Kareem Chehayeb

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon

Beirut's last public beach faces creeping privatisation

After losing a large chunk of seafront to a five-star resort, activists fear further encroachment at Ramlet el-Bayda.

Beirut's last public beach faces creeping privatisation

Middle East

Lebanon troops demolish Syrian refugee homes as deadline expires

Settlements destroyed in Arsal village after expiry of July 1 ultimatum as aid groups protest and fear more demolitions.

Lebanon troops demolish Syrian refugee homes as deadline expires

Saudi Arabia

Saudi women's rights activist Samar Badawi appears in court

Prominent activist Samar Badawi among those to face charges linked to their human rights efforts in the kingdom.

Saudi women's rights activist Samar Badawi appears in court

Lebanon

Nizar Zakka: Iran frees detained Lebanese businessman

Lebanese businessman and US resident Nizar Zakka, who was held for years in Iran, says he was subject to 'kidnapping'.

Nizar Zakka: Iran frees detained Lebanese businessman

Saudi Arabia

Torture in Saudi prisons: 'Most oppressive era we have witnessed'

Three Saudi clerics reportedly on death row and dozens of activists are believed to have endured brutal treatment.

Torture in Saudi prisons: 'Most oppressive era we have witnessed'

Lebanon

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.

What will a new president mean for Lebanon?