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Israel fires missiles at targets near Syria's Aleppo

11 September, 2020

Reports of Israeli attacks on Aleppo, the country’s second-largest city, located north of Syria and close to the Turkish border, are rare.

Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

11 September, 2020

A statement from the civil defence confirmed that the fire had been fully extinguished after firefighters worked through the night.

Lebanon's security chief in talks with Macron aides

11 September, 2020

Lebanon's security chief held talks with top Elysee aides in Paris as Beirut's government formation process - a key step to unlock international aid - nears two weeks without progress

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

10 September, 2020

Musicians from across the world will take part in an online concert, with the proceeds going to First Aid Renovation to help Beirut residents rebuild their homes.

Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port

10 September, 2020

The fire has caused panic among Beirut residents traumatised by last month's catastrophic explosion.

Hezbollah denounces new US sanctions on political allies

09 September, 2020

The Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah has denounced new US sanctions on two former Lebanese ministers it described as its “dear friends”

Hezbollah allies sanctioned by US denounce Washington's move

09 September, 2020

The new sanctions were a rare move by Washington targeting politicians close to the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

09 September, 2020

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

09 September, 2020

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

09 September, 2020

The New Arab speaks to Roisin Tapponi, the founder of the Habibi Collective project, about the digital archiving of films made by women from the Middle East.

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