Lebanon

July 27, 2014

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun has suggested that he would “give up his right” to become Lebanon's next president in return for a new electoral law that better represents Christians (AFP/ File Archive).
08:44 GMT

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun suggested that he would not seek a presidential post if agreement is reached on a new electoral law that better represents Christians.

The Israeli army is on heightened alert over possible escalations in the region on the eve of Eid al-Fitr (Gil Cohen-Magen / AFP).
08:27 GMT

On early Sunday the Israeli army went on high alert along the border with Lebanon and the Golan Heights following the possibility of conflict escalation ahead of Eid al-Fitr.

Ellie gave a breathtaking performance at the Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center on Wed. (Image: Mix FM)
07:49 GMT

British pop singer Ellie Goulding goes "crazy and weird" at her hit Beirut performance!

July 26, 2014

Photo used for illustrative purposes (Wikimedia Commons).
17:06 GMT

Police said Saturday that they uncovered six drug trafficking networks specialized in smuggling Captagon pills abroad, arresting seven persons involved.

Lebanese Parliament (AFP file photo)
13:19 GMT

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour revealed that discussions are underway over extending the term of parliament for a second time, reported An Nahar daily on Saturday.

July 25, 2014

The head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah gestures on July 25, 2014, during a rare public appearance at a gathering to mark the "Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day" from Beirut's southern suburb. [AFP]
20:23 GMT

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.

The rockets are believed to have landed inside Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
09:18 GMT

Unknown assailants fired Katyusha rockets towards Israel in the early hours of Friday morning from the south of Lebanon, according to the National News Agency.

July 24, 2014

Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (Image: Facebook)
13:29 GMT

Nawal al Zoghbi is carefully selecting her upcoming single in time for Eid!

The increase in tourism resulted from Lebanon’s “renewed openness to Gulf countries and the new dynamic in the tourism sector that accompanied the security plan
10:56 GMT

The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.

Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine defected from his post in Arsal, and released a video criticizing Hezbollah and assaults on Sunni youth (YouTube).
07:46 GMT

Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine released a YouTube video on Wednesday which stated that he had defected to the al-Nusra Front and criticized the military as a Hezbollah tool.

July 23, 2014

Lebanon is concerned about spillover violence from Syria. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT

Lebanese troops surveyed the border with Syria to curb the infiltration of gunmen from Syria.

Political sources claimed there was no interest in electing a new head of state in the absence of agreement on a consensus candidate to succeed former Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (AFP/ File Archive).
10:59 GMT

The Lebanese parliament is scheduled to make its ninth attempt to a elect a president today, however the atmosphere of the electoral session was not serious and a quorum was not expected to be reached.

Angela requested that the venue of her scheduled Baalbek Festival is changed. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu requested that her scheduled concert at Baalbek’s Bacchus Temple is moved to a different venue.

Marcel's beautiful music brought concert-goers to their feet on Thursday. (Image: Daily Star)
08:44 GMT

Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening.