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A UN-backed court for Lebanon will sentence two Hezbollah members in their absence Thursday for the 2005 assassination of former premier Rafic Hariri in what could be the cash-strapped tribunal's final act.l

Lebanon’s new parliament has re-elected Nabih Berri for a seventh term as Speaker of Parliament, during the first parliamentary session held since elections on May 15. “I invite you to work together for a parliament that consolidates civil peace,” Berri told parliamentarians on Tuesday ...

Full results announced by the interior ministry two days after the election revealed that no bloc will control the 128-seat assembly, a deadlock observers fear could usher in a tense period of political jostling. The polls, the first since Lebanon was ravaged by its worst ever economic ...

Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies have lost their majority in Lebanon’s parliament after the country’s general election results were announced. The Shia party’s allies suffered losses across the country, according to results released by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday. The pro-Hezbo...

Six people died when a boat capsized off the Lebanese coast of Tripoli overnight, including at least one child, Lebanese transport minister Ali Hamie told Reuters. The small dinghy carrying around 60 people sunk off the coast on Saturday night with both Lebanese and Syrians aboard. Hami...

Appeals judges at a United Nations-backed tribunal on Thursday overturned the acquittals of two members of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The five-judge appeals panel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon convic...

The audience burst into laughter—and nearly burst into tears—as 18 youth and young adults from around Lebanon shared their life stories and struggles with identity, sectarianism, racism, and social marginalization.

Street clashes in Beirut are reminiscent of violence during the Lebanese Civil War, harking back to deeper issues emanating from Lebanon’s handling of war from 1975 to 1990 that have not been addressed. “Lebanon is the perfect example showing peace at the expense of justice—which happen...

A protest organized by the Hezbollah group against the judge leading the inquiry into the Beirut port blast, Judge Tarek Bitar, broke out in heavy gunfire that left at least six people dead and wounded dozens more. Hezbollah and its allies accuse the judge of singling out politicians fo...

A probe into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion has been frozen for a second time after two politicians wanted for questioning filed a new complaint against the lead investigator, Judge Tarek Bitar. Bitar sought to question powerful people in Lebanon on criminal negligence charges r...