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Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbullah and Amal groups clash with riot police in central Beirut. Photograph: Getty

Lebanon’s leaders have been told they will not receive international support of the country’s ailing economy until they form a government that can ena(...)

Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, Louis Raphael Sako: “There will be no decorated Christmas trees in churches or streets, no celebrations and no reception at the patriarchate.” Photograph:  Safin Hamed/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi Christians have cancelled public Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protesters who have been killed and wounded in anti-government demons(...)

 Protesters holding placards and Lebanese flags shout slogans during a protest   north of Beirut on Sunday. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

Rising violence against Lebanese protesters has forced the anti-government demonstrators to consider the creation of a “shadow government” of competen(...)

Smoke and fire billow  during a reported Israeli air strike on the outskirts of Damascus. The Israeli army confirmed it attacked military sites in Damascus. Photograph: AFP

Israel on Wednesday attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, in response to rocket fire on northern Israel the day before. The army said its figh(...)

Mohamed Safadi. Photograph: Cynthia Karam/File Photo/Reuters

Almost one month since the start of their uprising, Lebanese have poured scorn on social media, blocked a major highway and mounted a protest at the h(...)

Anti-government protesters  block a main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday. Photograph: Bilal Hussein/AP

Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon on Monday, pressing a wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite that have plunged (...)

Demonstrators take part in anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq, on October 31st, 2019. Photograph: Alaa al-Marjani/Reuters

Protesters who have taken to the streets and squares of both Lebanon and Iraq are united in their demands for the fall of their governments, the remov(...)

Anti-government protesters wave the flag of Lebanon as they gather in Martyr’s Square in Beirut on Tuesday night. Photograph: Diego Ibarra Sanchez/New York Times

Lebanese are certain to be infuriated by President Michel Aoun’s request that the government, which resigned on Tuesday, stay on in caretaker capacity(...)

Riot police officers scuffle with Hezbollah supporters during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Lebanon’s Hizbullah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned on Friday that nationwide protests could push the country into chaos, collapse and, “God f(...)

Female protesters stand in  line before Lebanese  soldiers during  the seventh day of protests in cities and towns across the country. Photograph:  Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images

Divisions in Lebanon’s entrenched political class have opened as hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters flocked to the streets and square(...)

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