Beirut's beach economy is booming this summer, with an estimated US$3 billion having flowed into Lebanon as a result of a thriving tourist scene which has thrown a lifeline to thousands of desperate workers and businesses.
Lebanon's disabled citizens are holding fast to their demand for the right to vote with dignity at the elections on 15 May, despite the government's failure so far to make good on promises they have made repeatedly in the past.
In-depth: In a country plunged into poverty and with a paralysed economy, Lebanon's skewed election campaigns have seen some candidates pay eye-watering sums to go on popular TV shows to address the public, while others can't afford to.
On April 23, a boat carrying dozens of people fleeing the deprivation and disaster that has engulfed Lebanon in recent years sank. Survivors claim the boat was rammed by the navy, and give a chilling testimony as to the boat's final moments.