Lebanon

Politics

Lebanon's rules of the road

Ben Gilbert reports that authorities in Lebanon are trying to improve on the enforcement of traffic laws in the country. Many Lebanese have traditionally ignored traffic laws, and corrupt officials have looked the other way.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz Answer

In the Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name and author of a book set �in the naked desert, under the indifferent heavens.' The book is The Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph, the author is T.E. Lawrence.

Politics

Another hummus record

Israel has taken the upper hand in a different Mideast conflict: cooks in a town near Jerusalem have made more than four metric tons of hummus. Doubling the previous record for hummus, set by cooks in Lebanon. Aaron Schachter reports.

Politics

Ahmadinejad in Lebanon

Iran's President Ahmadinejad pays a visit to Lebanon. He can expect a hero's welcome in Hezbollah strongholds but how will it play at home in Iran or in Israel? Lisa Mullins talks with Los Angeles Times Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi in Beirut.

Arts, Culture & Media

Claire Messud's Road to Beirut

Novelist Claire Messud talks with Marco Werman about a trip she took to Beirut in 2010. Messud had always wanted to visit the city, because her father had spent some of his childhood there but in 2010, her father was very ill in a hospice in Connecticut.

Author argues Israeli militarism is as much to blame for failed peace efforts as anything

There's been an effort to strike a peace agreement between Israel and its neighbors for decades. For one reason or another, it never seems to quite work. One author, who spent years in Jerusalem as a foreign correspondent, says the reason for the failure has as much to do with Israel's military orientation.