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Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks postponed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Talks between Israel and Lebanon over disputed maritime borders that were scheduled to take place this week have been postponed, Israeli and Lebanese officials said Monday. ...

Syria’s longtime Foreign Minister al-Moallem dies age 79

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, a career diplomat who became one of the country’s most prominent faces to the outside world during the uprising against President Bashar Assad,...

Syria's Assad: Western sanctions hinder return of refugees

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government is working to secure the return of millions of refugees who fled war in their country, but Western sanctions are hindering the work of state institutions, ...

Syria Kurds free hundreds of IS militants as part of amnesty

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led authorities released on Thursday hundreds of militants from the Islamic State group imprisoned in northern Syria, as part of a general amnesty in the region controlled by the...

Lebanon, Israel to begin indirect talks over maritime border

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon and Israel are to begin indirect talks Wednesday over their disputed maritime border, with American officials mediating the talks that both sides insist are purely tech...

Lebanon's outgoing PM rejects end to subsidies amid crisis

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister on Friday adamantly rejected any move to end subsidies of goods in the crisis-hit country, warning it would lead to a “social explosion” as the central ...

WFP fights hunger in food-deprived places, crises, war zones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic, recognition that shines light on vulnerabl...

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict draws in fighters from Mideast

BEIRUT (AP) — For the past two weeks, Raffi Ghazarian has been glued to the TV at home and at work watching news about the fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces. If it go...

Lebanese president to hold consultations on new PM next week

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has called for binding consultations with members of parliament next week to name a new prime minister, his office said Wednesday. The a...

Hezbollah leaders tell French president to change approach

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Tuesday they still welcome the French initiative to help Lebanon out of its crisis, but said Paris has to change its approach in dealing w...

Carlos Ghosn launches initiative to help his native Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn made a new public appearance in Lebanon Tuesday during which he launched an initiative with a local university to help the country that is u...

Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger

BEIRUT (AP) — An additional 700,000 children in Syria face hunger because of the country's badly damaged economy and the impact of coronavirus restrictions, an international aid group warned Tuesday. ...

EU concerned over resignation of Lebanon's PM-designate

BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union expressed “disappointment and concern” Monday about the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-designate over the weekend and urged the country’s leaders to do their ...

Despair in Lebanon pushing some to flee to Europe in boats

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son the little things a toddler wants. So when he heard tha...

Virus hits Lebanese prison as inmates jockey for release

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s largest prison on Thursday was grappling with an alarming coronavirus outbreak, as many inmates refused to take preventative measures or get tested under the impression that ca...