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 August 2020, Beirut was shaken by a huge explosion at its port, leaving at least 204 people dead and 300,000 homeless. Local artist Hayat Nazer decided to transform the debris from the explosion into a sculpture. She speaks with DW about merging art and political activism and fighting back against corruption in Lebanon.
Trieste Refugees: with winter approaching, many irregular migrants remain stuck on the Italy/Slovenia border -- Lebanon: More migrants attempt to cross the mediterranean to Cyprus -- Interview: Why migrants less welcome in the EU -- Armenian Diaspora concerned about Nagorno-Karabakch conflict
An increasing number of people try to flee economic hardship in Lebanon by setting out by boat for Cyprus or Greece. Reporter Björn Blaschke met would-be migrants who are eager to make the journey even though its unlikely they will make it to Europe.
Tens of thousands of Muslims have marched in several cities in anger at Paris' decision to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad. France is still reeling from two deadly knife attacks, blamed on Islamists.