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The far-right campaigner has lost a crucial court battle with a Syrian teenager he is accused of bullying.

The fire broke out in an office on the second floor of the Electricite du Liban (EDL) building in the hard-hit Mar Mikhail neighbourhood.

<em>EDL</em> founder Tommy Robinson 'flees the UK for Spain'

The New Arab Staff

EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'flees the UK for Spain'

The EDL embarked on protests against Muslim groups in the UK and was jailed for contempt of court.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Over 100 arrested after violent UK far-right protest

Protesters clashed with police at a far-right rally to 'defend' monuments in central London.

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

The New Arab & agencies

Tommy Robinson loses pre-trial in Syrian refugee libel case

Tommy Robinson has lost the first pre-trial round in a high profile libel case.

The New Arab & agencies

White supremacist propaganda is on the rise, says report

A new report has found that white supremacist propaganda in the US has doubled from last year, but such racist incidents are on the rise in ...

Tommy Robinson imprisoned for contempt of court

The New Arab

Tommy Robinson imprisoned for contempt of court

Robinson’s conviction came after he was found filming men accused of sex offences outside a court, in a video that was streamed thousands of his ...

The New Arab

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson 'begs Trump' for US asylum

Far-right anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has 'begged' US President Donald Trump to grant him asylum as he faces being jailed in the UK for ...

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson suffers humiliating EU election defeat

The New Arab & agencies

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson suffers humiliating EU election defeat

Tommy Robinson reportedly sneaked out of an election count centre in Manchester before European Parliament election results were announced, ...

Ex-<em>EDL</em> leader Tommy Robinson 'milkshaked' on campaign trail

The New Arab

Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson 'milkshaked' on campaign trail

Founder and former leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, had a milkshake thrown over him while campaigning to be elected an MEP.

Lebanon approves plan to reform ailing electricity sector

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon approves plan to reform ailing electricity sector

The decision is the most significant by the cabinet since it was formed in late January and is a step towards unlocking billions in aid pledged ...

Family of bullied Syrian refugee consider suing Tommy Robinson

The New Arab

Family of bullied Syrian refugee consider suing Tommy Robinson

Video footage of the attack on 15-year-old Jamal, a Syrian refugee from Homs, went viral on Wednesday, prompting online outrage and an ...

The New Arab

UKIP leader unveils 'anti-Islam' official party manifesto

All-Muslim prisons, enhanced screenings for migrants from 'Islamic countries' and a repeal of anti-discrimination laws signal UKIP's shift further to the far-right under new leader Gerard Batten

Sam Hamad

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

Malia Bouattia

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes Malia ...

The New Arab

UK far-right clash with police at anti-Islam London rally

Thousands of supporters of Tommy Robinson, the British far-right activist who founded the English Defence League, clashed with police in London ...

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, ...

Malia Bouattia

Students not suspects: Prevent on campus

Comment: The Prevent policy disproportionately targets dissenting students, people of colour and Muslims, writes Malia Bouattia.

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

Tommy Robinson trolled after suggesting hijab 'slavery of women'

The New Arab

Tommy Robinson trolled after suggesting hijab 'slavery of women'

How do Twitter users respond to hated man Tommy Robinson's hate-tweets? With a hint of humour, pinch of sarcasm and a dash of mockery, of course.

Finsbury Park attack: Radicalisation isn't exclusive to Islam

Sam Hamad

Finsbury Park attack: Radicalisation isn't exclusive to Islam

Comment: After the Finsbury Park attack by a white terrorist, why aren't the British media and political class pouring over how he was ...

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