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Dana Hourany


In-depth: A Christian group called the 'Soldiers of God' vandalised a rainbow billboard in Beirut as part of its fight against Lebanon's LGBTQ+ community. Amid a wave of state repression, activists warn of a narrowing space for queer activism.

06 July, 2022

As inflation hits all basic goods in Lebanon, safe sex has become a luxury for a population with scarce access to US dollars. Experts are now warning of a rapid deterioration of sexual health if imported birth control options remain inaccessible.

05 July, 2022

As Lebanon's local currency becomes more unstable, cancer patients struggle to cover the costs of treatments and find it near impossible to locate their medicines inside local pharmacies.

07 June, 2022

In-depth: Tasked with ensuring national security and sectarian cohesion, Lebanon's armed forces were assailed by a financial crisis that slashed their salaries by more than 90 percent and pressured them to maintain public trust amid rising tensions.

26 May, 2022

A few days separate the Lebanese from the 2022 parliamentary elections. As the electoral battle intensifies with the emergence of a promising opposition, psychological experts advise people to shield their mental health by moderating expectations.

11 May, 2022

In-depth: Amal and Hezbollah have ruled over south Lebanon without any competition since its liberation in 2000. But with the emergence of a new opposition during the 2022 elections, the tide might be turning against the political duo.

04 May, 2022

In the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion, incidents of PTSD in Lebanon increased, with many in the capital now seeking their futures elsewhere. For those who remain, art has helped process trauma as a joyous alternative to regular therapy.

26 August, 2021

As Lebanon suffers from more medicine shortages due to its current economic crisis, mental health patients are struggling to find their necessary drugs and are turning elsewhere for help.

20 August, 2021

In remembrance of the first anniversary of the Beirut Port blast, The New Arab speaks with some of the victims families and how they have coped with grief, loss and life.

04 August, 2021

In a city where 18 religious sects divide its people, politics, streets and even artworks, Laban looks to create what the civil war destroyed: community.

20 September, 2019