Lebanon

Instant Opinion: ‘next year should spell new Tory leader’
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘next year should spell new Tory leader’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 5 October
5 Oct 2020
Can Lebanon fend off a second wave of coronavirus?
Lebanon
In Depth

Can Lebanon fend off a second wave of coronavirus?

Health minister calls for lockdown to avoid overwhelming crisis-hit hospitals
18 Aug 2020
Why Lebanon’s government resigned and who will rule now
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Why Lebanon’s government resigned and who will rule now

Prime Minister Hassan Diab condemns ‘corruption network’ as he steps down following Beirut explosion
11 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 11 August
11 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 August
Donald Trump
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Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’
House of Lords
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Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 6 August
6 Aug 2020

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Beirut explosion: did officials know the risks of a blast?
Beirut, Lebanon
In Depth

Beirut explosion: did officials know the risks of a blast?

Sources claim inspectors warned six months ago that fertiliser could ‘blow up all of Beirut’
6 Aug 2020
What is ammonium nitrate - the chemical that blew in Beirut?
Beirut, Lebanon
In Depth

What is ammonium nitrate - the chemical that blew in Beirut?

A chemical engineering expert explains the danger of the fertiliser that triggered the blast
6 Aug 2020
Everything we know about the Lebanon chemical explosion
Beirut, Lebanon
In Depth

Everything we know about the Lebanon chemical explosion

More than 100 killed and thousands injured in huge blast that levelled parts of Beirut
5 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: I called Trump 2016 - now I’m calling 2020

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 5 August
5 Aug 2020
Lebanon financial crisis leaves media in free fall
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In Brief

Lebanon financial crisis leaves media in free fall

Once the envy of the Middle East the sector is now struggling
11 Feb 2020
What is ‘playing Ghosn’?
Playing Ghosn
In Depth

What is ‘playing Ghosn’?

Viral trend of people inside instrument cases is inspired by ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who allegedly fled Japan in a similar manner
14 Jan 2020
Second night of violent protests in Beirut
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In Brief

Second night of violent protests in Beirut

Demonstrators angry about economic corruption as crisis grips country
16 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Morning-after-pill an ‘under-used resource’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Morning-after-pill an ‘under-used resource’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 December
2 Dec 2019
The countries hit by major protests in 2019
Protest
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The countries hit by major protests in 2019

Millions have taken to the streets across the globe this year demanding change
19 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: men ‘get away with murder’ using rough sex
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: men ‘get away with murder’ using rough sex

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 15 November
15 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’
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Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 5 November
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris can ‘steal’ votes from Labour
Jeremy Corbyn casts his vote in last year's general election
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Instant Opinion: Boris can ‘steal’ votes from Labour

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 30 October
30 Oct 2019
Why has Lebanon’s prime minister resigned?
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Why has Lebanon’s prime minister resigned?

Saad Hariri stands down after failing to quell the anger of protesters
30 Oct 2019
What Lebanese protesters want
Lebanon protests
In Depth

What Lebanese protesters want

Demonstrations were triggered by government’s proposed WhatsApp tax
22 Oct 2019
Will there be a new war between Israel and Hezbollah?
Israel Lebanon border
In Brief

Will there be a new war between Israel and Hezbollah?

Old foes traded fire on Sunday after days of simmering tensions
2 Sep 2019
Phoenicia Hotel Beirut: downtown in Lebanon’s capital
Phoenicia Hotel Beirut Lebanon
In Review

Phoenicia Hotel Beirut: downtown in Lebanon’s capital

Once known as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’, Beirut offers everything for a perfect weekend break
9 Jul 2018
Hezbollah and allies win majority in Lebanon election
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In Brief

Hezbollah and allies win majority in Lebanon election

Gains for Shia group further boosts Iran’s influence in the region
8 May 2018
Uber driver arrested over murder of UK diplomat in Beirut
British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes has been found dead in Beirut
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Uber driver arrested over murder of UK diplomat in Beirut

Suspect, who has ‘criminal past’, reportedly confessed to killing Rebecca Dykes
18 Dec 2017
Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri ‘suspends’ shock resignation
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Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri ‘suspends’ shock resignation

U-turn comes after he announced he was quitting in Saudi Arabia and then disappeared
22 Nov 2017
Why Saudi Arabia is fixated on Lebanon
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In Depth

Why Saudi Arabia is fixated on Lebanon

In Depth: Saudis say Hezbollah rule would be tantamount to declaration of war
8 Nov 2017
Lebanon bans Wonder Woman over Israeli actress Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman
In Brief

Lebanon bans Wonder Woman over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

Superhero movie branded 'the Israeli Soldier film'
1 Jun 2017
Islamic State claims twin Beirut blasts that killed dozens
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In Brief

Islamic State claims twin Beirut blasts that killed dozens

Two suicide bombs kill at least 43 people and injure more than 200 others in the Lebanese capital
13 Nov 2015
VENETIA RAINEY: Lebanon cannot re-open its border
Columnist Venetia Rainey
In Depth

VENETIA RAINEY: Lebanon cannot re-open its border

The world cannot rely on Syria’s neighbours to carry the entire burden of the refugee crisis
7 Jan 2015
Capture of IS chief’s ex-wife a coup for fragile Lebanon
Columnist Venetia Rainey
In Depth

Capture of IS chief’s ex-wife a coup for fragile Lebanon

But while West is keen to help Lebanese take on IS, donor fatigue means Syrian refugees will go hungry
5 Dec 2014
VENETIA RAINEY: Why we must make a deal with Iran
Columnist Venetia Rainey
In Depth

VENETIA RAINEY: Why we must make a deal with Iran

Five good reasons why the West and Iran should come to an agreement – and the sooner the better
20 Nov 2014
How to stop Islamic State: go for the roots, not the head
Columnist Venetia Rainey
In Depth

How to stop Islamic State: go for the roots, not the head

Bombing runs on IS targets are dismissed as ‘shock and yawn’: we need those living under IS to rebel
16 Oct 2014
The 'Jihadi Spring' - could Isis gain a foothold in Lebanon?
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The 'Jihadi Spring' - could Isis gain a foothold in Lebanon?

'We understand no borders,' says one Isis fighter, 'we will go wherever our sheik wants to send us'
24 Jun 2014