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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...

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...

Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen war

Sep. 20, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Friday called for Saudi Arabia to stop its war in Yemen, or else face more attacks on its soil. In a televised speech, Hassan Nasrallah warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates not to incite war "because your houses are made of...

Officials: 31 Iraqi pilgrims die in stampede during holiday

Sep. 10, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A walkway collapsed and set off a stampede in the holy city of Karbala on Tuesday as thousands of Shiite Muslims marked one of the most solemn holy days of the year. At least 31 people were killed and about 100 were injured, officials said. It was the deadliest stampede in recent history...

Hezbollah leader warns against new US mediator with Israel

Sep. 10, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. official visiting Beirut to mediate between Lebanon and Israel over a maritime border dispute is a "friend of Israel," keen to defend its interests, the leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group warned on Tuesday. Hassan Nasrallah urged Lebanese officials to negotiate from a point...

Syria says Israel was behind airstrike in country's east

Sep. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown warplanes targeted an arms depot and posts of Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, killing at least 18 fighters in a nighttime attack, Syrian opposition activists said Monday. A Syrian security official said Israeli jets staged the airstrikes, but denied...

Hezbollah says it shot down Israeli drone over south Lebanon

Sep. 9, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group said it shot down an Israeli drone over southern Lebanon early Monday, shortly after it crossed from Israel amid rising tensions along the border between the two countries in recent weeks. A Hezbollah statement said the drone was downed with "suitable...

Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in Lebanon

Sep. 3, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Tuesday the militant group Hezbollah and Iran have built a precision-missile factory in neighboring Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. The army issued a statement saying that "in fear of strikes" by Israel, Hezbollah had moved key equipment from the site to "civilian...

Calm prevails on Lebanon-Israel border day after brief clash

Sep. 2, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MAROUN EL-RAS, Lebanon (AP) — The Lebanon-Israel border was mostly calm with U.N. peacekeepers patrolling the border on Monday, a day after the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel in response to earlier attacks, triggering Israeli artillery fire. The missile...

Hezbollah leader: We have no missile factories in Lebanon

Aug. 31, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Saturday categorically denied Israeli claims about his group having factories to produce precision-guided missiles in Lebanon, saying such "lies" were an attempt to justify Israeli attacks against the country. In a speech to hundreds of his followers who...