Reham (aged nine) and her sister Fatima (age seven) have lived most of their lives as refugees in Lebanon.
Abdul Aziz al-Khalaf
Reham and her family are among an estimated 1.5m Syrian refugees living in limbo in Lebanon.
An Israeli soldier walks next to an Iron Dome rocket defense battery near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, in 2015.
(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Iron Dome rocket interceptors achieved international fame during Israel’s 2012 and 2014 Gaza conflicts. Research suggests the systems provided substantial protection in 2014, but not two years earlier.
Protester mocking President al-Sisi.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
Turkish ships on patrol.
The prospect of gas wealth has been escalating old rivalries and disputes between Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.
The movie Nour brings the issue of ‘child marriage’ on the front scene in Lebanon.
Renewed attention is being given to the issue of child marriage in Lebanon as increasing numbers of young refugee girls are being married off as a response to the conflict and forced displacement.
Mukhar in Lebanon help citizens navigate the complex administration system.
One way of improving e-government usage could be for the Lebanese government to work better the locally elected agent.
Lebanon is on shaky enough ground without a Saudi–Iranian proxy war to think about.
The Shahrouk family bring Lebanese food to Family Food Fight.
Screenshot from Nine
There are more people of Middle Eastern heritage on Australian commercial TV than ever before - in drama, cooking, and Gogglebox.
A kingdom under pressure is fomenting crisis elsewhere.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
Life on the margins: a Syrian refugee on the streets of Beirut.
Anti-refugee sentiment is growing in Beirut.
The Lebanese government banned Wonder Woman just hours before its scheduled domestic release.
Why haven't feminists noted that the film is too Western and too white?
Lebanon’s political situation is already a delicate balance. Poverty, distress and increasing numbers of refugees could exacerbate existing tensions and lead to collapse.
The country's religion-based power-sharing political system is straining to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new Syrian Sunnis.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
Armée libanaise, Beirut, 1982.
Civil servants stand as forgotten actors of the Lebanon civil war, a historical case that has not been reproduced in more recent conflicts.
Life is in limbo for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
With the many interconnected conflicts within Syria continuing, and with routes to safety increasingly blocked, what can Syria's 4.8m refugees expect in this ‘new’ year?
Hassan Ammar/Press Association Images
A PhD candidate retells the moving stories of Syrian women, as they try to find a place in their new neighbourhoods.
Girls are at greater risk of early marriage in refugee camps where their parents are unable to provided the necessary support.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.
At QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre we are about to complete ARC-funded research on the state of the Australian political news media. A key finding of the work has been the nearly complete withdrawal…