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Saudis summon ambassador from Germany over Lebanon commentsSaudi Arabia's state news agency reports that the kingdom has summoned its ambassador to Germany for consultations following statements made by Germany's foreign minister in support of Lebanon
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
In this photo made from video, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, fourth from left, arrives in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities. (AP Photo)
The Latest: Hariri meets Macron for talks on Lebanon crisisLebanese PM Hariri is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris after a tense stay in Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a new political crisis in Lebanon
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
Palestinians reject 'extortion' in face of US moveThe Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians will not give in to "extortion" after a U.S. threat to close their diplomatic mission in Washington
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this photo made from video, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, arrives in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Hariri arrived in France from Saudi Arabia, seeking to dismiss fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities. (AP Photo)
Lebanon's PM Hariri in France, may be in Beirut next weekLebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in France from Saudi Arabia and may be back in Beirut next week
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in SyriaRussia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017 file photo, runners in the 8K Beirut Marathon run past a billboard with a portrait of outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Arabic that reads, "We are all waiting for you," in Beirut, Lebanon. Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago has been caught in the crossfire between the region’s two feuding powers -- Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. The 47-year-old who for years had tried to play a balancing act in Lebanon, with its delicate, sectarian-based political system, resigned in the most bizarre manner, throwing the country’s and his own political future into the unknown. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
Lebanon's PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for FranceLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so.
The Associated Press10 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, look on during a bus tour to visit the Volco car factory during the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg, Sweden, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency via AP)
The Latest: Again, Riyadh asks citizens to leave LebanonSaudi Arabia has asked its citizens for the second time in less than two weeks to leave Lebanon "as soon as possible" given the tension over the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri
The Associated Press12 hours ago
This photo provided on Nov. 17, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while government media reports three civilians were killed by rebel mortars. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 childrenSyrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while state media reports that three civilians have been killed by rebel mortars
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera outbreakAn international aid group says one million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this picture taken Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, Lebanon-based U.S. citizen Yahya Lotfi Khader shows documents during an interview with Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon-based businessmen and a media mogul who lost business in Saudi Arabia or through dealings with members of the royal family are watching an anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom to see whether it will help them win back what they lost. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmenLebanon-based businessmen who lost business in Saudi Arabia watching anti-corruption campaign targeting officials and princes in the oil-rich kingdom
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attackEgyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017 file photo, released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hariri who resigned from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago has been caught in the crossfire between the region’s two feuding powers -- Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. The 47-year-old who for years had tried to play a balancing act in Lebanon, with its delicate, sectarian-based political system, resigned in the most bizarre manner, throwing the country’s and his own political future into the unknown. (Dalati Nohra via AP, File)
Lebanon Prime Minister Hariri's future on uncertain pathLebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has found himself caught in the crossfire between the region's two feuding powers _ the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the country, more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.(AP Photo, File)
Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held townIraq's Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces have retaken last IS-held town in the country; PM congratulates troops
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Tuesday, July 22, 2014 file photo shows a motorist passing by a flag of the Islamic State group in central Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 Iraqi forces have retaken the last IS-held town in the country, more than three years after the militant group stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory.(AP Photo, File)
The Latest: Iraqi PM welcomes freeing of last IS-held townThe Latest: Iraqi prime minister congratulates his troops om liberating the last IS-held town near Syria border
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt to temporarily reopen Gaza border crossingEgypt to temporarily reopen border with Gaza, for the first time since Hamas ceded control of its side of the crossing
The Associated Press1 day ago
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