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Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

With a crisis hit agriculture sector, Lebanon's farmers have turned to growing Hashish.

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

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

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

Children in crisis-hit Lebanon go without schooling for months due to coronavirus restrictions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon crisis robs pensioners of cash cushions

Due to the financial crisis and controls by Lebanese banks over people's savings, pensioners get very little to get by.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria halts cellphone imports to shore up forex reserves

A report in Al-Watan newspaper said the ban was part of new measures taken by the government to stem the devaluation of the Syrian ...

Nazli Tarzi

In post-2003 Iraq, fear pervades daily life for women

Almost two decades after the US-led invasion of Iraq, promises of representation and empowerment for women have all but fallen flat.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

Lebanon central bank boss faces charges over forex scam

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

Sudan has faced a severe economic crisis, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

Florence Massena

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the ...

Iran energy minister in Baghdad over trade dispute

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran energy minister in Baghdad over trade dispute

Iraqi and Iranian officials are attempting to mend a rift between the two countries over energy supplies.

Lebanon police scuffle with students protesting tuition hikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon police scuffle with students protesting tuition hikes

Students protesting against a move to adopt a new dollar exchange rate to price tuition were met with force in Lebanon on Saturday.

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars to the dollar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full board ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugee 'sets himself ablaze' in Lebanon

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon set himself on fire near the UN's refugee agency reception center in Beirut.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait central bank denies dinar headed for devaluation

Speculation about an impending devaluation arose after the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier this week.

Turkey hikes interest rate for first time since 2018

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey hikes interest rate for first time since 2018

Turkey's central bank bank said the one-week repo rate would go from 8.25 percent to 10.25 percent.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's central bank may stop supporting basic subsidies

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh shifted blame over the dwindling foreign currency reserves, saying 'those in charge' should 'take the ...

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

Utter devastation as toll from Beirut blast tops 100

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Utter devastation as toll from Beirut blast tops 100

As the death toll from the devastating Beirut blast tops 100, thousands of survivors were left homeless and thousands more crammed into ...

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

Leaders of Sudan's protest movement rejected the government's economic reform plan.

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