Lebanese mountains blanketed in snow

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Qadisha valley and Mount Lebanon are covered by snow after storms hit Lebanon and neighbouring Syria. In recent days the area has been hit by a prolonged patch of severe weather.

‘Yellow vests’ in Beirut: Lebanese protest against corruption

Hundreds of Lebanese take to the streets in Beirut to protest rampant corruption and poor living conditions, with some wearing yellow vests in reference to the protest movement in France, as anger mounts over political deadlock that has left the country without a government since May.

Dresses made with chocolate grace the catwalk in Lebanon

Models grace the catwalk in Beirut wearing the creations of thirteen Lebanese designers and thirteen pastry chefs who have joined forces to create dresses made with chocolate, at the 5th “Salon du Chocolat” (chocolate fair) organised in the Lebanese capital.

Lebanese seek to save iconic concrete park from crumbling

Visitors attend a rare exhibition at the site designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in a desperate call to save it from ruin. Behind the sea in Lebanon’s Tripoli, giant curves of concrete stand testimony to dreams before the civil war, etchings of an exhibition park never finished but already cracking.

From Beirut to Babila, Syrian refugee family returns home

Rawad Kurdi is among several thousand Syrians making an emotional journey home from Lebanon, where they sought safety from the war that has ravaged their native country since 2011. Worn down by tough economic conditions in Lebanon and seeing regime victories back home as bringing stability, they have taken advantage of return trips coordinated by Lebanese and Syrian authorities.

Inflatable artwork morphs Donald Trump with a tank in Beirut

A float morphing Donald Trump with an armored tank and various pop portraits of international leaders, made by an anonymous artists calling himself Saint Hoax, are exhibited in a famous building in ruins dating back to the Lebanese civil war in downtown Beirut.

Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater dive ‘park’

Divers progress around immersed tanks and armoured vehicles off the coast of the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Environmental activists dropped off 10 old battle tanks provided by the Lebanese Armed Forces into the Mediterranean Sea to create new habitat for marine life.

Activists protest in Beirut to defend freedom of speech

Activists gathered in downtown Beirut protest against a recent wave of interrogations by Lebanese security forces of people making political comments on social media.

Elie Saab’s homage to Catalonia

Lebanese designer Elie Saab’s red carpet-ready collection, shown in Paris, was influenced by Catalonia and Gaudi. (Jul 4)

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Hundreds of Syria refugees return home from Lebanon border town

Hundreds of Syrian refugees begin returning home from the Lebanese border town of Arsal as part of a coordinated operation between authorities in Beirut and Damascus.