For many in Lebanon, observing Ramadan this year hasn’t proved as challenging as finding the food to break it each night.
Country in the Middle East
Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus lies west across the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon's location at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has contributed to its rich history and shaped a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. At just 10,452 km2 (4,036 mi2), it is one of the smallest recognized sovereign states in the Asian continent. As the country's official language is Arabic, spoken Lebanese Arabic is used alongside Modern Standard Arabic in daily life.
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Muslim families struggle to afford the iftar meal during the holy month of Ramadan.
Lebanese military intelligence officers have committed violations against Syrian refugees including torture, Amnesty says.