Lebanon

January 22, 2015

Clashes between Lebanese residents and Syrian militants have arisen in higher frequency in the restive border town of Arsal as tensions over state of Syrian refugees in the area boils over. (AFP/FIle)
16:46 GMT

After three residents of the northeast border town of Arsal were kidnapped earlier this week, gunmen released two of the three hostages Thursday, but a 36-year-old businessman remains detained.

The car bomb incident follows a series of planned attacks in the restive Lebanese border town of Arsal, where clashes flare up regularly between militants and the Lebanese army. (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT

The Lebanese army uncovered a car packed with explosives in a village in east Lebanon, security sources said Thursday.

Miss Egypt strikes a pose for a photo with Miss Israel. (Image: Elderofziyon.blogspot.com)
11:46 GMT

Miss Egypt took a series of photos with fellow Miss Universe contestant Miss Israel, who was just involved in a selfie "war" with Miss Lebanon!

The May Instagram shot that caused her haters to compare her to Kim Kardashian! (Image: Instagram)
09:32 GMT

May Hariri's fans are comparing - and criticizing - her to Kim Kardashian after posting a seductive Instagram shot of her behind!

Hashim Safieddin (C), head of Hezbollah's political bureau, arrives to attend the funeral of Hezbollah military leader Mohammed Issa, a senior commander responsible for Hezbollah operations in Syria and Iraq, one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in an Israeli strike near Quneitra on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, in the southern Lebanese village of Arab Salim. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
08:00 GMT

The Israeli airstrikes on Golan Heights has ushered in a new phase of strategic resistance by Syria and Hezbollah; but who will lead, what will retaliation look like, and how will the conflict escalate?

January 21, 2015

Spot the difference: The resemblance between Anne and Amal is uncanny! (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:21 GMT

American Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway was told that she looks so much like Amal Clooney, and this is how she reacted to the news!

Jon Stewart hilariously addressed the Miss Universe pageant selfie fight between Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel on “The Daily Show” Monday. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
12:11 GMT

Jon Stewart mocks the media frenzy behind the Miss Lebanon-Miss Israel selfie... and of course, he's super hilarious!

Relatives of senior Hezbollah commander Mohammed Issa stand over his casket after he was killed by an Israeli airstrike, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria was an act of cowardice by the Jewish state. Hezbollah retaliating, however, would be giving Israel the attention it wants.

Assi with his gorgeous daughter and wife Colette. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

This is what Assi Helani's daughter spends her daddy's money on!

January 20, 2015

Arwa impersonating Wehbe on her new talk show "Khalleeha Alaina" (Leave It to Us). (Image: YouTube still)
13:44 GMT

Yemeni TV host Arwa thought it would be funny to impersonate Haifa Wehbe from her Star Academy performance, which left the world gasping at her see-through little black number!

Of the 28 suspects, only four are currently in custody. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT

Lebanon's military court charged 28 for the recent twin suicide bombing in Tripoli, Lebanon.

While several members of the Shiite militant group were contacted following the attack, most refused to comment on both the attack itself and possible retaliation. (AFP/File)
12:49 GMT

As thousands of Hezbollah supporters call for revenge in Beirut, Hezbollah has so far remained silent on retaliation plans for an Israeli strike on an Israeli air strike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria's Qunaitra Sunday.

A still from the video Mia posted in an effort to convince Braxton Miller to move teams. (Image: YouTube still)
11:33 GMT

Florida State are so keen to convince quarterback Braxton Miller to move teams they decided to break out the big guns - unofficial mascot and controversial porn star Mia Khalifa!