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Hezbollah supporters scuffle with Lebanese army soldiers while protesting the visit by Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, outside ​​the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese man who financed Hezbollah in US returns home

Jul. 8, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese businessman serving a five-year sentence in the United States for providing millions of dollars to the militant Hezbollah group arrived Wednesday in Beirut after his early release, local media reported. Kassim Tajideen was sentenced last year in a federal court in Washington for...

Detained Lebanese woman accused of dealing with Israel

Jun. 22, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese political activist who was detained last week was charged on Monday with collaborating with Israel and referred to a military prosecutor, Lebanon's state-run news agency reported. The National News Agency said Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki charged...

Riot police advance to push back anti-government protesters from a square near the government house, during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, early Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanese fear currency will further tumble despite promises

Jun. 12, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For months, Kamal Nasser, a successful plumbing contractor in Lebanon, has seen his business base erode. There are almost no new construction projects as people save for gloomier days, and with the local currency on a downward spiral, he has not been able to import his most basic materials...

Anti-government protesters burn awnings of the Le Gray hotel during ongoing protests against the Lebanese government, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators gathered in central Beirut Saturday, hoping to reboot nationwide anti-government protests that began late last year amid an unprecedented economic and financial crisis. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon deescalates sectarian clashes after tense night

Jun. 7, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese military on Sunday said overnight riots and sectarian tensions in central Beirut and other areas left dozens of people injured, including 25 soldiers, and warned that the clashes had endangered national unity. Riot police fired tear gas at protesters, after Saturday's attempt to...