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.
In Lebanon, power outages in some areas last for up to 12 hours a day. Now, the country's first wind farm is hoping to provide an extra 90 minutes of power supply nationwide, but the war in neighbouring Syria, the question of who actually owns the land and migrating birds flying through the area are posing more than a few difficulties.
Deeply divided when it comes to fans' favorite teams, Lebanon's football mania took a nasty turn when one fan was stabbed for criticizing Germany's losing performance in the World Cup. Anchal Vohra reports from Beirut.