Country: Lebanon

Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad in her Beirut office (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad

"We need a feminist revolution"

Syrian opposition fighters get ready to destroy a poster of President Bashar al-Assad, early June 2015 (photo: DW/AA/I. Hariri)

The Assad regime and the civil war in Syria

Clash of barbarisms

Part of the cover of the book "What Makes a Man?: Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin" by Rashid al-Daif and Joachim Helfer (source: University of Texas Press)

Book review: "What Makes a Man? Sex Talk in Beirut and Berlin"

An honest and painful cultural exchange

Bazaar in Damascus (photo: picture-alliance/bildagentur-online.com)

The economic impact of the Syrian war

Escaping the Middle East's violence trap

Maya Yamout (left) and her sister Nancy (photo: private)

Preventing terrorism in Lebanon

Dialogue behind bars

The Lebanese author Etel Adnan (photo: Pierre René-Worms/RFI)

Book review: Etel Adnan's "Conversations with My Soul"

Illuminating the obscure

Amjad Nasser (photo: Amjad Nasser)

Amjad Nasser on the role of Arab writers in Arab society

Speaking out in societies without words

The Palestinian-Jordanian political scientist and journalist Rami G. Khouri (photo: AP)

Interview with Rami G. Khouri

Fragmentation of the Arab world

Tania Saleh (source: taniasaleh.com)

The Lebanese singer Tania Saleh

Beirut's window on Rio

Raja Alem, the only woman to win the IPAF, was joint winner in 2011 for her novel "The Dove's Necklace" (photo: DW/J. Kürten)

Women and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

How many women does it take to win the IPAF?

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"

The Tabadoul Orchestra

The Tabadoul Orchestra

Worldwide "Wahab"

Postcard from the time of the First World War showing the allies Kaiser Wilhelm II, left, Sultan Mehmed V, centre, and Kaiser Franz-Joseph, right (photo: picture-alliance)

Historical roots of the current Middle East crisis

The end of an artificial construct

Syrian refugees in Arsal, Lebanon (photo: Jamie Itani)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

"We will perish here!"

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

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