Lebanon

October 23, 2014

These two have had a struggle for so long. (Image from Albawaba article archive)
21:23 GMT

Haifa Wehbe and Ragheb Alama may just be friends again. We're shocked. Are you?

These two have gotten pretty up close and personal in the past.
21:09 GMT

Wael Kfoury and his co-patriot artist Elissa sure are buddy buddy, but social media flirtations are totally innocent, right?

The doctor responsible for "testing" the patient is “100 percent sure that it is not an Ebola case. (File/AFP)
20:12 GMT

Patient tested at Rafik Hariri hospital tested negative for Ebola, but the hospital conducted a drill causing confusion.

Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where a patient showing symptoms of Ebola is being tested. (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

A patient showing multiple symptoms of Ebola is being tested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital for the virus.

Several Lebanese soldiers defected to IS and Nusra Front in recent weeks, causing concern in the army (File/AFP)
12:19 GMT

Lebanon's army on Thursday vowed to tackle terrorists trying to use the country as a "safe haven" for launching attacks.

Lebanese officials had announced a sharp cap on Syrian refugee intakes this week (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT

The UNHCR representative for Lebanon insisted the country's borders are still open to Syrian refugees days after officials announced a cap on those fleeing the Assad conflict.

October 22, 2014

Haifa Wehbe passed on the ALS challenge to Ellie Saab.
22:01 GMT

The Instagram campaign to support the Lebanese Autism Society managed to find its way to Haifa Wehbe's page.

The Lebanese army has received numerous donation pledges in recent months, the largest two coming from Saudi Arabia with pledges' combined total of $4 billion. (AFP/File)
17:10 GMT

The United Kingdom donated $16 million worth of military equipment to the Lebanese army to defend the country's eastern border from jihadist threat.

Ramy is a pretty good actor in all of his music videos, so acting might come as second nature to him! (Image: Facebook)
13:40 GMT

While acting has become the latest trend for singers in the Arab world, Ramy Ayach wants a piece of the action too!

October 21, 2014

At least 1.13 million Syrian refugees are registered with the UN in Lebanon (File/AFP)
12:55 GMT

Lebanon's Social Affair Minister said no more Syrian refugees would be allowed in the country following the mass influx of people fleeing the neighboring conflict.

Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:49 GMT

While rumors about Mayada al Hinnawi selling her music copyrights are on wild fire, she's busy making music with Joe Raed!

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him greeting Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) at the presidential office in Tehran on October 19, 2014. (Iranian Presidency Website/ AFP).
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.

October 20, 2014