Lebanon

August 9, 2014

Ex-MP Hariri says Lebanon will use Saudi grant to bulk up security and stability forces against the looming threat of militant attacks and to address growing Syrian refugee needs. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT

Hariri met with several foreign envoys Saturday, including US and Canadian ambassadors and representatives from European Union, to address how Lebanon planned to 'fight terrorism' and assist armed forced with the $1 billion Saudi grant offered to the Lebanese Army earlier this week.

The Lebanese army has regained control of checkpoints outside Arsal, but have yet to negotiate the release of the 25 hostages ISIS took in clashes last week. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
14:42 GMT

The Lebanese army has taken back control of several posts in northeastern Lebanon, but ISIS has yet to release 25 hostages taken in clashes.

August 8, 2014

Lebanese army soldiers drive to the entrance of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley. (AFP)
08:03 GMT

Armed men who retreated to Syria from the northeastern border town of Arsal after intensified clashes with the Lebanese army have taken hostage more than 35 soldiers and policemen in an attempt to exchange them.

The Ambassador stated that Lebanese-Syrian efforts should be united to fight terrorism. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon called for greater coordination between Syria's army and Lebanon's army Thursday.

August 7, 2014

Militants withdrew from Arsal early Thursday. (AFP/File)
20:04 GMT

The Committee of Muslim Scholars said negotiations were ongoing to release the captured soldiers held by jihadists since clashes erupted over the weekend.

Lebanon is home to over one million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT

At least 1,000 Syrian refugee families were transported back to Syria with the help of Syrian and Lebanese authorities.

Lebanese army soldiers drive armoured personnel carriers in the northern Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria on August 6, 2014. [AFP]
12:12 GMT

The Lebanese Army is working to restore order in Arsal Thursday morning, with a number of missing policemen turning up, after militants withdrew from the northeast border town.

Addressing a news conference at his residence in the Saudi port city of Jiddah, Hariri gave details about the grant, which he earlier announced had been provided by King Abdullah.
11:13 GMT

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday that Lebanon was being subject to an unprecedented terrorist attack, adding that the $1 billion Saudi grant was meant to help the country’s security apparatuses crush terrorism.

Stromae on stage at the Byblos Festival on Tuesday. (Image: The Daily Star/Press Photo Agency, HO)
10:27 GMT

Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae rocked the stage at the Byblos International Festival on Tuesday.

Ziad will be holding a series of concerts as part of the Beirut Holiday 2014 Festival. (Image: Google.com)
09:54 GMT

Shereen Abdo, Hazem Shaheen from Egypt and Syrian Manal Samaan join Ziad Rahbani on 7 August at Beirut Souks, Lebanon. For Abdo, it's her first appearance with Lebanon's renowned musician.

Lebanese residents of Arsal flee flighting between ISIS militants and government forces, Aug 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:37 GMT

Police in Lebanon's Arsal found at least 30 charred bodies in a Syrian refugee camp, a security source confirmed Thursday.

Lebanese soldiers enter Arsal in armoured personnel carriers as smoke billows in the background, Aug 6, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:12 GMT

ISIS militants agreed to leave the Lebanese border town of Arsal within 24 hours, according to a source while three additional captured soldiers were freed as part of the truce deal.

Now that Haifa's back on Instagram, what kind of pix can we expect to see? (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

After vowing to create a new Instagram account for her friends only, the biggest diva in Lebanon Haifa Wehbe has returned to the social network!

August 6, 2014

Majida said that she will "go the extra mile to help people." (mage: Facebook)
13:16 GMT

Bvlgari's Save the Children Foundation appoints Majida el Roumi as their humanitarian Ambassador.

Lebanese soldiers drive armoured personnel carriers through the border town of Arsal, Aug 6, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:07 GMT

Lebanese forces continued to battle ISIS jihadists in the bordering town of Arsal Wednesday despite a withdrawal of Nusra Front militants from the area.