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Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

Three airplanes were damaged as Lebanese revellers celebrated the arrival of 2021.

Lebanon New Year celebratory gunfire kills Syrian refugee

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon New Year celebratory gunfire kills Syrian refugee

Stray bullets from such gunfire are a source of constant worry across the country, but Lebanese authorities have struggled to stamp out the often deadly tradition.

Beirut silos at heart of debate about port blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Beirut silos at heart of debate about port blast

The Beirut explosion cost the lives of hundreds, and decimated the city centre, and Lebanon is still reeling from the destruction caused.

Gunmen attack Lebanese army, kill one soldier

The New Arab Staff

Gunmen attack Lebanese army, kill one soldier

Gunmen have opened fire on Lebanese army forces in the northeast, killing one soldier.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon 'spiralling out of control': UN rights chief

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Lebanon's economic crisis is 'spiralling out of control'.

The New Arab Staff

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

This year's Baalbek International Festival broadcasted performances, held among Roman columns, on local and regional TV stations and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon says too early to claim victory over coronavirus

While the worst of the coronavirus crisis may be over, Lebanon cannot yet declare victory over the disease, the country's health minister said.

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon tightens security around refugee camp after virus outbreak

All entrances to Lebanon's Wavel camp have been sealed off after five residents tested positive for the coronavirus, however all other tests ...

Four virus cases reported in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp

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Four virus cases reported in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp

A total of five residents of the Wavel camp in the eastern Bekaa Valley have tested positive for Covid-19.

Lebanon becomes first Arab country to legalise medical cannabis

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Lebanon becomes first Arab country to legalise medical cannabis

The Lebanese parliament has voted to legalise the growing of marijuana for medical and industrial use, as coronavirus exacerbates an already ...

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

The New Arab

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

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Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

Protesters are expected to ramp up their demonstrations later in the day ahead of a presidential address in the evening.

Justin Salhani

Lebanese protests: Hezbollah endorses the counter-revolution of the corrupt

Comment: After days of sitting on the fence, Hezbollah's leader has come out to harangue the anti-corruption protest movement in Lebanon, and plea for the status quo writes Justin Salhani.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian border guards shoot dead Lebanese hunter

Abbas Raad, a 55-year-old father of three, was shot at by police guarding the Syrian border and died from gunshot wounds on Saturday.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon bans drones during Ashura following Israeli attack

Lebanon's army has warned citizens against the use of drones during upcoming Ashura commemorations following an alleged Israeli attack last week.

Florence Massena

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Feature: A report by HRW has found that Lebanon’s public education system is discriminating against children with disabilities who are often ...

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Robert Springborg

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Comment: In comparison to Iran's remarkably successful record of building militaries and their associated states, the US has little to show, ...

The New Arab

Lebanese soldier killed in operation to find 'kidnapped' Saudi

A Lebanese soldier was killed and five others were wounded during an operation to find a Saudi national who had been 'kidnapped' in Lebanon.

Lebanon's 'fearful' weed farmers turn to lucrative wine business

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's 'fearful' weed farmers turn to lucrative wine business

Dozens of farmers from the Coteaux Heliopolis cooperative are growing grapes for winemaking in the northern Bekaa Valley's Deir al-Ahmar region.

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating a Syrian-Lebanese border region under an unprecedented deal to end three years of jihadist ...

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