Kim Ghattas was born in Lebanon at a time when the country was going through a devastating war. Growing up, war "became normal" for her and her family. Today, watching and reporting on the Syrian civil war, Ghattas is reminded of her own life in Lebanon.
In Beirut, most people don't just speak one language but three: English, French & Arabic. It's what many in Beirut call Lebanon's mother tongue — and speakers will often drift from one language to the next, mid-sentence.
Lebanon has a problem with violence, so an entrepreneur has created an app to let family members know you're safe. Meanwhile, India had a problem with the International Olympic Committee and couldn't field an Olympic team, until now. And a French filmmaker wants men to better understand the problems women face.
Karen and her family once lived a happy life in Aleppo, Syria. But when the civil war arrived in their city, they fled to Lebanon in the middle of the night with little more than a few suitcases, and their two-week stay has now lasted two years.
A family in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is under arrest for shipping guns and ammo to Lebanon, most likely for use on the Syrian battlefield. They almost got away with it thanks to a sham aid effort that helped them hide their smuggling among food and clothing shipments.
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.
Here’s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.