The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

The Beirut explosion, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 6,000, caused wounds on an even wider scale on the mental health of those who lived through it.

France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

The New Arab Staff

France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon, once a French protectorate, from its financial meltdown - its ...

Tense calm in northern Lebanese city after violent clashes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tense calm in northern Lebanese city after violent clashes

Days of fierce nightly protests have swept Tripoli, with demonstrators burning down a local government building on Thursday evening.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's PM refuses further questioning over port blast

Premier Hassan Diab has rejected the charges as "politically targeting" the position of prime minister, accusing the prosecutor leading the probe of violating the constitution.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese government to keep bread subsidy, pledges alternative plan

Ministers agreed in a meeting on Tuesday draft a plan to help cut spending while maintaining support for some basic goods.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France looks to rally aid for Lebanon

Wednesday's meeting will reportedly concern the use of urgent aid, father than substantial financial pledges to a country one French official ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his ...

The New Arab Staff

US sanctions 'slow down' Lebanon government formation: report

US sanctions have made it hard for Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib to change leadership in the finance ministry and others where donors ...

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli lawmakers negotiate ahead of looming budget deadline

Israel's lawmakers hurried to negotiate a last minute deal to delay a budget deadline and avoid sending the country to its fourth parliamentary ...

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

The new fall comes as markets worry about a meltdown in the foreign currency reserves at Turkey's central bank.

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 rapidly ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon activists form coalition to defend free speech

The Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression in Lebanon includes international watchdogs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch along ...

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Sam Hamad

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

The New Arab Staff

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

This year's Baalbek International Festival broadcasted performances, held among Roman columns, on local and regional TV stations and streamed on ...

Lebanon's leading Christian clerics slam government's economic mismanagement

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon's leading Christian clerics slam government's economic mismanagement

Lebanese are suffering unprecedented economic meltdown since the civil war.

Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and Lebanon

The New Arab Staff

Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and Lebanon

As Syria and Lebanon continue to struggle amid worsening economic crises, the Pope on Sunday urged world leaders to help the two countries.

Most Popular

Most Popular