Lebanon

May 25, 2014

Ragheb during his visit to Roumieh Prison. (Image: Facebook)
10:58 GMT

Ragheb Alama took his first mission as UN Ambassador in Roumieh Prison very seriously.

George is defo in Amal's mum's good books right now! (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:25 GMT

George Clooney wined and dined his future mother-in-law, Baria Alamuddin, on Thursday night (22.05.14), marking the first time he has seen her since proposing to Amal Alamuddin last month.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman reviews the honor guard as he leaves the presidential palace in Baabda on the last day of his presidential mandate on May 24, 2014. Suleiman called on parliamentarians to elect a successor without delay, as his mandate comes to a end amid huge divide between the country's two main camps. (AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO)
07:52 GMT

With President Michel Suleiman’s term in office coming to an end on Sunday, Lebanon is officially entering a “presidential vacuum,” with rival March 14 Alliance and March 8 Alliance lawmakers so far unable to choose the next head of state.

May 24, 2014

Lebanon failed to nominate a president for the fifth time on Thursday (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Saad Hariri on Saturday said Lebanon's democratic system will be jeopardized if a president isn't elected soon during a farewell bid to outgoing President Michel Sleiman.

Fete de la Musique is coming again! (Image courtesy of becomingmadame.wordpress.com)
05:00 GMT

Beirut joined the summer solstice party 14 years ago, and this June 21st will do it once again!

May 23, 2014

Militants from the group Fatah al-Islam fought heavy battles with Lebanon's army in the past (File/AFP)
16:05 GMT

The UN Relief and Works Agency was forced to close its offices Friday in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared due to violent clashes.

May 22, 2014

Hopes aren't high for the fifth round of Lebanon's presidential elections (File/AFP)
14:11 GMT

Lebanon's presidential elections are widely expected to fail for the fifth time, three days before outgoing President Michel Sleiman's term is over.

Lebanon will enter an official "political vacuum" by Monday if no president is elected before then (File Archive/AFP)
11:20 GMT

No vote could be held to elect Lebanon's next president due to a lack of quorum in the country's parliament Thursday.

Hospitality: Lebanese people are famed for their hospitality - it’s something they take very seriously, as you’ll find out when you’re plied with maamoul after popping over for a quick cup of tea! Lebanon is already excited about welcoming Clooney into the fold...it won’t be long until he is “cousin George”!
11:05 GMT

We could wax lyrical all day about Lebanon but to keep it short and sweet for George Clooney (we're sure he's busy planning the wedding), here are 10 things about Lebanon and Lebanese life he has to look forward to upon his nuptials to his Lebanese bride!

Do I look pretty like this? Haifa's makeup-free photo!
08:00 GMT

Haifa Wehbe posts a makeup-free snapshot of herself.

May 21, 2014

Lebanese security forces check cars in Bekaa Valley (File/AFP)
17:26 GMT

Lebanon's army announced it arrested 18 Syrians over a three-day period for entering the country with fake documents.

Over 1 million Syrian refugees now live in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

A lack of funding has caused many Lebanese medical institutions to turn away Syrian refugees who need medical assistance.