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It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

The leader of the Christian Free Patriotic Movement and President Michel Aoun's son-in-law, Gebran Bassil, confirmed he has contracted the novel coronavirus.

Hezbollah pondering withdrawal from Syria, Lebanese political ally reveals

The New Arab Staff

Hezbollah pondering withdrawal from Syria, Lebanese political ally reveals

Iran-backed Hezbollah may pull deployed in Syria, the FPM leader said.

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

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

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.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey denies supporting anti-government protests in northern Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement Gebran Bassil claimed Turkey was 'stirring sedition' in Lebanon in order to ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

Lebanon's uphill corruption battle against an 'untouchable class'

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's uphill corruption battle against an 'untouchable class'

Corruption in Lebanon is widespread, but there are hopes a new law can root out pervasive nepotism.

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

What 'butcher' Fakhoury's rescue says about Lebanese sovereignty

Nizar Hassan

What 'butcher' Fakhoury's rescue says about Lebanese sovereignty

Comment: The US illegally rescued alleged torture mastermind Amer Fakhoury, exposing both US and Lebanese disregard for national sovereignty, ...

Lebanon mustn't use Trump's 'deal' to continue mistreating Palestinians

Imad K. Harb

Lebanon mustn't use Trump's 'deal' to continue mistreating Palestinians

Comment: Lebanon must put solidarity with Palestinians, and their right of return at the heart of efforts to support refugees and resist Trump's ...

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Carmen Geha

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Comment: Carmen Geha makes the unpopular case for an uncommon sentiment: The Lebanese revolution is totally winning.

The murder case haunting Lebanon's pop queen Nancy Ajram

Florence Dixon

The murder case haunting Lebanon's pop queen Nancy Ajram

Feature: How the killing of a Syrian refugee in alleged 'self-defence' at a celebrity couple's home brought Lebanon’s most burning issues to the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon ex-minister Bassil comes under fire in Davos panel

Gebran Bassil's appearance at the luxury Swiss resort caused outrage in Lebanon over the financing of his trip at a time when Lebanese are struggling to make ends meet.

Nizar Hassan

Anger against Lebanon's banks is justified, legitimate and progressive

Comment: Attacks on Lebanese banks have been portrayed as irresponsible and 'thuggish', but they too, participate in a corrupt system that has ...

The New Arab

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

The New Arab

Gebran Bassil's supporters claim he's victim of 'Zionist conspiracy'

Gebran Bassil's allies have been claiming calls for him to be removed as Lebanon's representative in the World Economic Forum are a ...

Petition urges World Economic Forum to expel <em>Gebran</em> <em>Bassil</em>

The New Arab

Petition urges World Economic Forum to expel Gebran Bassil

A decision to allow Gebran Bassil to represent Lebanon in the World Ecoonomic Form has sparked outrage amongst protesters.

Paul Gadalla

Even if Lebanon forms government, it's doomed to fail

Comment: Replacing Lebanon's leadership elites with more of the same will seal their fate, writes Paul Gadalla.

Professor emerges as likely pick for Lebanon PM

The New Arab

Professor emerges as likely pick for Lebanon PM

Former Education Minister Hassan Diab is reportedly backed by a coalition representing around two thirds of the current parliament.

Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

More than 100 people were injured in the overnight clashes, which marked the first use of rubber bullets against protesters by security forces ...

Hezbollah proposes coalition government amid Lebanon's worsening economic crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Hezbollah proposes coalition government amid Lebanon's worsening economic crisis

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has insisted that Lebanon must be led by a coalition that will take 'unpopular' measures to deal with the ...

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