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April 27, 2015

The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million. (File photo)
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The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million.
Salma said during the conference that the goal of The Prophet is to "show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world." (AFP/File)
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Take advice from Salma Hayek on life and good values as she speaks during a press conference in Lebanon.
Tanjaret Daghet fled the war in Syria and now perform in Lebanon. (Flickr)
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Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding a new fan base in Lebanon, with their Arabized Western music.
IDF troops in the Golan heights near the Lebanese border. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
This selfie by Nancy Ajram is up to 316,874 likes and counting. (Facebook)
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What's not to love? The whole world is clearly obsessed with Arabia's sweetheart songstress, Nancy Ajram, as indicated by her 15 million Facebook likes!

April 26, 2015

Hayek paid a visit to the Gibran Museum during her visit to Lebanon. (Al Mohajer)
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is in Lebanon for her new movie "The Prophet."
Lebanon continues to be beset by structural bottlenecks such as electricity, water, transportation and telecommunications (File photo).
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Policymakers need to urgently address Lebanon’s longstanding and worsening structural bottlenecks
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!

April 25, 2015

Palestiniadi sports program for children (picture courtesy of UNRWA.org)
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in partnership with UNICEF, launched today Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon.
The jets reportedly struck Lebanon's northern town of al-Qalamoun (File-AFP)
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Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.

April 24, 2015

Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

April 23, 2015

Majida El Roumi is returning! (Image: Facebook)
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The Jounieh International Festival saw Majida El Roumi on stage four years ago, and she's coming back, Baby!
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday. (Screenshot: YouTube)
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The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday.
Lebanon to consider Aqaba Port in Jordan as alternative export route. (Creative Commons/Gerard Janot)
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The government will discuss opening an alternative maritime export route due to the closure of the Nasib crossing with Syria.
Hayek will be attending the screening of "The Prophet" in Lebanon this month. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
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Lebanese-Mexican Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is heading to Lebanon in April for the premiere of her new film "The Prophet."

April 22, 2015

Jacqueline Toutounjian, a 73-year-old Syrian Armenian, who fled the violence in Aleppo, prays inside her home on April 17, 2015, in Lebanon's historic town of Anjar. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
15:14 GMT
A UN representative held a series of meetings with Lebanese officials Wednesday over issues facing women in conflict.

April 21, 2015

Joelle Hatem and former husband George Al Rassi posing with their son Joe. (Image: Facebook)
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After the celebrity couple made a nasty split, Lebanese singer George Al Rassi goes on the air to clarify.
“Remittances of Lebanese expatriates increased from $7.86 billion in 2013 to $8.9 billion in 2014.”
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Lebanon registered the second-highest growth among the 15 largest recipients of remittances in developing economies last year.
The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
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The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
Lebanese Army chief Jean General Jean Kahwaji, Lebanese Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri and French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the hand-over ceremony of a shipment of French weapons to the Lebanese Army in Beirut. (Image: AFP/Joseph Eid)
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Lebanon rolls out the red carpet to receive the first shipment of French weapons, as part of a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia.

April 20, 2015

He stressed that the draft budget had no vision or planning and said the Finance Ministry needed new blood and people with fresh ideas.
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The 2015 draft budget is not expected to be ratified by Cabinet or Parliament unless the bill is totally revised or amended to make it more realistic.
Ahlam's latest album cover resembles Queen Elizabeth on a British stamp but with Ahlam's face on it! (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Can you imagine if Ahlam quit Arab Idol?
Dominique dressed modestly at the Quran event in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
11:38 GMT
We shouldn't judge Dominique Hourani for attending a Quran event, we should praise her instead.
Amal Clooney is the ever stylish woman. (Image: Several sources)
07:30 GMT
A timeline of Amal Clooney's ever-changing style.

April 19, 2015

A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
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A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
Sherine soaking up the sun in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
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Sherine Abdel Wahab soaks up the sun in Beirut and celebrates her "Best Middle Eastern Female Artist" MEMA win.
Haifa didn't care much for her ferocious critics. (Image: Facebook)
09:47 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's new music video did not exactly impress everyone!
Syrian actress Lina Diab is still MIA. (Image: Facebook)
08:15 GMT
We're left with more questions than real answers on why Lina Diab went AWOL after her sister Rana finally speaks up.

April 16, 2015

The raid follows another in Tripoli earlier this week after the army announced heightened efforts to track down terror cells across the country. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
In continued raids agaist suspected terror cells across the country, Lebanese soldiers arrested five individuals, including two they believe have links to extremist groups.
Currency, interest rates and deposits showing signs of stability, according to central bank Governor Riad Salameh (image: on file).
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Lebanon’s economy is coping with fallout from the four-year war in neighbouring Syria, with the currency, interest rates and deposits showing signs of stability.
The former prime minister visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi last month to discuss regional issues. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Lebanon's former prime minister, Saad Hariri is set to visit Washington in the latest of a series of trips seeking talks with foreign officials about boosted support and protection for Lebanon amid regional turmoil.

April 15, 2015

Syrian refugee children beg for money in Beirut on August 29, 2014. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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Projects focusing on the health and education of refugees will begin by setting up nurseries specialized for children one to five years old.
The announcement,  Mohammed Choucair, who also warned of grave consequences for the Lebanese economy if the verbal campaign against Saudi Arabia continues.
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A high-ranking Lebanese business delegation is expected to visit the Gulf states on May 16 in a bid to ensure that strong economic ties with Lebanon remain intact.
Haifa in a scene from her new video "Breathing You In." (Image: YouTube still)
10:46 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's first ever English music video featuring Casper Smart is finally out!
The ambassador's remarks come on the heels of harsh criticism of Saudi's military campaign from the Hezbollah group, who is allied with Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels targeted in the airstrikes. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
As the Saudi-led coalition enters its third week of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi's ambassador to Lebanon warned Hezbollah to stay out of international dialogue on the escalating crisis following harsh criticism from the Lebanon-based Shiite group.
While the security sources suggested a deal was close with the Nusra Front, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh militants remains shrouded in mystery. (AFP/File)
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Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
Haifa Wehbe's happy about her salary.
05:33 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's not only the most controversial celebrity this Ramadan, she also makes the most cash!

April 14, 2015

In response to the statement, Lebanese businessmen working in Gulf nations say they're planning to form a delegation to visit GCC countries to express solidarity with Saudi's military action in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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After the militant group's statement agaist Saudi Arabia, Lebanese expats living in Gulf nations say they feel threatened.