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.
Violence in sports is nothing new, but Lebanon takes it in a whole different direction. On-court violence is fueled by politics, religion and a patronage system that has made sectarianism endemic to almost all Lebanese sports, from basketball to ping pong.
The World's Aaron Schachter follows up with a report on Lebanon's fragile political situation, as the question for many is whether the Lebanese government and opposition will agree to share power, ending a political stalemate that has lasted months.
Beirut has suffered its fair share of violence and terrorism, and now a restaurant owner in the Lebanese capital is trying to cash in on that past; his establishment is called "Buns and Guns,ï¿½ as The World's Aaron Schachter reports.
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.
In today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of a Middle Eastern city that is the home of the American University. Composer and pianist Waleed Howrani has recorded variations of the school's anthem.
Lebanon's government fell today. Los Angeles Times correspondent Borzou Daragahi is in the capital Beirut. He tells host Lisa Mullins what the collapse of the government means for Washington's policy in Mideast.