Lebanon

June 28, 2014

Lebanese army vehicles carrying Lebanese soldiers are deployed on the streets of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on April 2, 2014 in the first stage of a plan aimed at quelling deadly Syria-linked violence in the city. (Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Tensions have been steadily rising in the northern city of Tripoli ever since the Lebanese Army began implementing its security plan in April, drawing the ire of Islamists who say arrests have been random and unjust.

June 27, 2014

Wael Jassar and the Ghada Al Sunni, the woman rumored to have been replaced by Amani Al Kundari to introduce the singer to the Kuwait stage.
08:00 GMT

Wael Jassar is settling rumors about how the woman was selected to introduce his stage entrance at his recent Kuwait concert.

Lebanese authorities clamped down on terrorist cells following a suicide booming in the Duroy Hotel, Beirut on Wednesday (File/AFP)
07:15 GMT

Terrorist groups could easily strike the West, Lebanese security officials warned, following a round of bombings in Beirut this week.

June 26, 2014

EDL has written to the Finance Ministry that the allocation for fuel oil not be slashed from $1.8 billion to $2.2 billion.
23:28 GMT

An official at the state-owned Electricite du Liban said Wednesday that power plants have been shut down to limit fuel consumption, warning

Lebanon's parliament has failed to reach a quorum to elect a new president for nearly two months (File Archive)
19:00 GMT

Lebanon's Cabinet approved Thursday to allow the government to work without a president.

A bomb exploded at the Duroy hotel Wednesday. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT

A would be suicide bomber is being interrogated in Beirut for his role in the hotel suicide bomb that happened Wednesday.

Wednesday's suicide bombing was the third to hit Lebanon this week (File/AFP)
07:51 GMT

Security officials in Lebanon tightened security across the country after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hotel to avoid arrest, bringing the total number of bombings to three this week.

It's all about FIFA on TV this Ramadan!
07:23 GMT

Lebanese channels know that there's no competing with the World Cup, there are fewer shows on the slate this year.

June 25, 2014

At least two General Security personnel were killed in the explosion Wednesday (AFP)
18:58 GMT

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday.

Head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc, Mohammad Radd, said the group was prepared to protect Iraq's holy Shia shrines (File/AFP)
09:22 GMT

Lebanon's Hezbollah are ready to intervene in Iraq against ISIS militants, the group said during a rally on Monday.

Ambassador Ali Awad Asiri said Saudi nationals "are not a target" after a wave of suicide attacks in Beirut (File/AFP)
08:48 GMT

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri, attempted to reassure Saudi tourists amid safety concerns after a recent wave of bombings in Beirut.

June 24, 2014

Cyrine Abdel Nour is up to something, so get excited! (Image: Facebook)
16:15 GMT

She's become better known by her acting career, but Cyrine Abdel Nour is really a singer at heart. The multi-talented star has a special surprise in store for fans of her musical skills.

Lara says she's not interested in dating men anymore! (Image: Facebook)
14:40 GMT

Lara Kay wants to be a lesbian, and this is what's triggered her to make that decision!

Two suicide attacks were carried out in Lebanon this week. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday that security concerns will persist in Lebanon as long as Lebanese are involved in Syria.

Lebanon heavily relies on its tourism industry as a vital part of the economy (File/AFP)
13:59 GMT

Suicide bombs are not enough of a reason to scare away the tourists of Lebanon. As embassies warn against traveling to the country, some tourists say it's just an exaggeration.