By Lolita C. Baldor, Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
U.S. officials say there is no indication that a massive explosion in Lebanon that killed at least 100 people was an attack. That contradicts President Donald Trump who said American generals told him it was likely caused by a bomb.
By Associated Press
French President Emmanuel Macron announced he would fly to the shattered Lebanese capital, and two planeloads of French rescue workers and aid were expected to touch down on Wednesday afternoon.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Tropical Storm Isaias sped up the East Coast of the U.S., leaving a trail of damage. The storm was downgraded after coming ashore as a hurricane in North Carolina but spun off a deadly tornado…
In Lebanon, a monstrous explosion shook Beirut, shattering much of the city’s port area. Video showed an enormous blast and shockwave that damaged buildings miles away. The health minister reported at least 70 people dead and more than 3,000 injured,…
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Lebanese Red Cross official Georges Kettaneh said there were dead and wounded, but did not have an exact figure, just saying there were hundreds of casualties.
By Jane Ferguson
Lebanon recorded its highest one-day tally of new coronavirus cases Friday, after easing extended lockdowns. The country, already in economic freefall and suffering under a paralyzed, corrupt and bankrupt government, cannot afford another crisis. But now, hunger and despair are…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Major retailers in Lebanon announced they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar.
In our news wrap Friday, President Trump defended his plans for a campaign rally on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The day, known as Juneteenth, commemorates the end of slavery, and Tulsa was the site of a white-on-black massacre in…
Lebanon's government says the country's central bank will inject fresh dollars into the market to prop up the national currency following a night of protests spurred by the dramatic plunging of the Lebanese pound.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has thrown his support behind the Lebanese government seeking financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund but said it should negotiate the conditions cautiously.
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