Lebanon's president says his country is eager to take part in Russia-backed political meetings on the Syrian war because it wants to monitor efforts that may accelerate the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees in living in Lebanon.
In 2015 the garbage epidemic in Beirut made headline news. While the city was drowning in trash one man came up with an idea to creatively transform glass waste into stylish and elegant glassware and save an ancient industry at the same time.
The motorcycle zipped past our taxi as we headed to Tyre in southern Lebanon, veering off the road onto a dirt track leading up into the hills. The passenger on the back of the motorcycle had what appeared to be long tubes, concealed by cloth, strapped to his back.
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