Hassan Diab

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A scooter driver gets his temperature taken before going out with an order, amid the coronavirus  outbreak, in Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon is doubly at risk from the coronavirus. On the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation on Wednesday, President Michel Aoun called on Lebanes(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israelai prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Mr Trump’s Middle East peace plan in  the White House in Washington, DC on January 28th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The Arab world has delivered a mixed reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Uncertain of the attitude(...)

Demonstrators are sprayed by a water cannon during a protest against the newly formed government in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Lebanon’s new cabinet met on Wednesday, ending a three-month deadlock over its formation. But even before the line-up was announced on Tuesday evenin(...)

Anti-government protesters block a main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday. Photograph: AP

Lebanese efforts to finalise a new government stalled on Friday as hundreds of anti-government protesters blocked roads to mark the beginning of the f(...)

Hassan Diab arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda after being named Lebanon’s new prime minister. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Academic Hassan Diab was named Lebanon’s new prime minister on Thursday after Saad Hariri, who resigned at the end of October, withdrew his candidacy.(...)

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