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French president Emmanuel Macron: This week’s  visit to Lebanon will be about “pressure and engagement”. Photograph:  Lebanese Presidency/Anadolu Agency

French president Emmanuel Macron will return to Beirut on Monday for the second time in less than a month, to urge the country’s discredited political(...)

 Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives a statement to the press outside the Lebanon Tribunal at  The Hague. Photograph: Pierre Crom/Getty Images

The Hague UN court finding that Salim Ayyash, a mid-level Hezbollah activist, participated in the conspiracy to kill former PM Rafik Hariri and 21 oth(...)

“We will not allow for Lebanon to become a compromise card between nations that want to rebuild ties among themselves,” says Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai. Photograph: Anwar Amro

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for early parliamentary elections and a government to be formed to rescue the country rather than the (...)

“In the times I’ve been there, and I’ve been there many times, that’s always been the way the locals have treated me.” Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Image

With both of his parents coming from north Lebanon, Michael Cheika has always been proud of his roots and, as a Unicef ambassador for Lebanon in Austr(...)

A man sleeps outside in the devastated Karantina district near the port in Beirut last week. Photograph: Diego Ibarra Sanchez/The New York Times

Lebanon’s government resigned on Monday as the prime minister blamed “political corruption” for a massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more (...)

  Esmail Qaani (second left),  the new leader of the Revolutionary Guard’s  Quds Force.  Photograph: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The same hawks in western capitals who welcomed the US’s assassination this month of Qassem Suleimani will also have felt vindicated by the elevation (...)

Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali (left), the Iraqi secretary general of  AAH, which was originally part of the so-called Mahdi Army led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (right). Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/ AFP via Getty Images

It was barely noticed internationally, but less than 24 hours after the United States’s assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks   in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/Handout via Reuters

Boris Johnson has described Qassem Suleimani, the Iranian general killed by the United States, as a terrorist with the blood of British soldiers on hi(...)

US law gives Donald Trump as president sweeping powers to attack whoever he “determines” planned, authorised, committed or aided the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

We are so used to egregious lies we scarcely notice them anymore. But we may be entering a new phase of official mendacity. Governments don’t usually (...)

US president Donald Trump warned the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them ‘very fast and very hard’. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has warned Iran that the US could strike 52 Iranian sites if provoked, in a significant escalation of rhetoric following the(...)

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