Lebanon

May 13, 2014

Nicole wore huge sunglasses covering half of her makeup-free face! (Image: Twitter)
07:01 GMT

The beautiful Nicole Saba wows her fans with make-up free picture on Twitter.

May 12, 2014

Speaker Nabih Berri recently met with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly. (AFP/File)
15:44 GMT

The U.N. voiced its concern over Lebanon's elections in a recent meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri.

Is George ready to be a Daddy now that he's finally gotten over the death of his pet pig? (Image: Facebook)
11:43 GMT

George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Daily has insisted he never needed or wanted to have children when he had his pet pig Max, but his swine's death in 2006 might have changed his mind.

President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ends on May 25. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

Several high-profile ambassadors in Lebanon are scheduled to meet in Beirut next week to discuss what will happen if Lebanon fails to elect a president within the constitutional deadline.

May 11, 2014

Will Egypt end up banning Haifa from entering Egypt too? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:35 GMT

Egyptian people are campaigning to ban Haifa Wehbe from entering Egypt!

Lebanon’s primary budget turned negative in 2012 and deteriorated further in 2013 to 141 percent of GDP as the government came under pressure to spend and economic activity dropped, the IMF report said.
06:00 GMT

Political jockeying and sectarian tensions have slowed or stalled action needed to tackle Lebanon’s financial problems.

Lebanon is currently home to one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.

May 10, 2014

Lebanon's army sit in tanks in Tripoli following clashes (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's army implemented the "security plan" in Bekaa Valley and Tripoli during April. Many frontline commanders were arrested during operations. But there's more than meets the eye.

May 9, 2014

Beshara Rai has been criticized in the Arab world for his upcoming visit to the holy land (File/AFP)
16:42 GMT

Sheikh Maher Hammoud, an ally of Hezbollah defended on Friday the head of Lebanon's Maronite Church Beshara Rai's visit to occupied Jerusalem with the Pope.

Christians in Lebanon were forced to leave their homes during the country's civil war in the eighties (File/AFP)
13:46 GMT

Lebanese Minister for the Displaced Alice Shabtini authorized Druze tenants to leave residences belonging to Christians as part of reconciliation efforts on Friday.

May 8, 2014

Al-Qaeda linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades has carried out numerous attacks in Lebanon with many members still at large (File/AFP)
12:43 GMT

A military judge has issued new arrest warrants for five suspects thought to be involved in the deadly 2013 Beirut bombings, which killed at least 80 people.

Born in 1978, Amal Alamuddin grew up in Beirut for 10 years before heading to Blighty with her family where they settled in Buckinghamshire. Clearly a clever-clogs from the get-go, she studied at St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University - she even won a scholarship and graduated with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 2000.
12:08 GMT

What you need to know about Amal Alamuddin! Is it any wonder that George Clooney nabbed this most eligible bachelorette: 8 things that you should know about Mrs. Clooney to-be.

The late Prime Minister was killed in a bomb attack in 2005 (File Archive/AFP)
07:37 GMT

The trial for the five suspects accused of involvement in the assassination of former Prime MInister Rafik Hariri will not resume their hearing until late June.

Tenants have said that the law would displace thousands of families who rent in Beirut under an old law that governs lease contracts enacted before 1993.
05:28 GMT

President Michel Sleiman refused Wednesday to sign a controversial new rent bill into law, arguing that it was unfair, prompting a brief protest by a group of landlords.