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FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, Samir Geagea, leader of the Christian Lebanese Forces party, enters a hall to meet with his senior party officials to announce his candidacy for the Lebanese presidency, in Maarab east Beirut, Lebanon. Geagea told The Associated Press on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 that he blamed the militant group Hezbollah and its allies led by the country's president for the rapidly deteriorating economy and Lebanon’s worsening relations with Arab countries. He says the only solution is for them to leave power. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Lebanese party leader blames Hezbollah, allies for crisis

Jul. 28, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of a major Christian group in Lebanon on Tuesday blamed the militant group Hezbollah and its local allies led by President Michel Aoun for the rapidly deteriorating economy and worsening relations with neighboring Arab countries, saying the only solution is for them to leave power....

Lebanese soldiers stand guard as a woman leaves the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Beirut's airport is partially reopening after a three-month shutdown and Lebanon's cash-strapped government is hoping that thousands of Lebanese expatriates will return for the summer, injecting dollars into the country's sinking economy. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanon’s plea to skeptical expats: Come visit, bring cash

Jul. 1, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — With Beirut’s airport partially reopening from a three-month virus shutdown, the government is hoping thousands of Lebanese expatriates will return for the summer — and bring dollars desperately needed to prop up the crashing economy. But Lebanon’s far-flung diaspora,...