Saudi Arabia and Iran are engaged in a sort of regional cold war. US officials have said they hope the Iran deal would lead to diplomatic breakthroughs, but it's just as likely (perhaps more) to lead to greater tensions.
Ahmad, like many Lebanese kids, wants to be a basketball star when he grows up. For now, he's getting to train towards his unlikely goal thanks to a Lebanese NGO that believes such dreams are important for disadvantaged children.
The Hellfire missile that showed up on an Air Serbia plane and launched an international incident was insert. Turns out, it's not at all uncommon for these inert, test missiles to be transported on civilian flights.
Lebanon has said enough. After decades of open borders with Syria and years of accepting refugees from its civil war, new border regulations mean that most Syrians can no longer find safe haven in the relative calm of Lebanon.
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.