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A supporter of Hezbollah gestures as he stands at the site of a car bombing in  the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group today. Photograph: Hasan Shaaban/Reuters

A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group today, killing 20 people, wounding 120 and trapping ma(...)

Lebanese security forces stand outside the Turkish Airlines office in downtown Beirut yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Hasan Shaaban

Turkey urged its citizens to leave Lebanon after a militant group claimed the abduction early yesterday of two Turkish airline pilots travelling in a (...)

Lebanese security personnell stand outside the Turkish Airlines office in Beirut todya. Photograph: Hasan Shaaban/Reuters

Gunmen abducted a Turkish Airlines pilot and his assistant in Beirut today, forcing them from a bus as it took them from the airport in the early hour(...)

A woman walks over shattered glass, past damaged cars near the site of an explosion last week in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Photograph: Khalil Hassan/Reuters

The southern Beirut parking lot where a car bomb exploded last week, sending shockwaves through this Hizbullah stronghold, is still a mass of mangled (...)

Supporters of Lebanon’s Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah near the site of an explosion in Beirut earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters/Khalil Hassan

Lebanon has asked the EU not to add Hizbullah to its blacklist of terrorist organisations, arguing that the movement is an “essential component” of Le(...)

Civil Defence workers, Hizbullah members, policemen and civilians gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs today. Photograph: Issam Kobeisi/Reuters

A car bomb has exploded in a stronghold of the Shia militant Hizbullah group in Beirut wounding dozens in a major security breach of a tightly-guarded(...)

Revolutionary road signs: ‘Crush Flower’ by Bahia Shehab

On the walls of Cairo a dialogue is taking place. Street artists paint radical messages and images, reactionary forces erase them, then the artists re(...)

A Lebanese army soldier looks at a captured gunman in Sidon, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Ali Hashisho /Reuters

Lebanese soldiers fought Sunni Islamist gunmen in the southern city of Sidon for a second day on today in one of the deadliest outbreaks of violence f(...)

Violent sectarian spillover from the Syrian conflict reached across southern Lebanon today, with armed clashes by rival groups of Sunni and Shia milit(...)

Syrian refugees wait for treatment at a Doctors of the World medical centre at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photograph: Reuters.

Rockets yesterday struck the Lebanese hill village of Hermel, a Hizbullah bastion near the border with Syria, killing one civilian and damaging severa(...)

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