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Protesters block main roads in Lebanon rubbish crisis

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BEIRUT - Demonstrators blocked Lebanon's main Mediterranean coastal highway on Sunday to protest against a rubbish collection problem in the capital Beirut that led the prime minister to threaten to resign.

Beirut's mounting trash reflects crisis of government

BEIRUT - The stench of uncollected refuse in the streets of Beirut is a stark reminder of the crisis of government afflicting Lebanon, where politicians divided by local and regional conflicts have been unable to agree on where to dump the capital's rubbish.

World, Environment, 23 Jul 2015

U.S. imposes sanctions on Hezbollah officials for Syria support

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government on Tuesday imposed sanctions on three leaders of the militant group Hezbollah and a businessman in Lebanon, saying they were key players in the group's military operations in Syria.

World, Syria, 21 Jul 2015

No word from Czechs missing, possibly kidnapped, in Lebanon: foreign minister

PRAGUE - The Czech Republic has received no information on the whereabouts of five of its citizens who went missing in Lebanon last week and is treating the case as a possible kidnapping, Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said on Tuesday.

World, 21 Jul 2015

From Israel perch, U.S. vows to help counter Iran proxy threat

HUSSEIN LOOKOUT, Israel - As U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walked along an Israeli lookout near the border with Lebanon, Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon turned to him and said: "Probably Hezbollah is watching us."

World, Israel, Politics 20 Jul 2015

Five Czechs, driver missing in Lebanon: Czech foreign ministry

PRAGUE - Five Czechs and their Lebanese driver are missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech foreign ministry said on Saturday.

World, 18 Jul 2015

Iran deal may help Lebanon elect a president: official

BEIRUT - The Iranian nuclear deal could help Lebanon overcome the obstacles that have for more than a year prevented the election of a president, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said on Wednesday.

15 Jul 2015

Pro-Israel groups in U.S. waste no time attacking Iran deal

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the unveiling on Tuesday of a nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers, the loudest pro-Israel voice in Washington was warning the U.S. Congress of problems, marking the onset of what promises to be a furious lobbying campaign.

World, Israel, 14 Jul 2015

Pro-Israel groups in U.S. waste no time attacking Iran deal

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the unveiling on Tuesday of a nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers, the loudest pro-Israel voice in Washington was warning the U.S. Congress of problems, marking the onset of what promises to be a furious lobbying campaign.

World, Israel, 14 Jul 2015

Nobel winner Malala opens school for Syrian refugees

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon - Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in "books not bullets".

World, Syria, 12 Jul 2015