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

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real legislative authority would help address Lebanon's multiple crises.

US sanctions Iranian-Iraqi businessman who 'smuggled weapons to Yemen'

The New Arab

US sanctions Iranian-Iraqi businessman who 'smuggled weapons to Yemen'

The United States on Friday confirmed it had imposed sanctions on an Iranian-Iraqi businessman for his alleged involvement with the Iranian elite Quds Force.

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

Lebanon Rises: Special coverage of Lebanon's historic anti-corruption uprising

The New Arab

Lebanon Rises: Special coverage of Lebanon's historic anti-corruption uprising

The New Arab is covering the protests day by day, offering news updates, analysis, commentary and much more. Follow this regularly updated ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

Iran stressed the uranium would only be enriched to the limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal, but by increasing production it will soon exceed the accord's stockpile limitations.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon bids farewell to prominent ex-Maronite patriarch

The former patriarch of its Maronite church Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir wielded considerable political influence during the country's civil war and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's ex-Maronite patriarch dies days before turning 99

Lebanon's former patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who was vocal in a campaign against the Syrian army in his country, has died.

Sarah Khalil

About a War: Motives and trauma from Lebanon's war

Film review: 'About a War' explores complex personal motivations behind ex-fighters' decisions to take up arms - and what happens when they try ...

French president: Post-war Syria must adopt 'Lebanon's pluralist model'

Karim Traboulsi

French president: Post-war Syria must adopt 'Lebanon's pluralist model'

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the Syrians to seek inspiration from Lebanon's model of governance for their post-war polity, in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese president asks ex-PM Hariri to form new government

Video: Lebanon’s newly elected president, Michel Aoun, has asked former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new government.

For this year's Halloween, Lebanon dresses as itself

Karim Traboulsi

For this year's Halloween, Lebanon dresses as itself

The people of Lebanon are frantically searching for metaphors to help them decypher the dramatic twists and turns in their country's politics

Turning the page: Lebanon commemorates anniversary of civil war

The New Arab & agencies

Turning the page: Lebanon commemorates anniversary of civil war

Today marks 41 years since the civil war erupted in Lebanon, a few decades before more brutal repeats thereof came to Syria, Iraq, Yemen and ...

Lebanon's presidential crisis and the <em>Taif</em> <em>Accord</em>

Karim Barakat

Lebanon's presidential crisis and the Taif Accord

Comment: The deal to end the Lebanese civil war has not helped the country's leaders to build a viable state, writes Karim Barakat.

Politics and lolcats: Lebanon's 'stand-up' former warlord rulez Twitter

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Politics and lolcats: Lebanon's 'stand-up' former warlord rulez Twitter

Blog: MP Walid Jumblatt, described by some as the Woody Allen of Lebanese politics, has a huge following on Twitter, where he shares jokes, ...

James Denselow

Is a Syrian 'Taif agreement' imminent?

Comment: With the arrival of new Russian and Iranian firepower in Syria, Western leaders may be more open to the idea of a "peaceful political transition", writes James Denselow.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon: Nasrallah reiterates support for Michel Aoun's presidential bid

Hizballah leader says support for his Christian ally Michel Aoun remains strong, dismissing claims he is willing to compromise on supporting ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon marks longest period without a president

Lebanon has now entered the longest presidential vacuum in its history, after rival party blocs fail to agree on the election of a new leader.

Changiz M. Varzi

Lebanon: one year, no president, many problems

Feature: Lebanon has not had a president for more than a year, but to many Lebanese the issue is either a distraction or has little bearing on ...

Dilemma for Lebanon's Christians

Saad Kiwan

Dilemma for Lebanon's Christians

Comment: Christians dominated Lebanese politics for decades until the civil war broke the status quo. Now, the community is split on what path ...

Pierre Akiki

A truce, not a peace

Comment: On the 40th anniversary of Lebanon's civil war, it is worth asking whether the period of relative peace since 1990 has merely been ...

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