Since it began seven years ago, Syria's civil conflict has drawn in multiple foreign powers. Among them are Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, who have helped prop up the regime of Bashar al-Assad. To date, the party's military arm has been tight-lipped about where, when and just how many of their fighters have died across the border. But our correspondent Leila Molana-Allen gained rare access to some of these Shiite militants and their relatives.
Also, calm has returned after deadly protests raged in southern Iraq. The residents of Basra are calling for an end to corruption and lack of basic services.
And Paris Design Week showcases the work of Lebanese talents. We're joined in the studio by Carla Baz to talk about her creations, which promote the country's artisans and craftspeople.