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Our sign language romance
Habib and Carole, a deaf couple from Lebanon, say they hope their children will be born hearing so they don't have to face the challenges they did.

Maid in Hell

Private recordings show a world of powerlessness and abuse, hidden behind closed doors.
Many African and Asian countries have banned the recruitment of domestic workers for countries in the Middle East who subscribe to the “kafala” system.

Under the system, foreign maids are legally bound to their employer and have limited rights.

Employers can take advantage of their position and many women are overworked, underpaid and physically abused.

Testimonies from women who escaped and private recordings show a world of powerlessness and abuse, hidden behind closed doors.

Hooligan X

Lee Harrison
BBC

The former Middlesbrough DJ and the drug deal in Lebanon that cost him his life.

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Refugee homes in Lebanon have been flooded
More than a third of Lebanon's population is refugees. Storm Norma's left many of their homes flooded.

The man who built his own castle

None of his teachers believed he could do it
Moussa Castle: The man who built his childhood dream
Moussa Al Maamari drew the plans, laid the bricks and made the carvings on the castle walls.