Lebanon

May 18, 2014

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.

May 17, 2014

Christian groups in Palestine have also asked Patriarch Beshara Rai to cancel his trip (File/AFP)
09:37 GMT

Hezbollah criticized Lebanon's Maronite leader Patriarch Beshara Rai over his intention to visit occupied Jerusalem, saying it would have "negative consequences".

Over one million Syrian refugees currently reside in Lebanon according to the UN (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon is preparing a plan to address the high numbers of Syrian refugees in the country, Friday.

May 16, 2014

Kasem's adult children have said their stepmother, Jean, prevents them from seeing Kasem, who suffers from Lewy body disease and can no longer speak. (Image: Flickr/Alan Light)
19:22 GMT

The children of the ailing radio and TV personality have been fighting with his wife Jean over his care.

May 15, 2014

Locals said large sections of the sea had been covered in an unidentified black substance, initially thought to be an oil spill, last Sunday.
15:23 GMT

Locals interviewed near the power plant Wednesday said they first noticed the pollution Sunday, likening it to oil spills that once frequently plagued the coast in the area.

There are over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, making up at least 27% of the population (File/AFP)
13:42 GMT

Lebanon is due to limit the number of Syrian refugees entering the country, according to the Trade and Economy Minister Alain Hakim.

Parliament will reconvene on May 22 for a fifth round of elections. (AFP/File)
13:07 GMT

Lebanese lawmakers failed, for a fourth time in a row, to elect a new president.

The U.S. and several European countries are keen to begin monitoring just where Hezbollah gets its money from. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT

Sources close to the central command at Hezbollah say the party has begun to take budget-cutting measures due to the shortage of Iranian aid caused by the Islamic Republic’s tough economic situation.

A Lebanese woman looks at moored motor boats during the 9th International Boat and Super Yacht Beirut Boat show 2014, at the Port of Beirut, on May 14 2014. (AFP/ANWAR AMRO)
06:56 GMT

A Lebanese woman looks at moored motor boats during the 9th International Boat and Super Yacht Beirut Boat show 2014, at the Port of Beirut, on May 14 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO

May 14, 2014

Publication of allegations of corruption and mismanagement against AUB make for controversial and lurid headlines but they do not serve the public at large.
18:28 GMT

In recent days, ِAl-Bawaba distributed an Al-Akhbar article that had published AUB internal documentation concerning allegations of fraud, corruption, and waste at the University. AUB condemns the publication of this internal material.

Over one million Syrian refugees are now registered in Lebanon (File/AFP)
16:29 GMT

Japan's government has donated $4.3 million to Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help the "most vulnerable children and families" affected by the crisis.

Myriam Fares showing off her shiny in Dubai (Image: Facebook).
11:07 GMT

She's got the cash, and she knows how to use it!

Eight people were wounded when rival gunmen clashed in Ain al-Hilweh camp on Monday (File/AFP)
10:51 GMT

Calm prevailed over the Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh days after clashes between rival factions, which left eight people wounded.