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Lebanon Cabinet to meet following deadlock over violence

Aug. 9, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister has announced that the Cabinet will finally convene after violence between two political rivals brought the government to a standstill for weeks. Saad Hariri spoke Friday after a reconciliation meeting in the presidential palace between the rival politicians. Hariri...

Lebanon lawmakers ratify austerity budget to address a slump

Jul. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers ratified Friday a controversial austerity budget that aims to save an indebted economy following a raucous voting day that saw protesters attempting to breach the parliament security zone. The austerity budget, which increased income and import taxes and suspended early...

Lebanon leaders condemn US sanctions on Hezbollah lawmakers

Jul. 10, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president and parliament speaker decried on Wednesday new U.S. sanctions targeting two Hezbollah lawmakers, as the prime minister sought to reassure the public the fragile economy won't be affected. The country's top leaders were reacting a day after the U.S. Treasury Department...

Gunmen fire on Lebanese minister's convoy, killing 2 guards

Jun. 30, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese Cabinet minister said gunmen opened fire at his convoy in a mountain village near Beirut on Sunday, killing two of his guards and wounding another. Saleh al-Gharib, the minister of state handling refugee issues, told local TV he was heading to the mountain village of Qabr Shamoun...

Brawl in Kazakhstan oil field leaves 30 Arabs wounded

Jun. 30, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A brawl between Kazakh workers and their Arab colleagues in one of Kazakhstan's largest oil fields has left 30 people wounded and led to an outcry in Lebanon and Jordan, a news agency said Sunday. Videos of the attacks on Arab engineers and workers were widely circulated on social media in...

The Latest: Bahrain FM gives interview to Israeli TV channel

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington's economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 9 p.m. Bahrain's foreign minister has given an unprecedented interview to an Israeli television channel, calling for open communication...