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Hezbollah brag of 100,000-strong force aimed at foes at home

Oct. 19, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A boast by the leader of Hezbollah that he commands 100,000 fighters came as a surprise to many Lebanese, not least because it was addressed to a domestic audience rather than the militia's archenemy Israel. Experts say the figure, which exceeds the size...

Beirut port blast judge still wants to question ex-ministers

Oct. 19, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge leading Lebanon’s probe into last year’s massive port explosion renewed on Tuesday his summonses of two former ministers for questioning, a judicial official said. The decision by Judge Tarek Bitar came despite intense criticism from the...

Hezbollah leader declares his group has 100,000 fighters

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader declared for the first time on Monday that his powerful militant group has 100,000 trained fighters. His speech appeared to be meant as a deterrent to domestic foes following the nation’s worst internal violence in years. ...

Analysis: Beirut street battles may spell even darker times

Oct. 16, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The most powerful men in Lebanese politics have been in charge for decades, some since the early 1970s. They’ve survived civil war, assassinations, uprisings and other turmoil, hanging on to power for decades in a turbulent, unforgiving region. Now,...

Lebanon buries 7 killed amid street battles over port probe

Oct. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Friday mourned seven people killed in gunbattles on the streets of Beirut the previous day, a confrontation that erupted over a long-running probe into last year’s massive port blast in the city and raised fears of the country being drawn into further violence. ...

Gunbattles erupt during protest of Beirut blast probe; 6 die

Oct. 14, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the probe into last year’s blast in the city's port. At least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the most violent street fighting in the Lebanese...

Hezbollah wants judge in Beirut port blast probe removed

Oct. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and its allies called Wednesday for the removal of the judge leading the probe into last year's massive explosion at Beirut’s port. The move could derail the country's new government even before it begins tackling Lebanon's unprecedented...

Lebanon judge issues arrest warrant for MP over port blast

Oct. 12, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge leading Lebanon's probe into last year’s massive Beirut port explosion issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a former Cabinet minister, a show of defiance against an entrenched political class that has closed ranks against him. Judge Tarek Bitar...

Hezbollah leader wants investigator in Beirut blast replaced

Oct. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah group Monday escalated his attack on the judge leading the probe into last year’s port explosion, calling on authorities to replace him with a “truthful and transparent” investigator. Judge Tarek Bitar...

Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the militant Hezbollah. The powerful group operates independently from Lebanese authorities, which are struggling to deal with a crippling energy...