A large explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people as glass shattered and balconies collapsed from the impact, witnesses said.
After four years with no official presence in Damascus, the Obama administration will reinstate an ambassador to Syria. The Takeaway talks to Andrew Tabler, a Syria expert with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on signs that Syria may be trying to improve its relations with the West.
Lebanon mourned two very different leaders today: some Lebanese were remembering former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in a car bombing in Beirut three years ago today; others attended a funeral for a Hezbollah senior commander
Ben Gilbert reports on a bomb attack in Beirut today that targeted a US embassy car; the explosion killed at least 3 people, and none of the victims were Americans.