Lebanon

October 15, 2014

Qassem said Hezbollah has had intelligence on 'takfiri' activities since 2006, but will always prioritize the 'Israeli threat' first. (AFP/File)
15:37 GMT

Hezbollah's Deputy Head Naim Qassem said Tuesday that the party was prioritizing threats from Israel above those from 'takfiri' forces in Syria.

Lebanon is home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in dire conditions across farmland or empty fields (File/AFP)
13:27 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

She's still got it: Maya will be hosting yet another music show! (Image: Facebook)
13:22 GMT

Lebanese diva Maya Diab will be settling into MBC's The X Factor Arabia soon!

October 14, 2014

A total number of four Lebanese soldiers have now defected to join extremist groups (File/AFP)
17:45 GMT

The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian said there is a difference between Muslims and Islamist militants (File/AFP)
16:59 GMT

Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.

Myriam Fares shakes what her mama gave her (Image: Facebook)
10:10 GMT

When Myriam Fares's derriere became the talk of her fans, she decided it was time to pull the photo from Instagram that caused such a hoopla!

The beautiful £5 million mansion that George gifted to his new wife Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency Ltd)
07:45 GMT

George and Amal were caught seemingly unaware of the danger lurking and flood experts have had to be called into their new Berkshire mansion!

A match made in heaven: Amal has changed her name to Amal Alamuddin Clooney. (Image: Facebook)
07:17 GMT

Amal Alamuddin reveals she has taken her husband Clooney's name on law firm's website ...as she heads back to work in Athens!

October 13, 2014

The Central Bank chief also explained that he requested the IMF send a delegation to Lebanon "to evaluate the cost borne by the country as a result of receiving displaced Syrians."
00:14 GMT

“The IMF does not have any reservations about the performance of Lebanon, and it understands what the region is going through and its impact on us.”

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri leaves at the end of a meeting with the French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 7, 2014 (Alain Jocard/ AFP).
19:00 GMT

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai in Rome Monday for talks centering on the nearly 5-month-old presidential deadlock, Future MP Ammar Houri said Sunday.

Maya Diab sang with Jason Derulo for "Coke Studio". (Image: Twitter)
10:39 GMT

While recording for "Coke Studio" on MBC4, Maya Diab got in a heated convo with the song composer for "Talk to Me", which features American songster Jason Derulo.

October 12, 2014

Kurds across Europe and the Middle East have grown increasingly frustrated with international inaction in Kobani, sparking widespread, sometimes violent protests. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT

Protesters mostly hailing from the Kurdish region in Syria took to the streets in Beirut Sunday to protest international handling of Kobani, particularly in Turkey, where the borders have been closed and government authorities have ignored UN urges to intervene in the border town.

The beautiful manor house that's been reportedly purchased by George and Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency)
09:57 GMT

Word spread among locals that George Clooney and new wife Amal Alamuddin bought a £10m mansion in Berkshire.

News of the soldier's defection first surfaced in a video late Saturday, in which he says his decision is the result of Lebanon's 'mass detention of Sunnis.' (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT

A third Lebanese soldier has reportedly defected to join IS ranks, adding to a feared surge of defectors following the recent IS and Nusra call for Sunni soldiers to leave posts and join extremist ranks.

Tania has performed all over the world but her dream is to perform in Las Vegas. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT

International Lebanese Soprano and Pop Diva Tania Kassis spreads her message of peace around the globe.