Country: Lebanon

Protesters in Beirut demonstrate against the country's waste disposal problems and political corruption (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Lebanon's "You Stink" protest movement

Rubbish knows no religion

"Share Me" by Homa Arkani (source: DW)

Book review: "Always Coca-Cola" by Alexandra Chreiteh

The agony and the allure

Druze men residing in Israel watching smoke rise from the Syrian Druze village of Hader, 16 June 2015 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

Druze in the Golan Heights

Squeezed between occupation and civil war

Najwa Barakat (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Al-Shaikh)

Najwa Barakat on Arabic literature

Combating the desertification of Arab culture

Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: Reuters/K. Abdullah)

After the upheaval in the Arab world

Escalating wars

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?

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