Life and Style According to the hospital's union secretary, the A&E department resembled a 'M.A.S.H. unit' on Wednesday

Patients were left on trolleys outside the toilets and staff were reduced to tears, according to reports

Page 3 Profile: Terry Waite, Peace envoy

Off to Lebanon, eh? Sounds like a fun trip.

The sharpest criticism of Hezballoh has come since the October 19 car-bomb assassination of Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan

Syrian conflict creates sectarian pressures on Lebanon, Hezbollah

The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah has spent months trying to tread a narrow line, balancing its support for the Syrian government with its responsibilities as Lebanon's dominant political force. But increasing tensions inside Lebanon have underscored obstacles to having it both ways.

My Beirut is not battered enough for the US

I wasn't surprised to hear that the Lebanese minister for tourism, Fadi Abboud, was threatening to sue the makers of my current favourite TV show, Homeland, for misrepresenting Beirut. As I watched the second episode last Sunday, the action was supposedly based in the Lebanese capital. My wife kept asking: "Do you recognise where they are?" I didn't, mainly because the programme was shot in Haifa, in Israel, which looks more "Arab" to the average American viewer than cosmopolitan Beirut. Women are in the hijab, there is a smattering of camels, and Westerners are stared at suspiciously. No wonder we are wary of the Middle East when we see stuff like this.

Roads closed around Lebanon in protest against bombing

Lebanese security officials say angry protesters have closed roads around the country to protest the bombing that killed a top security official and seven other people.

Claire Danes's discredited CIA agent, Carrie Mathison, is back in the thick of it

Lebanese hit out over US drama Homeland's 'lies' in depiction of Beirut

The Lebanese have grown used to their capital city of Beirut being used as a synonym for destruction and violence. But a recent episode of the hit US drama Homeland was apparently one negative portrayal too far, and now the government is threatening to sue the makers of the show.

Lebanese gunmen from the al-Moqdad clan in southern Beirut

Robert Fisk: Syria's conflict has crossed the border, and the ghost of Lebanon's civil war returns

Kidnappings in Beirut highlight a sectarian divide made worse by neighbouring violence

Kanye West's Cruel Summer premieres at Cannes

Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian lit up Cannes as the American rapper premiered his debut film.

A mourner fires his rifle as the coffin and turban of Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed Abdul-Wahid is carried through his home town

Cloud of Syria's war hangs over Lebanese cleric's death

The fatal shooting of Sheikh Abdul-Wahid by a soldier raised fears about the influence of the Assad regime over the border, reports Robert Fisk

Two killed in overnight clashes in Beirut

Two people were killed and 15 others injured in street battles between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the Lebanese capital overnight as the spiralling conflict in neighbouring Syria spilled across the border.

A World I Loved, Brighton Festival

Among the many heartening aspects of last year’s Arab uprisings was the visible role of women in the protests. These women might easily have looked to the writings of Wadad Makdisi Cortas for inspiration.

Robert Fisk: Arab Spring has washed the region's appalling racism out of the news

The Long View: Migrant workers from the subcontinent often live eight to a room in slums – even in oil-rich Kuwait

Dom Joly: No one's sneering at the people of Homs now

Two stories dominated the news agenda last week – Harry Bloody Redknapp and Homs. I loathe football at the best of times, but the story of whether Redknapp might be considered as England manager when he's finished with Tottenham Hotspur is about as interesting as one of Piers Morgan's Tweets.

Without Warning The Old Vic Tunnels London 

Without Warning has a brilliant location, but takes a while to make the most of it.

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