Lebanon

January 18, 2015

Lebanon's Roumieh prison was emptied of several Islamist inmates last week following security intel that several terror cells have been in contact with inmates to plan more terror attacks in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Following a raid on Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison, where several Islamist inmates are held awaiting trial, Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-latif Derain headed to Qatar Saturday to 'strengthen political and religious ties' between the two countries.

January 16, 2015

Islamist extremists took killed 17 people in Paris last week, including 12 journalists from the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

Hundreds of Muslims took the streets in northern and southern Lebanon Friday to protest the new cover of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad.

Army officials said they arrested a militant cell Thursday after finding a dismantled car packed with explosives in northeastern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT

The Lebanese army says it has encountered new suicide bombing threats across the country as a militant cell in northeastern Lebanon was arrested Thursday with a dismantled car packed with explosives.

Syrian refugees have been hit hard with freezing winter temperatures in Lebanon, where inadequate housing has already resulted in several casualties. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT

Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.

Yeah, Wael Kfoury, you ain't foolin' nobody that this is your big belly! (Image: Wael Kfoury's Twitter)
07:00 GMT

Yeah, we wouldn't exactly classify Lebanese superstar Wael Kfoury as overweight, but he's not happy having to eat late at night.

During the 2011 uprising, Nasrallah strongly supported the opposition accusing the Bahrani government of being "tyrannical and oppressive." (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
06:00 GMT

Bahrain's opposition party the Future Block condemned Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's denouncement of the Bahraini government

January 15, 2015

The incident follows a suicide attack on a cafe in Tripoli, Lebanon that killed nine people. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Lebanese army arrested three suspects using fake identification for plotting a series of suicide attacks.

Lebanon, an already fragile country, is hosting over a million refugees. (AFP/Getty Images)
17:27 GMT

Fifty-year-old Rama Tahran died in a refugee camp in the eastern city of Baalbek on Thursday due to extremely cold temperatures.

This was the sad pic Myriam Fares chose to use to make her food poisoning announcement on Instagram.
10:43 GMT

Food poisoning is no fun, especially if you're planning to sing at a wedding in Dubai at the end of the week!

That look of love: The 56-year-old star 'sat' down next to the actor's new wife Amal Alamuddin as they stared adoringly at George in the hilarious clip. (Image: Daily Mail)
07:42 GMT

Shocked Ellen DeGeneres splutters on champagne while next to Amal Alamuddin as she reacts to George Clooney's Golden Globes speech in hilarious spoof!

During a visit, International Committee for the Red Cross President Peter Maurer met with Lebanon's PM Tammam Salam and discussed the prisoner crisis as well as Lebanon's controversial new visa policy for incoming Syrians. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

During a visit to Lebanon, a top official to the organization said the International Committee for the Red Cross could help in securing the release of Lebanese servicemen still held hostage from clashes in Lebanon's northeastern border town of Arsal through a prisoner exchange.

January 14, 2015

Najwa looked stunning in a black and gold number on "Al Hukum." (Image: Facebook)
17:30 GMT

Najwa Karam admitted that she sleeps next to her mum at night... but why?

Police denied reports about casualties among the prisoners during the raids. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
16:24 GMT

Families of the inmates held in the terrorist bloc of Roumieh demand to see the prisoners following police raids.

Lebanese security forces and emergency personnel gather outside a cafe targeted by a suicide bombing on Jan. 10 in the northern city of Tripoli. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
07:50 GMT

A senior military official said the crackdown on Islamist militants at the Roumieh Prison would pave the way for the government to implement a security plan in the northern Bekaa region, long plagued by kidnappings for ransom, killings, vendettas, drug smuggling and car thefts.