Lebanon

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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.

July 21, 2014

Hassan Fadlallah (center right), a parliamentarian representing Hezbollah, says that the movement´s resistance is at the forefront of defending Lebanon (AFP/File).
17:47 GMT

Hassan Fadlallah, a parliamentarian representing the Lebanese resistance movement, said on Sunday that Hezbollah would not be swayed in its fight against Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria.

Haifa believes what her ex-hubby tells her about the Muslim Brotherhood! (Image: Facebook)
08:59 GMT

Haifa Wehbe puts rumors to rest and tells us whether her ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima left her because of pressure from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT

Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.

FBME was originally established in Cyprus in 1982 as a subsidiary of the Federal Bank of Lebanon SAL.
03:18 GMT

“The Central Bank of Cyprus announces that, under the powers conferred to it by the relevant legislation, [it] has taken over, as of today, the management of the operations of the branch of FBME Bank Ltd. in Cyprus."

July 20, 2014

The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT

Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.

Lebanon's army arrests a man in the northern city of Tripoli, July 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:04 GMT

Tensions remain high after a terrorist allegedly linked to the Beirut hotel bombings was killed in Tripoli during overnight raids by security forces, while another wanted militiaman was arrested.

Clooney and Alamuddin are set to wed on Sep 12. (Image: Daily Star)
08:19 GMT

Amal Alamuddin officiated at her cousin's wedding and Clooney was there to bear witness!

Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.

July 19, 2014

Lebanese army personal arrest a man in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. (AFP)
08:47 GMT

Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.