Beirut explosion

Lebanon’s Hariri again tapped as prime minister

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has tasked veteran politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 22, 2020
al-monitor Supporters of Saad Hariri's Future Movement Party wave the party flag and the national flag during a parade to celebrate him being tasked with forming a new government in Lebanon's southern city of Sidon on Oct. 22, 2020. Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images.

Lebanon receives FBI's report on Beirut port explosion

The US agency conducted an investigation into what led to the devastating August blast.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 13, 2020

Lebanon’s Hariri says he’s 'definitely a candidate' to lead government again

The former Lebanese prime minister resigned last year amid anti-government protests, but now says he is willing to return.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 9, 2020

Lebanon asks Interpol to arrest Russian captain, shipowner after Beirut blast

Lebanese authorities say the cargo ship carried the stockpile of ammonium nitrate to the port in 2013.

Al-Monitor Staff | Beirut explosion | Oct 2, 2020

Netanyahu and Nasrallah at a standoff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched another verbal confrontation against Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, but is unlikely to opt for a preemptive strike on Hezbollah missiles.

Ben Caspit | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Oct 2, 2020