Tensions in the Persian Gulf are high after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. Iran sees itself as the champion of Shiite Islam and is furious with the Saudi action. Saudi Arabia has retaliated by cutting off relations.
A year after the Lebanese army destroyed a Palestinian refugee camp to chase out Islamic militants, people are still living in makeshift shelters, as The World Aaron Schachter has an update from the Nahr el Bared camp in northern Lebanon.
The Lebanese have been riveted for the past few weeks by the arrest of a man people are calling the Middle East Bernie Madoff. Authorities say he bilked investors out of a billion dollars. The World's Aaron Schachter reports from southern Lebanon.
The leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group this week declared that friends of Bashar al-Assad would not let the Syrian president fall. The World's Matthew Bell reports on Hezbollah's role in the Syrian conflict.
Syria's ongoing civil war has moved to Aleppo, where rebels and government forces have squared off in several days of violent battles. Both sides claimed victories on Monday, but the real losers are the civilians.