FROM Annia Ciezadlo
Protests in Beirut Turn Violent In Beirut, Lebanon, weeks of protest turned violent today and Hezbollah has called a general strike against the elected government. There have been deaths and hundreds of injuries. Annia Ciezadlo reports from Beirut for The New Republic .
Syria Vows to Try to Stop Arms Flow into Lebanon Syria has said it does not want international peacekeepers near its Lebanese border, but UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says President Bashar Assad has agreed to help prevent the flow of weapons to Hezbollah. We get an update on diplomatic negotiations at the UN and rebuilding efforts in Lebanon.
America's top diplomat faces challenges in Asia Whatever happened to America's "pivot to Asia?" That's just one of the questions left hanging since Rex Tillerson's first trip there as Secretary of State. Is the Trump Administration hoping to change Foreign Policy or maintain the status quo?
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
The airline electronics ban and what it means President Trump's Department of Homeland Security has banned all electronic devices larger than cell phones on some foreign airlines flying direct to the US. It's causing confusion as well as inconvenience. Is the motive really just increased security?