Opinion

The Middle East in 2018: Five issues to watch

From elections, to refugee crises, ISIL, shifting alliances and Jerusalem - instability will mark 2018 in the region.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Canada

Canada: Lebanese hockey team shoots for international recognition

Canada is the home of hockey, and the country plays host to more than one national team. The Lebanese team is based in Montreal and they are bidding for international recognition.

Lebanon

Palestinians in Lebanon: 'It's like living in a prison'

Trump's controversial Jerusalem decision has compounded the misery of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

Palestinians in Lebanon: 'It's like living in a prison'

Hezbollah

Hezbollah chief calls for strategy to confront Israel

As thousands rally in Beirut against Trump's Jerusalem move, Hassan Nasrallah vows to renew focus on Palestinian cause.

Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah vows to focus on Palestine

Lebanon

Protests in Lebanon over US decision on Jerusalem

Tear gas fired at protesters near US embassy north of Beirut during rally against US decision on Jerusalem's status.

Palestinians clash with police at US embassy in Lebanon

Lebanon

Macron: Lebanon must be a stabilising regional force

In joint news conference, French president hails Lebanese prime minister's decision to withdraw resignation.

Macron: Lebanon must be a stabilising regional force

Middle East

Saad Hariri withdraws resignation after cabinet meeting

Lebanese prime minister revokes resignation after cabinet voted to remain out of regional conflicts.

Lebanon

Lebanon's disabled: 'If we don’t fight, we will die'

There is a demand for fairer treatment of disabled people in Lebanon - because laws protecting them are rarely followed.

Lebanon

How a Lebanese artist fell into an Israeli spy trap

Itani was arrested and charged with spying for Israel on Lebanese journalists, intellectuals, and government ministers.

How Ziad Ahmad Itani fell into Mossad's honeytrap

Lebanon

Lebanon struggles with safe waste disposal

Lebanon is struggling with another rubbish problem, two years after it brought the last one under control.

Opinion

Where do Lebanon's Christians stand on Hezbollah?

Lebanese President Michel Aoun and most Lebanese Christians did not join Saudi Arabia's campaign against Hezbollah.

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

Middle East

Hariri, Hezbollah dominate talks on Lebanon’s regional role

Politicians are holding talks in the Lebanese capital Beirut in a bid to decide the country's role and policies in the region. The sticking point has been Hezbollah, Iran’s ally in Lebanon.

Lebanon

Hariri: What happened in Saudi stays in Saudi

In an interview with a French news channel, Hariri says his time in Saudi will remain undisclosed.

Hariri: What happened in Saudi stays in Saudi

Environment

Climate change threatens olive trees across Mediterranean

Environmental groups have warned that the olive oil industry across the Mediterranean, worth billions of dollars, is under threat due to climate change.

Lebanon

Hariri: Hezbollah's regional positions 'unacceptable'

Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri warns Hezbollah against interfering in regional wars, saying country should stay neutral.

Hariri: Hezbollah's regional positions 'unacceptable'