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People gather at the Martyrs Square during a protest against the political elite and the government following last Tuesday's deadly explosion at the Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
World donors demand change before money to rebuild BeirutWorld leaders and international organizations say the $300 million pledged to rebuild Lebanon’s shattered capital will come only with the reforms demanded by mourning protesters in Beirut
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, a security person wears a mask as he checks vehicles entering a compound for Saudi Aramco in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco's net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, according to figures published Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world's biggest oil producers. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from virus impactSaudi Aramco says its net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world’s biggest oil producers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Thousands throng central Jerusalem in anti-Netanyahu protestThousands of demonstrators have thronged the streets near the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a renewed show of strength as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader showed no signs of slowing
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lebanese prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early electionsLebanese prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections
The Associated Press2 days ago
Protesters, security forces clash in Lebanese capital following deadly explosionProtesters, security forces clash in Lebanese capital following deadly explosion
The Associated Press2 days ago
Found Armali sits inside his destroyed apartment after Tuesday's explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The gigantic explosion in Beirut on Tuesday tore through homes, blowing off doors and windows, toppling cupboards, and sent flying books, shelves, lamps and everything else. Within a few tragic seconds, more than a quarter of a million people of the Lebanese capital's residents were left with homes unfit to live in. Around 6,200 buildings are estimated to be damaged. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
AP PHOTOS: In flash, Beirut blast tore up thousands of homesThe gigantic explosion in Beirut this week tore through homes, blowing off doors and windows, toppling cupboards, and sent flying books, shelves, lamps and everything else
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gaza students back to school with few virus safety measuresHundreds of thousands of students in the isolated Gaza Strip are returning to schools that have reopened after five months of closure
The Associated Press2 days ago
Protesters walk in an damaged building during clashes with police as part of a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
The Latest: Beirut protesters enter government buildingsDozens of Lebanese protesters have stormed the buildings of a number of government ministries and the headquarters of the country’s banking association channeling their rage against state and financial institutions after the huge blast that killed over 160
The Associated Press2 days ago
A injuried protestor lies on the floor during clashes with police as part of a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Fury over Beirut blast fuels protests, clashes with policePublic fury over this week’s massive explosion in Beirut took a new turn as protesters stormed government institutions and clashed for hours with security forces, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets
The Associated Press2 days ago
A father, a sister, a son: Beirut blast takes a heavy tollThe enormous explosion in Beirut that killed scores of people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction across Lebanon’s capital touched off widespread mourning for the victims
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern YemenA United Nations official says airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, in the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled area this month
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the talks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020,  in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil. The lawsuit filed by former intelligence official Saad Aljabri is his latest effort to try and bring about international and public pressure on the young crown prince.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-officialA former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil
The Associated Press3 days ago
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