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Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri leaves after a news conference in Beirut on Tuesday. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, has announced his resignation after almost two weeks of nationwide protests demanding that his government st(...)

A  boy walks with a Lebanese flag past protesters in Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, on Thursday. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images

Lebanese president Michel Aoun said on Thursday he was ready for a dialogue with protesters to help save the country from collapse after days of demo(...)

Lebanese woman with a national flag painted on her face taking part in a rally in Beirut on October 20th on the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and corruption. Photograph: Patrick Baz/AFP

Lebanon’s government approved an emergency package of reforms on Monday in response to five days of unprecedented mass protests against state mismanag(...)

 President Higgins meeting parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut. Photograph: Maxwell’s

“The blood of 47 Irish martyrs is mixed with the history of this land,” the president of Lebanon said on Thursday in reference to four decades of serv(...)

Israeli soldiers patrolling near the northern Israeli town of Avivim, close to the border with Lebanon.  Photograph: Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty

Lebanon’s president Michel Aoun has said his country has a right to defend itself after Israeli drone strikes that he said were akin to a “declaration(...)

 The US government has imposed sanctions on three top Hizbullah leaders over reported connection with Iran’s revolutionary guards. Photograph: EPA/Nabil Mounzer

US sanctions imposed on Iran are targeting Syrians and Lebanese as well as Iranians, while Iraqis struggle under US political pressure. Washington’s g(...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri  takes a selfie with journalists at the Presidential Palace in east Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday.  Photograph: Wael Hamzeh

French president Emmanuel Macron has welcomed the emergence of a new Lebanese government nine months after the country’s first parliamentary election (...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri addresses the media in Beirut on Thursday after announcing the formation  of a new government. Photograph:  Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

Lebanon agreed a new national unity government on Thursday, ending months of wrangling between rival political factions that has added to concerns for(...)

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against the Jewish nation state Bill in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Arab governments have condemned the “nation state” law adopted by Israel’s parliament last week as racist, discriminatory and an obstacle to peace. Th(...)

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah  addresses  supporters in Beirut, Lebanon,  via video link on May 14th. Photograph:  Aziz Taher/Reuters

Lebanon’s parliament is set to re-elect Nabih Berri as its speaker on Wednesday, extending the veteran politician’s tenure in a post he has held sinc(...)

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