Stephanie d'Arc Taylor

Middle East

Stars Cinema aims to revive southern Lebanon

Volunteers are working to restore the old theatre, closed for more than two decades, before August's grand reopening.

Middle East

Jordan shoots for a victory at the Oscars

Theeb, a 'Bedouin Western' that has enjoyed international acclaim, is nominated for best foreign language film of 2015.

Business & Economy

Entrepreneurs dream big in Lebanon's Tripoli

Despite significant challenges, startups are making progress in Lebanon's impoverished second city.


Lebanese Christians 'prefer' Assad victory

Proximity of hardline Islamist fighters has many hoping for a Syrian government war win.


Jabhat al-Nusra's rising stock in Syria

Even moderates back group with hard-line fighters despite radical ideology in absence of Western help to topple Assad.