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The Latest | Iran's president, foreign minister and others die in helicopter crash

May. 20, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others were found dead Monday at the site of a helicopter crash after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region of the country’s northwest, state media reported. State TV gave no immediate cause for...

Hamas denounces ICC prosecutor, accusing him of trying to 'equate the victim with the executioner'

May. 20, 2024 09:17 AM EDT
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Hamas denounces ICC prosecutor, accusing him of trying to 'equate the victim with the executioner.'

Lebanon says Israeli agents likely killed Hezbollah-linked currency exchanger near Beirut

Apr. 18, 2024 04:05 AM EDT

BEIT MERI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister alleged Wednesday that the mysterious abduction and killing of a Hezbollah-linked Lebanese currency exchanger in a villa on the edge of a quiet mountain resort town earlier this month was likely the work of Israeli intelligence operatives. ...

Cyprus president and Lebanese caretaker premier urge EU financial aid to curb migration from Lebanon

Apr. 08, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese caretaker prime minister and the Cypriot president are calling on the European Union to provide financial support to help cash-strapped Lebanon stop migrants from reaching European shores. President Nikos Christodoulides’ visit to Beirut Monday,...

Lebanese authorities detain suspected French drug dealer days after releasing him on bail

Mar. 22, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities Friday detained a suspected French drug dealer a few days after releasing him on bail, judicial officials said. The officials said members of Lebanon’s General Security Directorate detained Abdel Karim Touil at the request of the country’s...

Lebanese, French officials float a plan to rebuild Beirut port nearly 4 years after huge explosion

Mar. 13, 2024 08:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Three and a half years after hundreds of tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate ignited at the Beirut port, setting off one of the world’s biggest non-nuclear explosions, Lebanese and French officials put forward a plan for reconstruction and reorganization of the port...

Israel's air force strikes deep inside Lebanon, killing 2 people, after Hezbollah downs a drone

Feb. 26, 2024 13:15 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Israeli military said its air force on Monday struck targets of the militant Hezbollah group “deep inside Lebanon,” as Lebanese officials said targets were hit near the northeastern city of Baalbek. At least two Hezbollah members were killed in the strikes, an official for...

Building collapse in Beirut suburb kills 4 and rescuers are searching for others

Feb. 20, 2024 11:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A building collapsed in a southern suburb of Beirut late Monday, killing four people and injuring three others as rescuers searched for more people under the rubble, a paramedic official said. The building in the suburb of Choueifat crumbled after days of heavy rain....