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.
Hezbollah emerged alarmingly strong from Lebanon's parliamentary elections, writes Kersten Knipp. The party is likely to aggravate tensions in the Middle East and take a whole country hostage with its policies.
The Saudi crown prince arrives in France to discuss a range of challenges facing the Middle East. The Iran nuclear deal, the Qatar crisis, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and business are at the top of the agenda.
On this week's show: Meet the Colombian woman and former refugee who's now helping Venezuelans who are fleeing the dire conditions in their country. We also find out how a unique food project in Beirut is using cuisine to bring rival factions together to let off steam in what is the pressure cooker of Lebanese politics and religion.
Despite the horrors of Lebanon's recent civil war, the capital Beirut is fighting to restore its former glory. Countless initiatives aiming to bridge political and religious differences have sprung up in the city. One of them was launched by Kamal Mouzawak, and it's called Souk El Tayeb. He's hoping to promote understanding between cultures, by appealing to his patron's stomachs.