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The Canadian musician donated towards relief efforts after Beirut was destroyed due to two explosions.

Within hours of the Beirut mega-blast, conspiracy theories on what caused the disaster in the Lebanese capital spread like wildfire on social media.

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

Yemen investigates reports of ammonium nitrate at port

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Yemen investigates reports of ammonium nitrate at port

Following Tuesday's tragic explosion at Beirut port, authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged presence of ammonium nitrate in ...

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad <em>airport</em>

The New Arab Staff

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

Highly dangerous material was relocated from Baghdad's International Airport to a military site on Sunday, Iraqi authorities said.

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Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

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Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire ...

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

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 ...

Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

The New Arab Staff

Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

A massive explosion at the Beirut port on Wednesday is estimated to have caused $5 billion in damages, extending across half of Lebanon's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

France sends rescuers, equipment to <em>Lebanon</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France sends rescuers, equipment to Lebanon

France will dispatch search and rescue experts, sanitary equipment and a mobile clinic to Lebanon following a massive blast in Beirut.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to ...

Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

Lebanon reimposed Covid-19 restrictions for the next two weeks as the country experiences a surge in cases.

The New Arab Staff

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

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Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq airspace reopens after months of virus lockdown

Before boarding, passengers at Baghdad International Airport were required to show negative Covid-19 test results to airport ...

Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

Israel is reinforcing its northern border after the Lebanese group Hezbollah threatened to retaliate for an airstrike near Damascus which killed ...

Alessandra Bajec

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

Betrayed by the ruling elite and disillusioned, many Lebanese are looking for a way out.

<em>Lebanon</em> is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

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Lebanon is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

Health Minister Hamad Hassan has blamed the rise in cases on the return of Lebanese expats after the country's only airport re-opened ...

<em>Lebanon</em> reports its first doctor to die of Covid-19

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon reports its first doctor to die of Covid-19

The first doctor in Lebanon to die from Covid-19 has been reported.

<em>Lebanon</em> reports highest coronavirus infection toll since outbreak

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon reports highest coronavirus infection toll since outbreak

Lebanon on reported 166 coronavirus cases, its highest daily infection toll since the country's outbreak began in February.

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