Lebanon

June 23, 2014

The official poster for Carole doing Carthage this year. (Image: Facebook)
09:51 GMT

The International Carthage Festival is celebrating its 50-year-anniversary this year and Carole Samaha is making her debut at the prestigious event as well.

June 22, 2014

A suicide bomber attacked Lebanon's Baalbek region over the weekend (Joseph Eid/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Lebanon's military intelligence arrested five people in Baalbek yesterday with alleged ties to "planning a major terrorist plot" in the country.

Ragheb Alama loves to watch a game or two, but he certainly doesn't make football his life priority!
12:21 GMT

Ragheb Alama loves to watch a game or two, but he certainly doesn't make football his life priority!

Frequent bombings in certain parts of Beirut and other Lebanese neighborhoods have caused multiple countries to issue travel advisories. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

The UAE has reissued a travel advisory for Lebanon, warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of recent attacks.

Those arrested were originally suspected of being involved in Friday's car bomb. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Lebanese authorities have released 13 people suspected of having links to terrorist groups and of being involved in the recent car bomb attack.

June 21, 2014

Top security official, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, said he narrowly escaped the attack (File/AFP)
09:24 GMT

Security officials in Lebanon are on high alert after a suicide bomber killed one and wounded 33 others on Friday, heightening concern of conflicts in Iraq and Syria spilling over into the country.

June 20, 2014

Lebanese rescue workers stand at the site of a suicide attack which targeted an army checkpoint on June 20, 2014, on the main highway from Beirut to Damascus in the Dahr al-Baidar area. The attack came as members of the security forces raided two hotels in central Beirut and detained at least 15 people. (AFP)
15:46 GMT

Lebanese rescue workers stand at the site of a suicide attack which targeted an army

At least two people were killed in the car bomb blast Friday (Joseph Eid/AFP)
13:16 GMT

At least two people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lebanon Friday at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa valley, security sources reported.

Two thumbs up for Fares Karam and Marwhan Khoury coming together for the new patriotic single titled “Lulaki Ya Libnan” (For Your Sake Lebanon).
07:00 GMT

Calling on all sects of society to unite and overcome their differences, Fares Karam goes patriotic for peace in Lebanon.

June 19, 2014

Lebanon is currently home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:10 GMT

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas on Thursday alerted the UN of the country's decision to quell Syrian refugees entering Lebanon.

June 18, 2014

Tfeil is also home to 100,000 Syrian refugees, some who also fled the violence (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Residents in the border town of Tfeil fled the area during clashes between Hezbollah fighters and rebel forces from the Free Syria Army.

Ain al-Hilweh camp has been at the center of violent clashes, kidnappings and assassinations in recent months (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Palestinian factions in the troubled Lebanon camp of Ain al-Hilweh, tightened security ahead of Ramadan in response to developments in Iraq.

Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Federica Mogherini expressed concern that Lebanon and the Middle East could become a "hub of terror." (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Over 40 countries vowed to help Lebanon combat terrorism during a conference in Rome.