Lebanon

Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Iran (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Was Netanyahu’s message worth the diplomatic damage it caused?

5 March 2015 11:40

For weeks before his plane set off for Washington, Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress was exhaustingly analysed here…

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The Middle East’s own 30 Years War has just begun

17 June 2014 13:25

In January, Douglas Murray explained in The Spectator how relations in the Middle East were becoming increasingly tense. With northern…

A makeshift Syrian refugee camp in Majdal Anjar, Lebanon (Photo: Getty)

Lebanon is falling apart on its 70th birthday

26 November 2013 12:46

It’s Lebanon’s birthday this month — 70 years since independence — but no one’s really in the mood to party.…

A picture of the Bulgarian bus bomb, carried out by Hezbollah. Getty Images

The EU fails to ban Hezbollah

23 July 2013 20:34

As though the sunny weather and the royal baby were not enough, here comes yet more good news. The European Union…

Terry Waite, while he was a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Photo: Getty Images.

Don’t trust Hezbollah — whatever Terry Waite says

11 December 2012 12:05

Earlier this month, while he was in Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians in the Middle East, in particular…

Iran nuclear weapons

Iran keeps saying it’s nuking up – despite what its Western apologists say

14 August 2012 17:39

The same problem keeps occurring for the megaphones of Iranian propaganda in the West: they keep being let down by…

With Hitch in Lebanon

18 December 2011 19:51

One afternoon a couple of years ago Christopher Hitchens, Michael Totten and I had gone for a walk along Hamra…