After Beirut blast, a young surgeon finds new sense of duty

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a night Dr. Bassam Osman says changed his life. At around 6 p.m. on Aug. 4, the 27-year-old surgical resident was about to leave his daily hospital shift. Then a massive explosion...

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear a month after blast

BEIRUT (AP) — A month after Beirut’s devastating explosion, Ghassan Toubaji still sits under a gaping hole in his ceiling — he can look up through the dangling plaster, wires and metal struts and the ...

Lebanese philanthropist Lady Cochrane dies of blast injuries

BEIRUT (AP) — One of Lebanon's most prominent philanthropists and a pioneer defender of the country's heritage, Lady Yvonne Sursock Cochrane, has died from injuries she suffered in the massive Aug. 4 ...

Lebanese Hezbollah says it's open to reformist government

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said Sunday his group supports the formation of a government that would be able to improve economic conditions in the crisis-stricken country and undertak...

Lebanon arrests 3 Egyptian suspects in Cairo gang rape case

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces have arrested three Egyptian men wanted in their home country on charges of involvement in an alleged gang rape six years ago. The arrest, rep...

Lebanon’s powerhouse Hezbollah hit by backlash after blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Sara Jaafar joined a group of political activists gathered on Aug. 4 to discuss strategies to challenge Lebanon’s entrenched rulers when their building was shaken and the windows blasted...

Lebanese president calls probe into Beirut blast "complex"

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun says the probe into a devastating blast in Beirut is “very complex” and won’t be finished quickly. Responding to calls that he step down,...

UN: 178 killed in Beirut explosion, 30 still missing

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from last week's massive explosion in Lebanon's capital has risen to nearly 180, with an estimated 6,000 people injured and at least 30 missing, the United Nations said Fr...

Lebanon Parliament meets after blast, government resignation

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament met Thursday in the first session since the tragic explosion last week that changed the face of the capital and forced the government to resign. P...

After multiple crises, this time some Lebanese feel broken

BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly a week, Mona Zahran had to sleep on a couch pulled across her apartment's front door. Beirut’s massive explosion knocked her doors off their hinges and shattered her windows, ...

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new level...

'The world exploded': Beirut blast takes a husband, father

BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. Once travel restrictio...

Crisis hits Lebanon's hospitals, among the best in Mideast

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's hospitals, long considered among the best in the Middle East, are cracking under the country's financial crisis, struggling to pay staff, keep equipment running or even stay op...

Minister: Lebanon is nearing critical stage in virus cases

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's health minister says the financially troubled Mediterranean country, which has so far managed to contain the coronavirus, is sliding toward a critical stage with a new surge in...

More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — At least two doctors in Syria's opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a monitoring group Saturday, raising the total number of cases in the over...