Lebanon

April 2, 2014

Israeli singer Omer Adam took Fares's song without permission and made it his own. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:22 GMT

An Israeli singer has taken Lebanese singer Fares Karam's song without permission and made it into his own!

Haifa is busy juggling many business projects at the same time, we don't think she's time for a rumored Goodwill Ambassador! (Image: Facebook)
09:05 GMT

Rumor has it that Haifa Wehbe has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Middle East region.

A draft of the law to protest women from domestic violence was first submitted to Lebanon's parliament in 2010 (Joseph Eid/AFP)
08:42 GMT

While the passage of Lebanon's domestic violence protection law Tuesday represents a critical benchmark in the country's rights framework, activists say the new "weak" law that fails to address some key critical issues involved in the debate may add another layer of complication--and violence--to this sensitive topic.

Lebanese soldiers from the government army have been deployed on multiple occassions to maintain order in the restive northern city of Tripoli (File Archive/AFP)
07:35 GMT

Lebanon's army arrested 75 people in Tripoli Tuesday in a government-sponsored crack down on the restive northern city.

April 1, 2014

Cyrine has so much on her plate, she doesn't know what to do! (Image: Facebook)
18:00 GMT

Two shows, a film, and upcoming songs are filling Cyrine's slate to the max.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Amos Hochstein, speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Monday, March 31, 2014. (Image: The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
12:52 GMT

The US is urging Lebanon not to drill into disputed zones to avoid conflict.

Nidal performing at the “Al-Wewiyyeh” play. (Image: Boroujconsulting.com)
12:29 GMT

Lebanese theatrical artist Nidal Al Achkar will be participating in the “Gulf Medal in the Arts” Gala and making a single theatrical performance in “Al-Wewiyyeh” today.

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!