Maya Gebeily
Interceptions of rockets launched from Lebanon to Israel over the border on June 27
Jul 10, 2024
Pagers and drones: How Hezbollah aims to counter Israel's surveillance
Stepped-up attacks on Lebanon's southern border in recent weeks have intensified concerns it could spiral into a full-scale war.
Lebanon's Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks during an interview in Beirut's suburbs on June 6, 2022.
Jun 5, 2024
Israel nears decision on Lebanon border offensive, army chief says
The conflict between Hezbollah and Israel intensifying adds concerns that an even wider confrontation could break out between the heavily armed adversaries.
A girl walks past a tent sprayed with a message of gratitude to pro-Palestinian university students in the U.S. amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Why Palestinians can count on U.S. students but not Arab allies to protest
Reasons range from a fear of angering autocratic governments to political differences with Hamas or doubts that it could impact state policy.
An Israeli soldier stands by as a mobile artillery unit fires, near the Israel-Lebanon border on Jan. 15.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
France poses Hezbollah withdrawal for Israel-Lebanon truce
The plan aims to end fighting between the Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel at the border.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2023
Carlos Ghosn sues Nissan for $1 billion in Lebanon courts
Ghosn had been awaiting trial in Japan on charges of underreporting earnings, breach of trust and misappropriation of company funds.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2023
Lebanese elite bury blast probe, pushing fragile state closer to edge
There is now little hope of justice ever being served over the explosion that killed 220 people and devastated swathes of Beirut.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2022
Ukraine cries foul as Russian-annexed Crimea showers Syria with wheat
The development comes as a sign of tightening economic ties between two allies shunned by the West.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 7, 2022
Sentenced for a selfie: Middle East police target LGBTQ phones
Around the world, marginalized communities are worried the internet is no longer a safe space for them as surveillance grows and hate speech goes unchecked.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2021
Climate science struggles with 'blind spots' in developing nations
The IPCC report relies primarily on lead authors and research from Europe, North America and Oceania, making its findings less relevant to developing nations.
Japan Times
Jul 29, 2021
As Iran faces 'water bankruptcy,' drought exposes past problems and future threats
Analysts say the underlying causes go back decades — and will rattle the country for much longer than this summer's drought.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'