Country: Lebanon

Author and political scientist Aref Hajjaj (image: DW)

The refugee's struggle for identity

Homeless with three homes

Protests in Baghdad against the Koran burnings (image: Ali Jabar/AP/picture alliance)

Sweden Koran burnings

Playing to the radicals

The Khateera media platform is a place for discussing potentially taboo subjects in an open and light-hearted way (image: Khateera)

Equality in the Arab world

Lebanon's 'dangerous' Khateera feminists

The Goethe Institute promotes young artists in Beirut — here, a performance as part of the "ArtEvolution" programme (image: Elie Bekhazi/Goethe-Institut)

Lebanon explosion 3 years on

Rebuilding Beirut's cultural life

Man stands next to a bonfire on a Beirut street holding a Lebanese flag and a photo of a soldier (image: Houssam Shbaro/AA/picture alliance)

Beirut blast 3 years on

Still seeking justice in Lebanon

A man walks in the desert in Saudi Arabia, 23 October 2022 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Climate change in MENA

Is the Middle East prepared for extreme heatwaves?

Deputy Emir of Mecca Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz (centre) welcoming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left) in Jeddah on the eve of the Arab League Summit, 18 May 2023 (photo: SPA/AFP)

Assad's rehabilitation

Enforce sanctions instead of normalising the Assad regime

Saudi anti-drug agents arrest an alleged smuggler in Jeddah. The kingdom is captagon's main market (image: Saudi Ministry of Interior/AFP/File)

Trading in amphetamines

How Syria became a narco state

Lebanese stand-up comedian Shaden Fakih during her stage show in Beirut at the end of February 2022 (image:

Freedom of speech in Lebanon

Jail? Don't make me laugh!

Migrant women from The Gambia protest outside the country's consulate in Beirut on 20 August 2020 (image: Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images)

Women migrant workers in Lebanon

"Exploiting women is becoming the norm"

A Saudi delegation visits Yemen's capital in April 2023 to negotiate a potential new truce with the Iran-backed Houthi rebels: Houthi political leader, Mahdi al-Mashat, shakes hands with Saudi ambassador to Yemen, Mohammed Al-Jaber (image: SABA/AFP)

Saudi-Iran rapprochement

A revolutionary resolution for the Middle East?

China's Wang Yi presides over the March 10 meeting between Ali Shamkhani for Saudi Arabia and Musaad bin Mohammed al Aiban for Iran (image: Reuters)

Saudi-Iran deal

New hope for football in the Middle East

Lebanese writer Alawiya Sobh (image: IMAGO/Ex-Press)

Lebanese writer Alawiya Sobh

I'm not afraid for myself

Frontman Rabih Lahoud (seond from right) and the members of Masaa (image: Andy Spyra)

Masaa's Rabih Lahoud in interview

"Arabic needs artistic support"