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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(...)

“We will not allow for Lebanon to become a compromise card between nations that want to rebuild ties among themselves,” says Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai. Photograph: Anwar Amro

Lebanon’s top Christian cleric called on Sunday for early parliamentary elections and a government to be formed to rescue the country rather than the (...)

Firefighters carry the coffin of their colleague Joe Noun, who was killed in the city’s massive blast, during his funeral at the fire station in Karantina neighbourhood near the port on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

Ships have resumed discharging cargo at Beirut port while traumatised Lebanese continue to rail against corrupt rulers whose indifference and neglect (...)

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(...)

A Lebanese policeman hits a demonstrator during clashes in downtown Beirut on Saturday  following a demonstration against a political leadership they blame for an  explosion that killed more than 150 people. Photograh: AFP

Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut on Saturday during(...)

A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of the explosion at Beirut port. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

The explosion that killed at least 145 people, wounded 5,000 others and rendered hundreds of thousands of Beirutis homeless on Tuesday raises two fund(...)

An aerial photograph shows the huge damage done to Beirut port’s grain silos and the area around it, on Wednesday. Photograph:  AFP via Getty Images

The massive explosion in Beirut’s port could not have come at a worse time for Lebanon. Buildings and window glass have been shattered across the capi(...)

Protesters in face masks hold up placards with messages rejecting a new civil conflict during an anti-government rally in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, at the weekend. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Lebanon needs emergency aid and urgent reforms to rescue its citizens from the country’s worst economic, political and social disaster, according to t(...)

Protesters wave the Lebanese flag in front of riot police in Beirut on April 28th. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty

Spurred by a wave of protests threatening civil conflict, the Lebanese govern- ment on Thursday adopted a plan to rescue the country’s collapsed econ(...)

A scooter driver gets his temperature taken before going out with an order, amid the coronavirus  outbreak, in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon is doubly at risk from the coronavirus. On the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation on Wednesday, President Michel Aoun called on Lebanes(...)

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