Rafik Hariri

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Lokman Slim: Shia Muslim intellectual’s “shocking killing raises serious fears of a return to targeted killings”, says Amnesty International.  Photograph: Hasan Trad

A prominent critic of the Lebanese militant group Hizbullah was found shot dead on Thursday, raising fears among activists that his killing was a mess(...)

The scene at the 2005 car bomb explosion in Beirut that killed Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri. At least eight others, some of them his bodyguards, also died. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

A 57-year-old member of the Lebanese Shia militia, Hizbullah, has received five life sentences in absentia for his “central role” in the 2005 assassin(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Lawyers leaving the Lebanon tribunal in the Netherlands last week after the ruling on the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik  Hariri. P hotograph:Koen van Weel/EPA

It’s rarely a good idea to reduce anything complex to bare statistics. And yet, as the judges of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon took turns to read t(...)

 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(...)

 Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri gives a statement to the press outside the Lebanon Tribunal at  The Hague. Photograph: Pierre Crom/Getty Images

The Hague UN court finding that Salim Ayyash, a mid-level Hezbollah activist, participated in the conspiracy to kill former PM Rafik Hariri and 21 oth(...)

 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(...)

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