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.
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.
The murder of a Palestinian militant in Dubai has triggered a diplomatic dust-up between Britain and Israel. The British government wants to know why some members of the hit quad involved carried fake British passports. The World's Laura Lynch reports.
Beirut's streets are filled with aging cars spewing clouds of toxic fumes in the air. Ben Gilbert reports that researchers hope to find out exactly how much damage those exhaust fumes are doing to Lebanese health.
The violent protests in Syria have claimed at least 5,000 lives, according to United Nations estimates. So far, efforts to end the violence have been completely unsuccessful and President Bashar al-Assad on Monday rejected a call to step down.
Up until the 1990s, the CIA was happy to remain in the shadows, unconcerned with how it was, or wasn't portrayed in movies. But that's no longer true. Today, the CIA contributes and advises on certain films, in order to put its best foot forward -- and attract the best and brightest new hires.
Lebanon brings together Shite, Sunni, Druze, Christian and Kurd. Now spillover violence from neighboring Syria is threatening the fragile bonds that hold the nation together, as the BBC's Kim Ghattas explains.
Lebanon has said enough. After decades of open borders with Syria and years of accepting refugees from its civil war, new border regulations mean that most Syrians can no longer find safe haven in the relative calm of Lebanon.