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BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden made his entrance at the NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the U.S. commitment to the 30-country alliance that was frequently maligned by predecessor Donald Trump.

The summit Monday comes as Biden tries to rally allies …

U.S. Marines barrack

FILE -This Sunday, Oct. 23, 1983 file photo shows the aftermath of a suicide truck bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The blast _ the single deadliest attack on U.S. forces abroad since World War II _ claimed the lives of 241 American service members.(AP Photo/Jim Bourdier, File)

FILE -This Sunday, Oct. …

أزمة الوقود والكهرباء: لهذه الأسباب.. إنسوا العراق

لا يمكن لقطاع الكهرباء أن يكون أسوأ حظاً من أن يجتمع عليه نفاد دولارات مصرف لبنان وانتهاء عقد التوريد مع “سوناطراك” الجزائرية في شهر واحد.

ليس سوء حظ، بل سوء تدبير. فالحكومة المستقيلة تبلغت قبل ستة أشهر عدم رغبة “سوناطراك” بتجديد عقدها الذي ينتهي في 31 كانون الثاني 2020. ومع ذلك ضاع الوقت من دون …

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وقف الرئيس الفرنسي إيمانويل ماكرون، في الذكرى المئوية لإعلان دولة لبنان الكبير، وكأنه يتحدث إلى مواطنيه لا إلى مواطني بلد آخر.

للمرة الأولى منذ بدء الانهيار الاقتصادي العام الماضي، كل الكوارث اللاحقة ونهاية بجريمة تفجير مرفأ بيروت، يستمع اللبنانيون إلى خارطة طريق للخروج من النفق، أو محاولة جدية تستند إلى …

Lebanese army raids refugee camps in wake of attacks

BEIRUT: The Lebanese army on Tuesday detained 103 Syrian refugees during a series of raids carried out on makeshift refugee camps in the country’s eastern Baalbek region.

The move came one day after a village near Lebanon’s border with war-torn Syria was rocked by two separate waves of suicide bombings.

According to an army statement, 103 …

Hezbollah says senior commander killed in Syria

Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah group on Monday confirmed the death of senior military commander Ali Fayyad in war-torn Syria.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Hezbollah said it had recovered the bodies of Fayyad and three other group members in an operation on Sunday in which Hezbollah special forces and the Syrian army took pace in …

Aleppo free of ISIS control, rebel commander says

ISIS members retreated to Al-Inzarat on the northeastern outskirts of the city.

Aleppo fighting. (AFP/Mohammed al-Wesam/AMC)

BEIRUT – The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has lost control over opposition-held areas of Aleppo amid the fierce battles raging in northern Syria between rebels and fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked group.

“Free Aleppo is now under the …

Al-Nusra Front official says ending clashes with ISIS “unlikely

BEIRUT – An Al-Nusra Front spokesperson refuted claims that the Islamist organization’s chief ordered the end of clashes pitting rebels against fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and said it would be difficult to end the fighting.

“Al-Nusra Front chief Abu Mohammad al-Jawlani did not order the ending of battles against …

Rifts weaken unity of rebel groups in Syria

They share a single goal: to topple the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. But the myriad rebel groups that have sprung up are riven by infighting about funding, weapons and even how to wage their war.

The rival groups are already plotting for a post-Assad Syria, jostling for power to improve their chances at calling …