Hassan Diab

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Lebanese prime minister-designate Saad Hariri (right) and  Lebanese caretaker prime minister Hassan Diab  at the government palace in Beirut on December 11th.  Photograph: EPA/Dalati Nohra

As Lebanon reels from political, economic and coronavirus crises, Beirut has sustained fresh challenges on all three fronts. In a highly-controversi(...)

Lebanon had contained the spread of coronavirus from March to July, but cases began to soar in August after the port blast. Photograph: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

Lebanon has entered a two-week lockdown as the country faces its worst ever political and economic crises, and Covid-19 cases have topped 100,000 with(...)

Saad Hariri: previously served as Lebanese prime minister from 2009-11 and from 2016-2020 but struggled to resolve the nation’s many problems. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanon’s former prime minister Saad Hariri has been asked to form a salvation government to tackle the multiple crises his country faces. Presiden(...)

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(...)

Firefighters carry the coffin of their colleague Joe Noun, who was killed in the city’s massive blast, during his funeral at the fire station in Karantina neighbourhood near the port on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Ships have resumed discharging cargo at Beirut port while traumatised Lebanese continue to rail against corrupt rulers whose indifference and neglect (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

An aerial photograph shows the huge damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it, on Wednesday. Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

The massive explosion in Beirut’s port could not have come at a worse time for Lebanon. Buildings and window glass have been shattered across the capi(...)

Protesters in face masks hold up placards with messages rejecting a new civil conflict during an anti-government rally in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, at the weekend. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Lebanon needs emergency aid and urgent reforms to rescue its citizens from the country’s worst economic, political and social disaster, according to t(...)

Protesters wave the Lebanese flag in front of riot police in Beirut on April 28th. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty

Spurred by a wave of protests threatening civil conflict, the Lebanese govern- ment on Thursday adopted a plan to rescue the country’s collapsed econ(...)

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