Most Commented Stories Tagged: Beirut


Carter visits Syria

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on former US President Jimmy Carter's visit to Syria today; the former president has angered the Bush Administration and their Israeli government by meeting with leaders of Hamas.

Lifestyle & Belief

Today's Muslim youth

Many of today's young Arab Muslims don't look or act like their parents�they're still devout but they're redefining what it means to be Muslim, and Author Allegra Stratton writes about it in her new book, �Muhajababes,�

Conflict & Justice

Lebanon's trash is piling up on the streets — and that's not the only thing there that stinks

The mountains of garbage and the odor filling the air in Beirut have caused residents of Lebanon's capital city to vent their anger in an online campaign, "You Stink." The rubbish has been sitting uncollected along the streets of Beirut for more than a month because one of the city's largest landfills is full. Protests turned violent in the face of a heavy-handed government response.


Lebanon shuts down Hezbollah network

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.

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.