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Lebanon votes in first national election since onset of economic crisis
Low expectations that ballot for parliamentary seats will see breakthrough in dislodging entrenched ruling elite

Martin Chulov in Beirut

15, May, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity

Salomé Gómez-Upegui and Rita Liu

15, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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How war in Ukraine is affecting food supply in Africa and the Middle East
Prices of basics such as oil and wheat are shooting up and shortages are showing on supermarket shelves in Lebanon, Somalia and Egypt

Lizzy Davies

02, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘We need bread’: fears in Middle East as Ukraine war hits wheat imports
Aid agencies warn of ‘ripple effect’ as soaring wheat prices hit countries already facing inflation, food insecurity and conflict

Simon Speakman Cordall in Tunis and Lizzy Davies

07, Mar, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Memory Box review – family secrets and lies from Lebanon’s darkest days
Drama deftly switches across generations and time to explore the traumas inflicted by the civil war

Leslie Felperin

17, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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’It took months for the glass to leave her body’: making Memory Box and surviving the Beirut blast
Lebanese film-makers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige explain how their experiences of war shaped their new film – and how art freed them

Cath Clarke

13, Jan, 2022 @2:20 PM

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Lebanon faces ‘depressing’ Christmas as internet crisis stops festive calls
With telecoms barely working, a plunging currency and young people emigrating, it’s a bleak Christmas for weary Lebanese

Martin Chulov

24, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘The story is very rich’: Ghosn’s escape to freedom has come at a cost
Ex-head of Renault and Nissan insists colleague held in Japan is innocent as he works to refute his own charges

Jasper Jolly

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Max Stahl obituary
Documentary-maker who captured East Timor atrocities on film and left behind his earlier career as a Blue Peter presenter

Anthony Hayward

04, Nov, 2021 @5:46 PM

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Sunbathers of Beirut: the photographs celebrating everyday life in the Middle East
A new collection of photography aims to capture the upbeat, joyous side of life in the Arab world, away from war and suffering. Fouad Elkoury talks us through his project

Ammar Kalia

01, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fraught calm follows Beirut’s worst day of sectarian violence in decade
World leaders appeal for peace in Lebanese capital as militia groups prepare to bury dead

Martin Chulov in Beirut

15, Oct, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Reports of mysterious Mossad operation to find Israeli airman confirmed
Israel prime minister tells Knesset of ‘bold’ mission concerned with fate of missing navigator Lt Col Ron Arad

Peter Beaumont

05, Oct, 2021 @4:38 PM

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