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Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)
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The Lebanese army intercepted the militants trying to set up a rocket launcher in Arsal.
A senior Hamas official will be meeting with Hezbollah's secretary-general in Beirut in the coming days. (AFP/File)
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A senior Hamas official will be meeting with Hezbollah's secretary-general in Beirut in the coming days.
Last month, Hezbollah advanced into Arsal’s outskirts from the south and east, tightening its grip around Nusra Front militants. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters moved into the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Zabadani Wednesday.
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations.
A seismic vessel is pictured off the coast of Lebanon on Sept. 24, 2012. (AFP/File)
01:43 GMT
Lebanon told a senior US official it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel.
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon.

July 1, 2015

Happy birthday Al Waleed Helani. (Facebook)
15:58 GMT
The Assi Helano family celebrated their son Al Waleed's birthday on Monday.

June 30, 2015

The tourism minister remained cautiously optimistic, recognising that the political impasse and the Syrian conflict threaten Lebanon's stability. (Shutterstock)
11:04 GMT
The country has witnessed a 25 percent increase in tourist numbers over the last nine months, in spite of recent attacks.
Lebanese security forces have continued to battle militants near the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested eight Syrian men on suspicion of being affiliated with terrorist groups in the border towns of Labweh and Arsal.
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs.
Elie Saab speaking at the LAU graduation ceremony. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
07:30 GMT
The self-taught fashion guru receives the honor for his outstanding contribution to the fashion industry in Lebanon and around the world.

June 29, 2015

The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
16:30 GMT
The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
Lebanon and Israel are disputing a maritime zone of 854 square km with suspected energy reserves potentially worth billions of dollars. (Shutterstock)
08:51 GMT
US Dept of State official to mediate talks between Lebanon and Israel over disputed maritime zone and exploration of lucrative energy reserves.

June 28, 2015

Hezbollah has been strengthening their positions near the northeastern Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek with rockets and heavy artillery in preparation for an upcoming offensive against Daesh. (AFP/File)
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The outskirts of the northeastern town of Ras Baalbek are expected to see a series of fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Daesh in the upcoming weeks.
George and Amal Clooney's new £10million home has been undergoing renovations for almost a year. (Eonline/Paris Match edit)
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George and Amal Clooney have been called 'the worst neighbours you could have'. And they haven't even moved in!
Tiffany Tang, making a name for herself for the wrong reasons! (Photo Bucket)
08:16 GMT
Tiffany Tang, also known as Tang Yan, walked the red carpet at 18th Shanghai International Film Festival in a dress from Elie Saab's 2015 summer collection. Or so she thought!
The new center will be managed by the Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, a Lebanese NGO. The Palace of Justice in Beirut. (IFPO)
06:28 GMT
New center to meet with every new detainee in Tripoli, collect forensic evidence of torture and provide support.

June 27, 2015

The Ramadan series was produced with tech teams who worked on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (Instagram)
17:00 GMT
The Lebanese actress is now contracted to the series that will run over the next four years!
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal.
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
09:59 GMT
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
DJ Paul van Dyk closed Formula One in Bahrain with an electrifying stint earlier this year. (EDM Life)
07:02 GMT
Grammy-winning German DJ's "The Politics of Dancing 3" banned for including collaborations with Israeli DJs.
A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces. (AFP/File)
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A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces.

June 26, 2015

A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
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A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal.

June 25, 2015

Unexploded cluster bombs still litter much of the south of Lebanon after Israel dropped roughly four million of them in the July-August 2006 war. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
A nine-year-old boy was killed when a nearly decade-old Israeli cluster bomb exploded in South Lebanon Thursday.
Super model Arlenis Sosa walked down the aisle in this beautiful #ReemAcra dress. (Instagram)
13:59 GMT
Victoria's Secret model Arlenis Sosa has married Donnie McGrath during a stunning beach-side ceremony in her native Dominican Republic.
Wael Jassar will perform on July 18, along with singers Ayman Zbeeb and Nader Al Atat at the Mövenpick Hotel Beirut. (Facebook)
13:32 GMT
Why not celebrate Eid El-Fitr with Lebanese singer Wael Jassar this year?
Marita with her family on her graduation day. (Instagram)
11:53 GMT
Assi Helani and his family celebrated daughter Marita's high school success this week.
Expecting mama Carole shopping for baby clothes. (Facebook)
10:13 GMT
While her big baby bump still allows her to walk, Carole Samaha went out shopping for baby clothes and accessories.

June 24, 2015

Beirut's investigative judge granted bail to a doctor in custody on charges of misdiagnosing an infant whose limbs had to be amputated. (Shutterstock)
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Beirut's investigative judge granted bail to a doctor in custody on charges of misdiagnosing an infant whose limbs had to be amputated.
Amal in Stella, with Stella. (Jamesy/KP/Gotcha Images)
14:54 GMT
All work and no play? Amal enjoys a night out in Notting Hill with celeb designer Stella McCartney.
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet. (Sonara.net)
13:59 GMT
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet.
Syrian refugees await assistance in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
$800 million of aid last year reflected by growth of 1.3 percent in the Lebanese GDP, according to a UN report.
A former Syrian detainee displays marks left by torture. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
According to the author, torture is a violation of human dignity and it has no place in a civilized country.

June 23, 2015

Hezbollah and the Syrian army have been making steady progress against Nusra and Daesh in Qalamoun since launching an offensive in the region in May. (Twitter)
15:34 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured three new hills in Syria's northern Qalamoun region on Tuesday.
Assala turns a blind eye on her bumpy friendship with Haifa Wehbe, and confesses that she's an amazing actress instead! (Watanserb.com)
14:59 GMT
Assala turns a blind eye on her bumpy friendship with Haifa Wehbe, and confesses that she's an amazing actress instead!
The incident took place last April during an uprising in the prison. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The five suspects charged for alleged involvement with the torture of inmates at Roumieh prison were referred to Lebanon's Military Tribunal.
Amal's business unusual as she stands out in a sea of suits. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT
The celeb lawyer is supremely elegant for her defense of the Chagossian Islanders' bid to return home.
Myriam will be rocking Egypt this Eid El-Fitr. (Style of Arabia)
12:00 GMT
Lebanese diva Myriam Fares is set to perform in Egypt this Eid El-Fitr.
Ahlam is a huge fan of Cyrine and her work. (YouTube)
09:36 GMT
"Queen" Ahlam has much love for actress Cyrine Abdelnour.
The Information Branch chief condemned the media framing the ISF in a negative light following the release of the footage. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
09:24 GMT
The announcement follows the release of a video showing Roumieh guards torturing inmates inside the notorious prison last April.
A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows Druze men residing in Israel holding binoculars watching smoke rising in the horizon of the Syrian Druze village of Hadar, on June 20, 2015, following Syrian army airstrikes against opposition rebel fighters. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
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On Monday Israeli Druze attacked an IDF ambulance carrying to Syrians in Goan Heights.
A Roumieh prison cell. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
07:24 GMT
The document, allegedly leaked from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, showed a request from the Lebanese government for $2.3 million to maintain Roumieh prison.

June 22, 2015

Diana likes to stay fit and exercise all year round. (Instagram)
18:24 GMT
Lebanese singer Diana Haddad has the solution for staying fit in Ramadan.
Families protest for the release of the nine Lebanese captives being held by Daesh. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Families of the nine Lebanese soldiers being held captive by Daesh received messages via WhatsApp threatening to torture the prisoners in response to the videos leaked from Roumieh prison.
Huwaida, daughter of Lebanese diva Sabah, poses next to her mother's dress upon arriving for the Beirut International Awards Festivals (BIAF) on June 12, 2015, at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
14:08 GMT
Lebanon's fashion industry benefits from local businesses but remains hamstrung by a lack of market accessibility, a survey said.
A Hezbollah soldier surveys the landscape near Lebanon's northern Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT
An attempted Daesh attack on Hezbollah posts in northern Qalamoun on Monday was thwarted by Hezbollah forces and the Syrian army.
Joseph celebrates Father's Day with his family! (Instagram)
09:21 GMT
Lebanese singer Joseph Attieh showed his papa some love on Father's Day.
Guards from the Internal Security Forces were arrested after a video sufficed online of inmates being beaten and tortured. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Five guards from Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison were arrested after a video sufficed online showing inmates being tortured.

June 21, 2015

The Ministry of Economy has deployed 100 inspectors to monitor food prices. (Shutterstock/Aleksandr Sadkov)
09:16 GMT
Surge in food prices prior to Ramadan 'artificial' due to wide availability of food previously earmarked for export, claim consumer groups.
Relax, you’re in Lebanon! Breaking your fast in public here gets you nothing more than dirty looks and an occasional flying slipper. That said, be respectful of your practicing Muslim brothers and sisters and refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in the public areas of Lebanon’s more conservative Muslim communities.
08:39 GMT
Ramadan laws can be hard to keep up with. No two countries seem to have the same rules, let alone the same punishments! We broke down the laws for the most popular destinations in the Arab world. What's in, what's out, and what you'll have to do to make amends. It's the Ramadan crackdown countdown!
Angelina Jolie visiting Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 2012. (UNHCR)
06:40 GMT
The Oscar-winning actress and her 9 year old daughter also made an unannounced visit to Lebanon ahead of World Refugee Day.

June 20, 2015

A Syrian family from Aleppo takes shelter from the rain in Turkey's Istanbul, March 2014.  According to the UN, Turkey hosted the world's highest number of refugees by the end of 2014, at 1.59 million people. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
15:09 GMT
As June 20 marks UN World Refugee Day, the international body reports record numbers of displaced people who fled armed conflicts in 2014.

June 18, 2015

The song is an introduction for Halat Eishq series that will be on our screens during Ramadan. (Instagram)
13:50 GMT
Nancy Ajram's latest single has been an overnight hit.
Kassem Hejeij was charged by the US Treasury with direct links to Hezbollah. (AFP/Mladen Antonov)
13:40 GMT
Kassem Hejeij was charged by the US Treasury with direct links to Hezbollah.