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More than 200 people were killed and in excess of 6,000 injured in the Beirut blast that devastated the port area on August 4th, 2020. Photograph: EPA

A year after a massive blast devastated Beirut’s port and nearby neighbourhoods, Lebanese await a government to deal with the tragic results of the ex(...)

 Prime minister-designate Najib Mikati may be able to stand up to president Michel Aoun, who has stalled government formation for nine months. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

The confirmation of Najib Mikati as Lebanon’s third prime minister-designate in a year was no surprise in his homeland. He had been touted as a repla(...)

 Lebanese soldiers fire rubber bullets amid clashes in Beirut with supporters of  prime minister-designate Saad Hariri, who stepped down saying he was unable to form a government. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Rioting erupted in Lebanon’s northern port city of Tripoli on Friday, injuring 19 activists and troops, during protests against political deadlock fol(...)

French minister for Europe and foreign affairs Jean Yves Le Drian: “We reserve the possibility to adopt additional measures toward all those who are hindering a solution to the crisis.” Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to travel to Beirut on Tuesday to try to accelerate the formation of a government of independen(...)

 An anti-government protester carries a national flag as other burn tyres   during a protest against the power cuts, the high cost of living, the low purchasing power of the Lebanese pound at Bchara Khoury  in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Angry Lebanese have blocked main highways across the country in protest against economic crisis, mismanagement, corruption, political deadlock and Cov(...)

Protests in  Lebanon’s port city of Tripoli: high unemployment and rising poverty  are driving the unrest. Photograph: Fathi al-Masri

Lebanon awaits rescue from French president Emmanuel Macron as the country’s second city, Tripoli, has exploded in violent protests against economic c(...)

Lebanese prime minister-designate Saad Hariri (right) and  Lebanese caretaker prime minister Hassan Diab  at the government palace in Beirut on December 11th.  Photograph: EPA/Dalati Nohra

As Lebanon reels from political, economic and coronavirus crises, Beirut has sustained fresh challenges on all three fronts. In a highly-controversi(...)

Lebanese prosecutor investigating port explosion in Beirut filed charges against outgoing prime Minister Diab, and three former ministers. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister and three former ministers have been charged over the massive port explosion in Beirut in August, the country’s off(...)

The destroyed Beirut port. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty

Lebanon has not implemented any of the reforms in the roadmap presented by President Emmanuel Macron last September, France said on Wednesday, ahead o(...)

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(...)

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