 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon sank off Syria this week, the country’s health minister said Friday, amid fears the death toll could be far higher. The incident was deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have been trying to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea for a better…
This Man Robbed a Bank to Get His Own Money
Amid a financial crisis and the crashing of the national currency, people in Lebanon have limited ability to withdraw their own money from banks. Bassam al-Sheikh Hussein needed to withdraw money to pay his dad’s mounting medical bills — and wasn’t allowed. So he held up a bank in Beirut, starting a 7-hour standoff over his own savings. “If...
Woman With Toy Gun Breaks Into Beirut Bank, Takes Her Trapped Savings
A woman accompanied by activists and brandishing what she said was a toy pistol broke into a Beirut bank branch on Wednesday, taking $13,000 from her trapped savings.
Once Lebanon's Center of Glamour, Hamra Street Goes Dark
Hamra Street at one time represented everything that was glamorous about Beirut