Lokman Slim: Shia Muslim intellectual’s “shocking killing raises serious fears of a return to targeted killings”, says Amnesty International.  Photograph: Hasan Trad

A prominent critic of the Lebanese militant group Hizbullah was found shot dead on Thursday, raising fears among activists that his killing was a mess(...)

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(...)

 A statue of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri is seen near the site of the 2005 bombing that killed him  in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The guilty verdict against Selim Ayyash and acquittal of three other alleged conspirators in the trial of Hizbullah members charged with the 2005 assa(...)

Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri leaves after a news conference in Beirut on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, has announced his resignation after almost two weeks of nationwide protests demanding that his government st(...)

Lebanese protesters take to the streets of Beirut on Monday during demonstrations to demand better living conditions and the ousting of a cast of politicians who have monopolised power and influence for decades, on October 21, 2019 at Riad al-Solh Square in Beirut. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images)

Not since the Cedar revolution of 2005, which resulted in Syrian forces leaving the country after 15 years of post-civil war involvement, have crowds (...)

Israeli soldiers patrolling near the northern Israeli town of Avivim, close to the border with Lebanon.  Photograph: Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty

Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun has said his country has a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that he said were akin to a “declaration(...)

Firefighters extinguish a fire following clashes between pro-government forces and separatists in the Mansoura district of  Aden, Yemen on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Hasan/AFP/Getty Images

The seizure of the port city of Aden by South Yemeni separatists has deepened fundamental divisions between the chief regional partners in the devasta(...)

Hizbullah supporters carry the coffin of Mustafa Badreddine during his funeral in Beirut on Friday, May 13th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

A UN-backed court is expected to request conclusive evidence – perhaps in the form of DNA – that a Hizbullah commander killed last week was the same m(...)

The scene after Russian air strikes in the town of Darat Izza in Syria. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

The largest al-Qaeda group in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, has called for terror attacks in Russia, while also urging strikes on Alawite villages and placi(...)

The stench of raw sewage mixed with the perfume of spent aircraft fuel and the salty scent of the Mediterranean greets visitors leaving Lebanon’s inte(...)

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