Latest Lebanon News

Clarification: Obit-John Gunther Dean story

Jun. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a June 11 obituary for U.S. diplomat John Gunther Dean, The Associated Press reported that Dean had been forced out of the State Department due to policy differences over Israel. Dean's granddaughter, Laura Dean, says he was forced out over differences about whether to investigate that...

US resident freed by Iran to Trump: 'Get back your hostages'

Jun. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man and permanent U.S. resident who was released after spending years in an Iranian prison called on President Donald Trump and Western countries to "please get back your hostages from Iran," adding that he saw American detainees during his nearly four-year imprisonment. In an...

Iraq, Lebanon to stay away from Mideast peace conference

Jun. 12, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi foreign ministry spokesman says his government will stay away from a Mideast peace conference expected to take place in late June in the tiny Gulf Arab state of Bahrain. The White House says it will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited peace plan at the conference, saying it...

Syria says Israel hit military position in country's south

Jun. 12, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency said Wednesday that Israel attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage. SANA said Syrian air defenses were able to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target during the early morning attack on al-Harra...

Israel says drone penetrates its airspace from Lebanon

Jun. 12, 2019 7:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has observed a drone entering Israeli airspace from Lebanon. In a brief announcement, the military said on Wednesday that the aircraft returned to Lebanon. It gave no further details. On several occasions, Israel has accused Iran of flying drones into Israeli...

US resident released from Iran custody says it eases tension

Jun. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to "kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial," adding that his release served to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. In his...

The Latest: Freed US resident blasts Iran over detention

Jun. 11, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the case of a U.S. permanent resident released after being imprisoned for years in Iran (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was released from Iran following several years imprisonment says he was subjected to...

Lebanese airport official says detained US resident freed by Iran after almost 4 years in prison has arrived in Lebanon

Jun. 11, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese airport official says detained US resident freed by Iran after almost 4 years in prison has arrived in Lebanon.

A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon

Jun. 11, 2019 6:51 AM EDT
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon.

3 Lebanese men released in UAE arrive home

Jun. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says three Lebanese who were recently released in the United Arab Emirates have arrived home. The return of the three men early Monday came nearly a month after a court in the UAE sentenced one of the Lebanese nationals to life in prison and two to ten...