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US consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara

DAKHLA, Western Sahara (AP) — Trawlers pack the bustling Western Saharan port of Dakhla, where fish scales glisten from workers’ arms as they roll up their nets and buyers shout bids in a sprawling au...

Top US official gears up for US presence in Western Sahara

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The highest ranking U.S. diplomat for North Africa and the Middle East traveled Saturday to the city of Laayoune, which Morocco considers the capital of the Western Sahara, layin...

Lebanon's leader challenges US sanctions against son-in-law

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's leader on Saturday asked the United States to offer evidence to back up new sanctions against the former Lebanese foreign minister, who is an important political ally of the Ir...

Lebanon praises US mediation in maritime border talks Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun told a visiting U.S. official Friday that his country “heavily relies” on Washington’s mediation regarding a disputed maritime border with Israel, and hop...

US official holds Beirut meetings after Israel-Lebanon talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s parliament speaker met Thursday with a visiting U.S. official, a day after Beirut began indirect negotiations with Israel over their disputed maritime border. ...

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 names team for maritime border talks with Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon announced on Monday the names of its delegation that will hold indirect talks later this week with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two countries. ...

Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful political group allied with militant Hezbollah denounced Wednesday the U.S. sanctions imposed against one of its senior members, saying they infringe on Lebanon’s sovereignty ...

Lebanese leaders begin talks to form new crisis government

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister-designate began consultations on Wednesday to form a new, crisis Cabinet, a day after French President Emmanuel Macron said Lebanese politicians had committed to...

Iraqi army says 2 rockets hit base near Baghdad, no losses

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two rockets hit an Iraqi base frequented by U.S. troops north of Baghdad late Saturday without causing any casualties, Iraq's military said, the third such attack this month and just da...

Lebanon crisis brings mixed legacy for central bank governor

BEIRUT (AP) — Touted as the guardian of Lebanon’s monetary stability, he steered the tiny country's finances for nearly three decades, through post-war recovery and bouts of unrest. ...

US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike

CAIRO (AP) — A U.S. citizen who went on a hunger strike and who claimed he was wrongfully imprisoned in Egypt died on Monday after spending six years behind bars, the State Department said. ...

Libyan officials collect evidence of Russian fighters in war

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Officials in Libya’s U.N.-supported government say they plan to confront Moscow over the alleged deployment of Russian mercenaries fighting alongside their opponents in the count...

Iraqi leaders discuss situation in Syria with US official

RABIAA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi President Barham Saleh discussed Wednesday the situation in northern Syria with a visiting U.S. official saying they focused on ways to prevent Islamic militants from taking ...

US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-...