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Hezbollah's financial firm, Al-Qard Al-Hassan, operates independently from Lebanon's banking sector.

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

Eight Lebanese detained in UAE freed after negotiations

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Eight Lebanese detained in UAE freed after negotiations

Eight Lebanese nationals detained in the UAE landed in Beirut on Tuesday after Lebanon's security chief said he negotiated their release

Deal struck with UAE to free 11 Lebanese prisoners

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Deal struck with UAE to free 11 Lebanese prisoners

One was released from the UAE and flown home on Sunday, while "the ten others should arrive tomorrow", Abbas Ibrahim, the head ...

UAE to release 'over a dozen' Lebanese prisoners: official

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UAE to release 'over a dozen' Lebanese prisoners: official

More than a dozen Lebanese citizens detained in the UAE are expected to be released soon, a senior Lebanese security official has revealed.

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Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.

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Lebanese general visited Syria over missing US journalist

Austin Tice, of Houston, Texas, disappeared at a checkpoint in the contested western Damascus suburb of Daraya on August 14, 2012.

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Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

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Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

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Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

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US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

Lebanon's security chief in talks with Macron aides

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Lebanon's security chief in talks with Macron aides

Lebanon's security chief held talks with top Elysee aides in Paris as Beirut's government formation process - a key step to unlock international ...

Minister, security chiefs to testify in Lebanon blast probe

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Minister, security chiefs to testify in Lebanon blast probe

Judge Fadi Sawan will hear caretaker transport and public works minister Michel Najjar and State Security agency head Tony Saliba on Thursday ...

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

What we know about the Lebanon explosions

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What we know about the Lebanon explosions

Here are the main takeaways from the massive blast that devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut.

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu offers Lebanon aid following Beirut blasts

Benjamin Netanyahu says he instructed his National Security Council to make contact with UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov "in order to clarify how Israel can further assist Lebanon".

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Trump: Massive explosion in Beirut was likely an 'attack'

Prime Minister Hassan Diab said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser ammonium nitrate that had been stored for years in a Beirut portside ...

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

Lebanon’s director of general security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, crossed into Syria for a meeting with Assad regime ...

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

Kareem Chehayeb

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

The decision to bar Palestinians from returning to Lebanon amid a repatriation drive highlights entrenched discrimination in the country.

Lebanon-born Palestinian refugee barred from Beirut-bound Covid-19 evacuation flight

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Lebanon-born Palestinian refugee barred from Beirut-bound Covid-19 evacuation flight

Lebanon said it will not allow Lebanese-born expatriated Palestinian refugees on coronavirus evacuation flights, leaving them stranded abroad ...

Turkey issues red notice for exiled Palestinian Dahlan

The New Arab

Turkey issues red notice for exiled Palestinian Dahlan

Former Palestinian strongman Mohammad Dahlan is accused of financing the 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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