Lebanon

October 30, 2014

Bekaa Valley has been the centre of clashes between Syrian militants and Lebanon's army in recent months (File/AFP)
07:10 GMT

Dangerous clashes erupted on Wednesday evening between militants and Lebanon's army near Bekaa Valley towns, close to the border with Syria.

October 29, 2014

Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT

US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.

Lebanese boys look at a bullet-riddled Islamist mural in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood on Oct. 28. Three days of fierce fighting between Lebanese forces and armed Islamists killed at least 16 and forced thousands to flee. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
08:17 GMT

A Lebanese military official said that as many as 500 Islamist militants had taken part in the four-day battle against Lebanese security and military forces.

A report from the Washington Institute found that poverty is a root cause for violence and terrorism (File/AFP)
07:18 GMT

Is it time to make the most of the anti-IS sentiment across Lebanon? According to a recent report, around one percent of the country's Sunni population supports IS and it's not just terrorism that's to blame.

October 28, 2014

Lebanese and Arab banks, with the help of Central Banks, have upgraded their regulations and laws in recent years to be in line with international norms.
17:16 GMT

U.S. officials urged Arab bankers who attended a recent conference in New York to maintain measures to combat money laundering and terrorist funding.

Fighting ended between Lebanon's army and militants in the port city of Tripoli where over 42 people were killed (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanon's army arrested 83 suspected militants during a widespread clampdown in northern Lebanon Tuesday after 42 people were killed during clashes in Tripoli.

Lebanon is now home to over 1.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing the neighboring conflict (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Lebanon's Prime Minister Tamman Salam on Tuesday called on the international community to fund the mass influx of Syrian refugees in the country.

Diana will be performing live in an exclusive concert in Fujairah! (Image: Facebook)
11:06 GMT

City Centre Fujairah has announced the next celebrity singer to join its ongoing concert series: Diana Haddad is up next!

Millions of Syrians have fled the raging violence in their country. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

Children in refugee camps in Lebanon are often forced to work for incredibly low wages to help their impoverished families.

A still from "Ghadi," which will be competing in next year's Oscars in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category. (Image: Daily Star)
07:43 GMT

Amin Dora’s comedy “Ghadi” is seeking international recognition; let's hope it wins "Best Foreign Language Film" in the 2015 Oscars.

October 27, 2014

So far ISIS has executed two Lebanese soldiers (AFP/File Archive).
20:00 GMT

ISIS is threatening to kill two captives if demands they submitted to the Lebanese government are not met, media reported Monday.

The army’s operation to empty the city of the Islamist fighters was now “over” and that the army was carrying out mopping-up operations to clear out any remaining gunmen (AFP/File Archive).
18:00 GMT

Fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army in Tripoli appeared to have stopped on Monday morning.

Maya is one of the spokeswomen for the #PinkStands4 campaign. (Image: Facebook)
14:00 GMT

Maya Diab's #PinkStands4 claimed the number one spot on Glamour Magazine's most influential breast cancer awareness campaigns worldwide.

George and Amal's wedding has made one customer oh so very unhappy! (Image: Facebook)
08:51 GMT

One disgruntled customer has complained that their family outing had to be cancelled because of the Clooney's glitzy gathering at Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire.