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Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the devastating explosion, according to newly surfaced documents.

According to senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity and Lebanese press reports, key political players agreed that Mohammed Safadi should be tasked with forming the next government.

Lebanon's next president: A 'temperamental' ex-general and Hizballah ally

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's next president: A 'temperamental' ex-general and Hizballah ally

A former Lebanese general and strong ally of the militant Hizballah group is poised to be elected Lebanon’s president next week, ending a two-year vacuum in the country’s top post

IS vows to 'avenge' Sunni Lebanese figures

The New Arab

IS vows to 'avenge' Sunni Lebanese figures

The Islamic State group has vowed in a new video to 'avenge' Lebanese security forces and politicians, warning them of an approaching ...

Uncertainty is Lebanon's worst enemy

James Denselow

Uncertainty is Lebanon's worst enemy

Comment: It wasn't Syria, but a waste crisis that hit Lebanon's political scene hardest last year. This year, everyone expects unpredictability, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Top candidate endorses 'arch-rival' in Lebanese presidential saga twist

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea endorsed on Monday the presidential candidacy of his war-time rival Michel Aoun, offering a possible exit to the country's 20-month presidential vacuum and

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Washington backs ally of Assad to be Lebanese president

Washington has indicated support for Sleiman Frangieh, an ally of Syria's president Assad to be the next president of Lebanon in a bid to end ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon: Future Movement warns of a civil war

The secretary general of Lebanon's Future Movement has warned that if compromise is not reached to end the country's presidential impasse the ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Sleiman Frangieh, next President of Lebanon?

Under an emerging deal to end Lebanon's political deadlock, one of the strongest allies and a close personal friend of Syrian President Bashar ...

New Lebanese presidential candidate stirs rival camps

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

New Lebanese presidential candidate stirs rival camps

Lebanon's main political camps have both reacted to reports that a pro-Syrian regime figure, Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Protecting Middle East heritage from Islamic State

As the so-called Islamic State group continues to annihilate culture in territories it controls in Iraq and Syria, the rush is on to find ways ...

UN: Lebanon needs help to cope with mounting crises

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

UN: Lebanon needs help to cope with mounting crises

Lebanon is in need of greater assistance to help it cope with the numerous challenges it faces, especially the Syrian refugee crisis, UN ...

Don't make Assad key to ending war, warns oppostion

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Don't make Assad key to ending war, warns oppostion

With world leaders hinting at a softening of positions on the future of Bashar Assad, leading opposition figures warned against making him key ...

UN urges Lebanon to elect president as protests escalate

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

UN urges Lebanon to elect president as protests escalate

The Security Council has called on the Lebanese parliament to elect a new president, a post that has been vacant for over a year, amid ...

Lebanon's mixed reaction to Iran nuclear deal

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon's mixed reaction to Iran nuclear deal

Lebanon leading figures had a mixed reaction to the historic deal reached between world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear activities.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon marks longest period without a president

Lebanon has now entered the longest presidential vacuum in its history, after rival party blocs fail to agree on the election of a new leader.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon fails to elect president for 25th time

Parliament has yet again failed to meet the quorum necessary to vote for the presidency, vacant for over a year, as fears grow for the future of ...

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Lebanon: Divisions over appointment of army and security chiefs

Analysis: The outgoing head of the Lebanese army has warned that political squabbling over the appointment of his successor, and of a new ...

Changiz M. Varzi

Lebanon: one year, no president, many problems

Feature: Lebanon has not had a president for more than a year, but to many Lebanese the issue is either a distraction or has little bearing on ...

Factionalism and political paralysis reign supreme in Lebanon

Nader Fawz

Factionalism and political paralysis reign supreme in Lebanon

Analysis: Lebanon's political paralysis continues as the deeply divided country enters its second year without a president and attempts to keep ...

Thaer Ghandour

Assad's adviser in Lebanon accused of securing plea deal

Analysis: Michel Samaha has been given three years in jail, after what some believe was a deal to implicate Damascus' spy chief, says ...

Lebanon debates introducing civil marriage

Abdel Rahman Urabi

Lebanon debates introducing civil marriage

Analysis: If Lebanese couples of mixed religious backgrounds decide to marry, then they have to fly to Cyprus to have their union recognised - ...

Rumours wind a path to Aoun presidency

Thaer Ghandour

Rumours wind a path to Aoun presidency

Media reports and political spin suggest an unlikely alliance between Hariri and Aoun

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