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Lebanon had contained the spread of coronavirus from March to July, but cases began to soar in August after the port blast. Photograph: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

Lebanon has entered a two-week lockdown as the country faces its worst ever political and economic crises, and Covid-19 cases have topped 100,000 with(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Family members of Imad Zahr al-Din, a worker at the port of Beirut who was killed in the massive explosion a week prior, mourn during his funeral at his home village of Burj Rahal, near Tyre in southern Lebanon on Tuesday. Photograph:  Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images

      Angry and grieving protesters on Tuesday read aloud the names of at least 171 people killed in last week’s explosion at Beirut(...)

 Anti-government protesters rally in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Lebanese citizens have again rallied in central Beirut to protest after the explosions at the city’s port that destroyed entire quarters of the capita(...)

 French rescue workers search through the rubble in the devastated Beirut port on Friday. Photograph:  Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images

Lebanon’s president has rejected calls for an international inquiry into the blast that ripped through Beirut and killed more than 150 people, as ange(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  visiting the devastated site of this week’s explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Dalati Nohra/Lebanese government/EPA

In the heart of a Beirut neighbourhood close to ground zero of Tuesday’s explosion, desperate survivors implored a president inspecting the site to he(...)

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