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Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

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

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 rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

Michal Kranz

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance alive, writes Michal Kranz.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

The White House announced that President Donald Trump had approved a move to diverge partly from the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime.

The New Arab Staff

Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The head of the Lebanese foreign minister's office was shocked to receive untimely news of a positive Covid-19 result during a meeting with the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France pledges $17 million to Lebanon's struggling schools

The French assistance will go to a network of over 50 French and Francophone schools, it has been reported.

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

Leaders of Sudan's protest movement rejected the government's economic reform plan.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The International Monetary Fund may be the only way out of Lebanon's financial crisis, France advised.

French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French FM scolds 'passive' Lebanon leadership

Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the first such visit of a top foreign politician in months, made no secret of his exasperation with Lebanon's leadership.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi authorities place influential Yemeni cleric under house arrest

Saudi Arabia has placed Sheikh Abdul Majid Al-Zindani, an influential Yemeni cleric, with ties to the Islamist Islah party, under house arrest in Mecca.

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan says to devalue currency amid huge budget deficit

Finance Minister Hiba Mohammed said 'urgent measures' were necessary after state revenues dropped by 40 percent.

Danya Hajjaji

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in April.

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon contracts NY-based company to do forensic audit

New York-based Alvarez & Marsal will conduct a forensic audit of the Lebanese central bank's accounts.

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

Erdogan paid a visit to Hagia Sofia just days before the first Muslim prayers are due to be held at the Istanbul landmark since it was ...

US 'pressuring Arab states to shun Beirut': Lebanese minister

The New Arab Staff

US 'pressuring Arab states to shun Beirut': Lebanese minister

Amid a worsening economic crisis, Lebanon's government is struggling to find support among its Arab allies.

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