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Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun and prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib: Popular rejection of the political elite has intensified since the Beirut port blast. Photograph:  Dalati and Nohra

Lebanese politicians appear to have thwarted Tuesday’s deadline for the formation of an emergency cabinet capable of initiating reforms and convincing(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi president Barham Salih  greet each other with elbow bumps after a press conference at the presidential palace in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris on Wednesday night after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day L(...)

A man wounded by the recent explosion at Beirut port  takes a picture with the newly-appointed prime minister of Lebanon, Mustapha Adib,  in Beirut’s  Gemmayzeh neighbourhood on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Mustapha Adib has been appointed Lebanon’s prime minister to head a new government tasked with tackling a crippling economic crisis and steering Beiru(...)

 Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Photograph: Al-Manar TV/EPA

Lebanon’s efforts to form a new government following the massive blast that devastated Beirut are deadlocked at a time the discredited political elite(...)

 A statue of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri is seen near the site of the 2005 bombing that killed him  in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The guilty verdict against Selim Ayyash and acquittal of three other alleged conspirators in the trial of Hizbullah members charged with the 2005 assa(...)

Presiding Judge David Re, Judge Janet Nosworthy and Judge Micheline Braidy hand down a judgment in the case of four men being accused over the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese PM Rafik al-Hariri, in the  Netherlands. File photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/EPA

Fifteen years after the assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafik Hariri in a suicide car bomb in Beirut, both the Syrian government and Lebanon’(...)

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 man sleeps outside in the devastated Karantina district near the port in Beirut last week. Photograph: Diego Ibarra Sanchez/The New York Times

Lebanon’s government resigned on Monday as the prime minister blamed “political corruption” for a massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more (...)

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(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  visiting the devastated site of this week’s explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Dalati Nohra/Lebanese government/EPA

In the heart of a Beirut neighbourhood close to ground zero of Tuesday’s explosion, desperate survivors implored a president inspecting the site to he(...)

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