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President Michel Aoun left Lebanon's presidential palace Sunday, marking the end of his six-year term without a replacement, leaving the small nation in a political vacuum that is likely to worsen its historic economic meltdown.
By Bassem Mroue, Abby Sewell, Associated Press
This week, Israel and Lebanon, two countries technically at war for decades, took a rare step towards easing tensions with a maritime border agreement brokered by the United States. Neri Zilber, a reporter based in Tel Aviv, and Maya Gebeily,…
By Andrew Corkery, Winston Wilde
Lebanon's deep financial crisis is affecting every aspect of life there. There is no consistent electricity, most poor go hungry and joblessness is at record levels. With its currency nearly worthless, most keep their savings in U.S. dollars which are…
By Nick Schifrin, Leila Molana-Allen
The agreement would mark a major breakthrough in relations between the two countries, which formally have been at war since Israel's establishment in 1948.
By Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, a sell-off swept Wall Street and the world as rising interest rates intensify fears of a recession, counter-protesters marched in support of Iran's Islamic regime following growing unrest over a young woman's death in the…
By Fay Abuelgasim, Bilal Hussein, Associated Press
Syria's health minister says at least 77 people died when a boat with migrants from Lebanon sank off Syria's coast this week. The minster was quoted by state TV on Friday as saying that he fears the death toll from…
By Associated Press
Israel's prime minister has vowed to begin production at a contested Mediterranean natural gas field "as soon as it is possible." The comments by Yair Lapid threaten to raise tensions with Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group.
By Kareem Chehayeb, Associated Press
The spokesman of the crisis-hit country's Gas Station Owners' Syndicate told The Associated Press on Monday that fuel will now be priced in U.S. dollars to the country's black market exchange rate.
No injuries were reported — the area had been long evacuated — but the collapse was another painful reminder of the horrific August 2020 explosion.
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