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Lebanese security apparatus have attacked unarmed protesters, including attacking medics.

Lebanon has recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus deaths and new infections.

<em>Beirut</em> blast death toll rises to 171: health ministry

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Beirut blast death toll rises to 171: health ministry

The death toll of the Beirut blast has risen to 171, according to a spokesperson for the health ministry.

Lebanon leaders 'warned about explosives' weeks before <em>Beirut</em> blast

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon leaders 'warned about explosives' weeks before Beirut blast

Two of Lebanon's top leaders were warned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that caused the deadly Beirut blast, a report said.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon observes one-minute silence for Beirut blast victims

Lebanese observed a minute's silence at 6:08 PM on Tuesday, exactly one week after the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more than 200 people.

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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

Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

Tuesday's deadly Beirut blast rocked Lebanon at a time when it was already on its knees, having defaulted on its massive debt and seen ...

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

Three members of the same family, all of which firefighters called to the scene, have been missing since the deadly port blast rocked ...

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Alya Mooro

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and ...

'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises <em>Beirut</em> children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children

The blast a week ago that temporarily displaced 100,000 children, according to a UN estimate, was so mighty it had the magnitude of an ...

Egypt moves 'dangerous materials' from airports after <em>Beirut</em> blast

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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 ...

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

The New Arab Staff

Beirut explosion: WFP to send wheat flour to Lebanon

The United Nations food-assistance branch will aid Beirut with 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour after the country's only only grain silo was destroyed in the explosion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

Lebanon’s PM Hassan Diab announced that he is stepping down from his job in the wake of the Beirut port explosion last week that ...

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Teenage son of Lebanon's 'most hated politician' addresses cyberbullying

The young son of Lebanon's former Foreign Minister speaks out against alleged bullying in recent TikTok video.

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

The New Arab Staff

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.

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International ...

Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

Lebanese Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigned on Monday, bringing the embattled government closer to collapse, as a judge questioned security ...

<em>Beirut</em> blast wreaks havoc on businesses, leaving hundreds unemployed

The New Arab Staff

Beirut blast wreaks havoc on businesses, leaving hundreds unemployed

The Beirut explosion has destroyed businesses that managed to withstand the country's economic crisis.

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end to an ...

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