Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon, and also its largest metropolis and main seaport. It is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Situated on the Mediterranean at the midway point of Lebanon's coastline, Beirut is the country's seat of government and major economic center. It has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years, and is sometimes nicknamed the "Paris of the East." Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Beirut.
Beirut in Lebanon is a cultural hub in the Middle East, though nothing much happens outside the capital. But that could be about to change: a young actor based in the south of the country has decided to transform old abandoned cinemas into cultural hubs, where young people can study drama and watch films for free.
We go to the world's first refugee camp that's powered by solar energy - some refugees helped build the plant! We also hear how Beirut's LGBT community is doing after they've received threats for putting on the first gay pride event in the Arab world. And have you tried camel milk? We also talk about how Australia's First Nations people are faring today.
Last week, Lebanon's capital Beirut hosted the first gay pride festival in the Arab world. However, some of the events of the one-week long festival aimed at ending discrimination against the LGBT community didn't go ahead as planned - some events were canceled after threats by Islamists.