Country: Lebanon

Barbed wire on a wall outside the central bank in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/A. A. Rabba)

Interview with political scientist Abdalhadi Alijla

Trust in the state is a precious commodity

e Lebanese artist Hayat Nazer has erected a statue made of broken glass, pieces of metal and debris opposite the explosion site at the harbour. The clock shows the time of the explosion: 6.08 pm (photo: Andrea Backhaus)

Explosion in Lebanon

The soul of the city – Beirut's cultural decline

Excerpt from "The Prophet: A Graphic Novel", adapted and illustrated by Pete Katz (published by Canterbury Classics)

Pete Katz and "The Prophet: A Graphic Novel"

Romantic ideals for a new generation

Palestinian children in Burj Barajneh, Lebanon (photo: Stephen McCloskey)

Coronavirus in the Middle East

"Pandemic of poverty" for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

Palestinian refugees collect aid parcels at a United Nations food distribution centre in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, January 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma/A. Amra)

Humanitarian aid in the Middle East

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces imminent collapse

Lebanese singer Fairuz (photo: Jospeh Eid /AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese singer Fairuz

The "grande dame" of Arab music turns 85

Following the explosion in August: Ayoub Jouni on the roof of his house in Beirut (photo: Andrea Backhaus)

Lebanon after the explosion

Beirut's aftermath – shattering as 15 years of civil war

Still of main character Hoda taken from Farah Shaer's short film "Shakwa" (photo: Farah Shaer)

Gender inequality in the Middle East

Gritty Lebanese film challenges marital rape impunity in Arab world

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Ethiopian women deported from Saudi Arabia in 2017 wait in Addis Ababa to be picked up by their families (photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

Exploited, locked up, abandoned

A window frame on Mounir al-Khodr's roof terrace in Beirut is removed (photo: Julia Neumann)

One month after the Beirut port explosion

"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"

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