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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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: “All of them bet on the worst-case scenario for the sake of saving themselves, the interests of their family or their clan.” Photograph: Petras Malukas

French president Emmanuel Macron has scolded Lebanon’s politicians for failing to form a government of experts to rescue Lebanon from economic, social(...)

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(...)

  Chilean dog Fletch leads rescue workers in a search after a scanner detected that there might be a survivor under the rubble at Mar Mikhael area in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanese rescue workers searching through rubble in Beirut after the huge explosion at the port a month ago have detected signs of life under the maso(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Photograph: Al-Manar TV/EPA

Lebanon’s efforts to form a new government following the massive blast that devastated Beirut are deadlocked at a time the discredited political elite(...)

 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(...)

An injured victim is rushed from the scene of the car bombing that killed former prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in Beirut in 2005. Photograph: Rorbert Schiller/The New York Times

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon will on Tuesday hand down its verdict in the 2005 assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, a(...)

“We will not allow for Lebanon to become a compromise card between nations that want to rebuild ties among themselves,” says Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai. Photograph: Anwar Amro

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for early parliamentary elections and a government to be formed to rescue the country rather than the (...)

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