Economic associations warn that any increase in taxes will lead to economic slowdown and to heavy recession due to the crises that hit the country in the past five years. (Shutterstock)
February 20, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Representatives of economic associations are the latest group to appeal against the Lebanese government's plan to raise taxes in the 2017 draft budget.
French president-hopeful Marine Le Pen. [Franck Pennant/ AFP]
February 19, 2017 - 16:36 GMT
Among the Lebanese, news of the French demagogue's visit was met with a general lack of enthusiasm.
Resort Hotel at Raouche in Beirut, Lebanon (Shutterstock/JPRichard)
February 19, 2017 - 12:42 GMT
Lebanon's tourism minister is hopeful that the country will see the fruits of President Aoun's recent visit to the Gulf states, Egypt and Jordan, in terms of higher visitor numbers.
Lebanon consumes $1.3 billion in medicines and drugs annually, but only 7-10 percent of these pharmaceuticals are produced locally. (Shutterstock)
February 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
In Lebanon and the MENA region, foreign-made drugs are given more priority and attention over locally produced medicines.
Aoun accused Israel's UN ambassador of trying to destabilise southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The warning follows a complaint from the Israel's ambassador to the UN about Aoun's statements on Hezbollah.
Maya tweeted Trump in hopes of granting her a visa to the US. (Instagram)
February 19, 2017 - 08:54 GMT
He didn't tweet her back.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on posters during a rally in Beirut. (AFP/File)
February 17, 2017 - 15:33 GMT
Nasrallah also described Donald Trump's Middle East policy as 'confusing.'
Carole and Elissa both hail from Lebanon. (Laha Magazine)
February 16, 2017 - 13:43 GMT
What on earth could it be?
We didn't know you had it in you, Ramy. (YouTube)
February 16, 2017 - 13:16 GMT
We didn't know you had it in you, Ramy.
Lebanese army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The Lebanese and Palestinian nationals were allegedly planning attacks and assassinations in the country.
The IMF has urged the Lebanese government to look for new alternatives to reduce the mounting public debt.  (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 06:52 GMT
There is a consensus among Lebanon's main political parties to endorse the budget before the parliamentary elections, but the issue of taxes is still point of contention.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) and Jordan's King Abdullah II (unseen) review the honour guard during an official welcome ceremony at Marka airport in Amman on February 14, 2017. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
February 15, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Michel Aoun's comments describing Hezbollah as a 'crucial' part of Lebanon's defenses caused an uproar in the region.
This controversial sketch made reference to Sadr's disappearance (screenshot)
February 15, 2017 - 14:12 GMT
Supporters of the Amal party violently attacked the headquarters of al-Jadeed television channel on Tuesday night.
In the heart of the factory lies a drive to catalyze collaboration and bring together heads of Lebanon’s innovative collectives. (The Daily Star)
February 14, 2017 - 10:07 GMT
Combining design thinking, industry, technology and business, the Innovation Factory is a space for individuals and collectives to take their ideas from prototypes to ultimately finished products.
Memorial shrine to Rafik Hariri (Wikipedia)
February 14, 2017 - 08:50 GMT
Twelve years on since his assassination, many in Lebanon have expressed their continuing sadness on social media.
Celebrities flaunted the Lebanese designer's couture at the Grammys. (Instagram)
February 14, 2017 - 07:05 GMT
Celebrities flaunted the Lebanese designer's couture at the Grammys.