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Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun and prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib: Popular rejection of the political elite has intensified since the Beirut port blast. Photograph:  Dalati and Nohra

Lebanese politicians appear to have thwarted Tuesday’s deadline for the formation of an emergency cabinet capable of initiating reforms and convincing(...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

The coronavirus bill for insurers continues to mount with Lloyd’s of London saying it now expects to pay out up to £5 billion pounds (€5.48 billion) in claims. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The coronavirus bill for insurers continues to mount with Lloyd’s of London saying it expects to pay out up to £5 billion (€5.48 billion) in claims. (...)

 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz: remains committed to the Saudi-authored peace plan adopted by the 2002 Beirut Arab summit.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has told the US that Israel must withdraw from conquered Arab territory and Palestinians must have their state before the kingdom will no(...)

 Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds a placard showing the diminishing size of Palestinian territory since the  1947 United Nations partition plan  as he addresses a video conference from Ramallah. Photograph: Alan Badarneh/AFP/Getty

Palestinian leaders taking part in a video conference in Ramallah and Beirut have launched a process of reconciliation to forge a united response to n(...)

  Chilean dog Fletch leads rescue workers in a search after a scanner detected that there might be a survivor under the rubble at Mar Mikhael area in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanese rescue workers searching through rubble in Beirut after the huge explosion at the port a month ago have detected signs of life under the maso(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi president Barham Salih  greet each other with elbow bumps after a press conference at the presidential palace in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris on Wednesday night after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day L(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  and French health minister Olivier Veran   with Arnaud Tranchant, commander of the Tonnerre helicopter carrier, off the port of Beirut. Photograph:  Stephane Lemouton/AFP/Getty  Images

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to host another aid conference to support Lebanon during a follow-up visit to blast-ravaged Beirut, in which he cautiously(...)

The damaged Sursock Palace in Beirut, home of the late Lady Yvonne Cochrane Sursock, her Irish-born son Roderick and his family. Photograph: Anwar Amro

The Jeanne d’Arc of Lebanon’s splendid cultural heritage, Lady Yvonne Cochrane Sursock, has died aged 98 from injuries suffered during last month’s bl(...)

Lebanese prime minister Mustapha Adib has to form a government quickly.  Photograph: AP

Mustapha Adib is an emergency consensus prime minister chosen by Lebanon’s discredited political elite to form a government empowered to enact just en(...)

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