Long-running clashes between two neighborhoods in Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli, have been further fueled by the war in Syria. But inside a kitchen on a Tripoli street that is the front line of the conflict, women from both communities are working together to earn a living. John Owens has more for VOA from Tripoli.
People around the world welcomed the New Year with fireworks, glitter, song and dance, and well-wishing. At least for this day, the world seemed to have one unique goal - to join in celebration, although it was subdued in Indonesia, where people mourned those killed in this week's AirAsia plane crash. Zlatica Hoke reports that world leaders took the opportunity to broadcast messages of peace.