Lebanon

March 30, 2014

Nasrallah has been the head of Hezbollah since 1992. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hasan Nasrallah hinted in a recent speech that Hezbollah could boycott the National Dialogue because of fierce criticism from Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.

March 29, 2014

Both Beirut and Tripoli are known for their rich film culture. (AFP/File)
18:06 GMT

Since the Lebanese civil war, Tripoli has been besieged by violence. But many Tripoli residents remember fondly a more stable time when the cinema flourished.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam hopes the effects of the security plan will be felt quickly. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

The Lebanese army will put into effect a new security plan in response to recent violence.

March 27, 2014

Nancy has surprised her fans by recording a new single for Coca Cola's World Cup commercial. (Image: Facebook)
08:06 GMT

Nancy Ajram surprises her fans with a new single for Coca Cola's FIFA World Cup 2014 commercial.

According to the statement, the budget deficit rose LL444 billion at the end of last year
07:55 GMT

Lebanon’s budget deficit in 2013 rose slightly to 30.94 percent (or $4.2 billion) of spending compared to 29.47 percent (or $3.9 billion) in 2012.

Tripoli is frequently rocked by violence fuelled by the ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria. (AFP)
07:12 GMT

The Lebanese army carried out raids in the northern city of Tripoli on Thursday after a soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting.

March 26, 2014

45 people died in the August blasts and more than 800 were injured. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

21 people on Wednesday were convicted for their role in the deadly double blast that targeted two mosques in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli last summer. 45 people died in the attacks.

A picture of a younger Nicole with her lovely mother. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:11 GMT

Nicole Saba burst out crying live on TV at the mention of her daughter this week.

Assad publicly expressed earlier this month that he hopes the next Lebanese president "would support the resistance axis" (File Archive/AFP)
09:15 GMT

A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.

Israeli Ground Forces Command is upgrading its systems to better prepare for the possibility of a ground invasion against Hezbollah, according to the Jerusalem Post's military source (File Archive)
06:40 GMT

An Israeli army official told media sources this week that only a full-scale ground offensive will defeat Hezbollah.

March 25, 2014

Lebanese army soldiers take positions near the capital's Tariq Jedideh district, following clashes between pro- and anti-Damascus factions on March 23, 2014. The Syrian conflict is increasingly spilling over into Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
12:22 GMT

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Tuesday the outskirts of Hor Taala, near the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek, security sources said.

Has she been banned, or will the show go on?
09:28 GMT

Some reports suggests that drama between Maya Diab and "Al Nahar" have led the show to be nixed, while other sources suggest it's business as usual for the new season of "This is How We Sing".

March 24, 2014

Tripoli is experiencing increased violence because of the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT

The Lebanese Army defused two sticks of dynamite found at the Lebanese University in Tripoli. No one was injured.

Lebanese soldiers are seen deployed on a street in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on March 14, 2014. Two people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the day before. The death toll has now risen to 26 over 12 days. (AFP)
12:32 GMT

Over the past 12 days of clashes in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli, 26 people - most of them civilians - have lost their lives.

Dominique Hourani and her beloved daughter Dilara.
10:42 GMT

What better way to get the word out, then by song? Lebanese singer Dominique Hourani has hushed claims that she has given up custody to Dilara by releasing a song about it in honor of Mother's Day.