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  • Lebanese interior minister warns trash crisis protesters story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 11:34 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanon's interior minister warned protesters Wednesday against staging sit-ins or attacks targeting state institutions, saying such actions will no longer be tolerated.

  • Protests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:27 am

    BEIRUT - Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years.

  • The Latest: Lebanese group threaten to escalate protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:56 pm

    BEIRUT - Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local):

  • Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:26 pm

    BEIRUT - To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism.

  • Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:29 pm

    BEIRUT - First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.

  • Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:36 pm

    LONDON - As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body.

  • Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:46 am

    WASHINGTON - A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

  • Lebanon health minister warns of dangers from trash crisis 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 10:02 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanon's health minister says the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster" unless an immediate solution is found for its mounting trash problem.

  • Deadly attacks surge as Iran's foreign minister visits Syria story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:23 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Iran's foreign minister, who negotiated his country's nuclear deal with world powers, discussed ways of ending Syria's civil war with President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Wednesday, as attacks surged around the Syrian capital, killing at least 36 people and wounding dozens.