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A $2.1 million relief and recovery fund will be sent to Lebanon from Facebook, the social networking giant confirmed on Wednesday.

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people looking for justice and change, writes Nizar Hassan.

Lebanon's justice minister demands international probe into 'unforgivable' blast

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon's justice minister demands international probe into 'unforgivable' blast

Marie-Claude Najm called the Beirut explosion an 'unforgivable crime' and called for international experts to investigate, seeminly striking out ...

Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

Members of Lebanon's entrenched political elite are pointing fingers at one another, after an explosion ravaged Beirut. But ordinary Lebanese ...

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 Beirut explosion.

The New Arab Staff

Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese party leader blames Hezbollah, allies for crisis

Samir Geagea warned the alliance between of Hezbollah and Aoun's party had "brought Lebanon to where it is".

The New Arab Staff

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The head of the Lebanese foreign minister's office was shocked to receive untimely news of a positive Covid-19 result during a meeting with the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The International Monetary Fund may be the only way out of Lebanon's financial crisis, France advised.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Missile hit near convoy of ex-Lebanon PM <em>Hariri</em>: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Missile hit near convoy of ex-Lebanon PM Hariri: report

Hariri's office confirmed the report, saying it was "generally correct".

Lebanese government holds emergency meeting after raging protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese government holds emergency meeting after raging protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has chaired an emergency meeting of the government after a night of raging protests against an exacerbating ...

Lebanese protesters demand independent judiciary, amid political deadlock

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese protesters demand independent judiciary, amid political deadlock

A new government sworn in earlier this year has failed to meet anti-sectarian demands, with judicial appointments representing the latest ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon weighs impact of Caesar Act as economy nosedives

Cash-strapped Lebanon is weighing its response to a new US sanctions law targeting the Syrian regime.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon denies rumoured death of ageing President Aoun

Rumours that circulated on WhatsApp claimed the 86-year-old president had died.

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

The New Arab

Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

Lebanese citizens abroad who wants to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed on flights from Sunday onwards.

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

Kareem Chehayeb

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

On top of the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon is also facing its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war several decades ago.

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon needs more than social distancing to beat coronavirus

Comment: A track record of 'deliberate inaction' when it comes to policymaking has left Lebanon completely ill-equipped to tackle the ...

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is erratically pursuing short-term gains in a desperate and dangerous bid to secure his own ambitions, writes ...

Lebanon mustn't use Trump's 'deal' to continue mistreating Palestinians

Imad K. Harb

Lebanon mustn't use Trump's 'deal' to continue mistreating Palestinians

Comment: Lebanon must put solidarity with Palestinians, and their right of return at the heart of efforts to support refugees and resist Trump's ...

Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

The New Arab

Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

Lebanon’s new cabinet has approved a political and economic plan to steer the country out of crisis, but protesters have called the statement ...

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