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    1. May 16, 2014

      Lebanon on the brink

      Just after last Christmas, Mohamad Chatah, senior strategist to Saad Hariri, a former prime minister of Lebanon, was making...

    2. December 29, 2013

      Saudi Arabia gives $3bn boost to Lebanese army

      Oil-rich Saudi Arabia has committed to give Lebanon $3bn to bolster its armed forces in a move meant to counter the rising...

    1. The World

      December 27, 2013

      A bomb in Beirut and a long-running power struggle

      Scene of the huge car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut, killing Mohamed Chatah and at least four others on December...

    2. October 22, 2013

      Shutdown is just a part of Lebanese life

      The brief shuttering of government in Washington this month excited much sardonic merriment in Beirut. Some of it mocked a...

    3. May 31, 2012

      Kidnap threatens Lebanese stability

      Fears are mounting that the kidnap of 11 Lebanese Shia pilgrims in Syria last week could destabilise Lebanon if its own Shia...

    4. June 30, 2011

      UN court seeks arrests in Hariri case

      A UN-backed international tribunal has asked Lebanon to arrest members of the Shia militant group Hizbollah as it handed...

    5. June 14, 2011

      Government formed in Beirut

      Najib Mikati, Lebanon’s prime minister, announced on Monday a long-delayed government dominated by Iranian-backed Hizbollah...

    6. January 29, 2011

      Lebanese government still in flux

      Lebanon’s prime minister-designate, Najib Mikati, ended two days of consultations on forming a government on Friday amid...

    7. January 25, 2011

      Billionaire leads race for Lebanese PM

      A billionaire businessman backed by Hizbollah looked set to receive the fiercely contested nomination for premiership of...

    8. January 24, 2011

      Crisis exposes Lebanon’s weaknesses

      In recent years, Lebanon has been eating, drinking, sunbathing and luxury apartment-building its way to annual economic...

    9. January 23, 2011

      Rival Lebanese groups race to secure support

      Beirut nervously awaited the next act of its destabilising political drama on Sunday, as the western-backed caretaker...

    10. January 19, 2011

      Riyadh ‘washes its hands’ of Lebanon

      Saudi Arabia has “washed its hands of Lebanon’’ as mediation efforts reached a deadlock, leading to a “dangerous’’ situation...

    11. January 14, 2011

      Hariri ‘chooses dignity over power’

      Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister, whose government was brought down by the radical Shia group Hizbollah earlier this week,...

    12. January 13, 2011

      Deadlock in Beirut

      The fall of Lebanon’s “unity” government, collapsed by the withdrawal of Hizbollah and its allies ahead of the expected...

    13. January 13, 2011

      Lebanon to start forming new government

      Saad Hariri Son of Rafiq Hariri, the assassinated former prime minister, and leader of the prowestern March 14th coalition,...

    14. November 22, 2010

      Hizbollah members reported behind Hariri killing

      Beirut, November 22 - UN-backed investigators have found that members of Hizbollah were behind the assassination in 2005 of...

    15. October 13, 2010

      Iran backs ‘unified’ Lebanon

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, the Iranian president, has stressed his support for the Lebanese state during a controversial visit...

    16. October 12, 2010

      Visit is bad timing for Lebanon

      Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad will savour every moment. Stung by opposition at home, where even his own fundamentalist friends now...

    17. October 11, 2010

      Lebanese fearful of Hariri case conclusion

      A shop window bears the scars of sectarian violence in Beirut, where rival factions are engaged in an intensifying war of...

    18. August 10, 2010

      Hizbollah leader reveals ‘secrets’ over killing

      Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the militant Hizbollah group, claimed to unveil some of his organisation’s military...

    19. July 16, 2010

      Gas field threatens fresh Lebanon-Israel dispute

      Trouble is brewing in the waters off the coast of Lebanon and Israel about the future of one of the largest discoveries of...

    20. May 24, 2010

      World Diary

      TODAYChina and US hold talksA meeting of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue takes place in Beijing (until May 25)....

    21. April 21, 2010

      US protests to Syria over Scuds

      A war of words between Israel and its northern neighbours, Lebanon and Syria, received more impetus yesterday when...

    22. April 20, 2010

      US protests to Syria over Scud missiles

      Armed: Hizbollah members show a mock missile in south Lebanon last year. The group’s rearming would breach several UN...

    23. February 3, 2010

      Lebanon aims to build on banking success

      Before Lebanon self-destructed amid civil war in the mid-1970s, Beirut was the regional financial and services centre of the...

    24. December 11, 2009

      Lebanon parliament backs unity government

      Lebanon’s parliament overwhelmingly approved the country’s new national unity government on Thursday night, headed by the...

    25. September 17, 2009

      Hariri to restart negotiations

      Saad Hariri, who won Lebanon’s parliamentary elections in June, has been asked to restart stalled negotiations to form a...

    26. September 17, 2009

      Hariri re-installed in Lebanon

      Michel Suleiman, Lebanon's president, has re-appointed as prime minister-designate Saad Hariri, the leader of the...

    27. September 10, 2009

      Hariri quits as PM-designate

      Saad Hariri, the leader of Lebanon’s western-backed parliamentary majority, has resigned as prime minister-designate,...

    28. August 17, 2009

      Politics clouds state sell-offs in Lebanon

      There are three things that most Lebanese know about their mobile phones: the service is expensive; it is not up to modern...

    29. 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...

    30. June 29, 2009

      Hariri faces tough team building

      Saad Hariri will begin consultations today with all political factions after being designated Lebanon's prime minister at...

    31. June 9, 2009

      Obama hails victory for Lebanon's ruling coalition

      Lebanon's capital was unusually quiet yesterday as the country absorbed election results that dealt an unexpected blow to...

    32. June 8, 2009

      Obama hails Lebanon election result

      Lebanon’s capital was unusually quiet on Monday as the country absorbed election results that dealt an unexpected blow to...

    33. June 8, 2009

      Lebanese turn out in droves to vote in election

      Lebanese voters turned out in large numbers yesterday in closely-fought parliamentary elections that pitted the armed Shia...

    34. June 8, 2009

      Lebanese turn out in droves to vote in parliamentary election

      Lebanese voters turned out in large numbers yesterday in closely-fought parliamentary elections that pitted the armed Shia...

    35. June 8, 2009

      Pro-west coalition set to retain majority in Lebanon election

      The pro-western March 14 coalition looked set to hold on to its majority in Lebanon's closely fought parliamentary...

    36. June 8, 2009

      Pro-west coalition claims Lebanon poll win

      The pro-western March 14 coalition looked set to hold on to its majority in Lebanon's closely fought parliamentary...

    37. June 8, 2009

      Calm prevails as Lebanese vote in droves

      Lebanese voters turned out in large numbers yesterday in closely fought parliamentary elections that pitted the armed Shia...

    38. June 7, 2009

      Pro-west bloc on course for Lebanon poll win

      The pro-western March 14 coalition looked set to hold on to its majority in Lebanon’s closely fought parliamentary elections...

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