News The roadside bomb attack that killed the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in Beirut in February 2005

Nine years ago, Lebanon’s Prime Minister was murdered. But his alleged killers won’t be at the tribunal in The Hague as they haven’t been arrested. Robert Fisk says history shows the guilty will never face justice

A Hezbollah fighter in a Shia area of Beirut

Hezbollah crosses Syrian border with bloody assault on Assad's enemies

Special report: Shia fighters coming to the regime's aid have tipped the balance of power. Loveday Morris meets beleaguered rebels taking sanctuary a few kilometres from the border

Supporters of the March 14 bloc carry a wounded woman during protests on Sunday

Lebanon crisis deepens as 11 die in clashes

Lebanon's embattled Prime Minister Najib Mikati clung to power yesterday as a decision not to refer the investigation into the assassination of a security chief to an international tribunal incensed opposition MPs, deepening the political crisis.

US accuses Hezbollah of aiding Assad

The United States has accused Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia, of stepping up support for the Syrian government, saying it has become part of President Bashar al-Assad's "killing machine".

Hezbollah admits Israeli drone launch

The leader of Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for launching a drone which entered Israeli airspace earlier this week, a rare and provocative move by the Lebanese militants at a time of soaring regional tensions.

Suicide bombers attack Air Force intelligence compound on edge of Damascus in the latest sign of Islamist influence

The Free Syrian Army today threatened to “teach a lesson” to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah by hitting targets in the Lebanese capital as two suicide bombers in vehicles laden with explosives struck a regime intelligence building in Damascus.

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

Postcard From...Baalbek

The mighty Roman ruins of Baalbek jut dramatically out of the fertile plains of Lebanon's Bekaa valley. They have drawn visitors for centuries, as chronicled in the graffiti of ancient travellers scrawled into the vast limestone walls and columns.

Eldad Regev, left, and Ehud Goldwasser, the two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah

Hezbollah releases film of attack that started 2006 Lebanon war

Hezbollah has released the first ever video footage of the attack on an armoured Israeli patrol which started the 2006 Lebanon war.

The £23.50 toy, available in baby pink, yellow or natural wood, was described as 'tasteless' and 'vile'

The must-have rocket launcher for toddlers

London department store withdraws sell-out toy based on Soviet-era weapon after parents brand it 'sick'

Israel will not rush into war with Iran or Hezbollah despite government blaming 'Iranian terror' for Bulgarian bomb attack

Israel today signalled it would not rush into any open conflict with Iran or its Lebanese guerrilla ally Hezbollah despite blaming them for a deadly attack on its citizens in Bulgaria.

The Hague: Tribunal to go ahead with Hariri trial

Judges at the United Nations-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri, a former Lebanese Prime Minister, say they will push ahead with the trials of four suspects in their absence.

Roger Garaudy: Veteran of the Resistance who later became a Holocaust denier

Roger Garaudy, who died in Paris on 13 June at the age of 98, was a long-time Communist who fought in the French resistance in the Second World War but became a Holocaust denier in old age.

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

A little less conversation: Michael Parkinson talking to David Attenborough

Chat shows: Look who's talking

Everyone – politico, activist – seems to think they can play host. Luke Blackall points out that good conversation is an art

Colleagues laying down cameras in front of a portrait of the Lebanese cameraman Ali Shabaan at his funeral in the village of Maifadoun

Lebanese reporter shot dead by Syrian troops gets martyr's burial

Last weekend Ali Shabaan was looking forward to his engagement party. Yesterday his fiancée stood at his graveside. By Robert Fisk

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