Lebanon

December 9, 2014

A Syrian refugee sits outside his tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, March 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees. Between clashes in the bordering Bekaa Valley and Syria, refugee tents being set alight and ongoing tension, it is not a good idea to start playing the blame game.

Israeli authorities have so far denied claims of carrying out air strikes in Damascus over the weekend. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Israeli air strikes in Damascus allegedly killed two Hezbollah fighters, according to Al Arabiya news Monday.

December 8, 2014

Security was tightened along the border with Lebanon after Israeli warplanes bombed Damascus on Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:08 GMT

Israel tightened security along the border with Lebanon over fears of clashes after the Jewish state bombed Syria a day earlier.

December 7, 2014

Waleed takes a selfie with Ragheb at Sabah's funeral last month. (Image: Facebook)
11:12 GMT

Ragheb Alama was under fire last week after allegedly taking a selfie at Sabah's funeral.

A man walks through a makeshift refugee camp, which was burnt down in the Bekaa Valley, December 2, 2013. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Tents belonging to Syrian refugees were set on fire by unknown assailants Sunday in the northern region of Akkar.

At least four Lebanese soldiers have been killed by militant groups in recent months. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Nusra Front militants claimed responsibility for killing a captured Lebanese policeman after the victim's body was found in Bekaa Valley.

A woman of many nationalities: Sabah had the Jordanian, Egyptian and American nationalities. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:08 GMT

Just when you thought you knew everything about the late Sabah, this comes to life...

The Lebanese army operation comes after a military patrol unit was ambushed by militants Tuesday, leaving six Lebanese soldiers dead. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

Lebanese troops hit several militant hideouts on the outskirts of Arsal Saturday using heavy artillery fire and drone support. The border town has been the sight of brutal clashes with ISIL and Nusra militants during the last several months, most recently when a military patrol unit was ambushed and six soldiers killed Tuesday.

December 5, 2014

There are around 18 separate groups based in Qalamoun, fighting on separate fronts. (File photo)
19:00 GMT

The group under the command of the Nusra Front leader in Qalamoun, Abu Malek al-Talli, engaged in fighting with ISIL gunmen.

These two have had a great working relationship over the year. (photo courtesy of blogmox)
05:00 GMT

After Al Jaras Magazine reported that Ragheb and Nancy had blocked each other online, the Lebanese superstar thought it proper to clear the air that all is well between him and Arabia's sweetheart songstress.

December 4, 2014

Skip&Die will be performing a set of their "psychedelic, tropical club pop." (Image: Laura Andelou, courtesy of BBIMF)
11:30 GMT

The Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival is back this December to showcase emerging artists deemed deserving of wider local and international exposure.

Wael Kfoury's album is one hella big hit! (Image: Rotana.net)
10:09 GMT

With all 12 of Wael Kfoury's new songs appearing on the mobile app Anghami's Top 15 listened to songs, we'd say his latest album is a bit of a success.

Seven Lebanese soldiers were killed in attacks by militants on the border with Syria this week. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Lebanon's army declared an open-ended war against jihadi militants on the border with Syria following the deaths of seven soldiers during attacks this week.