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Lebanese ex-minister asks that port blast judge be replaced

Lebanese ex-minister asks that port blast judge be replaced Lebanon’s state news agency says a former government minister has asked the country’s top court to remove the lead judge investigating last year’s massive port explosion in Beirut, alleging what the former official calls “legitimate suspicion.” By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:35 PM• 3 …

Syria’s defense chief meets Jordan’s army commander in Amman

Syria’s defense chief meets Jordan’s army commander in Amman Syria’s defense minister has paid a rare visit to Jordan after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near the border between the two countries ByThe Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 6:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AMMAN — Syria’s defense minister met …

Lebanon’s incoming government restarts central bank audit

Lebanon’s incoming government restarts central bank audit Lebanon’s incoming finance minister has signed a contract with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 3:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this April …

Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast

Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast Lebanon’s state-run National News agency says the lead judge investigating Lebanon’s massive port explosion last year has issued an arrest warrant for a former minister who failed to show up for questioning By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 6:10 PM• 3 min readShare to …

Hezbollah-organized fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon

Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions A convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian diesel has arrived from Syria to Lebanon By FADI TAWIL and BILAL HUSSEIN Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 4:21 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:55 On Location: September 16, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories …

Lebanon’s ex-PM leaves to US despite subpoena for port blast

Lebanon’s ex-PM leaves to US despite subpoena for port blast An advisor says Lebanon’s former prime minister has left the country for the United States despite a subpoena from the judge investigating last year’s devastating explosion at Beirut port ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 8:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Hezbollah: Iranian tanker bringing fuel to Lebanon in Syria

Hezbollah: Iranian tanker bringing fuel to Lebanon in Syria The leader of the militant Hezbollah group says the first tanker carrying Iranian fuel to Lebanon has arrived in a Syrian port and the diesel will be shipped to Lebanon by tanker trucks later this week ByThe Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 7:06 PM• 2 min readShare …

Lebanese president wants to resume bailout talks with IMF

Lebanese president wants to resume bailout talks with IMF Lebanon’s new government has held its first meeting with a call by the president to resume talks with the International Monetary Fund By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 3:58 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressLebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, …

Lebanon forms new government, 1st in over a year

Lebanon’s new PM pledges to stabilize economic meltdown Lebanon’s new prime minister has pledged to try and gain control of one of the world’s worst economic meltdowns, after forming a government following a year of political stalemate By ZEINA KARAM and SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 5:27 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare …

6 Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon at risk of deportation

6 Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon at risk of deportation Lawyers of six Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon say the country’s security services have given them a 24-hour ultimatum — either leave Lebanon to a third country or be deported to Syria, the war-ravaged country they fled By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, …

High-level Lebanese delegation arrives in Syria to talk fuel

High-level Lebanese delegation arrives in Syria to talk fuel A senior Lebanese government delegation has asked Syria to allow Egyptian natural gas and Jordanian electricity to pass through its territory to ease a crippling fuel crisis that has paralyzed Lebanon By ALBERT AJI and SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021, 3:46 PM• 4 min …

Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles near capital

Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles near capital Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles as they approached the capital Damascus, saying it had countered an “aggression” from its longtime adversary with its own air defenses ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 8:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Worshippers pray at gas station in Lebanon amid fuel crisis

Worshippers pray at gas station in Lebanon amid fuel crisis Dozens of Lebanese worshippers knelt for Friday prayers at a gas station south of Beirut amid severe fuel shortages that have paralyzed the nation for weeks ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 3:21 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMuslim worshippers …

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon A delegation of four U.S. senators says America is looking to help Lebanon overcome fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 6:03 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSen. Chris Murphy, D-C.T., right, Sen. …

Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises

Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises Many Lebanese are more openly criticizing the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah group as the country sinks deeper into poverty and collapse By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 12:02 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this May 31, 2019 file photo, …

Iraq brings together Mideast rivals in bid to ease tensions

Iraq brings together Mideast rivals in bid to ease tensions Arab heads of state and senior officials from the region including archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia are meeting at a conference hosted by Iraq By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 5:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Lebanon agrees to pay World Bank loan to the poor in dollars

Lebanon agrees to pay World Bank loan to the poor in dollars Lebanon’s government has agreed to pay tens of thousands of poor families cash assistance in U.S. dollars from a World Bank loan as the country’s economic crisis deepens ByThe Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 6:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Cyprus sends 88 Syrian migrants back to Lebanon

Cyprus sends 88 Syrian migrants back to Lebanon Cyprus’ interior minister says 88 Syrians have been sent back to Lebanon  after trying to reach the east Mediterranean island nation aboard two boats By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 6:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus on …

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water International aid groups are warning that millions of people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, electricity and food By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 11:31 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 On Location: August 23, 2021 Catch …

Syria shot down 22 Israeli missiles, Russian military says

Syria shot down 22 Israeli missiles, Russian military says The Russian military says Syria’s air defense forces have shot down 22 of 24 missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during an airstrike against targets in Syria ByThe Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 7:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW — Syria’s air …

Syria: Air defenses respond to Israeli strikes near capital

Syria: Air defenses respond to Israeli strikes near capital Syria’s state media are reporting Israeli airstrikes around the country’s capital, Damascus ByThe Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 8:57 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Loud explosions shook the Syrian capital late on Thursday as state media reported Israeli airstrikes around …

Lebanese hospital warns power cuts endanger its patients

Lebanese hospital warns power cuts endanger its patients A top medical center in Lebanon is warning that long power cuts and severe shortage in fuel will force it to shut down ventilators and other lifesaving medical devices in less than two days By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 4:15 PM• 3 min readShare to …

Officials meet as fuel shortage, power cuts paralyze Lebanon

Officials meet as fuel shortage, power cuts paralyze Lebanon Severe fuel shortages and wide power cuts around Lebanon have paralyzed the tiny country, with some businesses temporarily closing down ByThe Associated PressAugust 13, 2021, 6:54 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Lebanese barber shaves the beard of a customer …

Israel says it downed a Hezbollah drone that crossed border

Israel says it downed a Hezbollah drone that crossed border Israel says it has downed an unarmed Hezbollah drone that crossed the border from Lebanon ByThe Associated PressAugust 12, 2021, 7:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel downed an unarmed Hezbollah drone that crossed the border …

Anger in Lebanon over central bank ending of fuel subsidies

Anger in Lebanon over central bank ending of fuel subsidies Protesters have closed roads in different parts of Lebanon, angry over the central bank’s decision to end subsidies for fuel products By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 12, 2021, 6:14 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Protesters closed roads in …

Lebanon’s central bank ends subsidies for fuel imports

Lebanon’s central bank ends subsidies for fuel imports Lebanon’s central bank says it will provide a line of credit for fuel importers at market price, ending subsidies on the scarce resource ByThe Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 8:27 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Lebanese barber shaves the beard of …

Brawls over scarce fuel in Lebanon turn deadly, 3 killed

Brawls over scarce fuel in Lebanon turn deadly, 3 killed Lebanese media say three men were killed when two separate brawls at gas stations in the country’s north over scarce fuel turned deadly By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 12:11 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE- In …

Israel PM: Lebanon responsible for attacks, Hezbollah or not

Israel PM: Lebanon responsible for attacks, Hezbollah or not Israel’s prime minister says Lebanon is responsible for attacks launched from “its backyard” no matter who fires them By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 5:28 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIsraeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, second right, speaks at …

Hezbollah leader vows retaliation for future Israeli attacks

Hezbollah leader vows retaliation for future Israeli attacks The leader of the militant Hezbollah says his group will retaliate against any future Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon, a day after his supporters fired a barrage of rockets toward Israel By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 8:07 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Hezbollah says fired rockets after Israeli airstrikes

Hezbollah, Israel trade fire in dangerous Mideast escalation The militant Hezbollah group has fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, and Israel has hit back with artillery in a significant escalation between the two sides By LAURIE KELLMAN and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAugust 6, 2021, 2:48 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …