Lizzie Porter


Walking a path of resistance in Palestine

Illegal Israeli settlements surround the Masar Ibrahim trail on all sides.

Occupied West Bank

How a Palestinian brewery is taking on the US

Selling to North America has been a long-held dream for the Khoury family, owners of a microbrewery in Taybeh village.


Tackling Lebanon's blushes about sex

Sex education is almost non-existent in Lebanese schools – so who is teaching the facts and joys of life instead?


Turmus Aya's Palestinians threatened by settlement plan

Around 4000 Palestinians live in fear over recent encroachment from Israeli settlements.

Syria's Civil War

'How I'm still alive': Surviving Assad's prison cells

Omar al-Shogre describes his horrific ordeal in Syrian regime prisons, which taught him to treasure his humanity.

Syrian Refugees

The blindness of war for Syrian refugees

With myriad healthcare problems facing Syrian refugees, vision care has slid towards the bottom of the priority list.

Battle for Aleppo

Idlib overwhelmed by influx of Aleppo's wounded

Thousands of displaced Syrians are suffering from infected shrapnel wounds, hypothermia and malnutrition.

Battle for Aleppo

After Aleppo, what happens to Syria's besieged towns?

East Aleppo was one of 40 besieged towns. Now residents of towns under regime siege fear they might face a similar fate.

Syria's Civil War

Attacks on schools aim to 'destroy Syria's identity'

Teachers and aid organisations believe the attacks on schools are deliberate.