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Former interior minister Nohad Machnouk said Israel was 'clearly' responsible for the devastating blast at Beirut's port.

Comment: Replacing Lebanon's leadership elites with more of the same will seal their fate, writes Paul Gadalla.

Five things you need to know about Lebanon's protests

Karim Traboulsi

Five things you need to know about Lebanon's protests

Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have hit the streets to protest government corruption and austerity measures and to demand the resignation of the government.

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

Kareem Chehayeb

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

The New Arab Meets: Prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani to talk more about his latest play, inspired by his own real life story.

Lebanese-raised car tycoon Carlos Ghosn charged with understating salary

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Lebanese-raised car tycoon Carlos Ghosn charged with understating salary

Lebanese-raised car tycoon Carlos Ghosn has been charged with understating his salary.

Kareem Chehayeb

Journalists in Lebanon fined and beaten amid crackdown

In-depth: The intimidation and interrogation of journalists in Lebanon has raised concerns over the declining freedom of speech in the country, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

The New Arab

Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

A Beirut street has been named after a Hizballah military commander, and one of the main suspects in Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

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Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

Lebanese ministers are set to review a decision by the country's security agency not to stamp Iranian passports at the airport, an interior ...

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Hizballah makes gains in Lebanon election, drawing Israeli ire

Hizballah's potential gains in Lebanon's parliament make the state indistinguishable from the Iran-backed group, Israel's Naftali Bennett said.

Lebanon general election turnout 49 percent

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Lebanon general election turnout 49 percent

Turnout in Lebanon's elections did not reach 50 percent.

The New Arab

Lebanon shuts down Beirut nightclub over 'pornographic' dance performance

Lebanese authorities have shut down a Beirut nightclub after footage emerged of an erotic performance by half-naked dancers.

Former Lebanese security official arrested for allegedly framing actor

The New Arab

Former Lebanese security official arrested for allegedly framing actor

A former Lebanese security official allegedly took revenge on the man who got her sacked, by alleging the actor and writer was passing on ...

Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

The New Arab

Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

Lebanon has officially begun accepting candidates for the upcoming general election, scheduled for May.

Stray dog poisoning video sparks outcry in Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Stray dog poisoning video sparks outcry in Lebanon

Footage of a stray dogs apparently being poisoned by municipal staff has sparked a public outcry in Lebanon, with politicians rushing to post ...

Lebanon minister calls Uber unsafe after Briton's murder

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Lebanon minister calls Uber unsafe after Briton's murder

Lebanon's interior minister urged residents to use 'traditional' taxis, saying Uber is a 'virtual entity that has no physical representation.'

The New Arab

Lebanon sets date for first legislative elections since 2009

Lebanon will hold its first legislative elections in nearly a decade on 6 May next year, the country's interior minister said.

Karim Traboulsi

Gal Gadot: BDS wants Justice League banned in Lebanon

Lebanese supporters of boycotting Israel are calling on the government to ban the screening of superhero film Justice League saying the presence ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hariri's brother breaks silence on shock resignation

Prime Minister Saad Hariri's older brother has broken his silence over the premier's mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother's ...

The New Arab

Poster of Saudi crown prince burnt in Lebanon

A video has emerged in Lebanon of a crowd burning a poster of Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as relations between the ...

Cough twice if you're kidnapped: Hariri says will return

The New Arab

Cough twice if you're kidnapped: Hariri says will return

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia 'within days' to seek a settlement with ...

The New Arab

Lebanese soldier killed in operation to find 'kidnapped' Saudi

A Lebanese soldier was killed and five others were wounded during an operation to find a Saudi national who had been 'kidnapped' in Lebanon.

Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

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Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

Lebanon’s US-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near ...

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

Paul McLoughlin

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

In-depth: Protests organised by Syrian refugee solidarity campaigners, and a rival pro-army demonstration, have both been banned by Lebanese ...

Lebanon announces accord government led by Saad Hariri

The New Arab

Lebanon announces accord government led by Saad Hariri

The new 30-minister cabinet brings together parties from across Lebanon's divided political spectrum, with the exception of the Christian Kataeb ...

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