Lebanon

September 12, 2014

A delegation of Eastern church patriarchs in Lebanon met with Obama Thursday to discuss safety from the IS for Christians across the Middle East. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai said Thursday U.S. President Barack Obama would help shield Lebanon from regional turmoil.

September 11, 2014

Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria. [AFP]
12:03 GMT

At least four Hezbollah fighters were killed overnight Wednesday during clashes with jihadists on the outskirts of a Lebanese border village in the Bekaa Valley, security sources told The Daily Star Thursday.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. [AFP]
10:36 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obarma is not determined to crush ISIS terrorists, Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said.

Wael Kfoury stands alone next to his daughter's cake. (Image: Twitter)
09:16 GMT

Ever the faithful daddy, Lebanese heartthrob Wael Kfoury remembered his baby girl's bday and let all his Twitter followers know it, but sadly they couldn't celebrate in person.

September 10, 2014

A Libyan solider points at an unexploded mortar shell at a checkpoint close to Tripoli, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Libya's army, lead by rogue General Haftar, called on Islamist militias to disarm, ahead of a renewed assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.

Lebanon's army stepped up security along the country's border with Syria since clashes erupted with Nusra Front and ISIS last month (File/AFP)
14:46 GMT

Providing weapons to Lebanon has been prioritized and delivery should be imminent, the French Ministry said.

September 9, 2014

Lebanese stars were sporting black at Murex d'Or 2014 proving that this timeless color never 'dyes' a death
16:39 GMT

Lebanese stars do Murex d'Or in typical avante-garde style-- showing that the classic black numbers are still winners on the red carpet!

Wael Kfoury got up close and personal with Wafa Al Kilani on "The Judge" (Image: Facebook)
10:14 GMT

We've seen him judge others on Arab Idol, but now Wael Kfoury gets questioned by Wafa Al Kilani on the show "Al Hakam" (The Judge) that's aired on MBC1.

Foreign ministers reconvene during an Arab League meeting in Egypt, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:33 GMT

The Arab League backed Lebanon in the country's ongoing battle with rising terrorism, emphasizing the need to support the army against ISIS and Nusra Front.

Lebanese protesters burn an imitation of the Islamic State flag, which reads in Arabic: "We are coming to burn you" on September 1, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:17 GMT

Security sources in Lebanon's tense Bekaa Valley denied that there is any linkage between recent kidnappings and IS militants beheading two soldiers.

September 8, 2014

Clooney and Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night in Italy. (Courtesy of nydailynews.com)
17:00 GMT

George Clooney took his fiance Amal Alamuddin to a Celebrity Fight Night in Italy on Sunday.

Assi with his wife in Paris; They vacationed at the same time that the Morex De Awards ceremony was being held (Courtesy of Facebook).
15:50 GMT

What reason did Assi Helani have to turn down a special invitation to the Morex De Awards ceremony in Lebanon?

Lebanon hosts over 1 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:12 GMT

Syrian refugees in a southern village in Lebanon have been given 48 hours to leave.

The body of Lebanese soldier, Ali Sayyed, who was also beheaded by Islamic State, is carried by mourners September 3, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The family of a Lebanese soldier who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists appealed for calm in the town of Ansar Sunday, following sectarian violence after his killing.