Beirut

Even great wine can’t quite give me hope for Lebanon

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Housman had a point. If men could be drunk for ever, the human condition would be tolerable. But thought always…

How Lebanon is coping with more than a million Syrian refugees

14 November 2015 9:00 am

How tiny Lebanon copes with an unstoppable flow of Syrian refugees

Black flags and Christmas lights: a letter from Beirut

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Blue and white Christmas lights twinkle over the shops near my apartment in Beirut’s Christian quarter; pricy boutiques display elaborate…

Why I’ve joined Lebanon’s exodus

1 November 2014 9:00 am

The long shadow of the Islamic State means that many Christians are packing up and leaving Lebanon

The American who dreamed of peace for the Arabs – but was murdered in their midst

31 May 2014 9:00 am

‘Arabist’ is fast becoming an archaism. Perhaps it is already one. These days the word conjures up enchanting visions of…

Portrait of the week

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Home The government announced proposals for the National Health Service, including a law to criminalise wilful neglect by doctors and…