A file photograph from   2017 showing then  Renault-Nissan Chairman and chief executive  Carlos Ghosn  as he addresses a press conference in Paris. Photograph: Getty

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has fled to Lebanon, saying he wouldn’t be “held hostage” by a “rigged” system, raising questions about how one of the(...)

An Irish Unifil patrol in action near At Tiri, a small village in south Lebanon. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Three Irish soldiers killed in a landmine explosion while serving with the UN in Lebanon were most likely deliberately targeted as an act of revenge, (...)

Kuwait has banned the television show of a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric, accused of instigating hatred with speeches and comments on social media calling for arming rebels fighting the army of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (pictured). Photograph: SANA/Handout via Reuters.

Kuwait has banned the television show of a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric, accused of instigating hatred with speeches and comments on social media ca(...)