Lebanon

LEBANON, Ohio | Trump urges Ohio supporters to vote GOP in November midterms

LEBANON, Ohio— President Donald Trump is urging his supporters in Ohio to vote Republican in the Nov. 6 midterm election. It’s the president’s third campaign rally this week. He has a fourth one scheduled for Saturday night in Kentucky. Trump is using Friday’s event to boost Ohio GOP candidates for governor and for Congress. He … Continue reading LEBANON, Ohio | Trump urges Ohio supporters to vote GOP in November midterms

BEIRUT | Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles

BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah made no mention of weapons capability in his first speech since Israel claimed that the Islamic militant group has a missile-launching facility near Beirut’s international airport. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s comments Friday were his first since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month— holding up an aerial image of … Continue reading BEIRUT | Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles

DAMASCUS, Syria | Israeli jets fly over Lebanon in rare daytime raid on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria— Israeli jets flying high over Lebanon struck at targets inside Syria on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, in a rare daytime raid that killed at least one person. Syria’s SANA state news agency said the country’s air defenses shot down five missiles, adding that one person was killed and 12 others were wounded. … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Israeli jets fly over Lebanon in rare daytime raid on Syria

Lebanon signs deal with 3 international oil companies

BEIRUT /February 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Lebanon has signed a deal with an international consortium to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in what the country hopes will help boost its struggling economy. The signing ceremony was held Friday in Beirut and was attended by President Michel Aoun and officials from the three … Continue reading Lebanon signs deal with 3 international oil companies

Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

BEIRUT/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Lebanese authorities have reversed a decision to ban Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama “The Post” ahead of its opening in theaters across the country, a local cinema manager said Wednesday. Lebanese censorship authorities had recommended the ban because the director is blacklisted by the Arab League over his support for Israel. After two … Continue reading Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

Lebanon receives trio of stolen artifacts recovered in NY

BEIRUT/January 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Lebanon’s state news agency says the country has received a trio of ancient artifacts looted from the country during its civil war and recovered recently by New York authorities. The treasures arriving Friday include a marble bull’s head dating to about 360 B.C. excavated at a Phoenician temple in south Lebanon decades … Continue reading Lebanon receives trio of stolen artifacts recovered in NY

British embassy worker found dead by roadside in Lebanon

BEIRUT /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A British woman who worked at the U.K. embassy in Beirut was found strangled by the side of the road east of the Lebanese capital and authorities are investigating whether she was also sexually assaulted, officials said Sunday. Britain’s Foreign Office in London confirmed the death of the embassy … Continue reading British embassy worker found dead by roadside in Lebanon

Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon

NEW YORK / December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as the Manhattan district attorney forms a new antiquities trafficking unit whose goal is to repatriate stolen pieces from around the world. At a news conference in his office Friday, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. … Continue reading Manhattan prosecutor returns 3 ancient sculptures to Lebanon