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The fire broke out in an office on the second floor of the Electricite du Liban (EDL) building in the hard-hit Mar Mikhail neighbourhood.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in the building that was the work of late Iraq-born British architect Zaha Hadid.

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

A History of Islam in 21 Women

Tahmina Begum

A History of Islam in 21 Women

Book Club: Hossein Kamaly celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of extraordinary women in the history of Islam.

Two years on: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Saudi-led blockade

The New Arab & agencies

Two years on: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Saudi-led blockade

Life in the Qatari capital still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbours declared a boycott of the Gulf country.

Uri Levy

Xavi's final game: This week in Middle East football

This week Spanish football legend Xavi Hernandez said farewell to the game as a player, ending his first chapter with Qatar's Al-Sadd.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says 48-team World Cup will not be 'imposed'

The organisers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup said on Saturday that 'there will be no decision imposed' on the country to extend the tournament to ...

The New Arab

Exhibition celebrates Iraqi architect behind Baghdad's iconic post-revolution buildings

Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji, the man behind Baghdad's first high-rise building, is considered to be Iraq's most influential modernist ...

The New Arab

Famed Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid dies aged 65

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, who was made a dame in 2012, has died in a Miami hospital.

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