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
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Friday 26 October 2012
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
Wednesday 24 October 2012
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.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
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".
Friday 12 October 2012
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
Tuesday 09 October 2012
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.
Friday 17 August 2012
Kidnappings in Beirut highlight a sectarian divide made worse by neighbouring violence
Thursday 09 August 2012
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.
Monday 30 July 2012
Hezbollah has released the first ever video footage of the attack on an armoured Israeli patrol which started the 2006 Lebanon war.
Sunday 22 July 2012
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
Thursday 19 July 2012
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.
Thursday 12 July 2012
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.
Monday 25 June 2012
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.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
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
Friday 20 April 2012
Everyone – politico, activist – seems to think they can play host. Luke Blackall points out that good conversation is an art
Wednesday 11 April 2012
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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