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April 19, 2014

Mai wasn't shy about voicing her opinion of fellow celebs on "The Accused."
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While being held on "The Accused," Mai Hariri accused fellow celebs of good and not-so-good things!
Syrian army attack: The remote town, home to 3,000 Lebanese and around 5,000 Syrian refugees was also reportedly attacked on Tuesday (File/AFP)
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Lebanese villagers and Syrian refugees fled from the town Tfail, after Syria's army launched a series of artillery strikes in the area.

April 18, 2014

Daoud Farhat (left) and Youssef Ayad (centre), are said to have arrived in Thailand several days before the Jewish holiday of Passover, while the third suspect Bilal Bahsoun, may have not entered Thailand (Image courtesy of Stop910)
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Two Hezbollah suspects planned an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13, according to the Bangkok Post on Friday.
Amid tensions in Tripoli, Lebanese authorities have been clamping down on any suspected terrorist activity across the country (File/AFP)
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The six Palestinians stand accused of the intent to carry out terrorist attacks in Lebanon.
Clashes are common in Tripoli, since the crisis in Syria intensified (File/AFP)
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A military judge issued arrest warrants on Thursday for suspects allegedly involved in Syria-linked Tripoli clashes earlier in April.

April 17, 2014

The suspect allegedly has links to the Al Qaeda affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades (File/AFP)
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Several arrest warrants were issued against Bilal Kayed Kayed before he was apprehended on Thursday.
Lebanon's parliament will meet on April 23 to vote for the country's next president before current President Michel Sleiman's six-year term ends in May (File Archive)
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Lebanon's parliament will meet on April 23 to elect the country's new president.
Israel has kidnapped Lebanese shepherds before. (Photo courtesy of fanack.com)
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The Israeli army kidnapped on Thursday five shepherds, including 2 women and a child, from Lebanese territories in the South.

April 16, 2014

Over one million Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Lebanon (File Archive/AFP)
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Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27% of Lebanon's population

April 15, 2014

Lebanon currently hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
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Lebanese authorities plan to stem the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon.
Jameel prizewinner and Turkish fashion label Dice Kayek (by sisters Ece and Ayşe Ege) evoked Istanbul’s rich architecture with lamé brocade Caftan (recalling luxurious Ottoman robes); Hagia Sophia (a beaded and embroidered satin coat inspired by Byzantine mosaics); and Dome 2 (a sheer cotton blouse folded like the ribs of Istanbul’s roofs).
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An Arab art competition sponsored by architect Zaha Hadid is exhibited in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

April 14, 2014

Lebanese soldiers were deployed to Tripoli in late March to implement a new security plan for the restive city (File Archive/AFP)
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At least 38 individuals have been charged for involvement in gun battles in Lebanon's Tripoli.
Diana has a very busy work schedule ahead of her after filming her music video for "La Fiesta." (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Diana Haddad is releasing a music video for her new single "La Fiesta."
Diwanee is an online journal for "modern Arab women" (Courtesy of Wamda)
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Lebanese startup digital media company Diwanee is paving the way for more domestic startups and entrepreneurs to move onto the global platform.
The Israeli military is preparing for any possible scenario in the besieged Gaza Strip, Syria and Lebanon, Gantz said. (AFP/File)
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The Israeli military's Chief of Staff Benny Gantz says Tel Aviv is getting ready for what he called future wars against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
Arab Idol is back, baby! Nancy Ajram struck a pose on set the show's third season. (Image: Instagram)
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April 13, 2014

The Lebanese army will soon take control of Beirut's western neighborhood, southern suburbs, and Tariq al-Jadideh district. (AFP/File)
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The army and Internal Security Forces' security plan that has been implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and in the eastern Bekaa Valley will soon be brought to Beirut.
Happy Jordan: Solid choreography and slick production make this a winner!  Produced by BeAmman, a grassroots website that promotes the city of Amman, it sets spectacular dance moves against the backdrop of the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater and Amman skyline. Best scene? The two old men in red fez waving their coats as they dance down the street!
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If it hasn't already reached its sell-by, what’s the appeal of Pharrell William’s pop sensation “Happy”? and how has it fared across the Middle East's far-flung corners?
Ragheb reassured everyone again that he didn't quit because of fellow judge Ahlam. (Image: Facebook)
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Wondering why Ragheb Alama has REALLY quit Arab Idol? Find out here!
A collage of portraits of those missing since Lebanon's civil war. (Image courtesy of The Independent)
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Relatives of those who disappeared during the civil war want answers and hope that a new commission will help.

April 12, 2014

City in lockdown: Heavy security presence in Tripoli (File/AFP)
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The military in Lebanon continued to maintain a heavy presence in Tripoli, setting up checkpoints and barriers across the city on Friday.

April 11, 2014

Nancy is seeking the help of her fans with her latest charitable project. (Image: Facebook)
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Write Nancy Ajram's song lyrics for the "Street Children" contest and make a difference in the world.
Hot stuff: Assi announced that his daughter Marina will be singing with Ricky Martin. (Image: Facebook)
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Assi Helani is making a starlet of his eldest daughter, who will be singing with international superstar Ricky Martin.
Terror suspect Mohammed Qassem was arrested in the Lebanese village of Arsal by the army (File/AFP)
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The Lebanese military have captured a terrorist allegedly involved in carrying out deadly attacks across the country.

April 10, 2014

Cyrine Abdelnour has to step it up a notch to stand next to Khaled Salim (Image: Facebook)
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Cyrine Abdelnour gets silly with her co-star behind the scenes of "Love Story".
Lebanese army retaliated in Bab al-Tabbaneh, Tripoli (file/AFP)
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Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.
Israel says that Hezbollah is repeatedly violating UN resolutions. (AFP/File)
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Israel has asked the United Nations to take action against Hezbollah after the party's secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops last month.
Wael is officially a judge on Arab Idol Season 3 now. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Wael Kfoury will be joining the Arab Idol judging panel in place of Ragheb Alama starting Friday.
Hezbollah is allegedly facing an economic crisis over its continued role in the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah is facing an economic crisis stemming from its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and budget cuts in Iran as a result of new president Hassan Rouhani's austerity policies, Lebanese sources say.
If everything goes according to plan, international oil companies can start the actual drilling at the end of 2015
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International energy companies will be able to start drilling for gas off the Lebanese coast at the end of 2015 if the August auction date is met, a source familiar with the tender process said Wednesday.

April 9, 2014

Elissa loving on Lebanon's British Ambassador, Tom Fletcher. (Image: Facebook)
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Put a political figure next to a top celebrity, and boom you've got what it takes to make a picture go viral.
Does this face look familiar? You'll be seeing more of it on a new talent show (Image: Facebook).
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Never one to be left out, dicey diva Haifa Wehbe has kept up with her colleagues by agreeing to host MBC's new talent show "Your Face Sounds Familiar" alongside Egyptian actor Ahmad Al Sakka.
Italy had to deny that the U.S. had vetoed weapons bound for the Lebanese Army. (AFP/File)
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Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.
Nancy wants Ragheb back on Arab Idol, but rumor has it Wael will be taking his place instead!
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Word has it that Ragheb Alama and Wael Kfoury are taking each other's places as judges on their former TV talent competition shows!
The neighboring war in Syria has sparked sectarian tensions in Lebanon's city of Tripoli (Ibrahim Chaloub/AFP)
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At least two soldiers were killed in Lebanon's city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified gunmen in the area of Akkar.
Nancy said that she loves Arab Idol and would like Ragheb to come back to its judging committee. (Image: Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram is the only Arab Idol judge who has commented on Ragheb Alama leaving the show!
Razan is now officially a new Mama! (Image: Facebook)
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Razan Moghrabi welcomes her new baby into the world!
A still of Haifa and Hakim taken from the video from their new film "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Facebook)
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A video of Haifa Wehbe dancing sexually to a song by Hakim has taken YouTube by storm.

April 8, 2014

Soldiers stand guard on the road leading to Mieh Mieh Palestinian refugee camp on April 7, 2014 on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese port of Sidon after clashes occurred between two different Palestinian factions. The clashes left five people dead and 23 injuried.( AFP photo/Mahmoud Zayyat)
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Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday phoned a Hamas representative in Lebanon to check in on refugees in Mieh Mieh camp, a day after clashes between Palestinians killed nine.
A still from Haifa's upcoming series "Words on Paper." (Image: YouTube)
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A promo of Haifa Wehbe's upcoming TV series "Kalam Ala Waraq" (Words on Paper) has been released.
Will Adel really become the next Lebanese President? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Lebanese comedian Adel Karam has announced that he's running for presidency in Lebanon.

April 7, 2014

Ghassan Oweidat, the first investigative judge of Beirut, ordered the arrest of Abu Hamzeh, the former head of the board of trustees of Safa and one-time Jumblatt aide, after questioning him.
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The sources said Abu Hamzeh, husband of famed TV presenter Mona Abu Hamzeh, could remain in custody up to two months before his lawyers can get an order for his release on bail.
Ragheb won't be returning to Season 3 of Arab Idol. (Image: Facebook)
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In a shocking revelation, Lebanese superstar and Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama has pulled out of the TV talent competition!
Two were killed in Monday's clashes. (AFP/File)
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Clashes in the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Mieh Mieh in the coastal city of Sidon Monday killed two people, including the commander of an armed group, and wounded five others, security sources said.
Israeli soldiers stand together in the occupied Golan Heights. Hezbollah has taken responsibility for an attack on Israeli territory last month. (AFP/File)
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Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that his organization is responsible for last month's attack on an Israeli military patrol in the occupied Shebaa Farms area.
The purpose of the sanctions is to deal a blow to the Lebanese group’s finances and reduce its capacity to "sow instability in Middle East". (AFP/File)
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U.S. lawmakers are seeking to implement more sanctions against Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and its partner, Al-Manar television station.

April 6, 2014

Samo is excited about the launch of his latest album and says him and Tamer Hosny are A-OK!
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Samo Zain prepares to launch his latest music album after a long absence from the music scene, but why is there no Haifa Wehbe to be seen in his new music video?
According to Nabih, Haifa is fully Egyptian without any Lebanese roots! (Image: Facebook)
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Lawyer Nabih Al Wahsh has revealed a few hidden secrets about Haifa Wehbe and her family.
The Lebanese army has increased security near the Syrian border in recent months. (AFP/File)
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The Lebanese army arrested four Syrian men after a shootout in Arsal.
Hezbollah's checkpoints will soon be dismantled. (AFP/File)
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The Lebanese army have begun implementing a security plan in the Bekaa valley that includes dismantling all Hezbollah checkpoints and setting up stricter border policies.