Middle East

Arab League to discuss Iranian 'violations'

At Saudi Arabia's request, Arab foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Cairo.

Lebanon

Hariri confirms he will return to Lebanon on Wednesday

Absent Lebanese prime minister says he will be back in Beirut to take part in Independence Day events on November 22.

Saad Hariri will be in Lebanon 'by Wednesday'

Lebanon

Coming to grips with the fear of war in Lebanon

Some in the country are stocking up on food supplies as tensions mount over resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Coming to grips with the fear of war in Lebanon

The Listening Post

Saad Hariri, Saudi power play and the media

Riyadh's Middle East power struggle and the role of the news media. Plus, the challenge of covering Manus Island.

UpFront

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Lebanon: What's next?

We debate whether Saudi Arabia's latest shakeups could trigger a wave of authoritarianism in the Middle East.

Lebanon

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in France to meet Macron

Lebanese leader in Paris with wife but without three children amid speculations he remains 'a Saudi political hostage'.

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in France to meet Macron

Lebanon

Macron to receive Lebanon's Hariri 'with PM honours'

French president expected to welcome Lebanese leader and his family in Paris on Saturday.

Macron to receive Hariri 'with prime minister honours'

UpFront

Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

Hezbollah

Will Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade on Lebanon?

Potential sanctions against Lebanon could include a ban on flights, visas, exports and transfer of remittances.

Will Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade on Lebanon?

Middle East

Saudi FM says Hariri free to leave 'when he pleases'

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has denied reports that the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is being held in the capital Riyadh against his will.

Saudi Arabia

France's Macron invites Hariri to Paris with family

Offer comes as Saudi-Lebanese ties worsen over Lebanese PM's surprise resignation and failure to return from Riyadh.

Macron invites Saad Hariri to Paris with family

Saudi Arabia

Lebanon says Saudis holding Saad Hariri hostage

President Aoun says nothing justifies Hariri's lack of return for 12 days, in sign of escalating Lebanese-Saudi tension.

Michel Aoun: Nothing justifies Saad Hariri's detention

Mohammed bin Salman

US official: Crown Prince Salman 'behaving recklessly'

State Department official says Saudi prince's actions have 'the potential to damage US interests', NY Times reports.

US official: Crown Prince Salman 'behaving recklessly'

Middle East

Hariri meets visiting Lebanese patriarch in Riyadh

Tweet comes after talks in Riyadh with visiting Lebanese Maronite patriarch amid intense speculation over his situation.

Saad Hariri to return to Lebanon in coming days

Opinion

The Machiavellian Prince: Welcome to Salman Arabia

Or how Mohamed bin Salman pulled off a spectacular power grab in just three acts.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara