Country: Lebanon

A woman walks past Egyptian army tanks in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Fear of change

Mazen Kerbaj (photo: Stewart Mostofsky)

Book review: Mazen Kerbaj′s ″Beirut won′t cry″

″Bombs pass and we bark″

Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck (photo: Hind Shoufani)

Interview with Lebanese poet Zeina Hashem Beck

Our broken languages

Lebanese author Iman Humaydan (photo: Reine Mahfouz)

Book review: Iman Humaydan′s ″The Weight of Paradise″

Suppressed guilt, suppressed memories

"Legalising multiple rape": Jordan's Article 308, 'If a valid contract of marriage is made between the perpetrator of any of the offences mentioned in this section, and the victim, the prosecution is suspended. If judgement was already passed, the implementation of the punishment upon the sentenced person is suspended' (source: wojoud.org)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

No house room for criminals

German jazz quartet Masaa; Rabih Lahoud is second from right (source: Traumton)

Interview with Masaa frontman Rabih Lahoud

Outspoken appeal

Singer-songwriter Nazan Nihal and pianist-composer Utar Artun (photo: private)

Album review: Neotolia′s ″Neotolian Song″

Once upon a life

Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh (source: H. Saghieh, photo: C. Charafeddine)

Interview with the Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh

More lapdog than watchdog

Hassan Nasrallah′s tattoo in Beirut (photo: Marwan Tahtah/DW)

Tattoo trends from Beirut to Baghdad

In the spirit of rebellion

Kurdish Syrian writer Salim Barakat (photo: Salim Barakat)

Mahmoud Hosny on Salim Barakat

What English is missing

Piles of sorted cardboard at Recycle Beirut (photo: Lilian Natalie Mauthofer)

Recycle Beirut and Lebanon′s rubbish crisis

Green awakenings

Mroué during his lecture performance "The Pixelated Revolution" (source: kampnagel.de)

Interview with the Lebanese media artist Rabih Mroué

"Images until victory?"

Lebanese author Hilal Chouman (source: Flickr)

Book review: Hilal Chouman′s ″Limbo Beirut″

Hybrid lives

Anti-governmental protests in Bahrain (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

Liberalism in the Arab world

Merely treading water

Syrian author Dima Wannous (photo: picture-alliance/Geisler-Fotopress/O. Kern)

Syrian literature in times of turmoil

An author on standby

Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (source: www.tamer.ag)

Musician Tamer Abu Ghazaleh

The beauty of rebellion

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