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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki fell short on taking home an Oscar for her film 'Capernaum', but critics say the nomination put Lebanese cinema on the international stage.

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum was nominated on Tuesday for the Foreign Language Oscar.

Lebanese police 'chase Syrian child refugee to his death'

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese police 'chase Syrian child refugee to his death'

A Beirut police patrol chased a Syrian child refugee who fell to his death, his family and activists have claimed, while the police denied any wrong-doing.

Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum shortlisted for foreign language Oscar

The New Arab

Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum shortlisted for foreign language Oscar

Nadine Labaki's film about a young Syrian refugee in a Lebanese slum is in the running for another prestigious prize.

Lena Dunham cannot be trusted with Syrian refugee film

Ruby Hamad

Lena Dunham cannot be trusted with Syrian refugee film

Comment: It's imperative that we, as Arab women, now take the lead in shaping how our stories are told, writes Ruby Hamad.

Florence Massena

Capharnaüm: Tackling child abuse in Lebanon through film

From child labour, to physical and emotional abuse, cruelty, early marriage, statelessness and even racism, Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner, Capharnaüm, tackles a number of issues.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

Nada Ramadan

Support continues for Beirut Madinati despite disappointing election results

Lebanese voters continue to show support for Beirut Madinati, a new grassroots campaign that has revived hope for change, despite losing the ...

The New Arab

Thousands vote in first Lebanese elections after Arab Spring

Lebanon's municipal elections began on Sunday, as a 24-candidate list of independents in Beirut take on traditional politicians in a bid to ...

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