Update Lebanese electoral staff start counting votes for parliamentary elections in Beirut, on May 15, 2022. (AFP)

Early results: Lebanon’s Hezbollah suffers election losses

  • But Hezbollah and its main Shiite ally likely to retain the 27 seats allocated to the sect
  • Independents, including those from the 2019 protest movement, scooped up at least 10 seats
By AP ·

Israel’s top Catholic prelate condemns police funeral attack

Israel’s top Catholic prelate condemns police funeral attack

  • Friday’s incident was a ‘disproportionate use of force’ to the Palestinian flag-waving crowd
  • Israel and the Palestinians are locked in a war of narratives over the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh
By AP ·

Special Egypt urges Libyan officials to ‘seize the opportunity’ at Cairo meetings

Egypt urges Libyan officials to ‘seize the opportunity’ at Cairo meetings

  • Talks can put Libya on path to stability and security, Foreign Ministry says
  • ‘Time is running out fast and the Libyan people are more anxious than ever’: Acting UN envoy to Libya
By Mohammed Abu Zaid ·

Georgia jails prominent critical journalist

Georgia jails prominent critical journalist

  • Lawyer: Political repressions are under way in Georgia
  • Rights groups have also concern over media freedom in Georgia
By AFP ·

Georgia jails prominent critical journalist

Georgia jails prominent critical journalist

  • Lawyer: Political repressions are under way in Georgia
  • Rights groups have also concern over media freedom in Georgia
By AFP ·