Refugees in the city of Qab Illyas in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley dig their own water wells.
Hussein A. Amery
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
Protests in Sahel al-Nour in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Photo courtersy of Omar El Imadi
Site of some of the most iconic images from the ongoing protests, Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli is a place of contrasts and extremes.
Why the armed group, Hezbollah, doesn't want ongoing protests to upset the ruling coalition in Lebanon.
Lebanese protesters formed a 105-mile human chain connecting geographically and religiously diverse cities across the country, Oct. 27. 2019.
AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Davide Tanasi scans an artifact from the Farid Karam collection.
Davide Tanasi, a digital archaeologist, thinks it's a pity when historical artifacts are locked away in storage. He's working to fix this by sharing them as 3D models.
Syrian refugee families in Gazza village, in the Beqaa valley, Lebanon, January 30 2019.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon know how best to manage their resources, but food aid currently prevents them.
Refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley.
In this difficult context, through different mechanisms, the artists engage with the consequences of war to restore social cohesion, stimulate imagination and revive hope.
Aid from UNICEF being distributed to Syrian refugees at a flooded camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, Jan. 10, 2019.
The Syrian civil war has ended, but there are millions of Syrian refugees living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. With danger from a hostile regime back in Syria, what will happen to them now?
Syrian refugees in Haouch El Nabi in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon.
The intricacies of Lebanese politics mean Syrian refugees continue to be scapegoated.
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.