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Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

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

Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon begins Covid-19 vaccination drive

The head of the critical care unit at Rafik Hariri University hospital, Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech.

Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation programme.

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

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'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

Hospitals in Lebanon are struggling under the weight of covid-19 cases.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah sues PM's brother over blast accusation

Bahaa Hariri, who lives in exile, is reportedly being sued by Hezbollah, whom he accused of being responsible for the Aug 4 blast.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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Lebanon starts two-weeks of restrictions to stem virus

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has been recording some 11,000 coronavirus infections on average each week, the health ...

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he ...

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

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Family of convicted Hezbollah operative denounces 'injustice'

The family of a Hezbollah member convicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri described ...

The New Arab

TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: UAE sells out Palestine

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saad Hariri accepts UN tribunal's verdict on father's killing

Saad Hariri said the verdict demonstrated the court's objectivity and 'high credibility'.

Hezbollah-linked Salim Ayyash guilty of <em>Rafik</em> <em>Hariri</em> assassination: STL

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah-linked Salim Ayyash guilty of Rafik Hariri assassination: STL

Three other Hezbollah members were acquitted of all charges that they also were involved in the killing of Hariri.

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Tribunal starts verdict in Rafik Hariri's 2005 murder

Judges said there was no evidence to directly link Syria -- the former military overlord in Lebanon -- or Hezbollah's leadership to the attack.

UN-backed court to deliver verdicts in <em>Hariri</em> assassination

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN-backed court to deliver verdicts in Hariri assassination

The verdicts were delayed by nearly two weeks as a mark of respect for victims of Beirut's devastating explosion.

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

Lebanon 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.

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