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.
World Aug 09World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut
Donors on a teleconference discussing emergency aid to Beirut warned that the money would not be made available until Lebanese authorities “fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms expected by the Lebanese people.”…
World Aug 08Protests in Beirut amid public fury over massive blast
Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square, where they set up symbolic nooses to hang politicians whose corruption and negligence they blame for Tuesday's explosion at the Port of Beirut.
World Aug 06Macron promises help, Beirut residents vent fury at leaders
After talks with Lebanese leaders, France’s Macron announced his country will organize a conference in the next few days to raise money for food, medicine, housing and other urgent aid.
World Aug 06Lebanon investigates blast amid rising anger, calls for change
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious…
World Aug 05Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger
International help began to arrive as Lebanon's leaders struggled with the widespread damage and shocking aftermath of Tuesday's blast.
World Aug 05A shattered Beirut emerges from the rubble after deadly explosions
Residents of Beirut — stunned, sleepless and stoic — emerged from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes.