Paula Astih
Arab World Speaker Nabih Berri, during his speech in which he called for dialogue (AFP)

Lebanese Opposition Not Keen to Back Berri's Initiative

Lebanon’s main opposition parties, led by the Lebanese Forces (LF) and the Kataeb, have criticized a proposal by Speaker Nabih Berri to hold a seven-day…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World A member of the "Fatah" movement in Ain al-Hilweh camp during the clashes last July (AP)

Lebanon: Palestinian Investigations into Ain al-Hilweh Clashes Conclude

A committee that was formed at the beginning of August to investigate the recent armed incidents in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp has completed its work and…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Lebanese army soldiers stand guard in front of a building of the Sweden embassy as protests erupt outside mosques against the Quran desecration, in Beirut, Lebanon, 21 July 2023. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

Lebanon: Gov’t Resorts to ‘Diplomacy’ after Demands to Expel Swedish Ambassador

Lebanon’s government is seeking to avoid an escalation with Sweden over demands in Beirut to expel the Swedish ambassador and summon the Lebanese ambassador…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Vehicles and members of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol along the border with the northern Israeli town of Metula, in Kafr Kila, southern Lebanon, 12 July 2023. (EPA)

Lebanon Intensifies Efforts to Change Amendments to UNIFIL’s Jurisdiction

Lebanon is intensifying its efforts to amend the resolution on the renewal of the term of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that operates in…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World The funeral procession of Haitham Touk and Malik Touk in the town of Bsharri, Lebanon (Twitter)

Property Disputes with Sectarian Dimensions Threaten Civil Peace in Lebanon

Conflicts between residents of several Lebanese villages and towns, which involve disputes over property ownership and sometimes even water resources, have…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World Hezbollah Admits Impasse with Bassil

Hezbollah Admits Impasse with Bassil

Hezbollah has most likely reached the conclusion that it was not possible to reach an understanding with the head of the Free Patriotic Movement, MP Gebran…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Features A mourner, left, looks at a monument of Lokman Slim during a memorial service to pay tribute to the slain Lebanese political activist in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (AP)

Lokman Slim’s Mother to Asharq Al-Awsat: Sorrow Is My Constant Companion

No feelings of animosity and vengeance are harbored towards the killers of Shiite political activist Lokman Slim. His mother, Salma Mershak has refused to…

Paula Astih (Beirut)
Arab World The French President during his visit to the port of Beirut after the explosion in August 2020 (Getty Images)

Lebanese Leaders Respond to Macron’s Call to ‘Remove Them’ with Silence

Lebanese politicians acted with disinterest towards the harsh statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron during his return from the Jordanian capital,…

Paula Astih (Beirut)