Violence in sports is nothing new, but Lebanon takes it in a whole different direction. On-court violence is fueled by politics, religion and a patronage system that has made sectarianism endemic to almost all Lebanese sports, from basketball to ping pong.
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.
Lebanon's long political crisis ended recently with the election of a new president but that didn't change things overnight and many Lebanese remain at least as loyal to their parties as they are to their country
When Wikileaks released a tranche of US diplomatic cables recently, the machinations of Saudi Arabia caused some headlines. That's Saudi Arabia. Long-term Saudi watchers caution against reading the cables on their own. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
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.
Photographer Rania Matar went back to her hometown of Beirut to work on a project about teenagers. Then, on every corner, she stumbled into young Syrian refugees. They became subjects of her new series called "Invisible Children."