'Thieves': Lebanese scream for their dollars
Lebanese activists target banks in the capital Beirut amid a grinding liquidity crunch that has hit Lebanon, where unprecedented protests since October 17 have railed against the political class and a deepening economic crisis. Since September, banks have restricted the amount of dollars that can be withdrawn or transferred abroad.
Amazon workforce surges for holiday spree
Amazon says it added some 250,000 employees to handle operations for "record" holiday sales. The full and part-time seasonal employees were added in Amazon's "fulfillment network," the sprawling system of warehouses and delivery operations, according to the company, which now has a workforce of 750,000.
Displaced Syrian grows mushrooms to feed family
In a camp for the displaced in northern Syria, Nasrallah scatters mushroom spores into a bag of wet hay, hoping they will sprout and feed his family. After civil war erupted in Syria eight years ago, Nasrallah started growing the fungi in his home province of Hama. But earlier this year, increased regime bombardment on the Hama region forced his family to flee north towards the Turkish border.