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France has repeatedly expressed its frustrations with Lebanon's ruling class.

Mia Khalifa took aim at Washington's military aid budget to Israel, in a tweet featuring distressing images of Palestinians killed and injured.

French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

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French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

Lebanon faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

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Lebanon faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

Lebanon's state energy company has warned that it will be forced to ration energy consumption.

Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

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Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

Yousif Nur

Beirut Jam Sessions: A musical oasis amongst national mayhem

Meshing local talent with revered regional names, Beirut Jam Sessions have forged new, sustainable pathways for Lebanon's music industry, as the country battles national disorder and the coronavirus

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France sanctions Lebanese figures implicated in Beirut crises

Lebanese figures involved in the country's political crisis or corruption now face sanctions by France, Paris said.

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Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks ...

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Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

Those released include port employees and an officer who had warned top officials prior to the explosion.

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and ...

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

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Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast <em>Beirut</em> port plan

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German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

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Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned ...

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Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

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Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

Lebanon's children have been facing school closures since October 2019 and Save the Children warns this is putting them at risk of serious abuse.

Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

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Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

Recently discovered chemical materials in Lebanon sparked concern and fears.

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Lebanon PM, president trade blame, as government formation delayed

Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri and President Michel Aoun failed Monday to agree on a new government line-up after months of ...

Lebanon cabinet talks break down, causing anger and concern

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Lebanon cabinet talks break down, causing anger and concern

Talks on the formation of a new Lebanese Cabinet between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri broke down, causing anger and ...

Lebanese mothers protest ruling class to mark Mother's Day

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Lebanese mothers protest ruling class to mark Mother's Day

Dozens of women in Lebanon took to the streets on the eve of Mother's Day to protest against the country's ruling class.

'So bad for you': doctors flee crisis-hit Lebanon

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'So bad for you': doctors flee crisis-hit Lebanon

With economic hardships and catastrophes in the midst of a pandemic, doctors in Lebanon are feeling the overwhelming pressure on the health ...

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