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Early results: Lebanon's Hezbollah suffers election losses

Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and its allies appear to have suffered losses in this weekend's parliamentary elections with preliminary results Monday showing their strongest opponents picking up more seats and some of their traditional partners routed out of the legislature.

A Lebanese election worker counting votes in Beirut, Lebanon, on May 15, 2022. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Kim blasts pandemic response as North Korean outbreak surges

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain a fever that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a million others in a span of three days.

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, centre, visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang, North Korea Sunday, May 15, 2022. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)