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 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.
Ben Gilbert reports that residents of Beirut are hopeful that the city's businesses and tourist areas will return to normal after the peace agreement announced yesterday because uring the 18-month stalemate
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.
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.