Ziad Doueiri's film 'The Insult' is one of this year's Oscar nominees in the Foreign Film category. The film, largely a courtroom drama, tackles the cultural, religious and political rifts that exist in Lebanon since 1948. Doueiri spoke with VOA's Penelope Poulou about the film's hard-hitting elements and its message of reconciliation between Moslems and Christians.
World champion and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has 19 medals to her name, but there's one accolade that's been out of her reach. Until now. VOA's Tina Trinh met with the all-star gymnast to discuss her next big goal.