This map shows all the countries where voting is mandatory
It might seem weird to citizens of the United States — where only 58 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — but it's the way things are in 21 nations around the world.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Rick Perry's Islamic State remark joins a list of Mexican-border terror threat claims
Here’s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.
60 Seconds on Earth: What it's like to be displaced by the Islamic State (VIDEO)
'We left our money, our house, everything behind and ran.'
Where watching the World Cup ain't easy
Folks in Jerusalem complain about having to pay to watch on Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded south of Beirut last night, wounding at least five soccer fans.
You'd think George Clooney asked all of Lebanon to marry him
The news of Clooney asking Lebanese-born Amal Alamuddin to marry him has been quite welcome in a country used to more violent reports.
Meet the civilians who fled Syria's last rebel stronghold
A dispatch from the town directly across the border from the one the Syrian government just captured.
Day 1,096: What does the fall of Yabroud mean for the Syria conflict?
Government forces have recaptured the rebel stronghold, with some help from Hezbollah.
Highlights from Day 14 remind us why Sochi's Winter Olympics aren't about sports
Ukraine won its first gold medal, but didn't celebrate, while a skier from Lebanon finished 47th and declared it a victory.
Why Lebanese politics are so messed up
Or: How to spend ten months trying to form a government.
Why Lebanon censors Frank Sinatra, Puss in Boots, and The West Wing
A look inside the bizarre world of the country's censorship policies.
This photo will make you rethink Lebanon's topless skier story
The week before photos of Lebanese Olympian Jackie Chamoun caused a global uproar, a woman in Beirut was beaten to death with a pressure cooker.
In Lebanon, reactions from 5 people who face terror threats daily
Their attitude is inspiring, which isn't to say you'll agree with their politics.
17 reasons why Lebanon's got something for everyone
Whether you're a plastic surgery tourist or an archaeology buff, this country has what you want.
Hermel: The Lebanese town where visitors are potential killers
In 2012, seven people in the United States died in terrorist attacks: roughly 1 in 45 million. Imagine living somewhere where that rate is over 11,000 times higher — per month.
What it's like to be serving coffee when a suicide bomb goes off
If you're as used to the blasts as some people in Beirut, you just keep on pouring.
'Man wearing an explosive belt' in Beirut kills one
'A man wearing an explosive belt boarded a public minibus in Choueifat and blew himself up,' said Lebanon's interior minister.
'Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon' claims Beirut bombing that killed four
The car bombing, apparently carried out by a suicide attacker, hit a southern Beirut neighborhood considered a stronghold of Hezbollah.
Lebanese worry Hariri trial will destabilize the country
With Lebanon's sectarian tensions on the rise, some wonder whether the trial of the former prime minister's alleged killers will only make things worse.
As Hariri trial begins, mixed forecast for Lebanon and international law
The new project at the Hague is ambitious and unusual, not least because none of the accused are present.
The world's scariest tweets
Terrorist organizations on Twitter.
Hariri killing trial opens amid high tensions and bombing in Lebanon
The trial opened in a suburb of The Hague nine years after the huge Beirut blast that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri.
Suspected Saudi militant dies in Lebanese custody
Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid was believed to be the leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the group that claimed the double suicide assault on Iran's Beirut embassy, which killed at least 25.
Explosion kills at least three in southern Beirut
The Lebanese capital has been hit by a series of bombs in recent months, including one last week which killed a former minister and political adversary of Hezbollah.
Spate of violence continues in Beirut with latest bombing claiming 5 lives (VIDEO)
Violence from the war in neighboring Syria has crept into Lebanon, after Hezbollah sent fighters to aid Assad.
Lebanese troops fire on Syrian helicopters in effort to protect border
It is the first time Lebanese troops have engaged the Syrian military since the beginning of the uprising nearly three years ago.
Lebanese army gets $3 billion from Saudi Arabia amid regional tensions
Lebanon's president, Michel Suleiman, made a surprise announcement on television that the money would be used to buy weapons from France.
Lebanon and Israel exchange cross-border rocket fire
It's unclear who fired the rockets from Lebanon, and no injuries have been reported.
Teen in Beirut bombing 'selfie' dies
A Lebanese teenager seen posing for a group 'selfie' in front of a bomb-laden car moments before it exploded died of his injuries on Saturday.
Beirut bombing kills former Lebanese ambassador to US, 5 others (VIDEO)
Damascus denied it was involved in the Beirut bombing that killed Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister who staunchly opposed Syrian President Assad.
Why Lebanon refuses to officially welcome Syrian refugees (VIDEO)
The Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in Beirut is proof of what can happen to neglected refugees and the country that tries to ignore them