Lebanon

May 20, 2014

Lebanese soldiers have been frequently targeted by gunmen in the restive northern city of Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
14:08 GMT

At least eight Lebanese soldiers were wounded in an ambush in the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday.

Ghazanfar Roknabadi is expected to leave his post this summer (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Iran's embassy confirmed that its current ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi will be replaced by a former economic advisor.

Lebanon is home to 900,000 Maronite Christians, making Cardinal Rai Bechara an influential figure in the country (File/AFP)
12:50 GMT

Head of Lebanon's Maronite church, Bechara Rai urged for closer ties with Iran in a meeting with the Iranian ambassador to Beirut.

Nancy beat Elissa this time, but Elissa won the same award three times in previous years as well. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:39 GMT

Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram claims the number 1 spot as best female artist in the Arab world with a World Music Award.

Dominique swimming like a real-life mermaid in her music video "Malak." (Image: Dominiquehourani.com)
08:36 GMT

Looks like Dominique Hourani is a mermaid in her latest music video and we're totes in love with the idea!

Lebanese officials say Israel has violated UN Council Resolution 1701. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Lebanon is filing complaints with the U.N. over Israel's violation of its sovereignty.

May 19, 2014

Assi's use of slang words in his latest Moroccan song has upset his fans. (Image: Facebook)
14:02 GMT

Assi Helani's latest Moroccan single did not receive the love he was hoping for from his Moroccan fans.

Ragheb Alama visits the Public Relations Unit as a Human Rights Ambassador at the International Commission for Human Rights (Image: Twitter).
13:13 GMT

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The difference between today's Myriam and the old Myriam is huge! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:23 GMT

Myriam Fares is being accused of having had plastic surgery to look as good as she does today!

May 18, 2014

A picture of Ramy's burnt-out restaurant. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:53 GMT

A huge fire broke out in Lebanese superstar Ramy Ayach's "Restaurant Loubnane" causing damages to the building and injuries to some of its employees.

Rumors of these two dating began when they were first seen together last September.
14:13 GMT

After putting a ring on Amal Alamuddin earlier this month, George Clooney is slated to say "I do" in September.

The rifles were granted to Lebanon as part of a military deal with Washington. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

The United States has provided the Lebanese army with hundreds of new rifles as a part of a military deal between Washington and Beirut.

Hermel is hit rather frequently by rockets from Syria's war (File Archive)
07:31 GMT

Rockets from the neighboring war in Syria hit Lebanese towns Hermel and Arsal Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.