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US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria's northeast. Intense clashes with Islamic State group militants took place around a...

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as tem...

Hezbollah hosts conference in Beirut for Saudi opposition

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 king...

Lebanese judge issues travel ban for central bank governor

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese judge Tuesday issued a travel ban for the country’s central bank governor, state-run National News Agency and a lawyer said. The move comes after a corruption lawsuit accused ...

Lebanese premier expects draft deal with IMF within weeks

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 ...

Hamas says oxygen bottles exploded in Lebanon camp, not arms

BEIRUT (AP) — The Palestinian Hamas group said Saturday that explosions that shook a refugee camp in southern Lebanon were caused by an electrical short-circuit in a storage area for oxygen bottles us...

Judge in Beirut port blast demands arrest of former minister

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge leading Lebanon's investigation into last year’s massive blast at Beirut’s port demanded on Friday the arrest of a former Cabinet minister he had implicated in the case, judici...

'I am dead here': Lebanese join Mideast migrants to Europe

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Ziad Hilweh knew his family might die on the way. But the risk was worth it, he said, to reach the shores of Europe for a new start with his wife and three kids, away from the ...

US journalist freed in Lebanon after call by rights groups

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities freed Wednesday a freelance American journalist who was detained in Beirut last month. The release came just hours after two international human rights groups called...

Family of 6, including child, wounded in US strike in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting an al-Qaida leader in northern Syria wounded a family of six, including a 10-year-old child who suffered serious head injuries, The Associated Press has learne...

Truck rams into tent in Syria camp, killing 3 Iraqi women

BEIRUT (AP) — A tanker truck distributing water at a sprawling camp housing families of Islamic State group members in northeast Syria rammed into a tent, apparently by accident, killing three women a...

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

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 promi...

UN: Lebanese children's future at stake amid economic crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s severe economic crisis has left some children hungry and without good medical care, and forced others to drop out of school to help their families, the United Nations said Tues...

Cold, hungry, afraid: Mideast migrants stuck on EU doorstep

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Sarkawt Ismat was cold, hungry and terrified, trapped between Polish and Belarusian troops facing off on opposite sides of the European Union’s eastern border. The...

UAE's embrace of Syria could lead to more Arab overtures

BEIRUT (AP) — A visit by the United Arab Emirates' top diplomat this week may have turned a page for Syria's embattled autocratic president, enabling more Arab countries to re-engage with Bashar Assad...