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Not a game show: Ex-TV star at center of Lebanon-Saudi row

Nov. 10, 2021 04:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — George Kordahi was popular among TV viewers in the Middle East for his dapper charm. He schmoozed with beautiful women, dropped jokes and recited lines of Arabic poetry — all the while weighing in with his political opinions about the region’s events. ...

The judge leading Beirut blast probe: Discreet and defiant

Oct. 26, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For eight months, he has quietly investigated one of the world’s worst non-nuclear explosions with only four assistants — and a lot of powerful detractors trying to block him. In that time, Judge Tarek Bitar has become a household name in Lebanon and...

Lebanese judge charges 68 over deadly clashes south Beirut

Oct. 25, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge has charged 68 people in this month's deadly clashes in Beirut that left seven people dead and dozens wounded, the state news agency reported Monday. The clashes in south Beirut on Oct. 14 was the worst fighting in the capital in years...

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...