Travel and tourism has never really been bigger, with people hitting the road to find adventure. But for some, adventure comes with a trip to some place seemingly off-limits: war zones. Companies are marketing war tourism to appeal to a new type of tourist.
George Clooney may have hurt the reputation of the Daily Mail more than the paper hurt his. After the Mail claimed the mother of his fiancée was unhappy with the engagement for religious reasons, he blasted back in his own article published by USA Today.
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.
Syria's presidential elections start next week, but people living abroad can vote starting now. That Bashar al-Assad will win is basically a foregone conclusion — but still throngs are packing embassies abroad, trying to cast their ballot.
Lebanon brings together Shite, Sunni, Druze, Christian and Kurd. Now spillover violence from neighboring Syria is threatening the fragile bonds that hold the nation together, as the BBC's Kim Ghattas explains.