AP Analysis: Dark days ahead for Lebanon as crisis bites

BEIRUT (AP) — The past year has been nothing short of an earthquake for Lebanon, hit by an economic meltdown, mass protests, financial collapse, a virus outbreak and a cataclysmic explosion that virtu...

Lebanon asks world's help 'trying to rise from its rubble'

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing an economic meltdown and other crises, Lebanon’s president on Wednesday asked for the world's help to rebuild the capital's main port and neighborhoods that were blown away in las...

Warnings as Lebanon misses government formation deadline

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese politicians have missed a 15-day deadline to form a crisis Cabinet, with many remaining deadlocked on Wednesday on which political faction gets to have the key portfolio of the ...

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...

Macron starts Lebanon trip by meeting iconic Lebanese diva

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron returned to Lebanon on Monday, a country in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, for a two-day visit and a schedule packed with events and political tal...

'End of the world': Massive, self-inflicted 'bomb' in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 10 firefighters who received the call a bit before 6 p.m. — alerting them of a big fire at the nearby port of Beirut — could not know what awaited them. The brigade...

'End of the world': Massive, self-inflicted 'bomb' in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — The 10 firefighters who received the call shortly before 6 p.m. — about a big fire at the nearby port of Beirut — could not know what awaited them. The brigade of nine ...

Top German diplomat: Lebanon needs 'reboot' to regain trust

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon needs a “strong reboot” and far-reaching economic reforms to rebuild trust with its citizens, Germany's foreign minister said ahead of his trip Wednesday to Beirut, following las...

Lebanon marks one week since deadly Beirut explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — A nation still burying its dead Tuesday marked a week since the explosion in Beirut that flattened much of the Lebanese capital's port, damaged buildings and left thousands of people dea...

Rescuers in Lebanon recover more bodies days after blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital, kill...

AP Analysis: Will Beirut's blast be a catalyst for change?

BEIRUT (AP) — The massive explosion and devastation triggered by thousands of tons of chemicals improperly stored in Beirut’s port is the culmination of decades of corruption that has driven one of th...

Lebanese survey devastation after massive Beirut explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation on Wednesday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 100 peo...

Analysis: Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — Power cuts that last up to 20 hours a day. Mountains of trash spilling into streets. Long lines at gas stations. It may seem like a standard summer in Lebanon, a count...

Lebanon’s plea to skeptical expats: Come visit, bring cash

BEIRUT (AP) — With Beirut’s airport partially reopening from a three-month virus shutdown, the government is hoping thousands of Lebanese expatriates will return for the summer — and bring dollars des...

Lebanon's crisis, pandemic hit American University in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — One of the Arab world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, which endured civil war, kidnappings and various economic crises, is preparing for what may be the biggest challenge in ...