Lebanon

July 2, 2014

Abbas al Noury plays one of the characters on the traditional TV series "Bab Al Hara." (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT

Twitter users gave Syria's famous Bab al-Hara TV soap opera a Lebanese twist Monday, with people making jokes about common national stereotypes they said would creep into the popular Ramadan show if it was set in Beirut rather than Damascus.

George's parents jetted into Lake Como where it is believed the star will be hosting his big day. (Image: Xposurephotos.com)
08:55 GMT

Now George Clooney's parents jet into Lake Como ahead of wedding of the year... after Amal visits Italian villa with her mother.

Children stand in Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.

Lebanon's security forces dismantled three terror cells this week after a wave of suicide attacks (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.

Joss Stone took her singing magic to Lebanon Tuesday night.
05:56 GMT

In light of Lebanon’s recent spate of bombings, raids and clashes, you might assume British soul singer Joss Stone was a bit nervous when she flew into Beirut Tuesday night, but she got her game face on and made her way there.

July 1, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon also praised the Lebanese Armed Forces for maintaining calm amid border tensions with Israel (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

The United Nations hailed Lebanon's army for its efforts in controlling the country's security situation after a wave of terrorist attacks.

Who will make her character work better this Ramadan? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT

Haifa Wehbe and Myriam Fares are both making their TV drama debuts this Ramadan, but their characters have already been criticised for being way way too similar!

Qamar managed to escaped unharmed from her attackers. (Image: Facebook)
10:24 GMT

Poor Lebanese singer Qamar almost got killed this week. Why would anyone want her dead?

Lebanese security forces are on high alert after the Duroy Hotel bombing on June 25 (File/AFP)
09:09 GMT

Fear is growing in Lebanon that terrorist attacks in the country could escalate during Ramadan. Western diplomatic sources expressed concern after Lebanese forces dismantled three terror cells this week.

Lebanese officials said the clashes were related to drug trafficking. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

Three men were killed and seven people injured during clashes at Shatila refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut.

Fayrouz's latest music video is reminiscent of her earlier work. (Image: Screenshot from video)
05:33 GMT

As Muslims focus on their faith, classic Christian-background songstress Fayrouz released a music video, paying tribute to her late hubby

Lebanon has not had a president since late May. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Michel Aoun proposed that the constitution be amended to allow the Lebanese people to directly elect the president.

June 30, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the Duroy Hotel last week to evade arrest. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.