Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
Russia is keen to widen its influence in the Middle East. In the second of a three-part exclusive for DW, Benas Gerdziunas examines why the Kremlin is allegedly supporting the Greek Orthodox community in Lebanon.
Since a major offensive by the Assad regime in southwestern Syria, thousands more Syrians are attempting to escape the disaster zones – but neighboring Jordan and Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have shut their borders.
Lebanese voters are to elect the country's first legislature since 2009. The election for control of the 128-strong parliament has been overshadowed by civil war in neighboring Syria.
Faced with development plans and a new law, Syrian homeowners must now prove their property belongs to them. But many refugees can't return home to do so, meaning the law has become a form of expropriation.
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