The World's Aaron Schachter reports that Arab nations are split over what to do about Lebanon: an Arab Summit in Syria was supposed to help heal Lebanon's political wounds, but the meeting is instead highlighting divisions within the Arab world.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Beirut on the spectacle of Lebanese weddings, as many Lebanese couples are willing to spend big, making a point of enjoying the big day despite the country's unstable politics and poverty.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the first year of what many ski fans hope will become an annual event in Lebanon -- a cross-country skiing competition modeled on a famous Swiss cross-country ski race.
The US military says it's deploying warships off the coast of Lebanon; the move is seen as a show of support for Lebanon's pro-Western government, but critics say the US is meddling in Lebanon's affairs, as The World's Aaron Schachter has more.
Israeli troops on the northern border with Lebanon are on high alert after a drone attack in Beirut's southern suburbs. Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, is threatening imminent military action.
Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance.
Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri withdrew as a candidate for prime minister on Wednesday, and Shiite Hezbollah with its ally Amal moved toward nominating a former education minister for the job, two senior sources familiar with their position said.
Since October, anti-government protesters have been in the streets demanding the fall of Lebanon’s sectarian-based government system. That hasn’t happened, but protesters say they’ve succeeded in creating and reclaiming public space.
As Lebanon’s economy has deteriorated in recent months, many migrant workers have gone unpaid. Owed months or even years’ worth of wages, they are unable to afford plane tickets home and often have nowhere else to go.