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 President Higgins meeting parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut. Photograph: Maxwell’s

“The blood of 47 Irish martyrs is mixed with the history of this land,” the president of Lebanon said on Thursday in reference to four decades of serv(...)

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(...)

 The US government has imposed sanctions on three top Hizbullah leaders over reported connection with Iran’s revolutionary guards. Photograph: EPA/Nabil Mounzer

US sanctions imposed on Iran are targeting Syrians and Lebanese as well as Iranians, while Iraqis struggle under US political pressure. Washington’s g(...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri  takes a selfie with journalists at the Presidential Palace in east Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday.  Photograph: Wael Hamzeh

French president Emmanuel Macron has welcomed the emergence of a new Lebanese government nine months after the country’s first parliamentary election (...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri addresses the media in Beirut on Thursday after announcing the formation  of a new government. Photograph:  Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

Lebanon agreed a new national unity government on Thursday, ending months of wrangling between rival political factions that has added to concerns for(...)

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against the Jewish nation state Bill in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Arab governments have condemned the “nation state” law adopted by Israel’s parliament last week as racist, discriminatory and an obstacle to peace. Th(...)

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah  addresses  supporters in Beirut, Lebanon,  via video link on May 14th. Photograph:  Aziz Taher/Reuters

Lebanon’s parliament is set to re-elect Nabih Berri as its speaker on Wednesday, extending the veteran politician’s tenure in a post he has held sinc(...)

Supporters of the Progressive Socialist Party carry  party flags and  shout slogans during the Lebanese parliamentary elections  in the town of Moukhtara, at Chouf district in Mount Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Cars and motor bikes festooned with fluttering yellow and green flags charge along the main drag of the “capital of the resistance,” the south Lebane(...)

 Election posters  on buildings in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighbourhoods of Tripoli in  northern Lebanon. Photograph: Getty Images

Lebanese go the polls on Sunday in their first parliamentary election in nine years, well aware that their ballots will not alter the political map of(...)

Syrians gather  in  Umayyad Square,  Damascus, on April 14th to condemn the strikes by the US, Britain and France against the Syrian regime. Photograph: Getty Images

Shocked awake before dawn on Saturday by the reverberating explosions of 76 missiles striking a research facility at Barzeh northeast of the capital, (...)

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