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Residents are evacuated  after  a gunfight erupted in Beirut on Thursday during a rally by the Shia Hizbullah and Amal Movement groups. Photograph: Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images

Six people are dead and dozens injured after snipers opened fire on a rally by Lebanon’s powerful Hizbullah group and others in central Beirut, unleas(...)

Families of Beirut-blast victims take part in a protest in front of the port entrance on Monday to support public prosecutor Judge Tareq Bitar. Photograph: EPA

Lebanon’s appeals court has dismissed complaints of bias and lack of competence by three members of parliament calling for the removal of judge Tarek (...)

Anti-government activists and families of Beirut blast victims take part in a protest, in front the Justice Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on September 24th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

The Beirut port blast inquiry has been suspended for a second time after two ex-ministers mounted legal action to remove investigating judge Tarek Bit(...)