Lebanon

August 16, 2014

Carole Samaha getting kisses from the kids. (Image: Facebook)
07:31 GMT

The Lebanese songstress was a hit among the refugees in the region as she participated in a humanitarian effort for her homeland.

August 15, 2014

Lebanon's PM Tammam Salam spoke to an Arsal delegate Friday and vowed to find solutions for the depleted town's growing refugee population.
13:48 GMT

After a bloody battle between the Lebanese army and Syrian militants in Arsal, Lebanon PM Salam spoke Friday about rebuilding the town and addressing a growing number of Syrian refugees he said were partially to blame.

The concert took off with the four artists performing “Allah Ya Trab Antoura” together. (Image: Daily Star)
09:00 GMT

Late Lebanese singer, songwriter, composer and actor Wadih El Safi was hailed in a performance at the Beirut Waterfront Tuesday, in a tribute concert organized as part of Beirut Holidays.

August 14, 2014

Lebanon’s Parliament has not approved a budget since 2005.
22:57 GMT

The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the treasury has money to pay the salaries of civil servants for only two months,

Andraos, who has been teaching at Columbia since 2011, is the first woman to become a dean at the school, according to the statement released by the university Tuesday.
12:19 GMT

Before Columbia, she taught at Princeton, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S., and at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Militants fought fierce battles with the army last week. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

Lebanon charged 43 jihadists Thursday over gun battles with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.

A Syrian man walks with crutches through an Arsal refugee camp which was partially burnt during clashes between the Lebanese army and ISIS militants, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:52 GMT

Radical militant group ISIS released a video of Lebanese soldiers held hostage in Arsal. The soldiers were captured during army clashes with ISIS, which began August 2.

A nervous May says that she's more concerned with her career choices at the moment that silly rumors about her and Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
08:19 GMT

After a rumored romance between May Ezzedine and Haifa Wehbe's ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima went viral, May opens up about the true nature behind their relationship!

Tunnels connecting Burj al-Barajneh at the Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut suburbs have been left partially completed since the Civil War, but recent activity was recently detected.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
05:00 GMT

Hezbollah members heighten security in Palestinian refugee camps after discovering new activity in an old tunnel system in Beirut.

August 13, 2014

27 gay men were arrested on charges of being gay in a Beirut neighborhood. Rights-groups have condemned the arrests and are calling for their immediate release. (AFP/File)
18:24 GMT

AfterBeirut police raid a Turkish-style hammam in Beirut and arrest 27, local NGOs condemn charges as rights violations.

Carole performs in Algeria in solidarity with Palestine. (Image: Facebook)
14:43 GMT

What a sweet soul Carole Samaha is who has donated her most recent concert earning to Gaza!

What would Haifa think! Is there more to May Ezzedine and Ahmad Abu Hashima's relationship than meets the eye? (Image: Facebook)
10:16 GMT

Rumor has it that Egyptian actress May Ezzedine is getting chummy with Haifa Wehbe's ex-hubby!

A Syrian child stands in a refugee camp which was partially burnt during clashes with militants in Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Tensions remain high in the aftermath of Arsal. Lebanese nationals blame Syrian refugees for the violence, while the latter deny any involvement. But, who is right?