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Hezbollah leader launches verbal attack against Saudi king

Jan. 03, 2022 14:49 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group verbally attacked the king of Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying Riyadh helped spread extremist Islamic ideology worldwide and is taking the thousands of Lebanese who work in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region “hostage.” ...

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...