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Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

Lebanon's national currency is in freefall, while poverty and unemployment are on the rise. Here are some numbers.

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another ...

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

Abeer Ayyoub

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, ...

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Facebook shuts down Myanmar army 'True News' page

The page run by Myanmar's military junta was removed for 'incitement of violence and coordinating harm'.

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Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

Troops fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, hours before authorities again cut internet ...

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

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India to lift lengthy internet clampdown in Kashmir: official

Kashmir authorities said they would restore high-speed web access in the region.

Iran, pressured by <em>blackouts</em> and pollution, targets Bitcoin

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

The New Arab Staff

Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

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Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted Iraq's Fuad Hussein in Tehran, where they discussed several issues including the killing of Iranian general Qassem ...

Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

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Libyans protest poor living conditions in Benghazi

After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Libyans protest corruption, living conditions for third day

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Libyans protest corruption, living conditions for third day

Voicing anger at extended shortages of power, water and fuel in the oil-rich North African country, the demonstrators marched through the ...

UN in Libya urges probe after violence at protest

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UN in Libya urges probe after violence at protest

The UN urged Libyan authorities to launch a probe into violence that took place against protesters on Sunday.

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Blackout in Syria after 'terrorist attack' on gas pipeline

Syria has suffered a major power cut following a gas pipeline blast.

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Hundreds protest in Tripoli against dire living conditions

Hundreds of Libyans marched in the capital Tripoli on Sunday evening to protest deteriorating living conditions and denounce corruption in the ...

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in ...

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Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

Lebanon faces darkness as generator owners threaten shut-off

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon faces darkness as generator owners threaten shut-off

The powerful owners of private generators in Lebanon are demanding the government let them buy fuel at a preferential rate.

No investors for Lebanon's ailing power sector, says minister

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No investors for Lebanon's ailing power sector, says minister

Lebanon's financial crisis is making it increasingly difficult to attract investors for its suffering electricity sector, according to the ...

Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

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Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

Coronavirus has forced many companies to shut down and bringing construction to a halt.

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