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.
Ryan and Noor are best friends. In Lebanon, they are an unlikely match. Ryan belongs to a religious sect called the Druze, and Noor is a Sunni Muslim. Wednesday, Noor joins us in on Facebook to answer your questions about her work imagining a better future for her country.
Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon were dying of unnatural causes at a rate of one per week, according to one report. Most of the deaths were attributed to suicide — many of the victims falling from buildings apparently trying to escape their employers.