Tensions in the Persian Gulf are high after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. Iran sees itself as the champion of Shiite Islam and is furious with the Saudi action. Saudi Arabia has retaliated by cutting off relations.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the first year of what many ski fans hope will become an annual event in Lebanon -- a cross-country skiing competition modeled on a famous Swiss cross-country ski race.
Arab diplomats are in Lebanon trying to help bring about a compromise between Lebanon's government and Hezbollah, and as The World's Matthew Bell reports, they also hope to tamp down regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Israel has released five Lebanese prisoners in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers, and while many in Israel welcome the decision to bring their dead home, others worry what kind of precedent it's setting
Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri announced today he was stepping down after failing to form a government with rival groups. Hariri blamed the Hezbollah-led opposition for blocking his efforts. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.
People throughout the Middle East are glued to their TV screens, watching the events in Egypt unfold live. Ben Gilbert reports from Lebanon, where televisions in bars and shops are constantly broadcasting the news from Egypt.