The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.
Aid agencies in several countries bordering Syria say the prolonged civil war there is putting huge strain on their efforts and on Syria’s relations with it neighbors.
Figures released Wednesday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights put the number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon at more than 100,000, with 30,000 more waiting to register.
Many of them are struggling to find basic supplies of food, water and medical care.
At the start of the year, BBC correspondent Wyre Davies went to see newly arrived Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon. Most are still there, and as he reports, tensions with local residents are mounting.
Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.