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In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly leading their communities out of the pandemic.

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

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its institutions must hastily re-imagine innovative ways for it to survive.

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

Lebanon's economic crisis has caused extreme poverty across the country, prompting one trade union to take drastic action.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

A UN-backed court said fugitive Hezbollah suspect Salim Ayyash, who is convicted of assassinating Rafic Hariri, cannot appeal against the ...

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

Samir Geagea, the leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party, has fallen ill with coronavirus after attending an Easter ...

Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

Lebanon and Iraq have signed a deal to exchange oil for medical supplies, which is hoped will solve each country’s respective problems.

Lebanese buy tuk-tuks to eke out a living

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese buy tuk-tuks to eke out a living

The price of the three-wheeled vehicles usually does not exceed a thousand dollars and it is a fuel-efficient alternative to cars.

Germany to propose <em>Beirut</em> port reconstruction: report

The New Arab Staff

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

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

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime allows Russian oil exploration in 'Lebanese waters'

Lebanese officials are yet to comment on the agreement, which could see the country lose hundreds of square kilometres of its maritime territory to Syria.

Diana Alghoul

Exploring generational trauma with The Arsonists' City

Book club: The Arsonists' City is a gripping novel about an Arab-American family facing its trauma and demons after taking a reluctant trip to ...

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Traditional manousheh leaves tables in poverty-hit Lebanon

The economic crisis in Lebanon is now affecting the most basic items in the country, including the famed manousheh.

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Davide Abbatescianni

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Film Review: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s compelling drama follows a daughter willing to uncover her mother’s troubled teenage years ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polish diplomat chosen as new UN envoy to Lebanon

The formal appointment of Joanna Wronecka as UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon will be announced soon.

Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

Recently discovered chemical materials in Lebanon sparked concern and fears.

Lebanon orders probe into torture of detained Syrians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon orders probe into torture of detained Syrians

Lebanon's prosecutor general Ghassan Oueidat has ordered to open an investigation on the alleged torture of more than 20 Syrians in custody.

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

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