Ibrahim Al Shawakh looks at a photo of his nephew Ali Moussa, also known as Abu Luqman, in his home on the outskirts of Raqqa. Tom Nicholson for The National
Syria dispatch: the man who orchestrated the ISIS takeover of his home town

One of the Syrian city's own dealt out brutal justice as the extremist group swept to power

February 04, 2022, 6:00 PM
Lebanese Health Minister Firas Abiad. AP Photo
Lebanon 'less prepared' for new Omicron variant

Latest Covid variant yet to be detected in the country

November 28, 2021, 5:14 PM
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks via video link, during a rally marking Hezbollah Martyrs Day, in Beirut, Lebanon. Photo: AP
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah claims group subsidised $10 million of fuel in Lebanon

Fuel from Iran was transported by lorries through Syria in a bid to evade US sanctions

November 28, 2021, 9:18 AM
Activists supporting the families of those who were killed in the port blast last year hold placards during a protest in solidarity with Judge Tarek Bitar. AP
Lebanon judges resign over political interference in judiciary

Resignations comes as lawsuit against blast probe from former prime minister Hassan Diab thrown out

November 25, 2021, 6:49 PM
Bahaa Hariri, son of the late Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Photo: Sawa Li Lubnan
Bahaa Hariri enters Lebanese politics: 'I couldn't just do nothing'

Launching an electoral list, eldest son of Rafik Hariri says his Sawa Li Lubnan movement is trying to do things differently

November 25, 2021, 3:00 AM
Lebanese lawyers shout slogans as they take part in anti-government protests in downtown Beirut in October 2019. Reuters
Establishment parties reclaim control of Beirut Bar in blow for opposition groups

Lawyer Nader Gaspar voted head of the powerful union

November 21, 2021, 7:28 PM
Hezbollah fighters at a military parade. US authorities imposed sanctions on Kassem Hejeij for helping the Lebanese group. AFP
Lebanon elections: Amal to run designated terror financier as candidate

US Treasury imposed sanctions on Kassem Hejeij in 2015

November 21, 2021, 11:34 AM
The El Prat Airport in Barcelona, Spain, where a group of Lebanese travellers applied for asylum during a stopover on November 15. AFP
Dozens of Lebanese seek asylum in Spain during flight stopover

Visas for EU countries have become increasingly difficult to obtain

November 19, 2021, 9:57 AM
Riad Salameh, governor of Lebanon's central bank, says public money was not used to pay fees and commissions to Forry Associates. Reuters
Lebanon's central bank governor claims audit exonerates him

Riad Salameh's comments come days after Luxembourg announced 'criminal case' into his finances

November 17, 2021, 11:22 AM
Beit Mery, Lebanon, 15 November 2021. A helicopter dumps water on a fire described by Civil Defense workers as "90 per cent under control" following a round the clock battle to extinguish it before it could reach houses. Elizabeth Fitt/ The National
Wildfires in Lebanon punish an already battered population

Environment minister claims 'fires are of human origin'

November 15, 2021, 6:01 PM
Olivier De Schutter, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has criticised Lebanon's government. Reuters
UN poverty envoy says Lebanon is failing, blasts 'outrageous' inequality

Olivier De Schutter is finishing 12-day trip to research extreme poverty in the country

November 12, 2021, 11:43 AM
The president of Diamony Group, Raja Hourani, inspects a pink bikini in the stockroom of the company's headquarters in Kaslik, Lebanon.  
Photo: Oliver Marsden for The National
Lebanese garment makers spy opportunity amid economic crisis

Falling manufacturing costs driving return of Lebanon's luxury fashion houses

November 12, 2021, 3:02 AM
Lebanese Druze leader Walid Joumblatt. AFP
Druze leader urges Gulf to re-engage with Lebanon amid diplomatic row

Druze leader says Lebanon’s current crisis is worse than Syrian occupation and Civil War

November 08, 2021, 11:28 AM
Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati had a productive meeting with his country's President Michel Aoun. AFP
Lebanon's prime minister moves to end diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia

Four Gulf states pulled their ambassadors from Beirut amid diplomatic rift

November 04, 2021, 10:01 AM
Lebanon's Information Minister George Kordahi claimed in an interview that Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen were 'defending themselves ... against an external aggression'. Reuters
Saudi Arabia expels Lebanese ambassador over Yemen war remarks

Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi sparked crisis with defence of Iran-backed Houthi rebels

October 29, 2021, 6:22 PM