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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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