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Last month's explosion generated huge amounts of debris while causing serious damage to the Lebanon's waste management infrastructure

The parents of Iyad Hallaq have filed a petition with Israel's High Court demanding they hand criminal charges the two officers involved in their son's fatal shooting

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

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

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

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

Israeli forces shoot disabled Palestinian at Jerusalem checkpoint

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Israeli forces shoot disabled Palestinian at Jerusalem checkpoint

Israeli forces shot and injured a mute and deaf Palestinian at Qalandia checkpoint.

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.

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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 ...

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.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Slain Palestinian man's family told no footage of killing

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Slain Palestinian man's family told no footage of killing

The parents of a slain autistic Palestinian man called for a probe after being told security cameras were not working at the time of their son's ...

Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

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Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the ...

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

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 new sense of urgency.

The New Arab Staff

Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

'The only terrorists are the cowards who shot to kill a beautiful young man and blamed him for it': Palestinians have voiced their outrage over ...

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Jaffa after Israel desecrates Muslim cemetery

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli riot police in the city of Jaffa after a Muslim cemetery was demolished.

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Slain autistic Palestinian's family demands Israel release security footage

The family of Iyad Hallak, an unarmed autistic Palestinian who was killed by Israeli police, called on authorities to release security camera ...

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 ...

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.

Israeli PM: Killing of Palestinian with autism a 'tragedy'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli PM: Killing of Palestinian with autism a 'tragedy'

The premier made his first remarks since Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City shot and killed Iyad Hallak last week.

Scores injured as Lebanese protesters clash with police, Hezbollah

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

Right-wing rabbi allegedly assaulted visiting slain Palestinian's grieving family

The New Arab Staff

Right-wing rabbi allegedly assaulted visiting slain Palestinian's grieving family

A right-wing Israeli rabbi was allegedly assaulted by a group of Palestinians after he visited the grieving family of an autistic Palestinian ...

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