Lebanon

Politics

A surprise win in Lebanon's elections

In Lebanon, a US-backed coalition has won in parliamentary elections. The vote was expected to be very close. The losing side was a coalition that included the Islamist militant group Hezbollah. Ben Gilbert reports that theloss surprised many in Lebanon.

Conflict & Justice

Rebuilding Beirut's synagogue

The Jewish community in Beirut is centuries old. But few Jewish people remain, and the main synagogue was destroyed by fighting during Lebanon's civil war. Some of the country's remaining Jewish citizens are trying to rebuild the synagogue and their community. Ben Gilbert recently paid a visit to the synagogue and sent this report.