A pair of rockets slammed into a car dealership and a residential building in strongholds of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia in southern Beirut yesterday, wounding four people and raising fears that Syria's civil war is increasingly spreading into Lebanon.Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:26am
Lebanese troops deployed in Sunni areas of the capital as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria.23 Oct 2012 - 12:42pm
Lebanese troops traded fire with unidentified armed men in a Sunni district of the capital on Monday, after deadly violence hit Tripoli and several people were wounded in Beirut.22 Oct 2012 - 5:34pm
Violence erupted in downtown Beirut on Sunday as protesters tried to storm the offices of Prime Minister Najib Mikati after the funeral of an assassinated intelligence chief whose death they blame on Syria.
Security forces shot into the air and police fired tear gas to repulse the hundreds of protesters who overturned barriers and threw stones and steel rods, witnesses said.21 Oct 2012 - 11:06pm
Lebanese opposition supporters were expected to turn out in the thousands on Sunday for an anti-Syria demonstration at the funeral of a top security official killed in a car bombing blamed on the Damascus regime.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A car bomb blast in Beirut on Friday killed eight people including a top security official linked to the anti-Damascus camp in Lebanon, prompting opposition calls for the government to resign.
The rush-hour bombing in the predominantly Christian district of Ashrafieh also left 86 people wounded, Information Minister Walid Daouk said.20 Oct 2012 - 2:42pm
Senior Lebanese intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan, who led the investigation that implicated Syria and Hezbollah in the killing of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, died yesterday in a Beirut explosion.
"I can just say that it is true, he is dead," a Lebanese official, who worked with al-Hassan, said.20 Oct 2012 - 3:58am
A huge car bomb exploded in central Beirut during rush hour on Friday killing a top security official and seven others, wounded about 80 and heightened fears that Syria’s war is aggravating tensions in Lebanon.20 Oct 2012 - 2:15am
Fierce clashes broke out on Tuesday between Syrian rebels and regime forces battling for control of a border crossing on the frontier with Turkey, and Turkish authorities told residents to evacuate the area.19 Sep 2012 - 6:11pm
On honeymoon in Beirut, a city synonymous with conflict, Omar Mouallem finds a culture keen to make food, not war.31 Aug 2012 - 7:35pm
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There aren't many downtown hotels in the world where you can walk straight into the foyer after mooring your private yacht on the doorstep, but the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut is one of them.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
French designer Marie-Helene de Taillac launched her first jewellery collection in 1996 using brightly coloured semi-precious gems from India, including apatite, chalcedony, sapphire, fire opals and topaz. Her designs quickly created a buzz for their simple, chic look and wearability.19 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Hong Kong residents fled to Syria from missile-torn Beirut with the help of Chinese embassies on both sides of the border.
Chinese authorities made arrangements with Syria to allow visa-free access to mainland Chinese and Hong Kong people entering at the border, an official at the Chinese embassy in Beirut said.18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Marching down Yung Shue Wan main street in sandals, a kaftan and baggy dhoti-style pants, his unruly ginger hair loosely pulled into a ponytail, Bobsy fits the Lamma hippy stereotype.28 Feb 1998 - 12:00am