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.
In “The Insult,” a heated exchange between two men unfurls into a courtroom drama that catapults into the Lebanese national spotlight.
By Jane Ferguson
After nearly seven years of war, as Syria looks toward a massive reconstruction project, neighboring Lebanon sees an economic opportunity. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Lebanon as the task of rebuilding Syria begins to take shape - and the…
Earlier this month, Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri shocked the region by announcing his resignation. Now back home from Saudi Arabia and his Middle East tour, Hariri says he’s postponing his resignation at the behest of president Michel Aoun. Special…
By Jennifer Hijazi
The ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the centerpoint of the current crisis, according to some experts.
In our news wrap Wednesday, former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexually assaulting seven young athletes. Four states investigate ride-sharing company Uber after reports that the company concealed a hack of 57 million users. And Lebanese Prime…
By Kamala Kelkar
Two weeks after disappearing to Saudi Arabia and resigning, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday, announcing he will return home, though failing to quash speculation that he’s under the Saudi government’s control.
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Nov. 12, President Trump arrives in the Philippines, his last stop on a five-nation Asia tour. Also, researchers in Hawaii, already a state leader in renewable energy, are using ocean waves to make electricity. Megan…
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he will return to Lebanon “very soon,” eight days after resigning from his position. The Lebanese president earlier said he believed Hariri, who led a coalition government with Iran-backed Hezbollah, was being forcibly…
By Jane Ferguson
Saudi Arabia had seemingly given up on attempting to curb Iran and Hezbollah’s growing influence in Lebanon under the previous King Abdullah. This is a course of action Bin Salman is determined to reverse.
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