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Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution announced the tough new measures amid the kingdom's 'Let's Make it Green' environmental drive.

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst an unprecedented civil uprising.

Lebanon on verge of another garbage crisis, warns HRW

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon on verge of another garbage crisis, warns HRW

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

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.

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

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 under the Kafala system.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's economic collapse: What happened?

How did Lebanon become one of the most indebted countries in the world? What's the plan out of this quagmire, and how likely is it to work?

Scott Preston

As Lebanon's trash crisis returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

The European Union has said it does not support Beirut's incineration solutions to its growing garbage crisis, due in part to alleged corruption ...

Austin Bodetti

Islam and environmentalism

Comment: Muslim eco-theologists believe they have a personal and spiritual obligation to curb the spread of environmental degradation, writes ...

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Austin Bodetti

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Analysis: Bosnia's interfaith, post-war approach to environmentalism provides a model for Middle Eastern countries that have struggled with ...

The New Arab

Lebanon hasn't delivered on long-awaited rights reforms: HRW

Lebanon’s new parliament has not delivered on long-awaited rights reforms, a new Human Rights Watch report said.

Lebanon's economy is not collapsing...but it is a 'zombie'

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon's economy is not collapsing...but it is a 'zombie'

Analysis: Reports of Lebanon's financial collapse are greatly exaggerated, according to Lebanese economist. But that could be somewhat bad news ...

Italy orders seizure of Aquarius migrant rescue boat

The New Arab & agencies

Italy orders seizure of Aquarius migrant rescue boat

Italian authorities have ordered the seizure of the Aquarius migrant vessel boat after alleged illegal waste treatment.

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already ...

Aoun says Lebanon government to be formed 'soon'

The New Arab & agencies

Aoun says Lebanon government to be formed 'soon'

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has indicated that more than five months of political wrangling may soon come to an end with the formation of a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon newspaper goes blank to protest political crisis

Lebanon's oldest newspaper An-Nahar went out to newsstands completely blank on Thursday to protest a political deadlock and economic woes in the tiny Mediterranean country.

Paul McLoughlin

Leading Jordanian royal blasts kingdom's corruption problem

Jordan's Prince Hamzah has spoken out against corruption in the kingdom, and recognised failures to tackle the kingdom's economic difficulties.

Stasa Salacanin

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

Despite political and security issues in the region and potential environmental hazards, many Arab states are rapidly moving towards nuclear ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisian environmentalist tackles litter with beach challenge

Mohamed Oussama Houij set out in July to walk a 300-kilometre (185-mile) stretch of coastline in northern Tunisia and clean up 30 beaches along ...

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

The New Arab

Syria FM's 'trash talk' provokes anger in neighbouring Lebanon

Assad's number-two claimed Syria's streets were in better condition than Lebanon's.

The key players in Lebanon's elections

The New Arab & agencies

The key players in Lebanon's elections

Lebanese voters went to the polls to elect their parliament for the first time in nine years on Sunday, with more than 500 candidates vying for ...

Lebanon's political heavyweights set for election success

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's political heavyweights set for election success

As Lebanon heads to the polls on Sunday, its political mainstays are set to maintain their influence in parliament despite new electoral laws ...

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

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