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Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has been recording some 11,000 coronavirus infections on average each week, the health ministry said Thursday.

The customs chief was accused of lifting a travel ban on a Saudi Prince after he was inprisoned for smuggling two tonnes of an amphetamine-based drug known as 'Captagon'.

Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

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Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

Lebanon's Hezbollah has denied claims by Israel's prime minister that accused the movement of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in Beirut.

Lebanese president's son-in-law, former FM Gebran Bassil contracts Covid-19

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Lebanese president's son-in-law, former FM Gebran Bassil contracts Covid-19

The leader of the Christian Free Patriotic Movement and President Michel Aoun's son-in-law, Gebran Bassil, confirmed he has contracted the novel ...

'Beating for <em>Beirut</em>': An online concert for Lebanon

Paul McLoughlin

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

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

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as Lebanon grapples with its past and present, writes Kareem Shaheen.

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Macron begins Lebanon visit by meeting iconic singer Fairouz

Emmanuel Macron on Monday met with Lebanon's top diva Fairouz, a national symbol and one of the rare figures in Lebanon beloved and respected ...

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

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Lebanon sees coronavirus cases nearly tripling since Beirut blast

A spike in cases has led authorities to impose a stringent two-week partial lockdown, warning that some hospitals treating Covid-19 patients ...

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

This week we focus on the result of an investigation into alleged ammonium nitrate at Aden port, Yemen's viral 'water girl' and more.

Lebanon reimposes lockdown amid Covid-19 spike: ministry

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Lebanon reimposes lockdown amid Covid-19 spike: ministry

Lebanon has reimposed a lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Musician The Weeknd donates $300,000 to <em>Beirut</em> relief efforts

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Musician The Weeknd donates $300,000 to Beirut relief efforts

The Canadian musician donated towards relief efforts after Beirut was destroyed due to two explosions.

<em>Beirut</em> blast conspiracy theories flood social media

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Beirut blast conspiracy theories flood social media

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

<em>Beirut</em> blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

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Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

After a four-month suspension, flights have resumed from Libya's Tripoli airport.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt moves 'dangerous materials' from airports after Beirut blast

The civil aviation ministry in Egypt is "taking precautionary measures with regards to dangerous materials" and transferring them to a "safe ...

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Yemen investigates reports of ammonium nitrate at port

Following Tuesday's tragic explosion at Beirut port, authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged presence of ammonium ...

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Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

Highly dangerous material was relocated from Baghdad's International Airport to a military site on Sunday, Iraqi authorities said.

Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

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Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

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Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire neighbourhoods in ...

<em>Beirut</em> Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

<em>Beirut</em> Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

Half of <em>Beirut</em> damaged after catastrophic blast

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Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

A massive explosion at the Beirut port on Wednesday is estimated to have caused $5 billion in damages, extending across half of ...

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