Lebanon

January 9, 2015

"The behavior of the takfiri groups that claim to follow Islam have distorted Islam, the Quran and the Muslim nation more than Islam’s enemies," Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah said. (AFP/File)
22:15 GMT

Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah said "takfiri terrorist groups" are more threatening to Islam than "cartoons of the Prophet."

January 8, 2015

Naked ambition! Mia’s fame comes from porn films and some serious nude selfie promotion to her 112K Twitter followers & 148K on Instagram. She posted a Vine after learning she was top-ranked on Pornhub. “WE MADE IT,” she wrote, “#honored.” The looped video shows her gleefully jumping on her bed. Lebanon? Not so honored apparently.
10:29 GMT

We have a new star in the Middle East... a porn star! Meet Mia Khalifa, the Lebanese-American girl who's causing a riot with her "offensive" Arab tattoos and unorthodox career!

Rola Saad's naughty black dress. (Image: cropped from Facebook)
09:43 GMT

Oh no, not the legs! Fans were highly offended by Rola Saad's skin-revealing Instagram image.

Workers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), clear snow close to the Israeli border, January 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
00:02 GMT

A six-year-old Syrian boy was among three refugees found frozen to death on Lebanon's border after being caught in a snow storm.

January 7, 2015

Quorum was met during the first legislative session to elect a president in April, but no candidate received enough votes to win. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
12:59 GMT

Elections have been postponed again until January 28th due to lack of consensus on a presidential candidate.

Myriam Fares, her album cover, and her music are smokin' hot. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT

Lebanon's hot pop star Myriam Fares has reached the top of the charts with her latest album "Aman".

January 6, 2015

Hundreds of Syrian refugees arrive in the Lebanese border town of Arsal, November 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

US officials voiced concern over Lebanon's new visa requirement rule for Syrians entering the country, calling it "additional challenges for refugees".

The sarcastic selfie Ricky posted in response to his death hoax! (Image: Instagram)
13:24 GMT

Haifa Wehbe was among the millions of people who thought Ricky Martin died on New Year's Day!

Maya's second baby has a serious heart condition and will have open heart surgery once its been born. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT

Maya Nasri is struggling to come to terms with the horrible reality that her second unborn child has a heart deformity.

January 5, 2015

A Syrian child stands in front of a makeshift refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, December 13, 2013. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT

Syrian refugees across Lebanon struggled to live in tent settlements as temperatures continue to drop and heavy rainfall persists.

January 4, 2015

The aid package was first announced in 2013 and included the purchasing of French weapons, equipment and vehicles for the Lebanese army. (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT

Saudi and French defense ministers discussed the delivery of military aid to Lebanon during a meeting in Riyadh Sunday.

Rola Saad sports a skimpy dress at her NYE gig in Lebanon. (Image: Facebook)
10:33 GMT

All most fans will remember from this New Year is how little Rola Saad was wearing at her concert.

The mother of one of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers sits outside a tent in Beirut’s downtown. (Image: Al-Akhbar)
08:16 GMT

Amid the bustle and clatter of the festive season, a simple stroll along the cobblestone streets of Beirut’s downtown is enough to make evident the presence of two extremely different worlds within a limited space.

Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian military took Flita last year after bloody clashes with rebels. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Four Hezbollah fighters and five Syrian army soldiers were killed when fierce clashes broke out with militants in the Syrian border village of Flita.