Lebanon

February 13, 2014

Lebanon's GDP in 2014 is expected to be slightly better than 2013 (Courtesy of Al Akhbar English)
07:55 GMT

Lebanese net proceeds from its oil wealth may "easily" exceed $600 billion, new data shows.

The Qaeda-linked Brigades said they will continue to launch attacks against Hezbollah until the latter group withdraws its troops from the neighboring war in Syria (Courtesy of The New York Times)
07:16 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades shared a video online in which the group confirms that they will continue to target Hezbollah until the latter group withdraws from the conflict in Syria.

Members of the Lebanese security forces dismantle a car bomb at the entrance of the Lebanese border town of Arsal, in the Bekaa valley. [AFP]
06:03 GMT

After one Al Qaeda capture and several munitions and explosive finds, the Lebanese army is finding success in random sweeps.

February 12, 2014

Fares is confident that his song "Barbie" is going to be a smash hit. (Image: Facebook)
14:11 GMT

Fares Karam is releasing a new single, but will we love "Barbie" as much as we did "The Skirt"?

Smoke ascends after a Syrian military helicopter allegedly dropped a barrel bomb over the city of Daraya, southwest of the capital Damascus, on February 5, 2014. Syrian government forces have been bombing near the Lebanese border. (AFP)
14:04 GMT

Syrian warplanes have pounded a rebel-held town near Lebanon's border in an apparent attempt to dislodge opposition fighters from the area, activists said Wednesday.

Nancy Ajram's sneak peak "Ma Tegy Hena" pic posted to Twitter.
13:26 GMT

Arabia's sweetheart songstress is ready to roll out a teaser for the song "Ma Tegy Hena" any minute now!

Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut in November (File Archive/AFP)
11:09 GMT

Top Al Qaeda-linked Abdallah Azzam Brigades leader was arrested by the Lebanese army Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia announced that it would provide the $3 billion military grant shortly after the Beirut bombing  in December that left on of Hariri's former advisors Mohamad Chatah dead (Courtesy of the New York Times)
07:27 GMT

A French military delegation will meet with Lebanese leadership next week to discuss how the military grant from Saudi Arabia will be used to purchase French weapons.

February 11, 2014

Carole Samaha thanks her fans for "liking" her so much!
14:51 GMT

"Very happy to see the fanpage crossing 2 Millions.. Thank u #angels for all the love &support.." Carole Samaha Facebooked to her fans and re-posted to other social media accounts across the board.

Syrian rockets are frequently fired into Lebanon. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

Media reports said Tuesday that a rocket from Syria had landed near the Hezbollah stronghold of Hermel in Lebanon, but there is speculation

February 10, 2014

[Image: Facebook]
13:04 GMT

Samira Saeed denies reports that she postponed the filming of her new music video, and stresses that she is in good health and the filming was halted due to the sudden travel of its director Jamil Maghazi.

Pro-Syrian regime protesters, holding portraits of Syrian President Assad and a portrait of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah. [AFP]
05:31 GMT

Hezbollah has vowed to continue efforts in Syria.

February 9, 2014

Cyrine is clearly following in the good footsteps of Angeline Jolie, who’s famous for her tremendous humanitarian efforts worldwide. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:51 GMT

Lebanese actress and singer Cyrine Abdel Nour uses her fame for a good cause, following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie who is known for her humanitarian efforts worldwide.

February 6, 2014

Jamal looks oh-so-happy to see his friend walking again! (Image: Twitter)
12:40 GMT

Assi Helani has made a speedy recovery from his hip surgery and is able to walk again.

Tourism, one of Lebanon's biggest industries, has plummeted over the past three years (File Archive)
08:36 GMT

Lebanon's economy is continuing to plummet, particularly in the construction, retail and services sectors according to data from January this year.