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'

Middle East

Top Lebanese Druze leader calls for Saudi-Iranian talks

Top Lebanese Druze politician says kingdom's modernisation plans could not work while Riyadh was engaged in Yemen war.

Walid Jumblatt calls for Saudi-Iranian discussions

Lebanon

Lebanese actor arrested for 'collaborating' with Israel

Ziad Itani apprehended by Lebanese security forces for allegedly giving Israel information for assassination plots.

Lebanese actor arrested for 'collaborating' with Israel

Opinion

What's next for Lebanon now that Hariri is back?

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri came back home stronger, but Riyadh still casts shadow over his political survival.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Lebanon

Lebanon's PM Saad Hariri holds off resignation

As Lebanon celebrates 74th Independence Day, Saad Hariri delays his resignation in televised speech from Beirut.

Lebanon

All eyes on Beirut as Saad Hariri returns

Hariri arrives in Beirut for the first time since sudden resignation announced during a visit to Saudi capital, Riyadh.

All eyes on Beirut as Saad Hariri returns

Hezbollah

Hezbollah's leader rejects Arab League accusations

In continuing war of words Nasrallah says no proof Hezbollah 'supporting terrorism and extremist groups' in Arab states.

Nasrallah rejects Arab League statement on Hezbollah

Counting the Cost

Lebanon: The economic cost of Saudi's power play

What does Saudi Arabia's regional power struggle mean for Lebanon's economy and the Lebanese living in the Gulf region?

The Listening Post

Saudi Arabia's purge: A quest for media control?

Examining the media coverage of Saudi Arabia's purge and Saad Hariri's resignation as Lebanese prime minister.