Mustapha Adib

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A Lebanese anti-government protester draped in a national flag sits overlooking the Mohammed al-Amin mosque and the Martyrs square in Beirut on November 14th, 2019. Photograph:  Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images

Beirut seemed calm, quiet and normal a year ago today when President Michael D Higgins, on an official visit to Lebanon, lunched with his counterpart (...)

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 (left) meeting with prime minister designate Mustapha Adib at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate has resigned amid a political impasse over government formation, nearly a month after he took on the role. Mustaph(...)

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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  and French health minister Olivier Veran   with Arnaud Tranchant, commander of the Tonnerre helicopter carrier, off the port of Beirut. Photograph:  Stephane Lemouton/AFP/Getty  Images

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to host another aid conference to support Lebanon during a follow-up visit to blast-ravaged Beirut, in which he cautiously(...)

Lebanese prime minister Mustapha Adib has to form a government quickly.  Photograph: AP

Mustapha Adib is an emergency consensus prime minister chosen by Lebanon’s discredited political elite to form a government empowered to enact just en(...)

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(...)