Lebanon

November 30, 2014

Born in 1912 in an eastern Lebanese Christian village, he was a fierce defender of the idea of Lebanese specificity, classing the tiny Mediterranean country as strictly Phoenician, never Arab. (Image: Google)
08:30 GMT

Controversial and iconic Lebanese poet Said Akl, who hated anything Arab, died on Friday aged 102.

Sabah has always stayed elegant and fashionable, even at her old age. (Image: The Daily Star)
08:18 GMT

Lebanon said goodbye to their homegrown music and acting icon Sabah over the weekend.

November 29, 2014

The negotiations will take place with the use of a mediator to attempt to save the Lebanese captive Nusra has threatened to kill. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's General Security Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim entered negotiations Friday with Nusra front to cancel the threatened execution of Lebanese hostage.

November 28, 2014

Nursra Front has been holding the Lebanese hostages for several months, following clashes in Arsal, and have demanded hefty prisoner swap deals to secure their release. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Protesters in Lebanon face riot police blocking Beirut road in a protest condemning inaction by the the government to secure the release of 26 servicemen still held hostage by Nusra Front.

November 27, 2014

The three Syrians were caught with ISIL related material on their mobile phones. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians for allegedly supporting ISIL in the northern region of Akkar Thursday.

Amal and George will not be adopting a child as previously rumored. (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:20 GMT

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin aren't planning to adopt a child from a war-torn country as previously rumored!

Amal's grey and black dress is the envy of many fashionistas around the world. (Image: Socialmention.com)
09:40 GMT

Amal Alamuddin exceeds glam levels as she touches down in Heathrow Airport! She's the envy of every fashionista!

Sabah's last words to Rola were "I miss you so much." (Image: Facebook)
08:09 GMT

Sabah's "soul daughter" Rola Saad most devastated by icon's death.

Lebanon's army has been involved in deadly battles with militants along the country's border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Lebanon has finalized a $3 billion arms deal, funded by Saudi Arabia following consultations between representatives.

November 26, 2014

The Department of State sounded new alarm bells, by informing citizens that all airplanes flying over Syria are “at risk.” (AFO/File)
19:11 GMT

Americans are discouraged from "all travel to Lebanon” because of "the frequency of terrorist bombing attacks throughout the country,” according to a new warning issued by the United States Department of State on Monday. The warning echoed a similar notification released last August.

Now you can totally watch Haifa's "Halawet Rouh" in Egypt! (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:42 GMT

People of Egypt, the ban has been lifted: You can now watch Haifa Wehbe's "Halawet Rouh" in theaters!

How will Noor react when Nancy visits her in the hospital in Amman? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:33 GMT

Nancy Ajram has promised to meet a little girl with cancer and make her dream of them singing together come true. Aww!

Sabah made sure to always look fresh and made up. (Image: Facebook)
08:21 GMT

Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's most iconic figures, passed away on Wednesday morning.

Hezbollah and the FSA have been in a longstanding battle in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

A captured Hezbollah fighter was released by the Free Syrian Army in exchange for two rebels held by the Shia group.