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Last month's explosion generated huge amounts of debris while causing serious damage to the Lebanon's waste management infrastructure

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.

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the devastating explosion, according to newly surfaced documents.

Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon president 'knew' of chemicals at port in July

Michel Aoun has revealed that he knew about the huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at the port last month.

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

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

Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

The pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon reports highest coronavirus infection toll since outbreak

Lebanon on reported 166 coronavirus cases, its highest daily infection toll since the country's outbreak began in February.

In crisis-hit Lebanon, will French-language schools survive?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In crisis-hit Lebanon, will French-language schools survive?

The country's worst economic crisis in decades has left French schools in Lebanon battling to stay afloat as parents struggle to pay fees.

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Protests erupt in Jaffa after Israel desecrates Muslim cemetery

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Jaffa after Israel desecrates Muslim cemetery

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli riot police in the city of Jaffa after a Muslim cemetery was demolished.

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

Gloves and masks litter Middle East amid virus panic

The New Arab & agencies

Gloves and masks litter Middle East amid virus panic

Across the Middle East, disposable masks and gloves that remain in high demand to protect populations from the coronavirus pandemic are ...

Corruption, not coronavirus, is ravaging Lebanon

Carmen Geha

Corruption, not coronavirus, is ravaging Lebanon

Comment: Lebanon's inept government officials and violent security forces should be seen as the real virus of our times, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab

Muslim-American firefighter contracts coronavirus after Jewish teenager 'deliberately sneezed'

Three Jewish teenagers sneezed in the face of a Muslim firefighter. Four days later, he showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

More than 100 people were injured in the overnight clashes, which marked the first use of rubber bullets against protesters by security forces ...

Gaia Caramazza

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Political and economic difficulties affecting the region could mean that climate change is a low priority for many of its ordinary citizens, but ...

The New Arab & agencies

Presidential candidates to participate in Algeria's first televised debate

Algeria will see a televised debate between five presidential candidates ahead of next week's controversial elections, which have been denounced ...

Pro-vote Algerians march against 'foreign interference' ahead of polls

The New Arab

Pro-vote Algerians march against 'foreign interference' ahead of polls

Algerians protesting for and against the December elections have taken to the streets in recent weeks.

The New Arab & agencies

Graffiti and garbage: Algeria protesters trash 'meaningless' presidential election

As Algeria’s presidential candidates launch their campaigns, citizens are showing their opposition to the vote by covering election posters with ...

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Emile Nakhleh

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold ...

US man arrested for beating Arabic-speaking Syrian refugee

The New Arab

US man arrested for beating Arabic-speaking Syrian refugee

Adrian Richard Vergara sat next to the unidentified teenage Syrian on the bus in San Diego, California before launching the attack.

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Nabeel Khoury

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Comment: Lebanon's political elite must accept the blame for the morass the country is in, and seek radical solutions from civil society ...

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