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The Latest | Netanyahu accuses Biden of delaying weapons, but US insists arms are flowing

Jun. 18, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is claiming the United States is withholding weapons needed for the war in Gaza. In a video released Tuesday, Netanyahu implied the holdup was slowing Israel’s offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. President Joe Biden has delayed...

Gunman captured after shootout outside US Embassy in Lebanon

Jun. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

AUKAR, Lebanon (AP) — A gunman who attacked the U.S. embassy near Beirut was shot and captured by Lebanese soldiers after a Wednesday morning shootout that injured an embassy security guard, the military and embassy officials said. The attack took place as tensions simmered in the...

Lebanese army says soldiers shoot gunman who opened fire at the US embassy compound near Beirut

Jun. 05, 2024 02:41 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army says soldiers shoot gunman who opened fire at the US embassy compound near Beirut.

Iran's acting top diplomat dismisses US-proposed Gaza cease-fire deal in visit to Lebanon

Jun. 03, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran’s acting foreign minister dismissed a Gaza cease-fire deal proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden and warned Israel against launching an all-out war on Lebanon during a visit to Beirut Monday, his first official diplomatic visit since his predecessor died last month. ...

The Latest | Iran's president, foreign minister and others die in helicopter crash

May. 20, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others were found dead Monday at the site of a helicopter crash after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region in the country’s northwest, state media reported. State TV gave no immediate cause for...

Hamas denounces ICC prosecutor, accusing him of trying to 'equate the victim with the executioner'

May. 20, 2024 09:17 AM EDT
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Hamas denounces ICC prosecutor, accusing him of trying to 'equate the victim with the executioner.'

Lebanon says Israeli agents likely killed Hezbollah-linked currency exchanger near Beirut

Apr. 18, 2024 04:05 AM EDT

BEIT MERI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister alleged Wednesday that the mysterious abduction and killing of a Hezbollah-linked Lebanese currency exchanger in a villa on the edge of a quiet mountain resort town earlier this month was likely the work of Israeli intelligence operatives. ...

Cyprus president and Lebanese caretaker premier urge EU financial aid to curb migration from Lebanon

Apr. 08, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese caretaker prime minister and the Cypriot president are calling on the European Union to provide financial support to help cash-strapped Lebanon stop migrants from reaching European shores. President Nikos Christodoulides’ visit to Beirut Monday,...

Lebanese authorities detain suspected French drug dealer days after releasing him on bail

Mar. 22, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities Friday detained a suspected French drug dealer a few days after releasing him on bail, judicial officials said. The officials said members of Lebanon’s General Security Directorate detained Abdel Karim Touil at the request of the country’s...