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Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while its absent government sits idly by.

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

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.

French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

The New Arab Staff

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

This year's Baalbek International Festival broadcasted performances, held among Roman columns, on local and regional TV stations and streamed on social media platforms.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon's leading Christian clerics slam government's economic mismanagement

Lebanese are suffering unprecedented economic meltdown since the civil war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

A 61-year-old man shot himself on the sidewalk of a bustling Beirut shopping street in broad daylight.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports ...

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working ...

New Tunisian government wins parliamentary confidence vote amid controversy

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New Tunisian government wins parliamentary confidence vote amid controversy

The government of Tunisian prime minister designate Elyes Fakhfakh has won a confidence vote in parliament amid criticism by a number of ...

Troubling and tragic: <em>Suicides</em> rise among Tunisian children

Alessandra Bajec

Troubling and tragic: Suicides rise among Tunisian children

Suicidal acts and attempts are not uncommon among children and adolescents in the North African country, as financial, social and psychological ...

Lebanese launch online donations drives as economic crisis looms

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Lebanese launch online donations drives as economic crisis looms

Lebanese people are utilising social media to organise and launch aid-giving drives as the economic situation in the country worsens.

Lebanon: Greater focus on mental health following multiple <em>suicides</em>

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon: Greater focus on mental health following multiple suicides

Several people have taken their own lives due to the economic hardships that have continued to grow as Lebanon's economic crisis worsens.

Sarah Khalil

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

'This is Lebanon' is a project founded by a former migrant worker, who seeks an end to labour exploitation of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon.

Nicholas Bequelin

10 things to know about China's Xinjiang crisis

Comment: Arsenal's Ozil has taken an important stand in speaking out in support of Uighurs facing brutal persecution in Xinjiang, writes Amnesty ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon to start government formation talks on Monday

A nationwide protest movement is demanding an end to corruption and sectarian-based politics.

Sarah Khalil

Suicide epidemic sweeps Lebanon amid economic downturn

Two suicides were reported on Wednesday by local media in Lebanon, as concern grew over the mental state of citizens amid harsh ...

Four police officers killed in Paris stabbing attack

The New Arab & agencies

Four police officers killed in Paris stabbing attack

A knife-wielding man stabbed and killed four police officers in central Paris before being shot dead.

Diana Alghoul

Israel, social stigmas, patriarchy and Palestine’s growing suicide epidemic

A recent report showed that cases of suicide in Palestine have increased by 14 percent and there are many complex reasons behind this harrowing ...

British volunteer who fought with Syrian Kurds commits suicide

The New Arab

British volunteer who fought with Syrian Kurds commits suicide

Jamie Janson, 42, travelled to Syria to fight IS alongside Kurdish forces, before moving into battle against Turkish troops who launched an ...

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

The New Arab & agencies

Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

A total of 31.1 million people were included in a National Register of Citizens, but 1.9 million were deemed ineligible, according to the Assam ...

Israel's war crimes fuel mental illness in Gaza

Hanin Elholy

Israel's war crimes fuel mental illness in Gaza

International attention inevitably shifts away when a war ends, but its victims live with the scars - both visible and invisible - for years ...

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