By Jane Ferguson, Nick Schifrin
As 2019 enters its final quarter, protesters have taken to the streets in dozens of places worldwide. While circumstances differ from country to country, demonstrators are united in frustration with economic disparities -- and perceived government inaction to address them.
Since 9/11, al-Qaida has morphed into franchises, the deadliest now in Yemen. Now the Associated Press is reporting that U.S.-ally Saudi Arabia is supporting al-Qaida fighters there. Nick Schifrin learns more from special correspondent Jane Ferguson from Beirut, who recently…
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
Tens of thousands of Lebanese cast their ballots Sunday in the first parliamentary elections in nine years, a vote that is being fiercely contested between rival groups backed by regional powers Iran and Saudi Arabia.
By PBS NewsHour
While the refugee crisis in Europe has grabbed headlines, Lebanon is now hosting more than 1 million Syrians. Many live in crippling poverty, dreaming of the home they left behind or of a better life in the West, while others…
In our news wrap Thursday, two suicide bombings in Beirut killed at least 37 people and wounded almost 200 more. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks. Also, protests spread across Afghanistan in response to a rash…
While the surge of refugees in Europe is relatively new, Lebanon has been inundated by fleeing Syrians for four years; a quarter of the country's residents are refugees. In Beirut, some families are living in the rubble of bombed-out houses.
Thousands gathered in the capital city of Beirut on Saturday to demand changes to the government -- including an effort to have the garbage picked up, something that hasn’t happened in a month. For the latest on the “You Stink”…
By Larisa Epatko
Lebanese protesters clashed with police over the weekend, fed up with the government’s inability to collect trash over the past few weeks. But the protests turned to mocking when security forces erected a concrete wall around government buildings in Beirut.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
Former Senator Jim Webb has worn many hats in his long career: U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, best-selling author and officer in the Marines. He is also an Emmy-winning journalist, thanks to a special report he produced for…
In our news wrap Tuesday, a winter storm along the East Coast shuttered government offices and disrupted flight schedules, as New York and other cities prepared for at least a foot of snow. Also, a car bomb in Lebanon targeted…
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