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Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri:  ‘We will continue to serve our people, but our decision is to suspend any role in power, politics and parliament.’ Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanon’s former prime minister Saad Hariri has announced his withdrawal from politics and urged his Future Movement party not to run in parliamentary(...)

Lebanese prime minister Najib Mikati (R) walks with former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri (L) after their meeting at the Government palace in downtown Beirut. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Lebanon’s cabinet is set to meet on Monday for first time since mid-October with the aim of discussing the 2022 budget while officials resume aid talk(...)

A Yemeni looks at a billboard of Lebanese information minister George Kordahi. Diplomatic relations between Lebanon and the Gulf states have soured since  Kordahi  criticised Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Yemeni war. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Beirut’s precarious economic situation has been exacerbated by a row with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies over criticisms of the Yemen war made by Le(...)

Residents are evacuated  after  a gunfight erupted in Beirut on Thursday during a rally by the Shia Hizbullah and Amal Movement groups. Photograph: Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images

Six people are dead and dozens injured after snipers opened fire on a rally by Lebanon’s powerful Hizbullah group and others in central Beirut, unleas(...)

 Families of some of the 218 people who died in August of 2020 after  a    stockpile of ammonium nitrate exploded at a port storage facility protest in Beirut. Photograph:  Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Powerful politicians in Iraq and Lebanon who have refused to accept accountability for their actions are prolonging instability in both countries. In(...)

Families of Beirut-blast victims take part in a protest in front of the port entrance on Monday to support public prosecutor Judge Tareq Bitar. Photograph: EPA

Lebanon’s appeals court has dismissed complaints of bias and lack of competence by three members of parliament calling for the removal of judge Tarek (...)

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’(...)

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(...)

Maronite Christian Patriarch Bechara al-Raii heads mass at the port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Wednesday, on the first anniversary of the blast that ravaged the port and the city. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images

A year ago a devastating explosion of a stock of ammonium nitrate fertiliser haphazardly stored at Beirut’s port killed more than 200 and left much of(...)

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