Lebanon

January 30, 2014

The trial of four men accused of murdering former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri is in its second week at an unprecedented tribunal at The Hague. [blouin]
04:49 GMT

After a two-year probe into Gerhard Lehmann, the chief investigator at UNIIIC has been cleared of bribery allegations made by Hezbollah.

January 29, 2014

The trade deficit in 2013 reached $17.292 billion, compared to a deficit of $16.797 billion in 2012
08:42 GMT

Lebanon’s trade deficit widened by 2.525 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 as exports fell by more than $480 million.

Maya still looked as hot as ever even with her blue hair! (Image: Instagram)
08:28 GMT

Maya Diab has made another fashion statement by dying her hair blueee!

The number of passengers reached 6,264,368 in 2013 compared to 5,960,414 in 2012
08:15 GMT

Rafik Hariri International Airport registered over 5 percent growth in the number of passengers in the year 2013, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.

January 28, 2014

Lebanese security forces patrol a street of the northern port city of Tripoli on January 23, 2014 as the army deployed following clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime. [AFP]
05:51 GMT

Discussions continue on keeping Lebanon out of the growing crisis in the Middle East.

January 27, 2014

Dominique looks well and happy now that she's in love again. (Image: Facebook)
10:14 GMT

Dominique Hourani is in love again and says she's no problem spending her money on her man!

 Lebanese security forces patrol a street of the northern port city of Tripoli on January 23, 2014 as the army deployed following clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime. (AFP)
07:19 GMT

Residents of Lebanon's northern city Tripoli are preparing for renewed violence and fighting as new, unknown fighters - presumed to be allied to Salafist leader Hussam al-Sabbagh - have entered the restive city.

 Adnan Mansour, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lebanon, speaks during peace talks of the so-called Geneva II conference in Montreux. [AFP]
05:43 GMT

Lebanon reaches for governmental autonomy despite the result of the Geneva II conference.

January 26, 2014

The Lebanese economy has suffered greatly from decreasing tourism since the start of Syria's civil war in early 2011 (Shutterstock)
10:28 GMT

Tourism in Lebanon has dropped 40 percent since 2010, according to figures released by the Tourism Ministry Friday.

Do you think Elissa and Wael are really having an affair? (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:40 GMT

Wael Kfoury posted a short poem for Elissa; is it love or are they just recording a duet together?

Haifa was accused of being overly sexual in her latest film "Rouh's Beauty." (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:01 GMT

Haifa Wehbe's latest movie "Rouh's Beauty" has finally been allowed to hit the silver screen.

Hermel has been victim of Syrian rocket fire over the past three years as the neighboring civil war continues (Courtesy of Naharnet)
06:57 GMT

Five rockets from Syria hit Lebanon's Hermel area Saturday in an attack claimed by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

Lebanese security forces patrol a street of the northern port city of Tripoli on January 23, 2014 as the army deployed following clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime. [AFP]
00:53 GMT

A recording by a previously unknown figure was distributed on jihadist forums on Saturday, announcing the creation of a Lebanese franchise for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Agence France-Presse reported.

January 24, 2014

Elissa was supposedly getting married to a multimillionaire this year! (Image: Facebook)
05:30 GMT

So Elissa is not getting married this year after all. Damn!

January 23, 2014

Lebanese authorities say that Syrian refugees have been a huge economic burden in their country (File Archive/AFP)
11:07 GMT

U.N. aid agencies will give preference to purchasing goods and products from Lebanon in order to relieve the economic burden from the Syrian refugee crisis on the Middle East's country's economy.