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Whether the move will maintain the country’s political balance is yet to be seen, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

One year after Lebanon's #<em>YouStink</em> movement: popular uprising imminent?

Kareem Chehayeb

One year after Lebanon's #YouStink movement: popular uprising imminent?

Comment: The momentum that brought thousands onto the streets of Beirut may have slowed, but it dealt a blow to the sectarian system that rules ...

Lebanese minister advises against 'swallowing mosquitoes' swarming coastal areas

The New Arab

Lebanese minister advises against 'swallowing mosquitoes' swarming coastal areas

Lebanon’s environment minister Mohamad Machnouk went on a blocking frenzy after advice he tweeted was met with much cynicism by the Lebanese ...

Zak Brophy

Marcel Khalife: The liberation of poetry and resistance

The veteran musician and all-round superstar spoke exclusively about music and the courage of universal love to Zak Brophy for The New Arab.

The New Arab

Lebanese Cabinet approves garbage export plan

The Lebanese cabinet on Monday approved controversial plans to export garbage to end the country's waste collection crisis which has entered its ...

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, ...

Karim Traboulsi

Happy Independence Day Lebanon: Now let's dismantle the state

72 years after its independence, Lebanon remains trapped in cycles of political vacuum and governance dysfunction. A whole re-imagining of ...

The other victims of IS violence

Bassel Salloukh

The other victims of IS violence

Comment: One of the casualties of the wave of terrorist attacks unleashed by IS is the anti-sectarian movement galvanised by Lebanon’s summer ...

Karim Barakat

Sectarian trash: How secular demands brought about sectarian solutions

Comment: The failure of Lebanon's civil society to balance the call for resolving the garbage crisis with ending sectarianism allowed the ...

Lebanon: Two protesters attempt to self-immolate

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon: Two protesters attempt to self-immolate

Two Lebanese activists have attempted to self-immolate in front of the Military Court in Beirut on Friday, in protest against the continued ...

Lebanon: A breath of fresh air

Moe Chreif

Lebanon: A breath of fresh air

Comment: The Lebanese know what's ailing their country and have united to demand comprehensive reform and show the "old guard" they will not ...

#<em>YouStink</em> protesters take to Beirut streets despite sandstorm

AAAJ and agencies

#YouStink protesters take to Beirut streets despite sandstorm

Activists are set to hit the Lebanese capital with their anti-government demonstrations on Wednesday, to protest against energy cuts and piling ...

Recycling hope in Lebanon

Mat Nashed

Recycling hope in Lebanon

Comment: A youth movement in Lebanon has challenged the country's inactive and sectarian political class that has been ruling the country since ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Top 10 #YouStink protest placards

Blog: As the "You Stink" protests continue in Lebanon, we take a look at some of the funniest protest signs seen on the streets in the past few days.

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Lebanon protesters storm government building, demand minister resigns

Dozens of activists occupied part of the Lebanese environment ministry demanding the resignation of the minister, as the three-day ultimatum set ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Lebanon protests: environment minister backs down, politicians urge 'dialogue'

In response to growing anti-government protests in Lebanon triggered by a garbage collection crisis, the environment minister has pulled out ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Lebanese protesters give government three-day ultimatum

Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet chanting "revolution, revolution" and setting a ...

Anonymous sends video message to Lebanese demonstrators

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Anonymous sends video message to Lebanese demonstrators

Blog: A YouTube clip purporting to be made by the Anonymous hacktivist collective is advising Lebanese demonstrators on how to conduct their ...

Nada Ramadan

What garbage! Alexandrians dispute claims city is getting cleaner

Egypt's Minister of Urban Development has been slammed over comments on the cleanliness of Alexandria despite an escalating garbage crisis in ...

#<em>YouStink</em>: Recycling 'cornerstone' of solution to Lebanon garbage woes

Karim Traboulsi

#YouStink: Recycling 'cornerstone' of solution to Lebanon garbage woes

The ongoing garbage crisis has forced Lebanese to take to the streets, but pushing for a recycling-based solution, not calling for revolution, ...

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