Lebanon

September 19, 2014

The Lebanese army is accusing Israel of violating UN Resolution 1701 after Israeli intelligence forces ramped up wire tapping activities on the border. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT

The Lebanese Army urged UNIFIL forces to look at Israeli wire tapping devices, installed along the Lebanese border, as a violation of Resolution 1701, the resolution that forged a peace agreement and ended the 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.

September 18, 2014

Up to 22 Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped by militants last month in the border town of Arsal (File/AFP)
09:23 GMT

The U.S. and France will speed up delivery of military aid to Lebanon amid the increasing tension in the border town of Arsal.

Militants are believed to be holding a further 20 Lebanese soldiers captive since violence erupted in Arsal last month (File/AFP)
07:11 GMT

Another Lebanese soldier was kidnapped close to the border town of Arsal by unknown gunmen in two pickup trucks, according to reports.

September 17, 2014

Jahida Wehbe is one of the performing artists coming to Mishkal this year. (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT

With performers like Jahida Wehbe and Ziad al-Ahmadie and his band, you know it's gonna be good this year.

Twenty-two Lebanese soldiers are being held by Nusra Front militants (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT

Militants from Nusra Front have threatened to kill one of 22 kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, according to a statement on Facebook.

Friend zone: Dolly and Bakhous are no longer married! (Image: Facebook)
08:17 GMT

Dolly Shahine has no problem mixing business with pleasure. That's why she's divorced her hubby but kept him on her payroll!

September 16, 2014

"Watch out: Bump Ahead": Check out this funny shirt worn by a prego Yosra El Lozy. (Image: Facebook)
12:13 GMT

Watch out: bump ahead!

Nusra Front suffered heavy casualties after clashes with Lebanon's army (File/AFP)
11:06 GMT

Lebanon's army clashed with Nusra Front fighters overnight on the country's border with Syria, killing dozens of militants.

There are currently 1.6 million refugees in Lebanon, with 1.2 million registered with the UNHCR (File/AFP)
09:38 GMT

Lebanon will need up to $1 billion to cope with the mass influx of Syrian refugees in the country, according to a government official.

Three is the magic number: Pascale's son is now 3! (Image: Facebook)
09:27 GMT

Pascale Machalani beamed as she celebrated her son's birthday!

Lebanon's army will internally prepare for an renewed assault in the border town of Arsal, after clashes last month (File/AFP)
08:17 GMT

Lebanon will increase security along the border with Syria as part of a global contribution against Islamic State militants, according to an analyst.

September 15, 2014

Kerry and Bassil discussed Lebanon's role in combating terrorism in the region. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Paris Monday.

Security has been tight since Syria's three-year civil war spilled over to Lebanon (File/AFP)
11:14 GMT

Lebanese authorities have rejected suggestions to collaborate with the Syrian regime to combat Islamic State militants.

US actor George Clooney arrives with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night to promote the Andrea Bocelli Foundation on September 7, 2014 in Florence. (AFP PHOTO / STR)
07:39 GMT

Newspapers in Venice say George Clooney will marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice this month... could it be the case?