Most Shared Stories Tagged: Middle East

Egypt's border with Gaza

Hadeel Al-Shalchi reports from Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, where the border is still open in a couple of spots, but the deluge of Palestinians streaming across into Egypt has slowed down considerably.

Geo quiz

The answer to today's geo quiz is Israel. The country will soon celebrate its 60th anniversary. Officials there have invited remaining Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to mark the occasion. The invitation comes 43 years after Israel refused to let the Beatles perform in the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Israeli journalist -- and Beatles fan -- Rachel Michaeli.

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.

Internet woes in Egypt and India

Computer users in Egypt, India, and a number of other countries were cast back to a time before broadband today when two key internet cables under the Mediterranean Sea were cut off, causing a massive cyber-slowdown, as The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is 21. As in -- there are 21 countries that boast a Mediterranean coastline. Reporter Ben Gilbert is along the coast in southern Lebanon, where two women are helping to protect the Mediterranean's endangered sea turtles.

Deadly Baghdad market attack

Two large bombs exploded and killed more than 70 people in two crowded Iraqi animal markets today, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Jonny Dymond in Baghdad.

Suicide bombing in Israel

The World's Quil Lawrence reports that a suicide bomber attacked a shopping mall in southern Israel today and an Israeli woman was killed by the blast, and police shot and killed a second would-be bomber

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.