Beirut

Conflict & Justice

Lebanon's trash is piling up on the streets — and that's not the only thing there that stinks

The mountains of garbage and the odor filling the air in Beirut have caused residents of Lebanon's capital city to vent their anger in an online campaign, "You Stink." The rubbish has been sitting uncollected along the streets of Beirut for more than a month because one of the city's largest landfills is full. Protests turned violent in the face of a heavy-handed government response.

Global Politics

Lebanon tensions rise

The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Beirut that tensions rose dramatically today between Lebanon's two main rival political blocks and parts of Beirut were shut down by barricades and gun battles.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Lebanon, where food industry leaders are trying to claim exclusive rights to falafel, hummus and other Middle Eastern delicacies as authentically Lebanese. The World's Aaron Schacter has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Lebanon's trash is piling up on the streets — and that's not the only thing there that stinks

The mountains of garbage and the odor filling the air in Beirut have caused residents of Lebanon's capital city to vent their anger in an online campaign, "You Stink." The rubbish has been sitting uncollected along the streets of Beirut for more than a month because one of the city's largest landfills is full. Protests turned violent in the face of a heavy-handed government response.