Lebanon

October 13, 2014

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri leaves at the end of a meeting with the French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 7, 2014 (Alain Jocard/ AFP).
19:00 GMT

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai in Rome Monday for talks centering on the nearly 5-month-old presidential deadlock, Future MP Ammar Houri said Sunday.

Maya Diab sang with Jason Derulo for "Coke Studio". (Image: Twitter)
10:39 GMT

While recording for "Coke Studio" on MBC4, Maya Diab got in a heated convo with the song composer for "Talk to Me", which features American songster Jason Derulo.

October 12, 2014

Kurds across Europe and the Middle East have grown increasingly frustrated with international inaction in Kobani, sparking widespread, sometimes violent protests. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

Protesters mostly hailing from the Kurdish region in Syria took to the streets in Beirut Sunday to protest international handling of Kobani, particularly in Turkey, where the borders have been closed and government authorities have ignored UN urges to intervene in the border town.

The beautiful manor house that's been reportedly purchased by George and Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency)
09:57 GMT

Word spread among locals that George Clooney and new wife Amal Alamuddin bought a £10m mansion in Berkshire.

News of the soldier's defection first surfaced in a video late Saturday, in which he says his decision is the result of Lebanon's 'mass detention of Sunnis.' (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT

A third Lebanese soldier has reportedly defected to join IS ranks, adding to a feared surge of defectors following the recent IS and Nusra call for Sunni soldiers to leave posts and join extremist ranks.

Tania has performed all over the world but her dream is to perform in Las Vegas. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT

International Lebanese Soprano and Pop Diva Tania Kassis spreads her message of peace around the globe.

Earlier this week, IS and Nusra militants called on Sunni soldiers to defect from their posts and join extremist ranks in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:05 GMT

After defecting from the Lebanese Army and joining the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front, a Lebanse man remains with the militant group as his family pleads for his return.

October 11, 2014

Rebel fighters gather on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border in September. AFP/Wissam Al -Omor
07:44 GMT

Military posts were attacked by unidentified gunmen for the second day running.

October 10, 2014

Lebanon's army has faced a wave of attacks from extremist groups in recent months (File/AFP)
10:21 GMT

Masked gunmen in Lebanon's Tripoli attacked three army posts overnight, prompting soldiers to retaliate with gunfire, security sources said.

October 9, 2014

Saudi Arabia, which has taken part in air strikes in neighbouring Syria, may be seeking to bolster the army as a counterbalance to Hezbollah.
14:41 GMT

The contract, which was initially agreed in December, has been under intense scrutiny for several months as negotiations between Paris and Riyadh over the deal have proved more complicated than first imagined.

In addition to today's clashes, fighting along the Syrian border has picked up again in the last weeks, leaving at least eight Hezbollah fighters and 15 Nusra fighters dead. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT

Hezbollah said they captured a strategic Nusra Front post Thursday in after advancing on several of the group's border posts in east Lebanon. Later, Nusra released a video purporting the capture of one Hezbollah fighter.

Lebanese soldiers reportedly returned fire and are now trying to identify the shooters. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

A Lebanese Army post in the northeastern border town of Arsal came under fire from a Syrian refugee camp Thursday.

Lebanese security sources say another soldier was injured in the attack (File/AFP)
10:50 GMT

A Lebanese soldier was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle Thursday in the northern town of Rihaniyeh, security sources reported.

Diana has filmed her latest single My Lover is Egyptian in Cairo and Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
08:51 GMT

Diana Haddad releases her latest single "Habeebi Masri" (My Lover is Egyptian).

Razan is back to work with a new TV show in place! (Image: Facebook)
07:48 GMT

It's nice to see Razan Moghrabi in the news for something positive. The artist is back with a new TV gig in place!