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FILE - In this Sunday, May 8, 2016 file photo, Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, leader of Lebanon's parliamentary majority, waves to his supporters after he voted at a polling station during the municipal elections in Beirut, Lebanon. An explosion occurred earlier in June 2020 near the convoy of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri when he was on a visit in a mountainous region in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, a Saudi-owned TV station reported Sunday, June 28. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Missile hit near convoy of ex-Lebanon PM Hariri, report says

Jun. 28, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A missile exploded earlier this month near the convoy of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri while he visited a mountainous area in the eastern Bekaa Valley, a Saudi-owned TV station reported Sunday. Hariri’s office in a statement said most of the report carried by Al-Hadath TV...

Riot police advance to push back anti-government protesters from a square near the government house, during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, early Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanese fear currency will further tumble despite promises

Jun. 12, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For months, Kamal Nasser, a successful plumbing contractor in Lebanon, has seen his business base erode. There are almost no new construction projects as people save for gloomier days, and with the local currency on a downward spiral, he has not been able to import his most basic materials...

An anti-government protester argues with riot police during a protest against a general amnesty law being proposed in parliament, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanon removes banking secrecy rules to fight corruption

May. 28, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament approved on Thursday a law to remove decades-old banking secrecy rules in order to better fight rampant corruption that has pushed the country to the edge of economic collapse. The move opens the way for investigations into bank accounts of current and former...