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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.

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to overcome, writes Khaled Diab.

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.

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

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.

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Khaled Diab

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Comment: The concentration of immigrants in certain poor neighbourhoods is far more a sign of the ghetto mentality of Denmark's majority than ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon company hands over radioactive substances to atomic agency

Recently discovered chemical materials in Lebanon sparked concern and fears.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon announces 24-hour curfew over Easter

Lebanese authorities announced a three-day lockdown over Easter weekend in April to try to avoid another surge in coronavirus cases.

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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 ...

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Lebanon's wrangling leaders to meet over government formation

Lebanon's president and prime minister are set to meet on Monday afternoon to discuss the formation of a new government, although the situation ...

Lebanon pharmacists on strike as drug supplies dwindle

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon pharmacists on strike as drug supplies dwindle

Pharmacies are catering only to certain clients, providing their few remaining drugs to regulars who are in possession of a prescription.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon protesters try to storm ministry over currency crisis

Protestors in Beirut tried to storm the ministry of finance, angered by the continuing crisis in the country and a lack of political progress.

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

Lebanese officials say they have requested FBI help to shut down rogue apps advertising black market rates for the national currency, as it hit ...

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

Lebanon’s caretaker PM warns of chaos as currency plunges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon’s caretaker PM warns of chaos as currency plunges

Hassan Diab threatened to suspend his duties if that would increase pressure for a new Cabinet to be formed.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon pound plummets to all-time low

Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks.

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Thousands in Lebanon rally in support of Maronite patriarch

In a show of support for Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi, thousands rallied in Bkerke, north of the capital Beirut on Saturday.

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Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

The New Arab Staff

Tar from Israel oil spill reaches Lebanon, threatening environment

Tar deposits have been found in two locations in southern Lebanon, including at a turtle-breeding site.

Lebanon names new lead investigator in port blast probe

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Lebanon names new lead investigator in port blast probe

Lebanon named a new judge to lead a probe into last year's Beirut port explosion.

The New Arab Staff

Judge investigating Beirut port blast removed from office

Judge Fadi Sawan had charged Lebanese politicians including prime minister Hassan Diab with negligence over the port blast.

Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The head of the critical care unit at Rafik Hariri University hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech.

Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

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