Lebanon's economic crisis: Fighting food insecurity amid shortages


Pharmacies in Lebanon have gone on an indefinite strike. Drug importers have warned they are running out of hundreds of drugs, as the country's central bank has failed to pay overseas suppliers millions of dollars in dues. This, coupled with fuel shortages and power cuts which can last up to 22 hours a day, has resulted in the situation in Lebanon going from bad to worse. Haddak Men B3id is an organisation on the ground that aims to end food insecurity. We talk to its co-founder Gaelle Matar in Beirut.


We also zoom in on the Iraqi city of Mosul, where, in 2014, the IS group leader announced the formation of the group's "caliphate" at the al-Nuri mosque. Three years later, the jihadists destroyed the mosque and its famous leaning minaret. Since the end of the war, the UAE has pledged $50 million to rebuild the monument, which was first constructed in 1172. Our correspondents Jack Hewson and Lucile Wassermann report.

Finally, we take a look at a major victory for same-sex couples in Israel. The country's supreme court has ruled that gay couples can have children through surrogates. Restrictions currently in place need to be lifted within the next six months. The court's decision is the result of a decade-long legal battle. We take a closer look.

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