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.
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.
About 1.5 million Syrian refugees, including half a million children, have ended up in neighboring Lebanon. While the state grapples with how to provide education and social welfare to these displaced kids, a troupe of local clowns are doing their bit by providing a little comic relief.
Authorities in Lebanon have made a last-minute decision to ban the Hollywood superhero movie 'Wonder Woman' because it stars an Israeli, Gal Gadot, as the heroine. Distributors slammed the move as 'very frustrating.'
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.