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Supporters of Hizbullah mourn next to coffins during the funeral of the three people allegedly killed a day earlier by snipers, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon on October 15th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

The leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party (LF), Samir Geagea, has objected to the summons by Beirut’s military court for questionin(...)

Anti-government activists and families of Beirut blast victims take part in a protest, in front the Justice Palace in Beirut, Lebanon on September 24th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

The Beirut port blast inquiry has been suspended for a second time after two ex-ministers mounted legal action to remove investigating judge Tarek Bit(...)

A man pushes his Mercedes past a closed petrol station in Dora, Lebanon, outside Beirut in  July. Photograph:   Bryan Denton/The New York Times

After more than a year without a fully functioning government, Lebanon’s bickering politicians on Friday agreed to form a 24-member cabinet. Lebanon’(...)

Vehicles burn where the fuel tank exploded in Lebanon’s northern region of Akkar. Photograph: Fathi al-Masri/AFP via Getty

At least 28 people were killed and 79 injured when a fuel tank exploded in northern Lebanon early on Sunday, the health ministry said. Military and s(...)

Activists during a vigil on Sunday in honour of those who died in last August’s Beirut Port explosion. Photograph: Hussein Malla/AP Photo

Three people have been killed in fights over scarce fuel in northern Lebanon, the region hardest hit by the acute economic crisis which has gripped th(...)

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(...)

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