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Within hours of the Beirut mega-blast, conspiracy theories on what caused the disaster in the Lebanese capital spread like wildfire on social media.

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the devastating explosion, according to newly surfaced documents.

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in Beirut, offers a message of solidarity

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on ...

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Nabeel Khoury

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Comment: Lebanon's political elite must accept the blame for the morass the country is in, and seek radical solutions from civil society ...

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides or attempted escapes, reports Alessandra Bajec.

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a result of suicides ...

Mohammad Azzam

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation into the background of 121 members of IS' "martyrdom unit" reveals intriguing facts about their education, ...

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Emirati pop star Ahlam enrages Lebanese calling them 'falafel-peddlers'

The Lebanese are fuming after pop-star Ahlam labelled them as "falafel-sellers" and "beggars", prompting a Twitter hashtag to have her ...

Nine inspirational women from the Middle East

The New Arab

Nine inspirational women from the Middle East

As the new year begins, we take a look at nine inspirational women from the Middle East that you might not have heard of before.

Chloé Domat

Theatre therapy opens the curtains for Lebanon's most marginalised

After working in notorious prisons, teaching inmates the art, Zeina Daccache has now turned her talents towards Lebanese women and ...

Theatre therapy opens the curtains for Lebanon's most marginalised

Chloé Domat

Theatre therapy opens the curtains for Lebanon's most marginalised

After working in notorious prisons, teaching inmates the art, Zeina Daccache has now turned her talents towards Lebanese women and ...

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