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Samir Geagea warned the alliance between of Hezbollah and Aoun's party had "brought Lebanon to where it is".

Lebanese citizens abroad who wants to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed on flights from Sunday onwards.

Lebanese protesters force MPs to cancel session

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese protesters force MPs to cancel session

Lebanon's parliament session planned for Tuesday has been postponed after protesters successfully prevented politicians from reaching Beirut's Parliament Square.

Hezbollah supporters clash with anti-government protesters in Beirut

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Hezbollah supporters clash with anti-government protesters in Beirut

Chants in support of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah have been heard at the anti-government protests, resulting in scuffles between other ...

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

International Crisis Group

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

Comment: Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen says the emergency measures may be too little, too late. Most protesters are demanding the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon sees largest protest yet as reform deadline nears

Sunday saw street rallies swell again, with thousands streaming into central Beirut and other locations across the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Christian party quits Lebanon govt after days of protests

Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese forces party, said his group was resigning from the government after days of protests.

Karim Safieddine

Palestinians resist Lebanon's suppressive labour measures

Palestinian refugees have been taking to the streets against a crackdown by Lebanese authorities on undocumented workers in the country as part ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rival Lebanese Christian leaders bury decades of hostility

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Sleiman Frangieh of the Marada Party shook hands on Wednesday, ending four decades of ...

The six Lebanese women voted into parliament

The New Arab & agencies

The six Lebanese women voted into parliament

The landmark 6 May election saw a record 86 women run, with virtually every party - except Shia movement Hizballah - putting forward female ...

The New Arab & agencies

The key players in Lebanon's elections

Lebanese voters went to the polls to elect their parliament for the first time in nine years on Sunday, with more than 500 candidates vying for ...

Saudi Arabia invites Hariri to visit despite previous 'detention'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia invites Hariri to visit despite previous 'detention'

A Saudi delegation is visiting Lebanon discuss improvements in bilateral relations and deliver an invitation to Saad al-Hariri, who was thought ...

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful political and ...

Where does Hizballah's recapture of Arsal leave Lebanese army?

Mona Alami

Where does Hizballah's recapture of Arsal leave Lebanese army?

Comment: After its Arsal victory, Hizballah's war against jihadis provides it with a fresh justification for clinging to its military arsenal, ...

Lebanon president suspends parliament for one month

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Lebanon president suspends parliament for one month

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has suspended parliament for one month, to prevent it extending its own term for the third time in less than four ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Le Pen's visit confirms new political realities in Lebanon

Comment: Marine Le Pen's views on Syria and refugees are particularly appealing to the Lebanese establishment in helping them consolidate power, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon rolls out red carpet for French far-right leader

The far-right French leader Marine Le Pen has arrived in Beirut to meet with the Lebanese head of state and leading Christian figures.

Imad Salamey

Lebanese presidential election sparks Christian power-politics revival

Comment: Sectarian rivalries have divided Lebanon for years, but Aoun's election may signal the beginning of a new balance of power in Lebanon, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's Aoun elected president, ending power vacuum

After four rounds of voting, including two unexpected repeat votes, former general Michel Aoun won support from 83 lawmakers.

Lebanon set to elect president, ending two-year vacuum

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon set to elect president, ending two-year vacuum

Lawmakers will convene on Monday for their 46th attempt to elect a president, the first expected to actually produce a result.

The New Arab

Hariri returns to Beirut to commemorate father's assassination

Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon to take part in the annual commemoration of his father former Prime Mininster Rafik Hariri's assassination, ...

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, ...

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

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 ...

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 Franjieh, could ...

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