Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri announced today he was stepping down after failing to form a government with rival groups. Hariri blamed the Hezbollah-led opposition for blocking his efforts. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.
People throughout the Middle East are glued to their TV screens, watching the events in Egypt unfold live. Ben Gilbert reports from Lebanon, where televisions in bars and shops are constantly broadcasting the news from Egypt.
Lebanon, like many of Syria's neighbors, is groaning under the weight of refugees as that country's civil war continues with no end in sight. In Lebanon, officials recently imposed a curfew on foreign laborers in an effort to restrict Syrian refugees.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Beirut on the spectacle of Lebanese weddings, as many Lebanese couples are willing to spend big, making a point of enjoying the big day despite the country's unstable politics and poverty.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the debate in Lebanon over the exact nature of Iran's relationship with the militant group Hezbollah; some see it as a sinister influence over Lebanon, as the country's political factions continue to clash.