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An Algerian court has cut the sentence of a Hirak activist who was found guilty of “offending Islam” from ten years in jail to one year.

Aya Hachem, 19, was shot dead last week and buried in her hometown of Qlaileh, Lebanon.

British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

The New Arab

British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

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 ...

Lebanese premier league suspended amid deepening economic crisis

The New Arab

Lebanese premier league suspended amid deepening economic crisis

Lebanese sports has been hit hard by a liquidity crisis, forcing the governing bodies of major sports to suspend their seasons.

The New Arab & agencies

Husband of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram kills 'intruder'

The family of Mohammad Al-Mousa have claimed he was a domestic worker for the Lebanese pop diva and that the he was killed as he came to collect his wages.

The New Arab

Nancy Ajram's husband shoots intruder dead in their home

A black-clad intruder was shot dead by Dr Fadi El Hachem, the husband of superstar singer Nancy Ajram, in the couple's home in Lebanon.

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanese protest in solidarity with Palestinian workers amid crackdown

Dozens of Lebanese activists with some of their Palestinian counterparts stood across the ministry in solidarity with ongoing Palestinian ...

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar through to quarter-finals

Qatar beats Iraq 1-0 to make it through to the quarter-finals while Bahrain loses to South Korea sending them home.

Asia Cup 2019: Iran and Iraq in goalless stalemate

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Iran and Iraq in goalless stalemate

The energy on display between the old rivals showed Asia's real football is played in Mesopotamia and Persia.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iraq, Saudi Arabia secure sensational victories

Iraq meets Vietnam and Saudi Arabia plays North Korea in their debut games for the Asian Cup.

Tunisia sacks energy minister amid anti-corruption drive

The New Arab

Tunisia sacks energy minister amid anti-corruption drive

Tunisia's prime minister has sacked the energy minister and the head of the national oil company, the official TAP news agency has reported.

Tunisia's security improvements remain relative, says senior military figure

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia's security improvements remain relative, says senior military figure

Tunisia's state of emergency has been extended amid continuing threats from armed groups.

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