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AP Explains: Lebanon’s protests could head into dark turn

Nov. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly a month, the popular protests engulfing Lebanon have been startlingly peaceful. But the shooting death of a 38-year-old father by a soldier, the first such fatality in the unrest, points to the dangerous, dark turn the country could be heading into. The protests exploded into the...

Lebanon protests sliding into violence amid impasse

Nov. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A man opened fire with a shotgun over the heads of protesters in a town north of Beirut on Wednesday. It was the second shooting incident in as many days amid nationwide protests and as tensions rose in Lebanon between supporters and opponents of President Michel Aoun. There were no...

Hopes of young Lebanese to escape sectarianism put to test

Nov. 9, 2019 1:48 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Singer Tania Saleh grew up amid a civil war that robbed her of her childhood, of her friends and neighbors and of the Lebanon she so loved. For years, she has sung the pains of sectarian schisms. "You Lebanese have created 10 or 12 gods ... You divided me. You aggravated me. You parceled me...

Long festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour's Corbyn

Nov. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street. Corbyn's bid for Britain's top job was sidetracked Thursday by...

Protests in Iraq reveal a long-simmering anger at Iran

Nov. 6, 2019 5:59 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The shoes are coming off again in Iraq. In years past, Iraqis have beaten their shoes against portraits of Saddam Hussein in a sign of anger and insult. In 2008, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at a ducking President George W. Bush during a news conference to vent his outrage at the...

Competing protests in Lebanon bring thousands to the streets

Nov. 3, 2019 4:08 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of people held competing rallies in Lebanon Sunday, including thousands who flocked to the presidential palace in support of the country's president  and others who gathered in downtown Beirut as part of ongoing protests that aim to sweep from power Lebanon's...

The Latest: Tens of thousands protest in Lebanese capital

Nov. 3, 2019 11:45 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Lebanon (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Tens of thousands of Lebanese have packed into central Beirut for the biggest anti-government demonstration since supporters of the militant Hezbollah group rampaged through their main protest site last week. The...

Lebanon's banks reopen after 2-week closure due to protests

Nov. 1, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's private banks reopened Friday amid boosted security after a two-week closure because of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the country. The reopening follows Prime Minister Saad Hariri's resignation this week, a key demand of the protesters, who have blocked major roads...

Lebanese go back to blocking roads, demand sweeping change

Oct. 31, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters went back to blocking roads and thousands packed into public squares on Thursday, insisting their revolution was far from over despite the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week. Banks, schools and many businesses have been shuttered since mass protests...

Israeli drone comes under fire over Lebanon

Oct. 31, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that one of its drones came under fire in Lebanese airspace. In a statement, the army said an anti-aircraft missile was "launched over Lebanese territory" toward the drone, but the aircraft was not hit. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said a...