Lebanon

April 10, 2014

Lebanese army retaliated in Bab al-Tabbaneh, Tripoli (file/AFP)
10:35 GMT

Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.

Israel says that Hezbollah is repeatedly violating UN resolutions. (AFP/File)
10:22 GMT

Israel has asked the United Nations to take action against Hezbollah after the party's secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops last month.

Wael is officially a judge on Arab Idol Season 3 now. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:12 GMT

Wael Kfoury will be joining the Arab Idol judging panel in place of Ragheb Alama starting Friday.

Hezbollah is allegedly facing an economic crisis over its continued role in the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

Hezbollah is facing an economic crisis stemming from its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and budget cuts in Iran as a result of new president Hassan Rouhani's austerity policies, Lebanese sources say.

April 9, 2014

Elissa loving on Lebanon's British Ambassador, Tom Fletcher. (Image: Facebook)
12:30 GMT

Put a political figure next to a top celebrity, and boom you've got what it takes to make a picture go viral.

Does this face look familiar? You'll be seeing more of it on a new talent show (Image: Facebook).
11:51 GMT

Never one to be left out, dicey diva Haifa Wehbe has kept up with her colleagues by agreeing to host MBC's new talent show "Your Face Sounds Familiar" alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka.

Italy had to deny that the U.S. had vetoed weapons bound for the Lebanese Army. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.

Nancy wants Ragheb back on Arab Idol, but rumor has it Wael will be taking his place instead!
07:06 GMT

Word has it that Ragheb Alama and Wael Kfoury are taking each other's places as judges on their former TV talent competition shows!

The neighboring war in Syria has sparked sectarian tensions in Lebanon's city of Tripoli (Ibrahim Chaloub/AFP)
06:56 GMT

At least two soldiers were killed in Lebanon's city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified gunmen in the area of Akkar.

Nancy said that she loves Arab Idol and would like Ragheb to come back to its judging committee. (Image: Facebook)
06:47 GMT

Nancy Ajram is the only Arab Idol judge who has commented on Ragheb Alama leaving the show!

Razan is now officially a new Mama! (Image: Facebook)
06:29 GMT

Razan Moghrabi welcomes her new baby into the world!

A still of Haifa and Hakim taken from the video from their new film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

A video of Haifa Wehbe dancing sexually to a song by Hakim has taken YouTube by storm.

April 8, 2014

Soldiers stand guard on the road leading to Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp on April 7, 2014 on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port of Sidon after clashes occurred between two different Palestinian factions. The clashes left five people dead and 23 injuried.( AFP photo/Mahmoud Zayyat)
12:49 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday phoned a Hamas representative in Lebanon to check in on refugees in Mieh Mieh camp, a day after clashes between Palestinians killed nine.

A still from Haifa's upcoming series "Words on Paper." (Image: YouTube)
10:27 GMT

A promo of Haifa Wehbe's upcoming TV series "Kalam Ala Waraq" (Words on Paper) has been released.

Will Adel really become the next Lebanese President? (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:51 GMT

Lebanese comedian Adel Karam has announced that he's running for presidency in Lebanon.