Lebanon

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An Arab Idol Season 3 judge panel selfie
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Lebanon's parliament was later adjourned Wednesday due to a lack of quorum after many March 8 members walked out of the session (Lebanese Parliament/AFP)
11:27 GMT

Lebanon's parliament failed to elect a new president in the first round of voting Wednesday after no candidates received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes to win the seat.

Assi was able to handle himself quite well on "The Accused." (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:13 GMT

Assi Helani was this week's guest on "The Accused" but he had nothing bad to say about anyone!

The Lebanese government recently heightened security in Tripoli due to ongoing violence in the region. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

Two hand grenades exploded in Tripoli. No casualties were reported.

Arsal has frequently fallen victim to spillover attacks from Syria's civil war (File Archive)
09:03 GMT

A Syrian war plane launched several rockets onto the Lebanese border town of Arsal, Al Labweh and Al Nabi Othman. No casualties were reported.

Aid workers brought food, supplies, and medical assistance to the besieged town. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

Aid workers reached the Lebanese town of Tfail Tuesday. The village is surrounded by the Syrian army, the Syrian opposition, and Hezbollah.

George Clooney is falling hard for Amal Alamuddin!
05:00 GMT

At last George Clooney's love has come along it appears! Friends of the "Gravity" star say he's ready to settle down with Lebanese lady Amal Alamaddin.

President Michel Suleiman said Tuesday that he hopes the parliament will elect the next president before Friday's deadline (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's parliament will convene Wednesday to elect a president following the expiration of president Michel Suleiman's term.

April 22, 2014

Former premier Rafik Hariri was assassinated in Beirut in 2005 (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon issued new arrest warrants Tuesday for the five suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri.

Saudi Arabia: No surprises here! The oil-rich Kingdom took the lead 39 names on the list with Al-Waleed Bin Talal holding on to the throne (and that libel case he brought against Forbes for “underestimating” his wealth).
10:51 GMT

There may always be money in the banana stand but where's the money in the Middle East really coming from? Al Bawaba has dissected the Forbes rich list to help show you where the Middle East's richest men are from.

April 21, 2014

International rating agency Standard & Poor’s has raised its outlook for Lebanon-based Bank Audi, BankMed and BLOM Bank to stable from negative, just a week after upgrading the outlook of Lebanon from negative to stable.
22:47 GMT

S&P attributed this revision to the ability of Lebanese banks to finance the public debt thanks to the steady flow of deposits the lenders receive each year.

The Lebanese army will cooperate with Hezbollah to carry out the rescue operation. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday that a plan to rescue a Lebanese border town cut off by Syrian troops will go into effect on Tuesday.

Najwa always chooses the classy way out of arguments. (Image: Twitter)
10:09 GMT

Najwa Karam responds in her typically classy way to composer Sameer Safeer's insults.