Business & Economy

Lebanon prepares for Syria post-war construction windfall

Syria's war is not over yet but the world might want to start planning for it. Many countries are already preparing to cash in, especially neighbouring Lebanon.

Egypt

Egyptians afraid to express views online, study finds

Support for freedom of speech in Egypt fallen significantly since 2013, according to the largest survey in the region.

Egyptians afraid to express views online, study finds

Middle East

Lebanon sentences Ahmed al-Assir to death

Sunni scholar was tried along with 38 others accused of killing Lebanese soldiers in the southern city of Sidon in 2013.

Middle East

Death sentence expected in trial of Lebanese Muslim scholar

A Lebanese military court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of a controversial Sunni scholar linked to a shoot-out with government troops in 2013. Fighting between supporters of Ahmad al-Assir and Lebanese soldiers led to dozens of deaths.

Middle East

Syrian children forced to work to support families in Lebanon

Enrolment levels for refugee children are increasing, but numbers still nowhere near where aid workers say they should be.

Middle East

Syrian refugee children working to support families in Lebanon

Enrollment levels for refugee children are increasing in Lebanon, but the numbers are still nowhere near where aid workers say they should be. And many children are still forced to work to support their families.

Middle East

French-Lebanese director detained in Beirut 'over film'

Director Ziad Doueiri held in Lebanon, reportedly over his previous film The Attack, which was filmed partly in Israel.

Ziad Doueiri faces Lebanon army tribunal 'over film'

Hezbollah

Are Israel and Hezbollah headed for another war?

Israel holds the largest military drill in two decades on its border with Lebanon, stirring fears of another conflict.

Are Israel and Hezbollah headed for another war?

Middle East

Lebanon mourns soldiers killed in ISIL captivity

Lebanon is observing a national day of mourning to honour 10 soldiers killed while being held captive by ISIL. Their bodies were recovered from the Syria-Lebanon border as part of a ceasefire deal in the area.

Lebanon

Lebanon's revival of Arab music traditions

In the mountains above Beirut, one organisation is breathing life back into a treasured period of Arab music history.

Lebanon's revival of Arab music traditions

Middle East

US-led air attacks block ISIL evacuation deal

Jets carry out two sets of air raids to block ISIL evacuees from reaching area held by the group near Syria-Iraq border.

US-led air attacks block ISIL evacuation deal

Middle East

ISIL evacuation deal angers Iraq

Iraqi PM terms Hezbollah- and Syria-backed deal to send fighters to country's border area an 'insult to Iraqi people'.

ISIL evacuation deal angers Iraq

Inside Story

Is Hezbollah stronger after its involvement in Syria?

ISIL fighters moved from northeast Lebanon to Syria as part of deal with Hezbollah and Syrian government forces.

Middle East

Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers

Eight bodies believed to be of Lebanese troops kidnapped by ISIL in 2014 have been found buried near the Syrian border.

Middle East

Lebanon and Syria pause anti-ISIL fights on borders

Lebanon declares truce to pave way for release of ISIL-held troops as Syrian army and Hezbollah halt separate campaign.

Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL