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Victims of the deadly Beirut blast and their families are planning on sueing the state.

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Paul McLoughlin

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Musicians from across the world will take part in an online concert, with the proceeds going to First Aid Renovation to help Beirut residents rebuild their homes.

Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

Through recycling initiatives, volunteers, NGOs and entrepreneurs hope to salvage at least part of the tonnes of glass littering the streets.

Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

Medical staff in Syria's regime-controlled hospitals are dying in growing numbers from Covid-19 due to a 'severe shortage' of PPE, limited ...

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

As journalist Jad Ghosn announced he was hired by Bloomberg Asharq, pro-Saudi bots unearthed his tweets criticising Riyadh, exposing the editorial limits of Middle East-based partnerships with Western media oultets

The New Arab Staff

Facebook donates $2.1 million relief fund to crisis-hit Lebanon

A $2.1 million relief and recovery fund will be sent to Lebanon from Facebook, the social networking giant confirmed on Wednesday.

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Istanbul in uproar over restoration damage to iconic tower

Restoration attempts to Istanbul's 14th-century Galata Tower has prompted uproar in Turkey after workers were seen drilling down the stone wall ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon prosecutor to question ministers over Beirut blast

A number of ministers in Lebanon will soon face questioning over the deadly Beirut port blast, a judicial official said on Wednesday, as ...

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

Three members of the same family, all of which firefighters called to the scene, have been missing since the deadly port blast rocked Beirut ...

Iraqi-donated oil arrives in disaster-stricken Lebanon

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-donated oil arrives in disaster-stricken Lebanon

Iraqi-donated oil has arrived in Lebanon after travelling through the Syrian border on Sunday.

Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

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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 ...

Quarantines hurting Middle East aviation recovery: IATA

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Quarantines hurting Middle East aviation recovery: IATA

The International Air Transport Association said coronavirus-era quarantine measures implemented across the Middle East and Africa are ...

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Florence Dixon

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Two women journalists have been the targets of an online harassment campaign led by pro-Saudi government Twitter accounts.

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Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

Moroccan artists are worried that the Covid-19 pandemic can ruin their businesses.

The New Arab & agencies

Emirati officials say fire struck Dubai Expo 2020 site

Images of the site showed firefighters battling the blaze. UAE officials said no one was injured in the fire.

Laura Albast

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Comment: Faced with coronavirus and the prospect of cooperation with the Arab Joint List, Gantz unites with Netanyahu to defeat a joint enemy, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon to stop paying outstanding Eurobonds

Lebanon has been hit by a currency crisis and now coronavirus.

Lawyers in Lebanon fight back against torture and impunity

Alicia Medina

Lawyers in Lebanon fight back against torture and impunity

Torture in Lebanese detention centres remains a widespread practice carried out with impunity. One group of lawyers, however, is fighting ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon has nearly $30 billion foreign reserves: finance minister

Lebanon's finance minister says the country has $29 billion in foreign reserves.

Lebanon to default on Eurobond debt, says PM

The New Arab

Lebanon to default on Eurobond debt, says PM

Lebanon's prime minister said Saturday the government will suspend payment of $1.2 billion in loans, marking the crisis-hit country's first-ever ...

Lebanon officials greenlight first debt default

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon officials greenlight first debt default

Lebanon, hit by a severe liquidity crunch and months of anti-government protests, is due to decide on Saturday whether it should pay a ...

France says it's ready to financially support Lebanon

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France says it's ready to financially support Lebanon

France says it will provide financial support to Beirut, as Lebanon struggles through an economic crisis.

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