Society 2017-09-01 Lebanese army distributes food in border towns The Civil Military Co-operation Directorate has been distributing food in Bekaa Valley towns to thank residents for their steadfastness. 2017-07-14 'Vast majority of Yemeni tribesmen' reject terrorism, Houthis Murad tribal leader Sheikh Mufareh Buhaibeh says he has taken up arms to fight the Houthis and restore Yemen's legitimate government. 2017-06-06 Baalbek festival to offer respite from regional woes Baalbek International Festival has been delighting visitors and tourists with music, dance and theatrical performances for six decades. 2017-05-12 Egypt ministry seeks to foster a 'culture of law' By propagating the values of citizenship and commitment to upholding the law of the land, Egypt hopes to inoculate youth against extremism. 2017-04-27 Bahrain works to promote civic discourse With the kingdom increasingly polarised along sectarian lines, a new partnership is working to promote a culture of civic discourse. 2017-04-17 Egyptians of all creeds celebrate Sham el-Nessim The annual holiday dates back to pharaonic times and celebrates the arrival of spring. 2017-03-10 Letters of support airdropped in west Mosul The Iraqi air force has been airdropping letters of support and solidarity from Iraqis to their compatriots trapped in west Mosul. 2016-11-29 Grassroots initiatives feed Yemen's needy Yemenis are launching local initiatives to help neighbours who are on the brink of starvation due to the country's ongoing war.