Lebanon

August 18, 2014

Lebanon currently hosts over 1.3 million Syrian refugees, making up 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Lebanese authorities tightened controls on Syrian refugees in Bsharri after a wave of violence between militants and the army across Arsal earlier this month.

A Syrian boy walks through the remains of a refugee camp that was burnt during clashes with militants in Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:23 GMT

Militants freed two Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped during clashes between extremists and the army in the border town of Arsal.

Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the streets of Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:35 GMT

Lebanon's army requested fixed-wing aircrafts from the U.S. to support troops battling extremists in and around the border town of Arsal, an official said.

Nawal Al Zoghbi is known for her sense of style. Sweet shades, Diva! (Image: Facebook)
04:35 GMT

From one fashionista to the other, the Lebanese songstress says she's obsessed with one fellow starlet and her wardrobe. Whom could it be?

August 17, 2014

Diab, 31, hosted a show on the Jordanian radio station and was a lung cancer survivor. (Image: Daily Star)
13:55 GMT

Lebanese journalist Mazen Diab was murdered in Amman this week. Jordanian police arrested four men in suspicion of his murder.

August 16, 2014

An LAF tank outside Arsal. (AFP)
14:22 GMT

Lebanese PM Tammam Salam reassured relatives of kidnapped soldiers and police officers Saturday that the state was exerting all efforts possible to secure the release of their loved ones.

Aid workers brought food, supplies, and medical assistance to Tfail in April. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT

The mayor of Tfail said Saturday that the Syrian army ordered residents to evacuate in 48 hours before the military shells the tiny eastern border village in Lebanon.

Lebanese army tanks deploy in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:07 GMT

French authorities are seeking to provide the Lebanese army with used weapons under a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia, the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper reported on Saturday.

Carole Samaha getting kisses from the kids. (Image: Facebook)
07:31 GMT

The Lebanese songstress was a hit among the refugees in the region as she participated in a humanitarian effort for her homeland.

August 15, 2014

Lebanon's PM Tammam Salam spoke to an Arsal delegate Friday and vowed to find solutions for the depleted town's growing refugee population.
13:48 GMT

After a bloody battle between the Lebanese army and Syrian militants in Arsal, Lebanon PM Salam spoke Friday about rebuilding the town and addressing a growing number of Syrian refugees he said were partially to blame.

The concert took off with the four artists performing “Allah Ya Trab Antoura” together. (Image: Daily Star)
09:00 GMT

Late Lebanese singer, songwriter, composer and actor Wadih El Safi was hailed in a performance at the Beirut Waterfront Tuesday, in a tribute concert organized as part of Beirut Holidays.

August 14, 2014

Lebanon’s Parliament has not approved a budget since 2005.
22:57 GMT

The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the treasury has money to pay the salaries of civil servants for only two months,

Andraos, who has been teaching at Columbia since 2011, is the first woman to become a dean at the school, according to the statement released by the university Tuesday.
12:19 GMT

Before Columbia, she taught at Princeton, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S., and at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

Militants fought fierce battles with the army last week. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

Lebanon charged 43 jihadists Thursday over gun battles with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.