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.
The U.S. is continuing to move, slowly, toward military strikes on Syria, in response to the use of chemical weapons there earlier this month. But as U.S. officials move forward, some are wondering just was sort of response that might elicit from Syria.
The Afghan election is just a month away and security is a major campaign issue. Civilian casualties are at an all-time high. Kamel Hamade was a businessman who went to great lengths to make his restaurant an oasis in otherwise violent Kabul, and he died for his efforts.
Health officials have been warning residents around the Middle East to stay indoors as a thick cloud of dust is passed through the region. The sandstorm has been blowing around since Monday effecting several countries.