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Faced with protests, Lebanon PM blames own gov't for crisis

Oct. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister gave his partners in government a 72-hour ultimatum to come up with "convincing" solutions for a rapidly worsening economic crisis, as nationwide protests against the country's entire ruling political class escalated. The blaze of protests was unleashed a day earlier...

The Latest: Protesters meet with Lebanese president Aoun

Oct. 18, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Michel Aoun has received a delegation representing protesters and told them that he will do all he can to "ease your suffering." Aoun's office posted a photo of the...

US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

Oct. 4, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-backed Hezbollah and warned they could soon expand to its allies, further deepening the tiny Arab...

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

Sep. 26, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft. A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly...

Lebanese tourist in Europe mistakenly ID'd as 'terrorist'

Sep. 24, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — A Lebanese journalist, his wife and their friends had been touring southern Europe on a cruise ship when on the fourth day, while docked in the Greek island of Mykonos, a receptionist came on deck to tell the 65-year-old man that immigration officers would like to talk to him....

Greece says 1985 hijacking arrest a mistake, suspect freed

Sep. 23, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said early Tuesday that the arrest of a Lebanese man on suspicion of participation in a TWA flight hijacking in 1985 was a case of mistaken identity. The 65-year-old was released without charges and was being put up at a hotel on the Aegean Sea island of Syros, where...

US official meets in Lebanon over anti-Hezbollah sanctions

Sep. 23, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior United States Treasury official was visiting Beirut on Monday, where he's explaining the motives behind recent U.S. sanctions targeting Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, Lebanon's central bank governor said. Treasury Department Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea met...

Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847

Sep. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response...

Syria says it captured drone near Israeli-occupied Golan

Sep. 21, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian authorities captured and dismantled Saturday a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state news agency SANA said. SANA gave no further details about the drone but posted several photos of the unmanned aerial vehicle. Israel...

The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia

Sep. 20, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and are waiting for a "positive response." The Iran-backed Houthis have claimed recent attacks on key Saudi...