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While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Beirut residents are taking matters into their own hands by cleaning up the mess caused by a blast that has been compared to Hiroshima.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

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

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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 ...

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

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 ...

Corruption, not coronavirus, is ravaging Lebanon

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.”

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

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 ...

Five things you need to know about Lebanon's protests

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 ...

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

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 ...

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