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The US Treasury Department sanctioned two companies it said were controlled by Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

Iraqi mob torches TV station for over 'festive' show

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi mob torches TV station for over 'festive' show

A mob stormed and set fire to an Iraqi television station Monday over its airing of a 'festive' programme on a religious day of mourning.

Lebanon president calls for proclamation of a secular state

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon president calls for proclamation of a secular state

Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Sunday acknowledged a need to "change the system" and called for the proclamation of a secular state.

Hezbollah 'open to French proposal for new Lebanon pact'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah 'open to French proposal for new Lebanon pact'

Hezbollah is open to a French proposal for a new political pact for Lebanon as long as there is national consensus, the group's chief said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Feuding Lebanon factions to unveil PM picks Monday

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to land in Lebanon the same day to hammer home the message of the need for change.

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 ...

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

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

Lebanese are suffering unprecedented economic meltdown since the civil war.

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran arrests members of 'heretical' Shia group

A group of was arrested for distributing material both online and in public, critical of mainstream Shia doctrine, including the coming of Imam ...

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanese defy lockdown for second wave of protests

A second wave of protests is sweeping across Lebanon despite the Covid-19 lockdown, reflecting growing desperation in the country amid dire ...

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Leading Muslim clerics have widely backed scientifically-based measures to contain the virus, notably by supporting crowd size restrictions ...

Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

The New Arab & agencies

Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

Adnan Zufri, former governor of the Shia holy city of Najaf has been chosen as Iraq's new prime minister.

The New Arab

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Since the start of Lebanon's massive country-wide protests, youngsters have been constantly on the front lines of the protests calling for ...

Florence Massena

Sweden 'deporting' Lebanese couple despite 'death fatwas' back home

A couple who married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions then fled to Sweden risk being sent back after migration authorities judged ...

Sweden 'deporting' Lebanese couple despite 'death fatwas' back home

Florence Massena

Sweden 'deporting' Lebanese couple despite 'death fatwas' back home

A couple who married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions then fled to Sweden risk being sent back after migration authorities judged ...

Carmen Geha

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Comment: Carmen Geha makes the unpopular case for an uncommon sentiment: The Lebanese revolution is totally winning.

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Judit Neurink

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Comment: The death of Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi has not removed the urgent need to resettle the children of Islamic State fighters, ...

Lebanon PM-designate begins tough talks to form government

The New Arab

Lebanon PM-designate begins tough talks to form government

Debt-burdened Lebanon has been without a fully functioning government since former prime minister Saad Hariri resigned on October 29 in the face ...

Hundreds riot in Beirut after anti-Shia video goes viral

The New Arab

Hundreds riot in Beirut after anti-Shia video goes viral

Hundreds of rioters have thrown rocks and fireworks at police in Beirut after a video insulting Shia religious and political figures went viral ...

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