Fadel Shaker's about-face stands as a symbol of a wider crisis facing jihadist groups in Syria. Dozens of Saudis and more than 100 Jordanians have reportedly defected as well.
Unnamed officials say authorities detained family members of the Islamic State's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon face a multitude of hurdles to complete their educations, like obtaining books or taking exams recognized by their home country. One charity has stepped in to help.