Lebanon

May 22, 2014

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.

Lawmakers have failed multiple times to successfully elect a successor to President Michel Sleiman. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

Hezbollah MPs will boycott Thursday's parliamentary session to elect a new president.

Eight soldiers were wounded on Tuesday after they were attacked by alleged pro-Salafist militants (File/AFP)
10:39 GMT

Three militia leaders believed to be responsible for Tuesday's attack that left eight Lebanese soldiers wounded in Tripoli have handed themselves in.

Palestinian refugees are an estimated 10% of Lebanon's population. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Saad & Haifa hang out together in Milan! (Image: Facebook)
08:11 GMT

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred will making his first musical collaboration with Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe this year.

May 20, 2014

Lebanese soldiers have been frequently targeted by gunmen in the restive northern city of Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
14:08 GMT

At least eight Lebanese soldiers were wounded in an ambush in the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday.

Ghazanfar Roknabadi is expected to leave his post this summer (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Iran's embassy confirmed that its current ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi will be replaced by a former economic advisor.

Lebanon is home to 900,000 Maronite Christians, making Cardinal Rai Bechara an influential figure in the country (File/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Head of Lebanon's Maronite church, Bechara Rai urged for closer ties with Iran in a meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Beirut.

Nancy beat Elissa this time, but Elissa won the same award three times in previous years as well. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:39 GMT

Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram claims the number 1 spot as best female artist in the Arab world with a World Music Award.

Dominique swimming like a real-life mermaid in her music video "Malak." (Image: Dominiquehourani.com)
08:36 GMT

Looks like Dominique Hourani is a mermaid in her latest music video and we're totes in love with the idea!

Lebanese officials say Israel has violated UN Council Resolution 1701. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Lebanon is filing complaints with the U.N. over Israel's violation of its sovereignty.