Civil defence members carry a wounded woman as a Lebanese Army soldier secures the area at the site of an explosion in the southern suburbs of Beirut. Photograph: Mahmoud Kheir/Reuters

Two suicide bombers targeted the Iranian cultural centre in Beirut today, killing four people and themselves in an attack claimed by Sunni militant(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Hizbullah was “putting thousands of missiles and rockets in homes, in the heart of the civilian population”. Photograph: Dan Balilty/Reuters

Israeli artillery pounded south Lebanon yesterday after two rockets landed in northern Israel, and an additional two projectiles landed short, falling(...)

Hizbullah memorial: captured Israeli tank lies amid other remnants of battle. Photograph: Hamzah Tahan

The outgoing lane from Beirut to the ancient port of Sidon is open but there is a steady stream of traffic into Beirut from the south. At the entrance(...)

A woman walks over shattered glass, past damaged cars near the site of an explosion last week in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Photograph: Khalil Hassan/Reuters

The southern Beirut parking lot where a car bomb exploded last week, sending shockwaves through this Hizbullah stronghold, is still a mass of mangled (...)

A Lebanese army soldier looks at a captured gunman in Sidon, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Ali Hashisho /Reuters

Lebanese soldiers fought Sunni Islamist gunmen in the southern city of Sidon for a second day on today in one of the deadliest outbreaks of violence f(...)

Violent sectarian spillover from the Syrian conflict reached across southern Lebanon today, with armed clashes by rival groups of Sunni and Shia milit(...)

Lebanese Army soldiers remove barricades after months of clashes between Sunni muslims and the small Alawite community in Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters.

Lebanese president Michel Suleiman yesterday urged the Shia Hizbullah movement and Iran to aid the investigation into the death of an anti-Hizbullah (...)

Lebanese soldiers and Hizbullah supporters are seen gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in Beirut . Photograph: Reuters

A Lebanese protester was killed outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut today after gunmen from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Hizbullah opened fire wh(...)

Lebanese Army soldiers patrol near the site of the army checkpoint where three Lebanese soldiers were killed near the town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley. Gunmen killed three Lebanese soldiers at an army checkpoint today before fleeing towards the Syrian border, Lebanese officials said. Photograph: Ahmad Shalha/Reuters

Disputes between Russia and the West over arming warring sides in Syria today dimmed prospects for peace talks that were also clouded by disarray amon(...)