Lebanon on the brink

Political gridlock, economic torpor and the machinations of pro-Syrian Hizbollah – the non-state regional superpower – have once more pushed the crossroads of the Middle East to the edge of collapse

Tyrants’ Paris: the tour

The choicest bits of the west’s great cities belong, in part, to foreign dictators. We complain, but we need these guests

In the line of fire

Frieze Art Fair’s young galleries section Frame this year includes the Sfeir-Semler gallery from Beirut. Discover the realities of making and selling art in a troubled and war-torn land