The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been saying for decades, writes Rami Khouri.

Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

The kingdom has recorded big losses for the second quarter of 2020.

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Michal Kranz

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese party leader blames Hezbollah, allies for crisis

Samir Geagea warned the alliance between of Hezbollah and Aoun's party had "brought Lebanon to where it is".

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible ...

The New Arab Staff

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The head of the Lebanese foreign minister's office was shocked to receive untimely news of a positive Covid-19 result during a meeting with the ...

France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

The French assistance will go to a network of over 50 French and Francophone schools, it has been reported.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon's economic collapse could threaten Israel's security: Israeli general

Israeli commander Amir Baram said the crisis in Lebanon could impact Israel.

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

Leaders of Sudan's protest movement rejected the government's economic reform plan.

<em>IMF</em> is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The International Monetary Fund may be the only way out of Lebanon's financial crisis, France advised.

French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The appointment of the governors forms part of a power-sharing agreement, singed last August between the military and protesters.

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 towards a chaotic collapse, writes Jim Muir.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon contracts NY-based company to do forensic audit

New York-based Alvarez & Marsal will conduct a forensic audit of the Lebanese central bank's accounts.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon judge orders seizure of central bank governor's assets

A Lebanese judge ordered the seizure of the central bank governor's assets and properties as the country grapples with a deepening financial ...

The New Arab Staff

US 'pressuring Arab states to shun Beirut': Lebanese minister

Amid a worsening economic crisis, Lebanon's government is struggling to find support among its Arab allies.

US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

The New Arab Staff

US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

Rights groups argue the US has been blackmailed by Cairo to dismiss a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim prime 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 ...

Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has the country seeking help in the Far East.

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Adnan Tabatabai

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's vital we ...

Lebanon 'must probe' $6 billion of foreign bank transfers

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon 'must probe' $6 billion of foreign bank transfers

The request came after the former director general of Lebanon's finance ministry, Alain Bifani, alleged that local banks 'smuggled' close to $6 ...

Most Popular

Most Popular