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Hassan Diab threatened to suspend his duties if that would increase pressure for a new Cabinet to be formed.

The statement by the office of Lebanon’s embattled banking chief is not the first instance of a legal threat against a Western media outlet covering the country's spiralling economic crisis.

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

The New Arab Staff

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three decades.

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of ...

Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

Sarah Khalil

Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

In-depth: Public anger has boiled over in crisis-hit Lebanon as the protest movement enters its third month. The New Arab interviewed an ...

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese protesters declare ‘week of anger’

A preoccupation with the fallout from Lebanon's financial crisis caused protests to die down, but it now seems the ruling class are mistaken in thinking the uprising is over.

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

The New Arab

Detained Lebanese protester released after 'harassment' outrage

Lebanese protesters decried Dana Hamoud's detention as 'arbitrary'.

The New Arab

Lebanese protesters decry army violence, detentions

Lebanese protesters are calling on authorities to release demonstrators detained overnight.

Lebanon's <em>Ponzi</em>-<em>scheme</em> economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Federica Marsi

Lebanon's Ponzi-scheme economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Dispatch: Lebanon's already crippled economy has plunged into crisis amid widespread protests in the country. Protesters want a radical solution

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

CEO who jacked up price of lifesaving drugs arrested

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical CEO who jacked up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold, was arrested Thursday on unrelated ...

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