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  • Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast 
    Updated: May-03-16 1:44 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.

  • Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon 
    Updated: May-02-16 6:37 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.

  • Iran calls US Supreme Court ruling on Beirut blast a 'theft' 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 3:03 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran rejected on Thursday a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court the day before that clears the way for families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other attacks linked to Iran to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian funds.

  • Australian mother in Lebanon custody case reunited with kids 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 9:02 am

    BEIRUT - An Australian mother in the middle of a high-profile, international custody battle was reunited on Thursday with her two children in Lebanon, a day after her release on bail.

  • High Court sides with families of '83 Beirut bombing victims story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 4:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for families of victims of the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut and other attacks linked to Iran to collect nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian funds.

  • Israeli general warns of 'devastating war' with Hezbollah 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 3:53 pm

    JERUSALEM - A top Israeli military leader on Wednesday issued a stern warning to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, saying any future war between the two enemies will unleash "devastating" damage on Lebanon.

  • Central bank: Lebanon will abide by US anti-Hezbollah law 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 10:31 am

    BEIRUT - Beirut will abide by a U.S. law that imposes sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the militant Hezbollah group, Lebanon's central bank governor said Monday.

  • Syria talks resume, chances seen as very slim amid violence 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 1:49 pm

    BEIRUT - Indirect peace talks between Syria's warring parties have resumed in Geneva to the backdrop of escalating violence in the country's north and a refusal by the Syrian government to negotiate a transitional government, a key opposition demand.

  • French president vows support for Lebanon during visit 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:38 pm

    BEIRUT - French President Francois Hollande said Saturday his country will stand by Lebanon to boost security in the tiny Arab country that is "surrounded by crisis and wars" and urged the parliament to elect a new president whose post has been vacant for nearly two years.

  • Lebanese security force members visit Saginaw for training 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 11:15 am

    SAGINAW, Michigan - Members of a Lebanese security force are visiting Saginaw to study the philosophies and tactics of the city's police department.

  • Australian mother and TV crew questioned by Lebanese judge story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 2:48 pm

    BEIRUT - The mother of two Lebanese-Australian children and a four-member Australian TV crew appeared before a Lebanese investigative judge on Wednesday over accusations they attempted to kidnap the woman's two children from their father in Beirut.

  • Lebanon shocked over sex trafficking of young Syrian women story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:46 am

    BEIRUT - Back in Syria, the young women were told they would get well-paid jobs at restaurants and hotels in Lebanon. But when they arrived, their belongings and mobile phones were taken away, and the women were locked up in two hotels north of Beirut and forced into prostitution.

  • Ohio man pleads guilty to charge related to sale of 300 guns 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 4:11 pm

    AKRON, Ohio - Authorities say an Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge related to the sale of 300 guns, including 11 destined for Beirut.

  • Lebanese security force members visit Detroit for training 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 10:04 am

    DETROIT - Members of a Lebanese security force are visiting Detroit for a three-day informational and training session with officers and U.S. officials focusing on community policing.

  • Blast in southern Lebanon kills local Palestinian official 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 9:15 am

    BEIRUT - An explosion just outside the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Tuesday killed a local Palestinian security official amid tensions between the main Palestinian faction and extremists groups.

  • Syrians struggle to find place to bury their kin in Lebanon 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 6:20 am

    BAR ELIAS, Lebanon - When Saada Khalaf, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, lost her husband to a long illness earlier this year, she could not find a place to bury him in the eastern Lebanese town where the couple had lived since they fled the civil war back home.

  • Sniper kills last doctor in besieged Syrian town story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 3:09 am

    BEIRUT - Mohammed Khous was walking from the field hospital heading for his son's house nearby to rest between operations. He would never make it: a sniper's bullet to the head felled the 70-year-old in the street. With that, the Syrian town of Zabadani - under heavy siege by government forces and allied Hezbollah militia - lost its last doctor.

  • Satellite firm stops Hezbollah TV broadcasts in Lebanon story has photos
    Updated: Apr-06-16 11:32 am

    BEIRUT - An Egyptian regional satellite provider cut the broadcast of Hezbollah's TV station in the Shiite group's native Lebanon on Wednesday, the latest in escalating tensions between the Iranian-backed organization and Sunni Arab countries in the region.

  • Beirut's racetrack, once a chic hotspot, falls on hard times 
    Updated: Apr-03-16 2:04 am

    BEIRUT - Beirut's famous racetrack, which once entertained Middle Eastern royalty, has fallen on hard times, and the fight over its future is revealing competing visions for public space in the Lebanese capital.