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Hezbollah, ally end Cabinet boycott in crisis-hit Lebanon

Jan. 15, 2022 13:39 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and its main Shiite ally said Saturday they are ending their boycott of Cabinet meetings after a three-month deadlock that has worsened the small nation’s unprecedented economic meltdown. The two Shiite groups said in a joint...

Hezbollah hosts conference in Beirut for Saudi opposition

Jan. 12, 2022 12:31 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah group hosted a conference for Saudi opposition figures in its stronghold south of Beirut on Wednesday in a defiant gesture certain to anger the oil-rich kingdom. The gathering came as the Lebanese government is trying to mend relations...

UN peacekeepers attacked in south Lebanon near Israel border

Jan. 05, 2022 18:35 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown perpetrators attacked a group of U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, vandalizing their vehicles and stealing official items from them, a U.N. official said Wednesday. Such scuffles with U.N. peacekeepers are not uncommon in southern Lebanon since the...

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.” ...

Lebanese Christian leader: alliance with Hezbollah imperiled

Jan. 02, 2022 09:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of Lebanon’s largest Christian party said on Sunday that a 15-year-old alliance with the country’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah was no longer working and must evolve. The televised speech by Gebran Bassil, who heads the Free Patriotic Movement,...

Lebanese premier expects draft deal with IMF within weeks

Dec. 28, 2021 12:30 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister said Tuesday that his government's talks with the International Monetary Fund are inching closer to a “final formula” for a draft on an agreement before the end of February. Najib Mikati said the Cabinet — which has not met since Oct....

Lebanon's president calls for an end to government paralysis

Dec. 27, 2021 14:58 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president called Monday for an end to an 11-week deadlock that has prevented the government from convening, further undermining state institutions in the country amid an economic meltdown. President Michel Aoun implicitly blamed his powerful ally...

Syria says Israeli missiles target military posts in south

Dec. 15, 2021 19:31 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israeli rockets hit army posts in the country’s south early Thursday, killing one soldier and causing material damage. State media quoted an unidentified military official as saying that rockets fired from the Israeli-occupied Golan...

Lebanon to deport outlawed Bahrain opposition party members

Dec. 15, 2021 14:14 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister on Wednesday ordered the deportation of members of Bahrain’s outlawed Shiite opposition party after they criticized from Beirut their country’s human rights record. The deportation order is likely another attempt to ease an...

Israeli official says Syria must not have chemical weapons

Dec. 14, 2021 14:21 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's intelligence minister said Tuesday that Syria cannot be allowed to obtain chemical weapons, after a report emerged that Israel targeted the country's chemical weapons facilities. In an interview with Israeli Army Radio, Elazar Stern would not...