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Supporters celebrate during parliamentary elections outside the campaign headquarters of Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanon’s former deputy prime minister and Lebanese Forces’ candidate for the Orthodox seat in the electoral district of Beirut I. Lebanon. Photograph: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

The parliamentary election on Sunday did not effect the dramatic change Lebanon needs to overcome multiple crises which have brought the country to it(...)

A beggar and her children sit beneath electoral posters under a bridge in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Voters are set to go to the polls in Lebanon on Sunday despite pressure for postponement due to threats of violence and shortage of funds for the parl(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Hizbullah mourn next to coffins during the funeral of the three people allegedly killed a day earlier by snipers, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon on October 15th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

The leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party (LF), Samir Geagea, has objected to the summons by Beirut’s military court for questionin(...)

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’(...)

Vehicles burn where the fuel tank exploded in Lebanon’s northern region of Akkar. Photograph: Fathi al-Masri/AFP via Getty

At least 28 people were killed and 79 injured when a fuel tank exploded in northern Lebanon early on Sunday, the health ministry said. Military and s(...)

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(...)

More than 200 people were killed and in excess of 6,000 injured in the Beirut blast that devastated the port area on August 4th, 2020. Photograph: EPA

A year after a massive blast devastated Beirut’s port and nearby neighbourhoods, Lebanese await a government to deal with the tragic results of the ex(...)

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