Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country with a long and rich history that borders on the Mediterranean Sea, Syria and Israel. Its capital and largest city is Beirut.
Lebanon is situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean basin and the Arabian hinterland, a position that has made it a country of great historical importance. Its 1975-1990 civil war considerably damaged its previous prosperity. Since then, there have been major efforts to rebuild infrastructure. This page collates all DW content on Lebanon.
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has cancelled a meeting with Lebanon's Grand Mufti. The far-right leader refused to wear a headscarf for the tete-a-tete with one of the country's foremost religious figures.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has held talks in Beirut with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun. Back in France, a new poll has shown that the populist has narrowed the gap in the presidential race.
With the world's attention firmly fixed on the US election, DW takes a look at how the campaign is viewed abroad and why that matters. We follow up on the President's anti-American tirades. And meet a famous Syrian actor who’s running out of places to hide. Plus, music as a tool for palliative care.
It is hard to imagine from afar the lives of thousands of unregistered Syrians in Lebanon. That's why Lebanese-French director, Dima Al-Joundi, after her first documentary, wanted to make a new film, which would give people an insight into a group of Syrian exiles. She focused on three Syrian performers working as dubbing artists. One of the protagonists is a famous Syrian actor, Orwa Kulthoum.