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Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his resignation under popular pressure one year earlier, writes Nizar Hassan.

The strikes come amid a growing clampdown on repression in the North African nation, a year and a half since longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit office.

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French interests, writes Nizar Hassan.

New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

The New Arab Staff

New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

Supporters and associates of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates will be the targets of additional sanctions, a report ...

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

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

Lebanese FM Nassif Hitti resigns amid economic crisis

Dissatisfied with the government's performance, Lebanon's foreign minister handed in his resignation amid an economic crisis.

The New Arab Staff

A revolution not televised: Lebanese mock censorship of song

Lebanese social media users have reacted with outrage and ridicule as the 'revolutionary' lyrics of a well-known patriotic song were censored on ...

The New Arab Staff

Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

A man has been killed in clashes between the army and villagers in north Lebanon following a dispute over "smuggled" livestock which the army ...

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

Seeking to escape the doom and gloom of Lebanon's economic crisis, wealthy Lebanese chose to summer in the country's mountain resort town.

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible ...

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

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.

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

David Isenberg

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

Comment: Foreign interference by states, their proxies, and military companies is enabling the conflict in Libya to continue, writes David ...

Anger against Lebanon's banks is justified, legitimate and progressive

Nizar Hassan

Anger against Lebanon's banks is justified, legitimate and progressive

Comment: Attacks on Lebanese banks have been portrayed as irresponsible and 'thuggish', but they too, participate in a corrupt system that has ...

Amnesty slams 'arbitrary arrests' of Lebanon protesters following crackdown

The New Arab

Amnesty slams 'arbitrary arrests' of Lebanon protesters following crackdown

Amnesty accuses the Lebanese security forces of using excessive and unlawful force against protesters, subjecting scores of peaceful protesters ...

The New Arab

Lebanon Central Bank investigating politicians who have 'smuggled' money

Lebanon's Central Bank has asked banks to identify politicians and government employees that transferred funds abroad during a period of informal capital controls.

Afnan Hassab Jaffar

Sudan's year long march to democracy and reform

The year 2019 will undoubtedly forever be engraved in the hearts and minds of the people of Sudan who celebrated the start of the New Year ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria’s new president begins duties on Thursday amid protests

Algeria's new president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune is set to begin his duties on Thursday as protests continue to rage across the country.

The New Arab

Israel's Netanyahu hails 'historic' election victory for Boris Johnson

Netanyahu praised Boris Johnson and said his election victory was a 'great day' for UK-Israel relations.

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

Narjas Zatat

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

The Conservative party has been haunted by accusations that it has a systemic problem within its ranks. The New Arab has collected some of the ...

Imogen Lambert

Refugees in Lebanon watch protests with hope and caution

Palestinian and Syrian refugees have made gestures of solidarity with the Lebanese protests, while hoping that the country's unity doesn't come ...

FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

The New Arab & agencies

FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians

A probe by the FBI has opened to investigate whether Donald Trump is working for the Kremlin.

How Russian <em>oligarchs</em> are ducking US sanctions

James Snell

How Russian oligarchs are ducking US sanctions

Comment: When sanctions can be danced around or negotiated away, they amount to a flimsy version of foreign policy, writes James Snell.

Khashoggi and the era of the rogue state

Sam Hamad

Khashoggi and the era of the rogue state

Comment: Khashoggi's disappearance must be understood in the context of a global rise of authoritarianism, writes Sam Hamad.

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