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  1. May 1, 2013

    Lebanon squanders its finest human assets

    Just over 20 years ago, a construction tycoon named Rafiq Hariri arrived back in a Lebanon pulverised by a long civil war to...

  2. March 6, 2012

    Russia dashes hopes of new Syria stance

    Russia has dashed hopes that it might soften its line on Syria sanctions in the wake of the Vladimir Putin’s victory in the...

  1. July 1, 2009

    Lebanon leader inherits mixed legacy

    The appointment of billionaire businessman Saad Hariri as Lebanese prime minister last weekend was greeted not only by...

  2. June 29, 2009

    Lebanon’s Hariri faces tough team building

    Saad Hariri will begin consultations on Monday with all political factions after being designated Lebanon’s prime minister...

  3. May 22, 2009

    Lebanon accuses Israel of espionage

    Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations yesterday after uncovering what it claimed was an Israeli spy network,...

  4. May 21, 2009

    Lebanon makes Israel spy ring claim to UN

    Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations on Thursday after uncovering what it claimed was an Israeli spy network that...

  5. April 26, 2009

    Clinton calls for free Lebanon election

    BEIRUT, April 26 - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Lebanese on Sunday to hold an ”open and free” election in...

  6. October 16, 2008

    Hizbollah basks in its authority

    In spite of his modest title of labour minister and his spartan office in a poor neighbourhood of Beirut, Mohammed Fneish...

  7. October 16, 2008

    FT interview: Fouad Siniora, Lebanese prime minister

    Fouad Siniora, Lebanon’s prime minister, spoke to Lionel Barber and Roula Khalaf earlier this month at his office in central...

  8. August 18, 2008

    Beirut and Cairo in energy pact

    Egypt has agreed to supply Lebanon with electricity and natural gas to help alleviate the country's chronic energy shortage....

  9. August 13, 2008

    Lebanese ministers approve cabinet support for Hizbollah

    Lebanon's national unity cabinet yesterday received an overwhelming vote of approval in parliament for its new policy...

  10. August 12, 2008

    Lebanon’s cabinet wins vote of confidence

    Lebanon’s national unity cabinet on Tuesday received an overwhelming vote of approval in parliament for its new policy...

  11. July 12, 2008

    Cabinet of national unity for Lebanon

    Lebanon yesterday an-nounced the formation of a government of national unity in which the proSyrian and pro-Iranian...

  12. July 11, 2008

    National unity cabinet for Lebanon

    Lebanon on Friday announced the formation of a government of national unity in which the pro-Syrian and pro-Iranian...

  13. June 23, 2008

    Lebanese army attempts to stem fighting

    Lebanon’s army on Monday moved to quell two days of fighting between sectarian and political groups in the northern port of...

  14. June 16, 2008

    Rice backs new president on Beirut visit

    Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, on a surprise visit to Lebanon on Monday expressed support for the country’s...

  15. May 29, 2008

    Lebanon PM asked to head new cabinet

    Lebanon's newly-elected president yesterday asked Fouad Siniora, the outgoing prime minister, to head a new government of...

  16. May 29, 2008

    Lebanon PM asked to head unity coalition

    Lebanon's newly elected president yesterday asked Fouad Siniora, the outgoing prime minister, to head a new government of...

  17. May 28, 2008

    Lebanon PM asked to head unity coalition

    Lebanon’s newly elected president on Wednesday asked Fouad Siniora, the outgoing prime minister, to head a new government of...

  18. May 14, 2008

    Saudis blame Iran for Hizbollah 'coup'

    Saudi Arabia yesterday described Hizbollah's military actions in Lebanon as a coup backed by Iran, illustrating the...

  19. May 14, 2008

    Saudis blame Iran for 'coup'

    Saudi Arabia yesterday described Hizbollah's military actions in Lebanon as a coup backed by Iran, illustrating the...

  20. May 13, 2008

    Saudis accuse Iran of Lebanon ‘coup’

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday described Hizbollah’s military actions in Lebanon as a coup backed by Iran, illustrating the...

  21. May 13, 2008

    Lebanese PM stands firm

    Lebanon's embattled prime minister warned yesterday that Hizbollah had undermined its own ability to confront Israel when...

  22. May 13, 2008

    Siniora stands firm over crisis

    Lebanon's embattled prime minister warned yesterday that Hizbollah had undermined its own ability to confront Israel when...

  23. May 12, 2008

    Lebanese PM stands firm over crisis

    Lebanon’s embattled prime minister warned on Monday that Hizbollah had undermined its own ability to confront Israel when it...

  24. May 12, 2008

    US accuses Iran and Syria of aiding chaos in Beirut

    The scenes of chaos and confusion in Beirut in recent days have worried the Bush administration, which has identified...

  25. May 10, 2008

    Fears that conflict could spread to wider region

    As Hizbollah seized control of western parts of the Lebanese capital yesterday, Arab and western officials embarked on a...

  26. May 10, 2008

    Fears grow that conflict will spread to wider region

    As Hizbollah yesterday seized control of western parts of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, Arab and western officials embarked...

  27. May 10, 2008

    Envoys rush to contain crisis in Lebanon

    As Hizbollah yesterday seized control of western parts of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, Arab and western officials embarked...

  28. May 10, 2008

    Hizbollah seizes control in Beirut

    It took Lebanon's Hizbollah group just a few hours yesterday to seize control of Muslim west Beirut and bring the country's...

  29. May 9, 2008

    Envoys rush to contain crisis

    As Hizbollah on Friday seized control of western parts of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, Arab and western officials embarked...

  30. May 7, 2008

    Strike call highlights Lebanon's divisions

    Lebanon is braced for a general strike today over price increases and wage demands, although government supporters say the...

  31. May 7, 2008

    Anti-government protests paralyse Beirut

    Supporters of Lebanon’s Hizbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut on Wednesday with burning barricades,...

  32. April 4, 2008

    Blocked Lebanon candidate to quit early as army chief

    Lebanon's army commander, Michel Suleiman, the consensus candidate for the country's vacant presidency, yesterday announced...

  33. February 29, 2008

    Hizbollah accuses US over vessel deployment

    Hizbollah accused the US of intimidation Friday in response to the dispatch of US naval vessels to the Eastern...

  34. January 8, 2008

    UN peacekeepers injured in Beirut blast

    The peace of southern Lebanon was punctured on Tuesday by two violent incidents - a roadside bomb that injured two members...

  35. December 12, 2007

    Murder in Beirut

    Every time Lebanon looks as though it might be emerging from the dark tunnel dug by its violently intrusive neighbours and...

  36. November 24, 2007

    Lebanon fails to solve impasse over president

    Lebanon's deeply divided politicians failed to elect a president yesterday, leaving the country without a head of state for...

  37. November 21, 2007

    Vote on Lebanese president delayed

    Lebanon's squabbling politicians yesterday pushed the election of a new president back to the last day of the incumbent's...

  38. November 20, 2007

    Hizbollah flexes muscles as crisis deepens

    Divided Lebanese leaders on Tuesday postponed a presidential election to allow more time to agree a successor to the...

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