Lebanon holds first parliament election since financial collapse
The election is seen as a test of whether the heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies can keep their assembly majority amid soaring poverty and anger at parties in power.
Saudi-Iran ‘proxy wars’ play out in embattled Lebanon
With Lebanon in the grip of an economic and financial crisis – seen by the World Bank as one of the world's worst since the 1850s – the diplomatic row becomes all the more damaging.
Hezbollah rocket attack on Israel draws retaliation
A flareup along the border this week has seen Israel carry out its first air strikes on Lebanese territory in seven years and Hezbollah claim a direct rocket attack on Israeli territory for the first time since 2019.
Lebanon sells cheapest Big Mac in the world as currency collapses
Lebanese social media is flooded with requests for donations of baby milk and medications that have disappeared, and even food.
Jabs for votes as Lebanon’s oligarchs turn to Covid bribery
With more than half the population living below the poverty line and the Lebanese pound sliding rapidly against the dollar on the black market, vaccines are a luxury for many.
Signs of life under Beirut rubble, a month after devastating blast
A member of the rescue team says the pulse and breathing near the ground floor of the collapsed building most likely come from a child.