Lebanon

April 1, 2014

Angelina Jolie talking with Syrian refugee children (Image: screenshot from video posted on YouTube).
09:15 GMT

While the world attention span has gotten increasingly shorter, Angelina Jolie is pushing faces back towards the crisis in Syria.

People using the cards will now pay LL50 instead of LL100 for every minute of call time from a landline and LL100 instead of LL200 from a mobile line
09:05 GMT

The Telecommunications Ministry has slashed by up to 50 percent the price of local and international phone calls made through prepaid cards issued by the state-run telecom provider Ogero.

The military carried out raids and set up numerous checkpoints to heighten security. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

The Lebanese Army began implementing the new security plan early Tuesday in an effort to quell violence in Tripoli.

March 31, 2014

Security officials believe Atrash was going to use the stolen cars for car bombs in Arsal. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT

Cars belonging to terror suspect Sami Atrash were confiscated by Lebanese security forces Monday.

Passenger traffic at Beirut's main airport is already down due to deteriorating domestic and regional situations, both of which have taken a critical toll on the country's economy (File Archive)
12:00 GMT

Air traffic controllers are organizing a strike for Tuesday to demand a wage hike as government leadership discusses the issue for all public servants. However, the strike will definitely take a toll on Lebanon's already diminishing tourism and transport sectors.

March 30, 2014

Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets of Tripoli where the neighboring war in Syria has heightened tensions between various sects living in the restive northern city (Anwar Amro/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanon's army released a statement this week vowing to "fight terrorism" as attacks continued in Tripoli and Arsal this weekend.

Jihan prints a kiss on her hubby's cheek to prove that it's all OK! (Image: Twitter)
12:14 GMT

Rumor has it that Jihan is mad at her hubby Ragheb Alama for his womanizing ways, but her Tiwtter picture says otherwise!

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin on a double date with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. (Image courtesy of watchinga.com)
10:05 GMT

Things must be getting serious between Hollywood hottie George Clooney and his smarty pants Lebanese lady if he's introducing them to married pals Emily Blunt and Krasinski!

This most recent attack is most likely the work of an radical Islamist group that disagrees with Hezbollah's participation in the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

A suicide attack at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Arsal has killed three soldiers and wounded four others.

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.