Lebanon

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.

March 23, 2014

Family resemblance much? Here's Myriam Fares and her momma (Image: Facebook).
20:26 GMT

She's the face of beauty alright, to the point that companies use her as the poster child for their products. Now Myriam Fares is sharing where she got her claim to beautiful fame.

Hezbollah fighters have supported the Syrian regime inside the neighboring country's civil war, most recently helping Damascus secure victory in Yabroud over rebel forces (File Archive)
17:00 GMT

Hezbollah officials told media outlets Sunday that the recent Syrian regime victory in Yabroud will "curb suicide and car bombings in Lebanon" as a result.

Rayan dishes all on air. (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT

Can't say he agrees with them, but Lebanese songster Rayan can still respect the Lebanese diva's political Tweets.

Nadine poses for photos with her fans at the Paris Gallery Mother's Day event. (Image: Paris Gallery)
08:35 GMT

Nadine El Rassi celebrated Mother's Day in style at the luxurious Paris Gallery Mother's Day event in Abu Dhabi.

The army has since intervened in the clashes, naharnet.com reported. (AFP/File)
06:44 GMT

Dawn clashes in Beirut between Salafists and supporters of the Arab Movement leader caused the death of one person on Sunday morning. At least 10 more were injured.

March 22, 2014

King Abdullah said Lebanese involvement in Syria was not constructive.  (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

King Abdullah II expressed concern about the current political climate in Lebanon and urged all sides to stay out of Syria's conflict.