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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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