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(...)

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(...)

Vice president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and president Alberto Fernandez walk behind president of the hamber of deputies Sergio Massa and head of the cabinet of ministers Santiago Cafiero during a press conference  on August 31st in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Juan Mabromata - Pool/Getty Images

Argentina has defused fears of a messy default after it gained backing from creditors, allowing it to exchange 99 per cent of the bonds involved in a (...)

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(...)

A man wounded by the recent explosion at Beirut port  takes a picture with the newly-appointed prime minister of Lebanon, Mustapha Adib,  in Beirut’s  Gemmayzeh neighbourhood on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Mustapha Adib has been appointed Lebanon’s prime minister to head a new government tasked with tackling a crippling economic crisis and steering Beiru(...)

President Michel Aoun (right) meets German foreign minister Heiko Maas at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of the Lebanese capital. Photograph: Dalati/Nohra/Getty

Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that Lebanon needed a government that can fight corruption and enact reforms as he toured Beirut port, sc(...)

Family members of Imad Zahr al-Din, a worker at the port of Beirut who was killed in the massive explosion a week prior, mourn during his funeral at his home village of Burj Rahal, near Tyre in southern Lebanon on Tuesday. Photograph:  Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images

      Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week’s explosion at Beirut(...)

Beirut port six days after an explosion there rocked the city,  killed at least 200, and injured thousands. Photograph: Wael Hamza/EPA

Urgent humanitarian aid for Lebanon pledged during a virtual conference on Sunday will be routed through UN agencies and international and local non-g(...)

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 (...)

Medical staff prepare to start administering drugs to a Covid-19 patient inside a field hospital in Machakos, Kenya. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

#CoronaBillionaires has been trending on Twitter in Kenya, as citizens complain about what many see as a select number of well-connected companies pro(...)

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