Lebanon

July 16, 2014

A soldier examines the remains of a rocket fired from Israel into the south of Lebanon, December 29, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT

Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.

July 15, 2014

The "Instagram" cake Myriam got for her sis Jihane! (Image: Instagram)
13:58 GMT

Who doesn't love a nice birthday cake on their special day? Well, Myriam Fares's lil sis got the coolest cake from the big sis on her bday !

Arsal has frequently been affected by rocket spillover from Syria (File Archive)
13:33 GMT

At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.

Marcel says Byblos was his first love. (Image: Daily Star)
12:39 GMT

Marcel Khalife will play at Byblos International Festival Thursday.

Shakira with her adorable son at the World Cup Closing Ceremony. (Image: Naharnet)
12:13 GMT

We love Shakira. Shakira loves her son. Shakira's fans love to see her son. So, she brought him to stage at the World Cup Closing Ceremony!

Speaker Nabih Berri says that "the followed mechanism doesn't interpret the constitution and the jurisdictions of the government amid the presidential vacuum" (AFP/File).
08:30 GMT

Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker, Nabih Berri has stated that the cabinet mechanism adopted to manage work during the presidential vacuum actually paralyzes cabinet.

Israel's shelling was a response to rockets fried at Israel from south Lebanon Monday. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Israel shelled southern Lebanon early Tuesday morning. No casualties were reported.

July 14, 2014

Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri questions the need to fire rockets into Israel asking "Why do we want to bring ourselves trouble?” (AFP/ File).
20:00 GMT

Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The Army called on citizens “to use the application in accordance with its indicated purpose,” stating that the application would ask for each user’s name and phone number.
17:02 GMT

The app will allow users to send text, photos, audio and video recordings to report any suspicions of bombs, mines, grenades or rigged cars.

31 Hezbollah fighters were wounded, while the resistance party captured 14 fighters from the Nusra Front and Islamic Battalion (AFP/ File).
16:03 GMT

Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.

Investigations are underway in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to “identify the perpetrators and arrest them” (AFP/ File).
15:08 GMT

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”

Beirut has a host of cultural events this week for Arts lovers. (Image: The Daily Star)
13:09 GMT

What's on this week in Beirut?

Nancy said that she considers herself an Egyptian. (Image: Facebook)
12:17 GMT

Superstar Nancy Ajram will be promoting tourism in Egypt through a grand concert in Sharm El Sheikh this Aug.

Zayan isn't afraid to look bold in his music videos. (Image: Facebook)
08:57 GMT

We've got to wait till Amer Zayan's new music vid is out, but rumor has it that it's too intimate for TV!

July 13, 2014

Israeli soldiers patrol the border with neighboring Lebanon after rocket fire was exchanged Friday (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
17:33 GMT

Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel