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In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as Lebanon grapples with its past and present, writes Kareem Shaheen.

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International Crisis Group.

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and ...

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

Alessandra Bajec

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

Betrayed by the ruling elite and disillusioned, many Lebanese are looking for a way out.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

Florence Massena

For domestic workers, Lebanon lockdown a recipe for abuse

Already deprived of basic rights and freedom, domestic migrant workers are now at greater risk of being abused as Lebanon remains under lockdown ...

Nizar Mohamad

How Putin stands to gain, a month after Soleimani

Comment: As the dust settles on the US assassination of Soleimani, Putin is poised to secure influence in the region, writes Nizar Mohamad.

Gazans turn to Bitcoin to escape financial blockade

Fadi O. Al-Naji

Gazans turn to Bitcoin to escape financial blockade

Feature: As Venezuelans invest in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to protect themselves from hyperinflation, people in the occupied Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Petrol wars: Iran's Rouhani threatens to halt Gulf oil

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off crucial international ...

US restricts trade with South Sudanese oil firms

The New Arab & agencies

US restricts trade with South Sudanese oil firms

US State Department spokeswoman said exporters will henceforth need a license to export, re-export or transfer US technology or equipment to 15 ...

Druze leader's death brings home ghosts of Syria's war

Paul McLoughlin

Druze leader's death brings home ghosts of Syria's war

Analysis: Sheikh Wahed Balous fought to protect his community from Syria's war. After he was killed in a suspected regime bomb on Friday, ...

Crime and punishment in Mosul

Qusai Younis

Crime and punishment in Mosul

Despite the Islamic State group's hard-line code of law in Mosul, a crime wave has hit the city - and many residents suspect the group are ...

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