Opinion

Lebanon re-elects its political status quo

Following the long-awaited election, the same old political elites continue to dominate Lebanon's political scene.

Lina Khatib

by Lina Khatib

Lina Khatib

Middle East

Lebanon's new election law unlikely to upset balance of power

A new system of proportional representation was used in the election in which 3.6 million people were eligible to vote for the nearly 600 candidates vying for the 128-seat parliament.

Lebanon

Lebanon awaits poll results, turnout at 49 percent

First parliamentary elections in nearly a decade introduced electoral law with proportional representation.

Syria's War

Syrian refugees: Tension and solidarity in exile in Lebanon

While Lebanese have shown solidarity with Syrians fleeing war, tensions have arisen over limited resources and jobs.

Syrian refugees: Tension and solidarity in exile in Lebanon

Lebanon

Polls close as Lebanon votes after nine years

First parliamentary elections in nearly a decade introduces electoral law with proportional representation.

Middle East

Lebanon elections: New electoral law draws concern

Lebanon has gone to the polls on Sunday, but not only is this the first parliamentary election in nine years, it is the first test of a new electoral law that is supposed to give new candidates a better shot.

Middle East

Lebanon's politicians scramble to preserve status quo

Bizarre alliances competing for one eastern city's seven seats reflect manoeuvring for votes in parliamentary elections.

In Lebanon's Zahle, elections are local

Lebanon

Why women are 'barely scratching surface' of Lebanese politics

Female candidates in this year's election say change 'within' state institutions needed to level the playing field.

Why women are 'barely scratching surface' of Lebanese politics

Middle East

Lebanon parliamentary elections 2018: last day of campaigning

As Lebanon's parliamentary campaigns enter their final sprint, the country remains divided along sectarian lines, lines exploited and reinforced by competing regional powers.

Opinion

Lebanon's parliamentary elections to deliver more of the same

The outcome of Lebanon's long awaited elections not likely to change much in the country's political landscape.

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

Women's Rights

Record number of Lebanese women running for office

Impressive surge generates sense of hope in many Lebanese about women's participation in their country's politics.

Record number of Lebanese women running for office

Interactive

All you need to know about Lebanon's elections

Lebanon heads to general elections for the first time in nine years.

Lebanon elections 2018: Politics as usual

Opinion

Israel and the loss of collective hope, part 2

For decades, Israel has been committing war crimes and the UN has done nothing to stop them.

Stanley L Cohen

by Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

Lebanon

Will the Lebanese vote in parliamentary elections?

New electoral law has citizens divided over upcoming general election happening for the first time in years.

Will the Lebanese vote in parliamentary elections?

REWIND

Mohamad at Eton

Follow a Palestinian boy's transformative journey from a refugee camp to one of Britain's most prestigious schools.