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In-depth: As Palestinians are facing increasing Israeli violence, can British party politics keep up?

Lebanon's electricity crisis is now expected to worsen after the two power barges shut off their supply Friday.

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

Dario Sabaghi

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

In-depth: Cannabis legalisation in Morocco could provide economic opportunity, dependant upon Europe, party politics, and upcoming elections.

EU preparing to sanction Lebanese officials over political deadlock

The New Arab Staff

EU preparing to sanction Lebanese officials over political deadlock

France has repeatedly expressed its frustrations with Lebanon's ruling class.

Lebanese rush to petrol stations after fuel shortage scare

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese rush to petrol stations after fuel shortage scare

While officials have tried to reassure the Lebanese public that fuel supplies are assured, long queues were seen at gas stations as people ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese army thwarts smuggling attempt via Mediterranean Sea

The economic crisis in Lebanon has pushed many refugees to attempt dangerous sea crossings to European Union member Cyprus and then other countries in recent months.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese central bank announces 'conditional' plan for dollar withdrawals

Lebanon's central bank on announced a "conditional" plan that would allow depositors, hit by strangling financial restrictions, to access part ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon stops attempt to smuggle 51 Syrians to Cyprus

Lebanese security forces stopped dozens of Syrians being smuggled into Cyprus by sea, authorities said on Saturday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF 'ready' to help Tunisia with aid package: official

The International Monetary Fund said it is prepared to assist Tunisia with an aid package, after the Washington-based lender met with Tunisian ...

Lebanon faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon faces complete blackout as fuel, money run dry

Lebanon's state energy company has warned that it will be forced to ration energy consumption.

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Israeli diplomat calls for Lebanon to join gas forum

The New Arab Staff

Israeli diplomat calls for Lebanon to join gas forum

While still technically at war, an Israeli diplomat has said Lebanon could benefit from joining a proper regional framework over the search for ...

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

Tala Ramadan

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon: 'no preconditions' for Israel talks on Mediterranean waters

Lebanon and Israel are holding talks on maritime borders despite the countries technically being in a state of war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court upholds seizure of ship that blocked Suez

The Ever Given will not be allowed to leave Egypt until its Japanese owner pays compensation for the Suez Canal blockage.

Lebanon, Israel talks resume over maritime border

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon, Israel talks resume over maritime border

US-mediated talks over the disputed maritime border kicked off at the UN base in the town of Naqura in southern Lebanon after a month-long ...

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

Saudi Arabia could benefit from slow fiscal adjustment: IMF

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia could benefit from slow fiscal adjustment: IMF

Saudi Arabia tripled VAT to 15 percent in July 2020 to help its economy recover.

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price <em>crisis</em>

Tala Ramadan

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

In-depth: Ramadan tables in Lebanon are lighter this year, as inflation makes Iftar meals unaffordable for many families.

Corruption complaint filed in France against Lebanese bank governor

The New Arab Staff

Corruption complaint filed in France against Lebanese bank governor

Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh is under scrutiny over alleged corruption and mismanagement.

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