Richard Hall

Richard Hall

Correspondent, Lebanon

Richard Hall is a correspondent for Public Radio International's The World and, covering the Middle East from his home base in Lebanon. He has reported across the region since 2009, covering Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

Richard began his career at Lebanon’s Daily Star, an English-language daily newspaper in Beirut.

Since then he has contributed to numerous publications in the US and UK, including the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Esquire Magazine and USA Today, and has worked on staff for The Independent and Agence France-Presse. He began at GlobalPost in 2014 as a Middle East editor and correspondent in Beirut, before becoming a PRI correspondent in 2015.

Richard has written extensively on the Syrian civil war and the rise of the Islamic State. His reporting on the Kurdish issue has taken him across Turkey and up the Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq.

Recent Stories


An overcrowded refugee camp on Lesbos is making children sick

Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos was designed to hold 2,000, but it is currently home to more than 6,000 refugees and migrants. Doctors working at the camp have seen a growing number of children suffer upper respiratory tract infections, colds, coughs, diarrhea and other illnesses associated with cramped and unsanitary conditions.


Keeping the peace on the Israel-Lebanon border

It has been 11 years since the last, devastating war between the Lebanese group Hezbollah and Israel, but talk of another round of fighting has grown louder in recent months. Near the border, however, UN peacekeepers say "it's pretty calm" and residents don't seem overly concerned.