Lebanon

June 3, 2014

The red carpet loves Carole Samaha (Image: Twitter)
16:26 GMT

After accepting her award for "Best Live Act" at the World Music Awards, Carole Samaha also received the "Best Music Video" title at the Middle East Music Awards. That's one big week for the woman!

In the past two weeks, seven Hezbollah members have now been killed fighting in Syria (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

An additional four Hezbollah members were killed in Syria violence Tuesday, bringing the death toll up to seven in the past two weeks from the Lebanese Shia group.

Pascale shared her love for Egyptians with her fans this week. (Image: Facebook)
11:22 GMT

Lebanese singer Pascale Machaalani dedicated an entire song to Egypt this week!

Lebanon’s gross domestic product dropped 2.9 percent annually between 2012 and 2014
11:07 GMT

The conflict in Syria has cost Lebanon $7.5 billion as it struggles to cope with hosting more than a million refugees from the neighboring country

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.