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Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

<em>Lebanon</em> provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

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Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

Auditors have been given new information to help them with their forensic audit of the Bank of Lebanon, which is required to secure funding.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

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German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

Foreign lenders cut ties with <em>Lebanon</em> as crisis deepens

The New Arab Staff

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign ...

The New Arab Staff

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed human rights abuses before, and praising the group.

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media reported Damascus responded to "Israeli aggression".

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

The world watches <em>Lebanon</em> on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the ...

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

Lebanon's economic crisis has caused extreme poverty across the country, prompting one trade union to take drastic action.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

US defence chief Austin to visit Israel: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US defence chief Austin to visit Israel: report

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin will visit Israel next week, marking the first visit to the country by a cabinet-level member of the Biden ...

Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

A UN-backed court said fugitive Hezbollah suspect Salim Ayyash, who is convicted of assassinating Rafic Hariri, cannot appeal against the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

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Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned in a ...

The New Arab Staff

Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

Bodies of three Lebanese sisters wash up in Syria

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Bodies of three Lebanese sisters wash up in Syria

The bodies of three Lebanese sisters were discovered on a Syrian beach after they drowned.

The New Arab Staff

World leaders rally behind Jordan's King Abdullah II

Arab states and Washington have expressed support for Jordan's king amid claims of an attempted coup.

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

Samir Geagea, the leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party, has fallen ill with coronavirus after attending an Easter ...

Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

UK crime agency considers investigating <em>Lebanon</em> corruption report: sources

The New Arab Staff

UK crime agency considers investigating Lebanon corruption report: sources

A report by a group of London-based lawyers accused Lebanon's central bank governor and associates of money laundering and corrupt practices.

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