Lebanese PM’s fate in doubt amid Saudi-Lebanon escalation
Asia / Europe / Middle East

Lebanese PM’s fate in doubt amid Saudi-Lebanon escalation

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday ordered its citizens out of Lebanon in its first concrete action against the Mediterranean country, while officials in Beirut demanded the immediate return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation last week in a television appearance from the kingdom, where he has been holed up … Continue reading

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Syrian government forces pound Aleppo for second day
International News / Middle East

Syrian government forces pound Aleppo for second day

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes and artillery pounded rebel-held districts of Aleppo for the second day Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and damaging two hospitals, a blood bank and several residential buildings in the city’s eastern neighborhoods. Residents rushed for cover and doctors cowered with their patients in a hospital basement amid the … Continue reading