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U.N. peacekeeping military vehicles enter the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the southern Lebanese border town of Naqoura, Lebanon, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Lebanon and Israel are to begin Wednesday indirect talks over the disputed maritime border between the two countries in the presence of American officials who are mediating between the Middle Eastern nations. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon, Israel begin indirect talks over maritime border

Oct. 14, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon and Israel began indirect talks on Wednesday over their disputed maritime border, with American officials mediating the talks that both sides insist are purely technical and not a sign of any normalization of ties. The U.S. has been mediating the issue for about a decade,...

An Israeli soldier fires on board the Israeli Navy Ship Lahav during a rare tour of Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel's navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival of its next generation of missile boats — giving it a powerful new tool to defend its strategic natural gas industry from the threat of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli navy prepares for arrival of new upgraded warships

Oct. 3, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

ABOARD THE INS LAHAV (AP) — After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel’s navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival of its next generation of missile boats — giving it a powerful new tool to defend its strategic natural gas industry from the threat of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah....

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The Hezbollah leader said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 they still welcome the French initiative to help Lebanon out of its crisis, but said Paris has to change its approach in dealing with local factions and not blame everyone for the failure of forming a new Cabinet. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Hezbollah leaders tell French president to change approach

Sep. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Tuesday they still welcome the French initiative to help Lebanon out of its crisis, but said Paris has to change its approach in dealing with local factions and not blame everyone for the failure of forming a new Cabinet. French President...

In this image from UNTV video, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of Israel, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. (UNTV via AP)

Israeli PM to UN: Hezbollah storing missiles in Beirut

Sep. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of maintaining a "secret arms depot" in a residential neighborhood of Beirut, warning it could cause another tragic explosion in the Lebanese capital. Hezbollah denied the allegations and...

Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv

Sep. 6, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas on Sunday warned Israel that his organization has missiles capable of striking the city of Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial and cultural center, and areas beyond it. Ismail Haniyeh’s comments during a visit to Lebanon followed an...

Syria reports Israeli airstrikes against central airbase

Sep. 2, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses opened fire late Wednesday on missiles launched by Israeli warplanes at a military airbase in the central province of Homs, shooting down some of them, state media said. State news agency SANA said the Israeli warplanes fired the missiles from southern Syria soon...

Syria says Israeli strike kills 2 soldiers, wounds 7

Aug. 31, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian Defense Ministry official said Israel’s military fired missiles Monday night on areas south of the capital Damascus killing two soldiers, wounding seven and causing material damage. The unnamed Defense Ministry official, who was quoted by state media, said the strikes...

Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Mustapha Adib speaks to journalists at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Adib told reporters his number one priority will be to quickly form a government able to implement crucial reforms to regain the trust of the Lebanese and international community. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Diplomat tapped to be PM vows reforms in crisis-hit Lebanon

Aug. 31, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister-designate on Monday called for a new government to be formed “in record time,” pledging to speed up the investigation into the massive Beirut explosion and implement reforms after winning the backing of major parties in the crisis-hit country. Mustapha...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, supporters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hold his picture, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. Nasrallah has thrown his support behind the Lebanese government seeking financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund but said it should negotiate the conditions cautiously. Nasrallah’s comments on Monday, May 4, 2020, came four days after the country’s prime minister said Lebanon will seek a rescue deal from the IMF to help the nation find a way out of a crippling financial crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Lebanon leaders name favorite for PM before Macron's visit

Aug. 30, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's ambassador to Germany appeared slated to become the crisis-stricken country's next prime minister after getting the support of senior Sunni politicians on Sunday. Mustapha Adib was named by four former prime ministers on the eve of binding consultations between the president and...

FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, Hezbollah and Amal supporters wave Hezbollah and Iranian flags as they shout slogans against Israel and U.S. during a protest in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. For many, the Iran-backed Hezbollah now stands at the top of Lebanon’s sectarian-based system of power — and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the port disaster and for driving the country into near bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Lebanon’s powerhouse Hezbollah hit by backlash after blast

Aug. 30, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Sara Jaafar joined a group of political activists gathered on Aug. 4 to discuss strategies to challenge Lebanon’s entrenched rulers when their building was shaken and the windows blasted out by the giant explosion that rocked Beirut. She took cover from the flying debris, thoughts...