Lebanon

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.

Lebanese emergency personnel inspect the wreckage of a minibus at the site of an explosion on February 3, 2014 in Shoueifat, south of the capital Beirut. [AFP]
05:56 GMT

A home being used as an arms cache was raided in Aydamoun exposing mortars, rockets and guns.

President Michel Sleiman receives Prime Minister designate Tammam Salam in Baabda on Wednesday. [DalatiNohra]
05:28 GMT

Expected to end next week, deliberations on forming Lebanon's new government are taking longer than citizens thought.

February 5, 2014

The pretty gold and diamond teddy necklace Haifa loves to wear! (Image: Facebook)
14:22 GMT

Haifa Wehbe is the new face of luxury jewelry brand Zoughaib's "Valentine Star Collection."

Akkar border towns have been frequently hit by Syrian shells since the war erupted in 2011 (Courtesy of the Daily Star)
06:46 GMT

Shells from Syria hit six Lebanese border towns in one night, damaging many houses and properties in the respective areas.

George Wassouf is back on the screen again! (Image: Youtube)
05:00 GMT

Down for the count for awhile due to his health, good ol' George gaining strength and getting in the groove of television once more.

February 4, 2014

Myriam Klink says that she's obviously prettier than Haifa Wehbe! (Image: Facebook)
12:16 GMT

Myriam Klink took "honesty is the best policy" a bit too seriously this week after announcing that she's way prettier than Haifa Wehbe!

Lebanese emergency personnel inspect the wreckage of a minibus at the site of an explosion on February 3, 2014 in Shoueifat, south of the capital Beirut. (AFP)
11:25 GMT

The Daily Star talks to Beirutis shortly after a suicide bomber blew up a bus in the Shoueifat.

The revealing pic that caused a FB madness for the starlet. (Image: Facebook)
11:15 GMT

Myriam Klink posts yet another attention-seeking pic of herself on Facebook. Yawn!

Lebanese emergency personnel inspect the wreckage of a minibus at the site of an explosion on February 3, 2014 in Choueifat, south of the capital Beirut. [AFP]
07:01 GMT

In what is seen as a rise in attacks on Hezbollah supporters, another suicide bomber claiming to represent the Nusra Front has killed himself and wounded others in Lebanon.

February 3, 2014

Lebanese rescuers and emergency personnel gather around the wreckage of a minibus at the site of an explosion on February 3, 2014 in Choueifat, south of the capital Beirut. [AFP]
18:05 GMT

Another car bomb exploded in southern Beirut killing two.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, UN Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats for a meeting. [AFP]
17:27 GMT

Assad's delegates at ease after Brahimi's deputy steps out of Syrian peace talks.

"Zanj Revolution" flavors of revolutions past. (Image courtesy of Iffr)
11:57 GMT

Beirut-based films "Zanj" and "Zanj Revolution" reflect on times past in Arab spring era Lebanon.

Bombs targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut late last year (File Archive/AFP)
08:04 GMT

Analysts predict that bombings will continue in Lebanon until Hezbollah retracts it decision to intervene in Syria's civil war.