Middle East

Hezbollah and Iran 'to stay in Syria until it is liberated'

Lebanese parliament speaker says Hezbollah and Iran will not quit Syria until its 'territorial integrity' is regained.

Hezbollah and Iran 'to stay in Syria until it is liberated'

Refugees

What is an anti-immigrant German NGO doing in Lebanon?

Concern as German group AHA!, stemming from far-right identitarian movement, discourages refugees from going to Europe.

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Lebanon

Syrian refugees fear exile over confiscation law

Syrian government pushes legislation that allows seizure of homes left vacant by refugees.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

One family, three women, 70 years in exile

The collective story of being a female Palestinian refugee in Lebanon as seen through the lives of a family of women.

One family, three women, 70 years in exile

Lebanon

Saad Hariri to be Lebanon's next prime minister

Hariri's party lost a sizeable chunk of its power in May 6 vote, but remains the biggest Sunni-led party with 20 seats.

Lebanon's Saad Hariri designated as next prime minister

Middle East

Hezbollah strengthens influence in Lebanon parliament

Election of ally of Iran-backed group to role of deputy speaker could give it more power.

Lebanon

Lebanon parliament re-elects Hezbollah ally as speaker

Nabih Berri held the position of assembly speaker since 1992, with the focus now shifting to who will be prime minister.

Lebanon's new parliament re-elects Hezbollah ally as speaker

Opinion

Memo to Israel: Lebanon is not Hezbollah, Gaza is not Hamas

Israel has tried to bury inconvenient facts about Lebanon and Gaza.

Halim Shebaya

by Halim Shebaya

Halim Shebaya

Lebanon

Analysis: What's next for Hezbollah in Syria?

Will the Lebanese group stick around in Syria, and how will it repair its image among ordinary citizens?

Analysis: What's next for Hezbollah in Syria?

Middle East

Making sense of Lebanon's election outcome

Analysts dispute significance of Hezbollah's gains at the expense of Saad Hariri's party as poll fever cools.

Unpicking the results of Lebanon's elections

Inside Story

What next for Lebanon after Hezbollah's poll showing?

The result of the general election boosts the power of Hezbollah.

Middle East

Hezbollah and allies biggest winners in Lebanon polls

Unofficial tallies showing big gains for 'Shia duo' at the expense of Saad Hariri's bloc set to raise regional tensions.

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.