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The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for 2021.

Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

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Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace process have so far failed.

US ambassador to <em>Lebanon</em> says activist's killing was 'barbaric'

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US ambassador to Lebanon says activist's killing was 'barbaric'

Ambassador Shea has been outspoken in her criticism of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Lokman Slim: The daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

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Lokman Slim: The daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

The death of writer, intellectual and activist Lokman Slim shocked Lebanon.

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'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

David Suber

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

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Crisis-hit Lebanon hikes subsidised bread price by a fifth

Caretaker economy minister Raoul Nehme said the price was due to an increase of wheat prices worldwide coupled with the high exchange rate to ...

Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

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Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

The Beirut explosion, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 6,000, caused wounds on an even wider scale on the mental health of ...

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Lebanese security forces and protesters clash in Tripoli

Clashes broke out in the impoverished Lebanese city of Tripoli, the latest violence between security forces and protesters furious at the ...

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Nizar Hassan

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Comment: Tripoli and its revolutionary youth must resist a reality in which their deaths are seen as an affordable crime by the ruling class, ...

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa donates to Lebanon's Red Cross

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Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa donates to Lebanon's Red Cross

The former adult film star has posted to her Instagram stories a receipt for a donation to the Lebanese Red Cross, and thanked them for their ...

What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown <em>protests</em>?

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

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France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

The far-right leader has called for a total ban on the Muslim headscarf in public places.

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Tense calm in northern Lebanese city after violent clashes

Days of fierce nightly protests have swept Tripoli, with demonstrators burning down a local government building on Thursday evening.

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Protesters torch Tripoli's municipality building in anti-lockdown protests

The municipality building in Tripoli was raided and torched as protestors continue to make demands for justice as the coronavirus pandemic ...

The New Arab Staff

Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

Middle Eastern countries have faired poorly in this years Corruption Perceptions Index, with Yemen and Syria being ranked as the worse for ...

The New Arab Staff

Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

Lebanon's second city has seen fierce protests against a round-the-clock curfew imposed with little-to-no financial support from the ...

Amnesty slams France over weapons used against <em>Lebanon</em> protesters

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Amnesty slams France over weapons used against Lebanon protesters

Amnesty International has condemned French sales of law enforcement weapons to Lebanon, saying they had played a ‘shameful’ role in ...

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Scores injured in clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

At least 23 people have been injured as clashes between security forces and anti-lockdown protesters continued in the northern Lebanese city of ...

Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

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Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

Protesters were angry that Tripoli, the most impoverished city in Lebanon, is unable to cope with the nearly month-long lockdown with ...

Charity campaigns for more oxygen in <em>Lebanon</em> hospitals

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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

<em>Lebanon</em> considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

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