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Report: Explosion near Syrian capital kills Iranian colonel

Nov. 23, 2022 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion in Syria has killed an official with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, the force said on its website Wednesday, blaming Israel for the killing. The force identified the officer killed as Col. Davoud Jafari, who it said was working for the Guard's...

Amid crisis, Hezbollah seeks ally in next Lebanese president

Nov. 11, 2022 12:04 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group said Friday he wants the next Lebanese president to be a politician who won’t “betray” the Iran-backed faction and assailed the United States for what he described as an undeclared “siege" on his country. ...

Lebanon-Israel deal a landmark but with limits, experts say

Nov. 03, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. mediators tried for more than a decade to broker a maritime border agreement between Lebanon and Israel. Finally, the elements fell into place for a landmark deal between two countries officially — and sometimes actively — at war since 1948. Russia’s war in...

Lebanon and Israel sign sea border deal

Oct. 27, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon and Israel signed copies of a U.S.-mediated sea border deal on Thursday and delivered them to the U.N. in the coastal border town of Naqoura. The agreement to demarcate the maritime border comes after months of indirect talks mediated by Amos Hochstein, the...

Militant Hamas group back in Damascus after years of tension

Oct. 19, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two senior officials from the Palestinian militant Hamas group visited Syria's capital Wednesday in the first such visit since the faction was forced to leave the war-torn country a decade ago over backing armed opposition fighters. The visit appears to be a...

Israel, US announce Lebanon sea deal, but questions remain

Oct. 11, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the U.S. has brokered a “historic breakthrough" between Israel and Lebanon that would end a dispute over their shared maritime border, pave the way for natural gas production and reduce the risk of war between the enemy countries. ...

Israeli leader welcomes US plan for sea border with Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday welcomed a U.S. proposal for setting the maritime border with Lebanon, saying the American plan for resolving a long-running dispute between the neighboring countries would lift Israel's economy and boost regional security. Prime...

US delivers proposal for maritime border to Lebanon

Oct. 01, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon on Saturday delivered a maritime border demarcation proposal to President Michel Aoun, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday, as negotiations with Israel progress. Lebanon and Israel have been...

Families slam plans for 2nd judge to probe Beirut port blast

Sep. 07, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of relatives of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast protested Wednesday against the judiciary's plan to name a second investigative judge, calling the move an attempt by the country’s political class to prevent justice after one of the world’s largest non-nuclear...

Lebanon flotilla rallies at Israel sea border ahead of talks

Sep. 04, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters on Sunday sailed down the country’s coast in dozens of fishing boats and yachts toward Israel, days before a U.S. envoy is expected in Beirut to continue mediating in a maritime border dispute between the two countries. Lebanon and Israel, which...