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Saad Hariri

Former PM Makes Surprise Return From Exile In Troubled Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

By Tom Perry and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri returned home on Friday...

Joshua Hersh

Beirut Blast Kills Leading Political Figure

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- A large explosion targeted the convoy of a leading Lebanese political figure Friday morning, killing him and several others, and threatening...

Beirut Bombing Kills 5, Including Ex-Finance Minister

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A powerful car bomb tore through a business district in the center of the Lebanese capital Friday, setting cars ablaze and killing a p...

Failure to Compromise Endangers Lebanon

Daniel Nisman | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Currently, it seems as though the only thing holding Lebanon's political system and military together are fears of a full-blown civil war in their absence.

Lebanon Finally Sees Its Twitter Dawn

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 01.14.2012 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

With Lebanon suffering one of the world's slowest Internet connection speeds, it is certainly not surprising that social media hasn't picked up in this country as quickly as it did in other parts of the globe.

The Hariri Inquiry: Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 08.30.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The Shi'ite terrorist group Hezbollah, claiming to be Lebanon's guardian against alleged Israeli Aggression committed a murder of a Sunni leader, who was a proud Lebanese patriot

What Will Events in Syria Mean for Lebanon?

James Denselow | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
James Denselow

To date, Lebanon has perhaps been the one Arab country not to have been directly affected by the "Arab Awakening." But the country is fated to be tied to events in Syria and the vulnerabilities associated with them regardless.

Ontornet: Lebanese Campaign Against Snail-Paced Internet Service

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese Internet users are mad as hell and won't take it anymore, so they've launched a campaign to gripe about the country's disgracefully sluggish access to the World Wide Web.

It's Deja Vu in Lebanon All Over Again

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

As my flight touched down in Beirut, I had the feeling of returning to a land where deja vu is a fact of daily life. Where the same names persist for two decades or three or even more.

Firestorm Among Lebanon's Cedars

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Lebanon is about to fall into another dark period. But this time, the forces of Hezbollah and its patron Iran seem finally to have the upper hand.

Cohen's Hallucinations in The New York Times

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

There is nothing worse than a shallow columnist pontificating about what should and should not happen in a country he discovered only last week.

Lebanon's Moment of Truth

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

There can be little doubt that assassins revel in an absence of accountability -- and in Lebanon's history few of them have ever been brought to justice.

Hezbollah and Iran: the New Masters of Lebanon?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

Hezbollah conducted a simulation of the zero hour to demonstrate its ability to maintain a security and military grip on Lebanon, thereby giving its Iranian master the coveted reins over Lebanon.

Assad's Lebanese Return

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, returns to Lebanon for the first time since 2005. Today, when Saad Hariri plays host to Assad, he will be looking for Syrian support to prevent another round of crippling violence enveloping Lebanon.

Hassan Nasrallah The Manipulator

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, is -- in principle -- a man of religion. However, in addition to commanding an illicit militia and ordering bloody wars, Nasrallah is a manipulator.

After 35 years, Lebanese MPs Can Only Muster A Soccer Match

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Galey

This week Lebanon commemorated the 35th anniversary of its 1975-1990 Civil War, a conflict that claimed the lives of almost 200,000 people. While y...

Hariri Back To Washington: A Changed Leader in Challenging Times

Joe Macaron | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Macaron

There is a new rule, probably the only visible Lebanon policy under President Barack Obama's administration: every US official visiting Damascus must pass by Beirut.

Kissing Cousins: Assad Hangs Tough With Ahmadinejad

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Syrian President Assad rewarded the Obama administration's decision to re-establish normal relations with Syria this week by laying out the red carpet today for Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Lonely Obama vs. Popular Iran

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

While Iran knows how to make friends, Obama's America has become an expert in losing them.

Lebanese Press Freedom Takes Hits: IPI Report

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Press freedom is suffering in Lebanon, despite a modicum of maneuverability allowed by the law and the government's non-interference with journalists,...

Lebanon's Prime Minister-Designate Saad Hariri Steps Down

The Guardian | Hugh Macleod in Beirut | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon entered a new chapter of political uncertainty today as prime minister-designate Sa'ad Hariri stepped down after the Hezbollah-led opposition ...

Hariri's Big Risk

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

In submitting a cabinet without the approval of his opposition, Lebanese PM-in-waiting Saad Hariri is risking his political future.

Lebanon's Election is Obama's First Post-Muslim/Arab World Speech Victory

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

Obama's speech to the Arab and Muslim World is creating a new context in which the people of the Middle East can more clearly see justice without the need for more violence.

Saad Hariri, 39-Year-Old Billionaire, Expected To Become Lebanon's Next PM

AP | HUSSEIN DAKROUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Saad Hariri, the billionaire businessman and son of a slain former prime minister, is emerging as the favorite to lead Lebanon's govern...

Lebanon Election: Last-Minute Campaigning Indicates A Tight Race

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lebanon's much anticipated parliamentary elections will be held June 7, and the closeness of the race is revealed in the lengths vying parties are goi...