Middle East

A legacy of war in Lebanon's unknown mass graves

Country is not ready for an open discussion about civil-war-era graves believed to lie throughout Beirut, critics say.

Middle East

A life in flux for Lebanon's Dom community

On the fringes of Lebanese society, the Dom suffer from extreme poverty and social marginalisation.


The history of Hezbollah, from Israel to Syria

Despite faltering popularity abroad, Hezbollah enjoys extensive political power at home in Lebanon.

Middle East

Lebanon announces Hariri-led 'unity' government

New 30-minister cabinet brings together the entire political spectrum except Phalangist party that rejected state post.

Middle East

How it feels being a Syrian in exile

The work of Syrian filmmaker, Saeed al-Batal, explores the feeling of never knowing when – or if – you will return.

Middle East

Lebanese soap-maker continues family tradition

Sharkass Soap is among the most well-established factories in Tripoli, a city with a vibrant history of soap-making.

Middle East

Lebanon freezes plan for Ain al-Hilweh's 'racist wall'

Refugees say controversial wall is an attempt to further restrict their presence in the camp.

Human Rights

Palestinian refugees map their lives in Lebanon

Using balloons and a camera, Palestinian refugees have been working on a detailed map of Lebanon's Burj al-Shamali camp.

Human Rights

Syrian refugees: Between war and crackdown in Lebanon

What will Michel Aoun's presidency mean for Syrian refugees facing an increasingly hostile climate in Lebanon?


Lebanon's ex-PM Hariri to form new government

President Aoun asks Sunni politician to form new government, after parliament speaker Nabih Berri signals his support.


Michel Aoun elected president of Lebanon

Former army chief Michel Aoun voted in as president, ending more than two years of deadlock surrounding the vacancy.


Lebanon set for new presidential era

Surprise deal supporting leadership of Michel Aoun is expected to end a lengthy stalemate over the country's top office.


What will a new president mean for Lebanon?

Many Lebanese remain sceptical that the new government will confront the country's major security and economic issues.

The Listening Post

Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two besieged cities

We examine the difference in the coverage of Mosul and Aleppo. Plus, the Lebanese media mosaic.

War & Conflict

The blending of Lebanon and Syria

Iran is a conquering shadow behind Lebanon and 'useful' Syria.

by John Bell