Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

Lebanon’s drag queens hold secret drag ball in country where homosexuality and dressing as the opposite gender are against the law Lebanon’s LGBT community is the most vibrant and open in the Arab world Constant dance between authorities and the community over lines…

Israel briefly holds Lebanese woman who crossed border: army

Israel briefly holds Lebanese woman who crossed border: army

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s army said on Sunday that it had briefly held a Lebanese woman who crossed the border and then repatriated her, a detention Beirut denounced as an abduction. The Lebanese army said that the woman, Nohad Dali, was taken…

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

Hundreds of refugees return to Syria from Lebanon

SHEBAA, Lebanon (Reuters) – Several hundred Syrians who have lived for years as refugees in Lebanon left for their home country on Wednesday in a rare case of a mass return of those who left the country since the Syrian civil war…

UNIFIL says

UNIFIL says

NAQOURA, Lebanon (Reuters) – Lebanon and Israel have been holding talks nearly every day over a border dispute that has raised tensions between the two enemy states, according to the U.N. peacekeeping force on the frontier that is mediating their discussions. United…