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Iran cleric who founded Hezbollah, survived book bomb, dies

Jun. 07, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a Shiite cleric who as Iran's ambassador to Syria helped found the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and lost his right hand to a book bombing reportedly carried out by Israel, died Monday of the coronavirus. He was 74. ...

UN tribunal for Lebanon may fold due to funding crisis

Jun. 02, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said Wednesday that it is facing a severe funding crisis and will not be able to operate beyond July without immediate assistance. The announcement...

Lebanese singer deported from Saudi after 50-day detention

May. 28, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

A prominent Lebanese singer and composer known for his strong opinions said he has been deported from Saudi Arabia after a 50-day detention — mostly in solitary confinement — because of opinions expressed online in support of Lebanon’s president and his ally the Iran-backed Hezbollah. ...

Hezbollah leader: Breach of Jerusalem means regional war

May. 25, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollah said Tuesday any violations of Jerusalem and the sites holy to Muslims and Christians would lead to a regional war. Speaking for the first time since the cease-fire ending the 11-day war between Hamas and...

On the sidelines, Hezbollah looms large over Gaza battle

May. 21, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ever since their last war in 2006, Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia have constantly warned that a new round between them is inevitable. Yet once again, a potential trigger has gone unpulled. Hezbollah’s shadow loomed large during Israel...

The Latest: US opposes UN resolution for Gaza cease-fire

May. 19, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States opposes a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers. The U.S. says it could interfere with the Biden administration’s efforts to end the hostilities. ...

Israel's Netanyahu 'determined' to continue Gaza operation

May. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday to press ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, pushing back against calls from the United States to wind down the operation that has left hundreds dead. ...

Lebanese acting FM steps down over remarks on Gulf Arabs, IS

May. 19, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s acting foreign minister stepped down on Wednesday amid a diplomatic row with Gulf Arab countries after he suggested in a TV interview this week that they had provided backing to extremists, helping the rise of the Islamic State group. Saudi...

Germany bans, raids 3 groups linked to Hezbollah

May. 19, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police raided sites in seven German states on Wednesday as German authorities announced a ban on three groups linked to the Lebanese militant organization Hezbollah. Germany's Interior Ministry said the groups are suspected of raising funds for families...

The Latest: France seeks UN Security Council resolution

May. 18, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- China’s U.N. ambassador says France is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants who control Gaza. Zhang Jun, the current council president, confirmed that France’s U.N. Ambassador...