Lebanon

June 3, 2014

Assad is widely expected to win Syria's presidential election. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian refugees flocked to border polling stations to vote in the presidential elections despite a threat from the Lebanese government that their refugee status might be revoked if they return to Syria.

June 2, 2014

Lebanon now hosts over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

On Monday Lebanon finalized its policy towards Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.

Elissa tweeted some happy news to her 3.2 million followers! (Image: Facebook)
14:08 GMT

Elissa tweeted some happy news to her 3.2 million followers!

Clooney and Amal are set to wed in September. (Image: Arab News)
08:17 GMT

Actor George Clooney is reportedly petrified about his wedding with British lawyer and fiancee Amal Alamuddin.

Prime Minister Salam has emphasized that ministers should focus on securing the presidential elections (File Archive/ AFP).
08:13 GMT

Lebanon's Prime Minister Salam states that the presidential vacuum should not be used to relinquish of his constitutionally appointed powers.

Lebanon's Interior Minister Machnouk says that Lebanese authorities are growing increasingly concerned about election-related violence (Joseph Eid/ AFP).
06:59 GMT

Lebanon's decision to consider revoking refugee status for Syrians who return to their country to vote was based on security concerns Interior Minister Machnouk said on Sunday.

June 1, 2014

More than 100 Palestinian prisoners have been hospitalized since beginning their hunger strike on 24 April 2014 (Moshe Shai/Flash90).
18:07 GMT

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Legislative Council have called for increased international pressure on Israel as the health of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike worsens.

Hezbollah has given the impression it will nominate, though has not officially endorsed, Lebanon's Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun (AFP) as its presidential candidate.
17:19 GMT

Hezbollah announces that it has chosen, though not publicly identified its presidential candidate and claims that the March 14 coalition is using a time-wasting strategy.

Wael will be singing the theme tune for Layla Elwi's upcoming series. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:07 GMT

Egyptian actress Layla Elwi has chosen Lebanese singer Wael Jassar to sing the theme tune for her new TV drama “Shams” (Sun), which is scheduled to air this Ramadan!

Arsal has seen an increase in violence since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT

Nusra Front briefly kidnapped and tortured three Lebanese teenagers in Arsal.

Elissa and Carole haven't been seen together or in contact for months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:40 GMT

Carole Samaha has finally addressed the weird feud going on between her and Elissa!

Lebanon is currently home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanese authorities have asked refugees to refrain from entering Syria starting June 1 or risk losing their status in an attempt to organize the growing refugee crisis in the country.

May 31, 2014

It is estimated that at least 27 percent of Lebanon's population is now made up of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
11:16 GMT

The UNHCR has opposed plans by Lebanese authorities to build refugee camps close to the border with Syria due to security issues.

May 30, 2014

The UN has expressed concern over Lebanon's failure to elect a new president (File/AFP)
14:23 GMT

The UN has urged Lebanon to elect a president "as soon as possible" before there is further political uncertainty in the country.