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The Latest: 21 arrested at Gaza rally Indian part of Kashmir

May. 15, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): ___ SRINAGAR, India — Police in the Indian-controlled sector of the divided Kashmir say 21 people were arrested for disturbing...

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

May. 14, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City has killed at least seven Palestinians. The airstrike...

Turkish firm shuts down power supply for crisis-hit Lebanon

May. 14, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Turkish company that provides electricity to Lebanon from two power barges shut down its operations on Friday over delayed payments and the threat of legal action against its vessels. The move is expected to increase outages in the crisis-hit Mediterranean country. ...

Driven by despair, Lebanese pharmacist looks to life abroad

May. 13, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — The shelves are bare at the Panacea pharmacy north of Beirut. Its owner, Rita El Khoury, has spent the past few weeks packing up her career, apartment and belongings before leaving Lebanon for a new life abroad. For the 35-year-old pharmacist and...

French FM in Lebanon with tough message for its leaders

May. 06, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — France's foreign minister on Thursday warned Lebanese officials that France would impose additional measures targeting those obstructing the formation of a new government in the crises-hit Mideast nation. Tweeting ahead of his arrival in Beirut, Jean-Yves...

Beirut sends hazardous material to Germany for destruction

May. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A German company has removed dangerous chemicals stored in dozens of containers from Beirut’s port and is shipping them abroad as part of efforts to secure the facility following last year’s massive blast, the office of Lebanon’s prime minister said Wednesday. ...

Lebanon requests satellite images for site of Beirut blast

May. 04, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge investigating last year’s massive explosion at Beirut’s port on Tuesday requested that countries with satellites stationed over Lebanon provide authorities with images that could help their investigation, the state news agency reported. ...

As Lebanese cry for justice, politics paralyzes the system

May. 04, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Even after she was taken off an investigation into alleged financial crimes by a money transfer company, the defiant Lebanese prosecutor charged ahead. She showed up at the company’s offices outside of Beirut with a group of supporters and a metal worker, who broke open the...

France to restrict suspect Lebanese officials from entering

Apr. 29, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will restrict Lebanese officials suspected of corruption or obstructing the formation of a government from entering the country, the foreign minister said Thursday. The move is the latest French effort to pressure Lebanese leaders to end a dangerous...

Lebanon thwarts attempt to smuggle 69 Syrians to Cyprus

Apr. 25, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops aborted early Sunday an attempt to smuggle dozens of Syrian migrants to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the military said. The attempt to smuggle 69 Syrian citizens comes as Lebanon is witnessing a severe economic and financial crisis...