Lebanon

Working the system in Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter sends us an audio postcard from Lebanon, where a weekend winter storm gives a glimpse of the magical and illogical aspects of the country he now calls home.

Politics

Lebanon shuts down Hezbollah network

The World's Aaron Schachter tells how Lebanon's political mess just got murkier: Lebanese officials have shut down a Hezbollah-linked communications network, following charges that it was spying on Lebanese opposition politicians.

Lifestyle & Belief

The Keffiyeh issue and fashion

The black and white checkered scarf known as a keffiyeh is a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. But some Westerners wear the keffiyeh as a fashion statement. The World's Aaron Schachter explains why that's got some Palestinians perturbed.

Conflict & Justice

Lebanon's divisive vote

Lebanese voters will be electing a new parliament this weekend. It's a close race between the US-backed coalition and a coalition that includes Hezbollah. We get a preview of what's at stake from reporter Ben Gilbert in Beirut.