Lebanon

June 1, 2014

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.

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier showed support for the Syrian crisis during a trip to Lebanon (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged $6.8 million to help support Syrian refugees and said he was hopeful other European countries would follow suit.

May 29, 2014

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai is currently visiting Palestine where he vowed to help the Christian community (File/AFP)
17:40 GMT

Security forces in Lebanon denied allegations that two Syrians worked with a regional intelligence agency to assassinate Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai.

Two Lebanese bishops and a cameraman are believed to have been kidnapped in Syria last year (File/AFP)
12:51 GMT

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil sought help from his Turkish counterpart to free two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria along with a Lebanese cameraman.

Maya is going to gain acting experience from two different productions! (Image: Facebook)
12:27 GMT

Singer Maya Diab is preparing for a new production, and it's something that she hasn't yet done before!

U.S. Ambassador David Hale said in a statement that it was “unfortunate” the polls “did not occur on time, in accordance with the Lebanese constitution." (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

The Obama administration is planning to issue a statement that would back the Lebanese government after the presidential vacuum and call for the swift election of a new head of state, diplomatic sources said.

May 28, 2014

The pictures Dolly posted of herself playing dead on "The Trial." (Image: Facebook)
22:03 GMT

Dolly Shahine posted pictures of herself laying in a pool of blood; but was it her who posted them?

Lebanon is now home to over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Sources from the European Commission said they are concerned about reports where Syrian refugees were allegedly denied vital healthcare treatment in Lebanon.

Pro-Assad supporters took to the streets of Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
16:21 GMT

Pro-Assad voters stopped traffic in the streets of Beirut Wednesday amid a chaotic and disorganised day at the Syrian embassy.