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Lebanon currency hits new low after vote, crisis deepens

May. 24, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s currency hit a new low Tuesday as deep divisions within the newly elected parliament raised concerns that political paralysis could further exacerbate one of the worst economic meltdowns in history. The legislature elected May 15 showed no clear majority...

Syria says Israel has carried out new attack near Damascus

May. 20, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Friday night, which Syrian media said were the result of a new Israeli attack near Damascus. State-run news agency SANA said Syrian air defenses confronted “hostile targets” in the skies in the Damascus...

Outgoing Lebanon government approves economic recovery plan

May. 20, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing government on Friday approved a recovery plan for pulling the Mideast nation out of its economic meltdown, the country's information minister said. The development came during the Cabinet’s last official meeting before it becomes a caretaker...

Hezbollah, allies lose majority in Lebanon's parliament

May. 17, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies lost their parliamentary majority, final elections results showed Tuesday, while more than a dozen independent newcomers gained seats. The outcome signaled a shift in a country devastated by an ongoing financial meltdown and...

Lebanon elections point to a shift, but more turmoil ahead

May. 16, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its allies suffered losses in this weekend’s parliamentary elections, with preliminary results Monday showing some vocal opponents picking up more seats and several traditional partners routed out of the legislature. The...

Ailing Lebanon votes for parliament, but big shift unlikely

May. 15, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When Lebanon’s economic collapse accelerated six months ago, Abdul-Hamid Yamout lost his job at Beirut’s international airport — and with it all sense of security. Since then, he's struggled to provide for his family, worrying constantly about the future of his...

Hezbollah weapons at the heart of Lebanon's elections Sunday

May. 14, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — It was a sea of yellow as thousands of men, women and children waving Hezbollah flags and wearing the group’s trademark yellow caps rallied on a giant plot of land in the ancient eastern city of Baalbek in support of the heavily armed militant group. One...

Lebanon vote seen as last chance in crisis-plagued nation

May. 13, 2022 02:05 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — In households across Lebanon, it's likely that one or more family members are planning to emigrate — if they can get a passport. Demand is high but the bankrupt government has not paid the company contracted to issue or renew the documents. Lebanese spend their days...

Jury returns mixed verdict in New York terrorism case

May. 11, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal court jury returned a mixed verdict Wednesday in the trial of a New Jersey software developer who authorities say researched and photographed U.S. landmarks for possible attacks. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on one terrorism charge —...

Lebanese in 48 countries voting in parliamentary elections

May. 08, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Lebanese living in nearly 50 countries cast their early ballots Sunday in the country’s closely watched parliamentary elections, days after a similar vote was held in 10 predominantly Muslim nations. About 195,000 Lebanese had registered to vote Sunday...