World Sep 10Lebanon’s new prime minister pledges to stabilize economic meltdown
The new government headed by billionaire businessman Najib Mikati was announced Friday by the office of President Michel Aoun.
World Aug 04Grieving and angry, Lebanese mark year since horrific blast
United in grief and anger, families of the victims and several thousand Lebanese marked one year since the horrific explosion at Beirut's port with a moment of silence and prayers at the foot of the silos that was shredded by…
World Jul 15Lebanon’s PM-designate steps down after months of deadlock
He cited "key differences" with the country's president, Michel Aoun, as he announced his decision on Thursday. The development is likely to plunge Lebanon further into chaos and uncertainty.
World Jul 13Families of Lebanese blast victims protest interior minister
Demonstrators gathered Tuesday outside the home of Lebanon's caretaker interior minister demanding an end to what they say is obstruction of the investigation into one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.
World Jul 08Top EU official says aid access to Syrians must stay open
Janez Lenarcic, EU commissioner for Crisis Management, on Thursday urged the U.N. Security Council to vote to keep the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Turkey and Syria operational.
World Jul 06Lebanon caretaker premier pleads for aid as crisis worsens
Lebanon's caretaker prime minister is warning that the country is hurtling toward a "social explosion" and appealed on the international community for assistance to prevent the demise of the nation facing multiple crises.
Politics Jun 02Lebanese leaders exchange barbs as country sinks into crisis
Lebanon's president and prime minister-designate have traded barbs, escalating a war of words that has for months obstructed the formation of a new government in a country hit by a devastating economic and financial crisis.
World Apr 20First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria
Faten Ali Nahar's candidacy makes her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job, but the largely symbolic election is certain to be won by President Bashar Assad.
World Aug 14Iran foreign minister accuses Western countries of using Beirut blast to dictate policies
Iran's top diplomat is accusing Western countries of taking advantage of Beirut's massive explosion last week that killed and injured thousands to dictate their own policies on Lebanon.
World Aug 13Lebanon’s military gets sweeping powers after Beirut blast
Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency in Beirut in its first session since the catastrophic Aug. 4 explosion.