Former general Michel Aoun commanded the country’s armed forces during the waning years of Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war. Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

The Lebanese parliament is set to meet on Monday to elect former general Michel Aoun as president, following 2½ years of caretaker government since Mi(...)

People walk along a damaged street filled with debris in Deir al-Zor, Syria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Iranian supreme guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday accused the US of using the August 21st chemical weapons attack as a pretext to mount military (...)

Lebanese Army soldiers patrol the  the Sunni frontier village of Arsal, a bastion of the Syrian rebels, which was rocketed yesterday by Syrian aircraft in a tit-for-tat attack for Tuesday’s rebel missile strikes on the Shia town of Hermel, a Hizbullah stronghold. Photograph: Reuters/Ahmad Shalha

The Lebanese state has adopted a policy of “dissociation” from the Syrian crisis but the country’s citizens are associated with the warring sides by f(...)

Lebanese Army soldiers remove barricades after months of clashes between Sunni muslims and the small Alawite community in Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters.

Lebanese president Michel Suleiman yesterday urged the Shia Hizbullah movement and Iran to aid the investigation into the death of an anti-Hizbullah (...)