Lebanon

September 2, 2014

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.

An IS flag, similar to the one shown, was burnt in Ashrafieh, a predominantly Christian neighborhood in Beirut, on the weekend (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

Sectarian tensions in Lebanon soared over the weekend after an IS flag was burned in Ashrafieh and churches were graffitied in Tripoli, with local politicians divided over how to react.

September 1, 2014

A delegation from Arsal will receive the body along with Red Cross officials. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT

Islamic State militants have beheaded a Lebanese soldier in Arsal.

A smokin' Casper Smart stands alongside Haifa Wehbe in "Breathing You In".
09:29 GMT

She's "Breathing You In", Casper Smart!

At least 24 soldiers from the Lebanese army remain in the hands of militants. (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT

Hezbollah has allegedly captured three senior commanders from the Nusra Front to exchange for captive soldiers.

Lebanese descent artists Massari and Ragheb Alama rubbing shoulders at the country's Comedy Club Playroom. (Image: Twitter)
08:32 GMT

Massari and Ragheb Alama at the Lebanon Comedy Club

The Starbucks program is currently available in Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt (File/AFP)
08:15 GMT

Global coffee chain Starbucks launched a 'Branded Solutions' scheme, where businesses in the MENA region can supply quality coffee to the workplace.

Angham's all smiles with her latest song. (Image: Facebook)
07:39 GMT

Surely some conservatives will dislike the controversial Lebanese dialect song the Egyptian songstress has just completed, but "Am Bakrah Al Musica" (I am Hating Music) will no doubt be a hit amongst her faithful fans.

The 29 army troops were captured by militants during clashes in Arsal earlier this month. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Lebanese political and security figures are mulling the possibility of releasing certain Islamist detainees to secure the release of captured army troops and security personnel.

August 31, 2014

Soldiers Ibrahim Shaaban, Ahmad Ghieh and Wael Darwish were reunited with their families in Arsal Sunday morning. [The Daily Star]
09:44 GMT

The five Lebanese hostages released by the Nusra Front were being reunited with their families Sunday morning, as concerns grow over the fate of the remaining 24 soldiers and policemen being held by Syrian militants.

Everyone will surely be saying yes to more Saba! (Image: Facebook)
08:39 GMT

Nicole Saba was a smashing hit in the holy month on the show "Difference in Timing" with Tamer Hosny, and now she's back to business again with a new single "Ma Baqa Tudqili" (You Don't Beat For Me).

August 30, 2014

Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said militants should heed government warning that actions against Lebanese soldiers will threaten Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT

After an IS threat to kill nine captured Lebanese soldiers this week, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk gave an "implicit warning" to militants that actions were threatening more than a million Syrian refugees taking refuge in the country.

Nine captive Lebanese soldiers appeared in an IS video Friday pleading for the Lebanese government to agree to the release of jihadi prisoners to avoid IS threats to execute them. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT

A new video released by the IS Friday said the group would kill nine captive Lebanese soldiers in the next three days if the government does not release Islamist prisoners in Roumieh jail.

August 28, 2014

Lebanon Education Minister Bou Saab said Thursday the country's clashes with Islamist militants has become a 'state of war.' (AFP/File)
16:31 GMT

Amid renewed Arsal violence, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Thursday the situation between Lebanon and thousands of Syrian militants who've crossed over from Syria is a 'state of war'.