Lebanon

Not for the easily offended: Beirut's stand-up scene

The perpetual uncertainty of life in Lebanon has given birth to increasingly dark and taboo-busting stand-up comedy.

Beirut's stand-up comedy scene is becoming Lebanon's freest space

Lebanon

Transgender women face systemic discrimination in Lebanon: HRW

US-based rights group calls on Lebanese parliament to pass legislation to protect and prohibit discrimination.

Transgender women face systemic discrimination in Lebanon: HRW

AJ Impact

Lebanon accelerating reforms to rein in public debt: PM Hariri

Lebanon is struggling with one of the world's heaviest public debt burdens, at about 150 percent of GDP.

Lebanon accelerating reforms to rein in public debt: PM Hariri

Middle East

Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in Lebanon

Hezbollah denies having precision-guided missile production sites in Lebanon, but says it possesses such weapons.

Israel claims to uncover Hezbollah missile plant in Lebanon

Middle East

Cautious border calm as Hezbollah, Israel urged to show restraint

No fighting overnight as Lebanon's prime minister calls on US and France to 'intervene' to prevent escalation.

Cautious border calm as Hezbollah, Israel urged to show restraint

Middle East

Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire at Lebanon border

Lebanon's prime minister asks US, France to intervene to prevent the situation from escalating into a full-fledged war.

Hezbollah

Hezbollah says ready to respond to 'Israeli attack'

Hassan Nasrallah denies the movement is building precision-missile factories after Israeli allegation.

Hezbollah says commanders ready to respond to 'Israeli attack'

Middle East

Hezbollah warning: Israel reveals 'intelligence' detail

Israeli forces near Lebanon have been pulled back from their border positions in recent days, as they wait for a promised attack by Hezbollah, in response to recent Israeli attacks.

Middle East

Confusion over Iranian tanker's destination after weeks of ordeal

After Lebanon dismisses receiving Adrian Darya, Turkey says it's heading to Lebanese territorial waters and not a port.

Confusion over Iranian tanker's destination after weeks of ordeal

AJ Impact

Sanctions-hit Jammal Trust Bank denies Hezbollah links

Jammal Trust Bank has been funnelling cash to the armed movement, Washington has alleged.

Lebanon's banks 'can withstand US Hezbollah sanctions'

Middle East

Lebanon's Hezbollah pledges to retaliate against Israel

Declaration comes after Israel accused of a 'suicide attack' by self-destructing drones.

Middle East

Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones near border

Incident comes days after alleged Israeli drone crashed in a southern Beirut suburb while another exploded nearby.

Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones near border

Middle East

Middle East drone attacks: Is Israel banking on Iranian response?

A series of weekend air assaults across three different countries raised fears of a regional escalation.

Middle East drone attacks: Is Israel banking on Iranian response?

Syrian Refugees

Amnesty calls on Lebanon to stop expulsion of Syrian refugees

Rights group says Beirut deported nearly 2,500 Syrians in 'a clear violation of Lebanon's non-refoulement obligation'.

Amnesty calls on Lebanon to stop expulsion of Syrian refugees

Middle East

Attacks on Iran-backed forces: What you need to know

A number of air raids on Iranian-backed militias in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon have increased tensions in the Middle East.

Attacks on Iran-backed forces: What you need to know