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Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense of urgency.

Dozens injured in renewed Lebanon crackdown on protesters

The New Arab Staff

Dozens injured in renewed Lebanon crackdown on protesters

Fighting has broken out between protesters and security forces in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, following an emergency government ...

'Enough is enough': The fraught return of Lebanon's revolution

Nicholas Frakes

'Enough is enough': The fraught return of Lebanon's revolution

Lebanon's economic crisis has seen salaries slashed, the value of the lira plummet and the price of goods drastically inflate.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police, Hezbollah

Hundreds of people have protested in downtown Beirut against Lebanon’s continuing economic crisis, clashing with police and Hezbollah supporters

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

Puja Changoiwala

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Comment: One in six Indians reside in slums which are fast becoming hotbeds of coronavirus infection. The government must act now to help stop ...

Carmen Geha

Corruption, not coronavirus, is ravaging Lebanon

Comment: Lebanon's inept government officials and violent security forces should be seen as the real virus of our times, writes Carmen Geha.

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN: Impact of Libya war on civilians is `incalculable'

The UN humanitarian coordinator for Libya said Monday the impact of the country’s nine-year war on civilians “is incalculable.”

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Carmen Geha

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Comment: Carmen Geha makes the unpopular case for an uncommon sentiment: The Lebanese revolution is totally winning.

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Gaia Caramazza

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Political and economic difficulties affecting the region could mean that climate change is a low priority for many of its ordinary citizens, but ...

Lebanon's protesters get creative for twelfth day of roadblocks

The New Arab

Lebanon's protesters get creative for twelfth day of roadblocks

Lebanon's demonstrators are making the most of the blocked-off streets they vow to keep locked down until calls for political and economic ...

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Nabeel Khoury

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Comment: Lebanon's political elite must accept the blame for the morass the country is in, and seek radical solutions from civil society ...

Carmen Geha

Now is the time to define a new Lebanon

Comment: Lebanon's protests have brought the country to a pivotal moment. It's now paramount we act carefully and with the lessons from the past in mind, writes Carmen Geha.

International Crisis Group

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

Comment: Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen says the emergency measures may be too little, too late. Most protesters are demanding the ...

Karim Traboulsi

Five things you need to know about Lebanon's protests

Hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have hit the streets to protest government corruption and austerity measures and to ...

The New Arab & agencies

'All of them means all of them,' Lebanon chants

Since mass demonstrations started on Thursday, the chortles of tens of thousands have rung out across the country until the late hours of the ...

Hillary throws shade at Trump with parody Kennedy letter

The New Arab & agencies

Hillary throws shade at Trump with parody Kennedy letter

Hillary Clinton posted a joke letter on Twitter supposedly sent by John F. Kennedy during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, written in the ...

The New Arab

Brexit crisis officially makes UK more embarrassing than Lebanon

Lebanese satirist KarlreMarks has frequently compared Brexit Britain with Lebanon. Now the UK Parliament's Speaker says its lawmakers are not ...

As Lebanon's trash <em>crisis</em> returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

Scott Preston

As Lebanon's trash crisis returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

The European Union has said it does not support Beirut's incineration solutions to its growing garbage crisis, due in part to ...

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Analysis: The crackdown on Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila over their pro LGBT+ rights stance and lyrics deemed 'offensive' to Christianity ...

Scapegoating Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Kareem Chehayeb

Scapegoating Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Comment: Outrightly racist, anti-refugee sentiment from Lebanese politicians is sign of increasing national populism in the country, writes ...

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