As the US pulls troops out of Syria, neighboring Lebanon, with its history of sectarian politics, struggles to find national unity in its approach to the ongoing refugee crisis created as the result of seven years of war.
Palestinian Christians have lived as refugees in Lebanon's Dbayeh camp for nearly 70 years under strict labor laws and with limited land rights. With an influx of Syrian refugees to the camp since 2012, living conditions have become dire.
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.
Lebanon's government workers have called a strike to protest wages, in spite of a 60% increase announced last week; The World's Aaron Schachter reports that the issue has become muddied by a standoff between the government and Hezbollah.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Beirut that tensions rose dramatically today between Lebanon's two main rival political blocks and parts of Beirut were shut down by barricades and gun battles.
The World's Aaron Schachter follows up with a report on Lebanon's fragile political situation, as the question for many is whether the Lebanese government and opposition will agree to share power, ending a political stalemate that has lasted months.