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An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

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Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and purchase basic goods from abroad.

Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Beirut's blast-hit silos must be demolished, experts warn

A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned in a ...

US extends Iraq's sanction waiver ahead of talks

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US extends Iraq's sanction waiver ahead of talks

The US has granted Iraq a wavier for sanctions that will allow it to import oil and gas from Iran.

Khaled Diab

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Comment: The concentration of immigrants in certain poor neighbourhoods is far more a sign of the ghetto mentality of Denmark's majority than that of its minorities, writes Khaled Diab.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia jails 'conman' rapper Swagg Man

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Iteb Zaibet and was born in Nice, became an internet celebrity as well as on television in both ...

Malia Bouattia

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

<em>Swiss</em> on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon central bank governor to sue Bloomberg

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 ...

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 ...

Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The internet in Myanmar has been restored as protesters take to the streets to demand the release of Suu Kyi.

Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah will go on trial for forgery, allegations he claims are motivated by political factions within Kuwait.

Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China blocks UN response to Myanmar military coup

An old-time ally of Myanmar, China used its veto power to stop a UK-drafted statement from being ratified by the 15 members of the UN’s Security Council.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon central bank boss faces charges over forex scam

A Lebanon judge referred to judicial investigation Riad Salameh and Mayya Dabbagh on charges of professional negligence and breach of public ...

Amr Salahi

Qaddafi daughter-in-law escapes arrest after running over Syrian policemen

The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese FM meets Swiss ambassador amid money laundering probe

As a Swiss probe into money laundering and embezzlement at the Lebanese Central Bank continued, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister has met with ...

Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in <em>Swiss</em> corruption trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli diamond tycoon convicted in Swiss corruption trial

In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on ...

Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

Libyan leaders approve interim executive mechanism: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan leaders approve interim executive mechanism: UN

Interim UN envoy Stephanie Williams said 'Libyans have now a genuine opportunity to move past their differences and divisions' with this step

Lebanon notified of probe into central bank chief: source

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon notified of probe into central bank chief: source

The investigation is looking into $400 million allegedly transferred out of Lebanon, despite tight restrictions, by Riad Salameh

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