In both Lebanon and Israel, Couples must marry in a mosque, church or synagogue. For couples of different religions, atheists or anyone who wants to see their union regulated by a civil code, there is only one solution: those who can afford it are left to wed abroad.
Wendy Sherman, who served as US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the Obama administration, told FRANCE 24 of her concern at the possibility of an "Arab-Persian conflict" that would pit Iran against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Peace in the Korean peninsula is threatened as North Korea threatens to pull out of the agreed summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. This after North Korea expresses it's worry over US-South Korean military exercises. Also, Monday's US Embassy opening in Jerusalem sparked outrage as celebrations coincided with the deadliest clashes between Palestine and Israel since 2014.