Lebanon

September 7, 2014

The celebrity cousins at the Lebanon Comedy Club Play Room (Image: Twitter)
10:38 GMT

Lebanon's beloved superstar dropped a bomb on fans recently, announcing that he and Canadian music sensation Massari are blood relatives from the same hometown.

Civilians flee violence in the border town of Arsal as Lebanese forces continue to battle Islamic State and Nusra Front militants, August 28, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:21 GMT

Angry protesters set ablaze tents housing Syrian refugees in Arsal following reports that a second Lebanese soldier was beheaded by the Islamic State.

A screen grab from a Nusra Front video shows three captured members of Lebanon's security forces (Image: Daily Star)
08:28 GMT

A second Lebanese soldier from the Bekaa Valley was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State according to a Turkish news agency.

September 6, 2014

Relatives of the kidnapped soldiers protest for their release (File/AFP)
08:14 GMT

A Qatari delegation intervened in negotiations to help release Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held by Islamic State and Nusra Front militants.

September 5, 2014

A Lebanese minister suggested Thursday all Syrian refugees in Lebanon should return home. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

A Lebanese minister said Thursday all Syrian refugees should return to Syrian areas under regime control or in areas where they 'have faith in the Nusra Front.'

September 4, 2014

The Lebanese army has been working to keep Islamic State militants from crossing into Lebanon from Syria. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The Islamic State executed a Lebanese man from Arsal Thursday.

Lebanese mourners carry the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ali Sayyed draped in his national flag in the village of Qalamun south of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli during his funeral procession on September 3, 2014. [AFP]
08:38 GMT

Lebanon bid farewell Wednesday to a slain soldier who was beheaded by militants in a massive, emotional funeral brimming with anguish over his killing.

September 3, 2014

Hezbollah-backed Syrian forces say they killed a Nusra Front commander said to be responsible for the 2013 abduction of Syrian nuns. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT

Syrian troops aided by Hezbollah forces carried out an ambush on a Nusra Front convoy, claiming to have killed a commander responsible for several kidnappings last year, according to a Lebanese security source said Wednesday.

Ragheb is still as smokin' as ever!
10:09 GMT

Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama is preparing to appear on on the tenth season of "Star Academy."

The United States is hesitant to heavily arm the Lebanese military because of pressure from Israel. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT

The Lebanese army not only faces two jihadist groups at its border, but also a major shortage of proper military equipment.

Lebanon's economy is expected to grow 1.5 to 2 per cent and inflation is not expected to exceed 4 per cent in the year 2014, despite the fall-out from the war in neighbouring Syria,
04:55 GMT

Lebanon's economy has been hard hit by the war in Syria, which started in 2011 and has repeatedly spilled over into the small Mediterranean country

September 2, 2014

Who do ISIS and the Nusra Front want from Roumieh?
18:51 GMT

As negotiations with radical Syrian rebel groups intensify in the hope of freeing at least 24 security personnel kidnapped from Arsal last month, Roumieh prison’s notorious Islamist inmates have been thrust into the spotlight. But who are the people that ISIS and the Nusra Front want to be released, and what is the likelihood that it will happen?

Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the session due to lack of quorum. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT

Lebanese lawmakers Tuesday failed to elect a new president for an 11th time. Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the next voting session to September 23.

The army is responding to graffiti threatening Lebanon's Christians. (AFP/File)
09:31 GMT

The Lebanese army deployed heavily in the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday morning in response to graffiti that threatened Lebanon's Christians.

Myriam Fares revealed her marriage to her fans through an online picture of her hand holding up a wedding band next to her new man's.
09:26 GMT

Fans were unsure if their fave Lebanese diva had walked down the aisle, but production company "Rotana" has confirmed the news to those curious that Myriam Fares is a married woman.