Lebanon

May 14, 2014

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.

Despite bombings in some areas of the country, Lebanon remains a popular tourist destination. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Saudi Arabia will most likely lift the travel ban on Lebanon at the end of May.

Lebanon's parliament failed three times to elect a new president. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Lebanon's Prime Minister warned that an empty presidential seat may increase insecurity in the country.

The lawmakers will also suggest a number of tax measures to finance the salary increases and will press the Cabinet to cut waste in many departments, most notably in the state-owned Electricité du Liban.
00:20 GMT

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh has urged MPs to pay the salary increases over five years, expressing fears that a drastic increase would lead to inflation and above all to increased pressure on national finances

May 13, 2014

Israeli soldiers take pictures as seen from the southern border village of Labbouneh, Monday, May 12, 2014. (Image courtesy of The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
12:12 GMT

Lebanon will file a complaint against Israel before the U.N. Security Council for violating the country’s southern border, an act which sparked wide condemnation from Lebanese officials.

Nicole wore huge sunglasses covering half of her makeup-free face! (Image: Twitter)
07:01 GMT

The beautiful Nicole Saba wows her fans with make-up free picture on Twitter.

May 12, 2014

Speaker Nabih Berri recently met with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly. (AFP/File)
15:44 GMT

The U.N. voiced its concern over Lebanon's elections in a recent meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri.

Is George ready to be a Daddy now that he's finally gotten over the death of his pet pig? (Image: Facebook)
11:43 GMT

George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Daily has insisted he never needed or wanted to have children when he had his pet pig Max, but his swine's death in 2006 might have changed his mind.

President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ends on May 25. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

Several high-profile ambassadors in Lebanon are scheduled to meet in Beirut next week to discuss what will happen if Lebanon fails to elect a president within the constitutional deadline.

May 11, 2014

Will Egypt end up banning Haifa from entering Egypt too? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:35 GMT

Egyptian people are campaigning to ban Haifa Wehbe from entering Egypt!

Lebanon’s primary budget turned negative in 2012 and deteriorated further in 2013 to 141 percent of GDP as the government came under pressure to spend and economic activity dropped, the IMF report said.
06:00 GMT

Political jockeying and sectarian tensions have slowed or stalled action needed to tackle Lebanon’s financial problems.

Lebanon is currently home to one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The UN and Lebanese authorities on Saturday discussed the possibility of setting up refugee camps to assist the one million Syrian refugees in the country.

May 10, 2014

Lebanon's army sit in tanks in Tripoli following clashes (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's army implemented the "security plan" in Bekaa Valley and Tripoli during April. Many frontline commanders were arrested during operations. But there's more than meets the eye.