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Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn arrives in Beirut, Lebanon

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, has arrived in Beirut, a close friend and local media reported Monday.

Mystery grows over Trump administration hold on Lebanon aid

The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Lebanese prime minister quits amid anti-government protests

Lebanon’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, …

Lebanon PM offers 72-hour ultimatum amid nationwide protests

Lebanon’s prime minister gave his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to agree on “convincing” serious reforms amid escalating nationwide protests over the country’s worsening economic crisis.

Review: Jon Hamm is in his sweet spot in slick ‘Beirut’

“Beirut” opens with a virtuoso display of privileged mansplaining – a glib U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) in Lebanon hosting a party in the 1970s offers a smug assessment of the …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a …

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Beirut disaster, Oct. 25, 1983

Hezbollah says new U.S. measures attempt to ‘demonize’ group

A multimillion dollar reward offered by the Trump administration in return for information leading to the arrest of two senior operatives of the Lebanese Hezbollah group is part of ongoing …

Two hospitals bombed in rebel-held Aleppo amid government assault

The two largest hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo were bombed Wednesday, knocking them out of service and worsening an already dire medical crisis in the besieged city, medical …

Twin blasts near Damascus kill 12, wound dozens

Two suicide bombers struck close to the Syrian capital Saturday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more in the latest attack to hit the predominantly Shiite area in …