After it was claimed yesterday the Lebanese army had detained Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and son near the Syrian border, it has now emerged the detained woman may not be married to the ISIS leader after all.
Rania Matar’s series, Invisible Children, puts a face to the term, “Syrian refugee.”
When Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Joumblatt joined Twitter three weeks ago, no one expected him to be such a hit. He tells BuzzFeed News about how his cheeky, irreverent tone has earned him a new audience.
“Every year that passes is worse and worse for us.”
Rania Matar’s series, A Girl and Her Room bridges cultural gaps and highlights just how similar Middle Eastern and American adolescent girls are.
The #BurnISISFlagChallenge may have started as a riff on the Ice Bucket Challenge, but across the Middle East it has now grown into a larger statement against the rapid rise of ISIS.
Beirut’s Maghen Abraham synagogue was left in tatters by the Lebanese civil war, but a project led by the country’s tiny Jewish community will see it open its doors again.
“Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone.”
The pictures were taken at the Za’atari camp in Jordan.
Lebanon now has the highest per capita concentration of refugees worldwide.
“We see this as a quite historic moment for Lebanon in terms of trying to tackle violence against women. But the law that they have passed is far from perfect.”
“This geographical spread is worrisome because it will greatly complicate the tasks of the organizations working to control the epidemic.”
From Thailand to Tokyo… there’s something for everyone.
Three years after the start of the conflict in Syria, it has become the
world’s leading country of forced displacement, with more than 9 million of its people uprooted from their homes.
“We have known for some time that there are efforts to move serious weaponry from Syria to Lebanon,” an Israeli officer tells BuzzFeed.
Lebanese Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun has been criticized by the media and government alike for nearly nude photos taken at a photo shoot three-years ago. The Internet thinks differently.
Hundreds participated in Lebanon’s #notamartyr selfie protest after a teenager’s photo, taken moments before he was killed in a car bomb in Beirut, went viral.
UPDATE: Five people are reported dead and more than 50 are injured after a large explosion Thursday in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital.
A senior Hezbollah operative gunned down in front of his apartment building has sent accusations flying over who was behind the assassination.
Striking images from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
A U.N. survey of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan finds many Syrian children living alone or separated from their parents, most receiving no education, and many involved in illegal labor.
Twin bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut, claimed by a Lebanese al-Qaeda affiliate, killed at least 23 people and injured at least 147 on Monday morning. Warning: Graphic content.
While legal conditions are improving in Latin America, in the Middle East and Asia domestic workers face some of the worst abuses.
Some were confused, others laughed, and China was just sad.
The number of Syrian refugees passed the 2 million mark on Tuesday, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency. Last month, it was announced the number of Syrian child refugees had exceeded 1 million.
“Regrettable” if true, McCain spokesman says.
A Lebanese farmer grew what may be the world’s largest potato - weighing in at an impressive 25 pounds.
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