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Lebanon's president discusses Gulf crisis with Qatar's emir

Nov. 29, 2021 08:29 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president Monday discussed his country's economic meltdown and an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Beirut and Persian Gulf nations with the Emir of Qatar. The emir promised to help the small country ease its problems. The meeting between...

Protesters break into Lebanese ministry as crisis deepens

Nov. 26, 2021 07:53 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A small group of protesters broke into a ministry building in Beirut early on Friday and removed a photo of the president from one of its main rooms, as the Lebanese pound hit a new low amid a worsening economic and political stalemate. The protesters who...

Lebanon receives Beirut blast satellite images from Russia

Nov. 22, 2021 11:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Lebanon's Foreign Minister said Monday his country has received from Russia satellite pictures of the Port of Beirut on the day of last year’s devastating blast. The imagery would be the first made available by a foreign government to the Lebanese probe marred by legal...

US congressmen in Lebanon over crippling economic crisis

Nov. 20, 2021 10:12 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A group of U.S. congressmen held meetings Saturday with Lebanon’s top leaders during a fact-finding mission to the Middle East nation roiled by an unprecedented economic crisis. The delegation is to report to President Joe Biden and the Congress and...

Turkey offers to help Lebanon with crisis with Gulf nations

Nov. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday his country is ready to offer whatever support it can to help mend relations between Lebanon and Gulf Arab nations, embroiled in an unprecedented diplomatic rift. The spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states...

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. ...

Arab League envoy in Beirut to mediate Lebanon-Saudi rift

Nov. 08, 2021 12:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A top Arab League envoy was in Beirut on Monday to explore ways to resolve an unprecedented diplomatic rift between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia that emerged following comments by Lebanon's information minister on Yemen's civil war. The minister had...

Lebanon PM renews call for minister in Gulf Arab row to quit

Nov. 04, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister on Thursday again urged the information minister to “do what needs to be done,” an apparent appeal for him step down over an unprecedented diplomatic rift with Saudi Arabia. The spat has threatened to destabilize the new...

Lebanon seeks dialogue with Saudi Arabia despite new tension

Nov. 03, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Wednesday sought a dialogue with Saudi Arabia to resolve an unprecedented diplomatic rift over a Lebanese Cabinet minister’s comments, even as new reasons for tension emerged. The spat unfolded over statements by the Lebanese Information...

Kuwait, UAE join Saudi Arabia with measures against Lebanon

Oct. 30, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese politicians scrambled to resolve a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations on Saturday, after comments by a Cabinet minister about the war in Yemen stoked their ire. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates followed the Saudis with...