Lebanon

April 30, 2014

George Clooney has gotten a good one it seems!
05:00 GMT

Even her colleagues speak very highly of the soon-to-be Mrs. Clooney.

Last week's attempt to elect the country's next president failed after the necessary quorum of MPs present at the session fell short (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's Change and Reform bloc hinted Tuesday that they may not attend the parliamentary session set for Wednesday to elect the country's next president.

April 29, 2014

Amal and George look glowing and so natural when in each other's company. (Image: Eonline)
13:25 GMT

George Clooney's parents are thrilled to have Amal Alamuddin as the next addition to their family.

Lebanese composer Gabriel Yared is famed for his cinematic scores for The English Patient (1996) & Cold Mountain (2003). His jazz-infused soundtrack for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) mixes several performances by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie with Yared’s Oscar-nominated score. He’s won a Grammy, an Oscar, and three BAFTAs!
13:17 GMT

Jazz in the Middle East: Play that funky music Arab boy! Meet the Middle East's grooviest jazz artists and surf n swing through our smooth selection!

There's no doubt Majida's Cairo concert will be as successful as that of her Alexandria one. (Image: Facebook)
12:04 GMT

Following the success of her Alexandria concert several weeks ago, Majida El Roumi is back for another dose of Egypt in Cairo this May.

April 28, 2014

The Lebanese army was deployed to Tripoli en masse earlier this year in order to restore order due to increasing tensions and clashes, particularly between the Jabal Mohsen and Bab Al Tabbaneh neighborhoods (File Archive/AFP)
10:50 GMT

A Lebanese judge has requested the death penalty for 32 suspects who have been allegedly involved in arm clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.

April 27, 2014

When will Yara meet the right man to give her a family and children? (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:41 GMT

Yara says that she's waiting for her other half, who will make her a mother and give her the family she dreams of.

She said yes! Amal & George are finally engaged. #HappyDay (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:24 GMT

Here's to the happy couple: Hollywood hunk George Clooney has finally popped the Q and Miss Amal Alamuddin was happy to say yes!

Lebanese army soldiers were deployed to Tripoli earlier this year to implement a new security plan to restore order to the country's restive northern city (File Archive/AFP)
07:14 GMT

Student clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli killed the school's headmaster as he tried to break up the fighting between the students. The headmaster's death represents the first of its kind in Lebanon.

“The size of the Lebanese banks in Iraq maybe too small compared to the huge Iraqi market. Iraq’s seven state-owned banks have 80 percent of assets and 90 percent of total deposits in the country. However, we are going to the Iraqi market to serve new clients,” Bassil said.
03:55 GMT

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said he was looking forward to increase cooperation with Iraq in organizing the banking sector and strengthening supervision and money laundering protections.

April 26, 2014

Violence erupted in Tripoli again after Lebanon's army enforced a security plan on April 1 in an attempt to quell protests (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

A military judge on Saturday charged 79 suspects with direct involvement in Tripoli clashes. In recent weeks, Lebanese authorities have cracked down on individuals thought to be involved in the violence.

Bekaa Valley is also home to thousands of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A Bengali domestic worker was mildly injured after rockets fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of Bekaa Valley on Friday.