Lebanon

Global Politics

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn't really a citizen of either country

Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.

Global Scan

'Magic' mushrooms to treat depression? Some researchers think so

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are one potential treatment for depression. Another is hip hop music — it seems the dark lyrics might reach those who feel equally hopeless. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to the rescue of China's first lady and his gallant act gets erased by Chinese censors. And in Pakistan, a group of schools hold an "I am not Malala" Day. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Development & Education

Turkey faces a daunting challenge in trying to educate hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees

Inside Syria, almost six million children have been affected by the country's ongoing civil war, and millions more have fled the country to find safety in refugee camps. Turkey, for example, has opened its doors to about a million-and-a-half Syrian refugees since spring 2011. But as the war drags on, Turkey is finding itself with a long-term humanitarian and education problem.

Global Scan

'Magic' mushrooms to treat depression? Some researchers think so

Hallucinogenic mushrooms are one potential treatment for depression. Another is hip hop music — it seems the dark lyrics might reach those who feel equally hopeless. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to the rescue of China's first lady and his gallant act gets erased by Chinese censors. And in Pakistan, a group of schools hold an "I am not Malala" Day. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

A Sri Lankan girl living in Lebanon isn't really a citizen of either country

Rainey’s parents came to Lebanon from Sri Lanka 20 years ago to get away from their country’s civil war. In fact, Lebanon has become something of a haven for a quarter million migrant workers from Asia and Africa, who tend to be employed as maids, trash collectors, and gas station attendants. They come to escape economic and political hardship back home.

Lebanese film open in US

The Lebanese film "Caramel," is a story about five women who meet regularly at a local beauty salon; it's been a number one hit in Lebanon and now it's coming to the United States, as Beth Accomando reports.

Global Politics

Beirut pajama protest

Ben Gilbert reports on a group of residents in Beirut who've had enough of the rowdy, late-night revelers in their neighborhood, and the residents of Gemayze staged a pajama protest.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Beirut, Lebanon. It's where a Lebanese architect is trying to preserve a war-battered apartment building that was once one of Beirut's most beautiful. Ben Gilbert has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Mideastern Harleys

Harley Davidson has hit some hard times, the company just reported an 84% slide in 3rd quarter profits. So it's looking to wealthy customers overseas to expand its market. Places like the Middle East. Ben Gilbert reports from Beirut.