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A New York-based firm pulled out from the audit after Lebanese authorities failed to hand over essential documents on time.

Lebanon has become the latest country to introduce a new digital currency.

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his resignation under popular pressure one year earlier, writes Nizar Hassan.

Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

Lebanon has been given three more months to provide data for a forensic audit of the central bank after failing to meet a deadline

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of ...

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US claims Hezbollah stockpiling 'Beirut destroying explosive' across Europe

A senior US official has accused Hezbollah of stockpiling ammonia nitrate across Europe.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US slaps sanctions on two Lebanese Hezbollah-linked ex-ministers

Former Lebanese finance minister, Ali Hassan Khalil and former transport minister, Youssef Fenianos were slapped with US sanctions on Tuesday.

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Minister, security chiefs to testify in Lebanon blast probe

Judge Fadi Sawan will hear caretaker transport and public works minister Michel Najjar and State Security agency head Tony Saliba on Thursday ...

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Lebanon bank governor says he won't quit despite rumours

"I am the governor who tried, with the means we have, to maintain the system, not to let the system collapse," Riad Salameh claimed ...

Lebanon's central bank may stop supporting basic subsidies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's central bank may stop supporting basic subsidies

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh shifted blame over the dwindling foreign currency reserves, saying 'those in charge' should 'take ...

The New Arab Staff

New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

Supporters and associates of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates will be the targets of additional sanctions, a report ...

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All ...

Lebanon Central Bank governor responds to inflated assets accusations

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon Central Bank governor responds to inflated assets accusations

Riad Salameh denied recent accusations of intentionally concealing the central bank's losses, after being charged with "undermining the ...

Lebanon contracts NY-based company to do forensic audit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon contracts NY-based company to do forensic audit

New York-based Alvarez & Marsal will conduct a forensic audit of the Lebanese central bank's accounts.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon judge orders seizure of central bank governor's assets

A Lebanese judge ordered the seizure of the central bank governor's assets and properties as the country grapples with a deepening financial crisis.

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Dozens injured in renewed Lebanon crackdown on protesters

Fighting has broken out between protesters and security forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, following an emergency government ...

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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 ...

The New Arab

Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

Famed Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek said she was summoned for questioning by security forces after an alleged lawsuit by the country's central ...

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

A second wave of protests is sweeping across Lebanon despite the Covid-19 lockdown, reflecting growing desperation in the country amid dire ...

Lebanon's Central Bank governor defends his role amid crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's Central Bank governor defends his role amid crisis

Riad Salameh has alleged that there is a 'systematic campaign' against him.

Lebanon protests prevent healthcare workers from performing coronavirus tests

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon protests prevent healthcare workers from performing coronavirus tests

Anti-government protests, held in response to a crash in the value of the local currency and surging food prices, have prevented Lebanese ...

Lebanon prime minister says bank deposits plunge $5.7 billion

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon prime minister says bank deposits plunge $5.7 billion

Lebanon's prime minister said bank deposits in the debt-ridden country have plummeted $5.7 billion in the first two months of the year.

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