Lebanon

November 6, 2014

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had hailed the conclusion of the deal as a major boost to the Lebanese army's ability to tackle "terrorism".
16:26 GMT

The deal, first announced in December by former President Michel Sleiman, comes as the poorly equipped Lebanese Army battles jihadists.

France and Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion in military aid for Lebanon's army to battle militants (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT

France will send the military aid to Lebanon's army in the first four months of 2015, a defense ministry source said Wednesday.

Elissa partying like it's her birthday (Image: Twitter)
12:15 GMT

Lebanon's most popular on Twitter star celebrating her birthday.

November 5, 2014

Lebanese Shia mourners gather for the funeral of Hezbollah fighter Mohammad Munir Fadel, killed by clashes with ISIL militants, September 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front warned Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah with "hidden surprises", stating the "real battle has not yet started".

Najwa will be performing in Australia this November. (Image: Instagram)
09:35 GMT

Najwa Karam is heading to Australia this November and is giving her fans the chance to go behind the scenes with her.

November 4, 2014

A Lebanese soldier stands guard on a road leading to Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh Sunni area, October 27, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia and France will equip the Lebanese army with $3 billion worth of military aid to battle the growing number of militants in the country.

Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rare public appearance ahead of the Shia Ashura commemoration, November 3, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:39 GMT

Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday said there was no place Hezbollah rockets could not reach in occupied Palestine, in a warning to Israel.

To commemorate Hazrat Ali-Asghar, the newborn son of Imam Hussein, Iranian women gather with their newborns at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla and the Mahdieh Mosque in Tehran. The tiny boys are dressed in their finest; these beautiful babies belie the gruesome backstory to the day.
09:23 GMT

Ashura for Shia’s - 10 incredible images of the 10th day of the Islamic new year

The day of Ashura is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and is commemorated by Shias as the day when Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, was killed. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

All the entrances to the predominately Shia southern suburbs of Beirut were closed at midnight Monday to help prevent militant attacks against worshippers observing Ashura Tuesday.

November 3, 2014

Shias will gather in city squares Tuesday to commemorate Ashura, the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the prophet Mohammad, at the Battle of Karbala in the year 680. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Hermel municipality has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Syrians ahead of Tuesday's Ashura processions.