Lebanon

April 16, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Lebanon (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27% of Lebanon's population

April 15, 2014

Lebanon currently hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

Lebanese authorities plan to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.

Jameel prizewinner and Turkish fashion label Dice Kayek (by sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege) evoked Istanbul’s rich architecture with lamé brocade Caftan (recalling luxurious Ottoman robes); Hagia Sophia (a beaded and embroidered satin coat inspired by Byzantine mosaics); and Dome 2 (a sheer cotton blouse folded like the ribs of Istanbul’s roofs).
11:44 GMT

An Arab art competition sponsored by architect Zaha Hadid is exhibited in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

April 14, 2014

Lebanese soldiers were deployed to Tripoli in late March to implement a new security plan for the restive city (File Archive/AFP)
13:31 GMT

At least 38 individuals have been charged for involvement in gun battles in Lebanon's Tripoli.

Diana has a very busy work schedule ahead of her after filming her music video for "La Fiesta." (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:20 GMT

Diana Haddad is releasing a music video for her new single "La Fiesta."

The Israeli military is preparing for any possible scenario in the besieged Gaza Strip, Syria and Lebanon, Gantz said. (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT

The Israeli military's Chief of Staff Benny Gantz says Tel Aviv is getting ready for what he called future wars against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Arab Idol is back, baby! Nancy Ajram struck a pose on set the show's third season. (Image: Instagram)
08:22 GMT

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April 13, 2014

The Lebanese army will soon take control of Beirut's western neighborhood, southern suburbs, and Tariq al-Jadideh district. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The army and Internal Security Forces' security plan that has been implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and in the eastern Bekaa Valley will soon be brought to Beirut.

Happy Jordan: Solid choreography and slick production make this a winner!  Produced by BeAmman, a grassroots website that promotes the city of Amman, it sets spectacular dance moves against the backdrop of the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater and Amman skyline. Best scene? The two old men in red fez waving their coats as they dance down the street!
14:17 GMT

If it hasn't already reached its sell-by, what’s the appeal of Pharrell William’s pop sensation “Happy”? and how has it fared across the Middle East's far-flung corners?

Ragheb reassured everyone again that he didn't quit because of fellow judge Ahlam. (Image: Facebook)
08:48 GMT

Wondering why Ragheb Alama has REALLY quit Arab Idol? Find out here!

A collage of portraits of those missing since Lebanon's civil war. (Image courtesy of The Independent)
07:46 GMT

Relatives of those who disappeared during the civil war want answers and hope that a new commission will help.

April 12, 2014

City in lockdown: Heavy security presence in Tripoli (File/AFP)
10:11 GMT

The military in Lebanon continued to maintain a heavy presence in Tripoli, setting up checkpoints and barriers across the city on Friday.

April 11, 2014

Nancy is seeking the help of her fans with her latest charitable project. (Image: Facebook)
14:38 GMT

Write Nancy Ajram's song lyrics for the "Street Children" contest and make a difference in the world.

Hot stuff: Assi announced that his daughter Marina will be singing with Ricky Martin. (Image: Facebook)
13:57 GMT

Assi Helani is making a starlet of his eldest daughter, who will be singing with international superstar Ricky Martin.

Terror suspect Mohammed Qassem was arrested in the Lebanese village of Arsal by the army (File/AFP)
13:25 GMT

The Lebanese military have captured a terrorist allegedly involved in carrying out deadly attacks across the country.