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February 10, 2016

Palestinians say that UNRWA's aid cuts will "condemn them to death."  (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
A small group of Palestinians blocked the entrance to the UNRWA offices in Beirut protesting what they say is a death sentence in aid cuts.

February 9, 2016

Lebanon is host to about 1.1 million Syrians registered with UNHCR who have arrived since the onset of the country’s civil war in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons)
14:00 GMT
The United States has pledged an additional $133M for humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, while $290M will be used for education in Lebanon and Jordan.
Myriam Fares gave birth to baby Fares Mitri this week. (Facebook)
11:32 GMT
Lebanese superstar Myriam Fares reveals the name of her newborn baby.
Fadi El-Khatib (source: dailystar.com.lb)
02:53 GMT
Lebanese basketball icon Fadi El-Khatib returned to the country late Sunday after ending his second stint in the Chinese Basketball Association League with Fujian club, who failed to make the playoffs.

February 8, 2016

Several lawmakers are preparing legislation that would make attendance to presidential elections mandatory. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT
Monday's session was adjourned until March 2 due to a lack of quorum.
Sherine showed Fadel some love during her concert in Kuwait this week. (Filfan.com)
10:54 GMT
Singers Sherine Abdel Wahab and Fares Karam support former singer-turned-jihadist Fadel Shaker.
Maya and her hubby on their wedding day. (Elcinema.com)
09:27 GMT
Maya Nasri wished her husband of six years an emotional happy anniversary.
Will Lebanon's consumers have to bear the burdens of failed policies? (File photo)
09:00 GMT
With Lebanon's fiscal situation in a precarious state, the question over how a proposed gasoline tax should be funded is igniting debate.

February 7, 2016

Maya has been compared to Kim K on many occasions. (Twitter)
15:55 GMT
Check out the two divas in the same dress and tell us who wore it better.
Lebanese singer Myriam Fares has given birth to her first child. (Facebook)
13:42 GMT
Lebanese singer Myriam Fares has given birth to her first child.
George Clooney has revealed his now-wife Amal took 25 minutes to accept his proposal and he admits he feared he would put his hip out when he got down on one knee. (Ibtimes.com)
09:11 GMT
George Clooney has revealed his now-wife Amal took 25 minutes to accept his proposal and he admits he feared he would put his hip out when he got down on one knee.
The recent nominations of March 8 Maronites Franjieh and Aoun by rival March 14 politicians - a sign of political discord, or an attempt to mend sectarian rivalries?  Nobody is quite sure.  (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Are the recent nominations a sign of political discord or an attempt to mend sectarian rivalries? Nobody is quite sure.
The Lebanese army moves in Arsal. (Twitter)
07:00 GMT
The Lebanese army is tightening its watch on the border town after multiple clashes.

February 5, 2016

Mourners carry the coffin of Mohammed Hijazi, a member of Lebanon's Hezbollah who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, during his funeral on February 1, 2016. (AFP/File)
18:48 GMT
Hezbollah commander Haidar Fariz Merhi was killed alongside Syrian army
Lebanese parliamentarians have failed to elect a president since May 2014. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim made the comments in his monthly column.

February 4, 2016

File photo shows an ambulance in the Lebanese border town of Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Khaled Mohammad al-Salem had bee illegally admitted to a Lebanese hospital in Bekaa.
The Charter will also inform a new draft law which would protect online media outlets and their employees. (Wikimedia Commons)
06:00 GMT
Over a dozen news websites have signed a Charter of Honor for Electronic Websites, in an attempt to set principles governing electronic media in Lebanon.

February 3, 2016

Government forces stand on a tank three kilometres from the Shiite villages of Nabbul and Zahra in Syria's northern Aleppo province which have been under siege for three years on February 2, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
17:30 GMT
The gain comes one day after pro-government forces captured the neighboring village of Hardateen.
Arsal, Lebanon. (Twitter)
10:30 GMT
The Lebanese army conducted multiple raids in northern Lebanon on Wednesday.

February 2, 2016

A Syrian woman begs for money on a Lebanese street. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Women refugees in Lebanon face exploitation and abuse according to a report by Amnesty International.
The Arab Advisors Groups conducted the ranking based on nine categories, including number of prepaid and smartphone plans. (File photo)
10:25 GMT
Lebanon's position near the bottom of the Arab Advisors Group’s Cellular Competition Intensity Index remains unchanged from last year.
Directed by Mai Masri, the Palestinian film 3000 Nights will close the European Film Festival, which runs in Beirut until 6 February. (File photo)
09:27 GMT
Directed by Mai Masri, the Palestinian film 3000 Nights will close the European Film Festival, which runs in Beirut until 6 February.
The couple, who have been married for almost two years, strolled down the red carpet in LA hand-in-hand last night. (Courtesy of Splash)
09:16 GMT
Amal and George Clooney were inseparable at the LA premiere of his new film Hail, Caesar!

February 1, 2016

The accumulation of trash has forced municipalities to begin burning it, which creates other health hazards. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT
After false reports of Sierra Leone agreeing to import Lebanon's trash, Russia is the latest country to deny that they would accept the waste.
Maya Diab's daughter Kay looks all grown up! (Albawaba Arabic)
11:13 GMT
Maya Diab's daughter Kay looks all grown up! (Albawaba Arabic)
Tony Issa was the winner of this year's 'Celebrity Duets.' (Facebook)
10:05 GMT
'Celebrity Duets' concluded with Tony Issa winning this week.
Nancy Ajram and Anabella Hilal are friends again! (Instagram)
08:53 GMT
Nancy Ajram and Anabella Hilal are friends again!

January 31, 2016

The idea of carpooling is not new, but the widespread usage of smartphones has facilitated implementation. (Lebfeed)
14:13 GMT
In a welcome move to ease Lebanon's crowded roads, a Lebanese engineer has invented a new carpooling app that connects hitchers with rides.
Lebanese singer Marwan Youssef has won Star Academy 11. (Facebook)
12:25 GMT
Lebanese singer Marwan Youssef wins Star Academy 11.
Naya is a controversial public figure on social media in the Arab world. (Facebook)
11:46 GMT
Naya sings the cover of Keira Knightley's 'A Step You Can't Take Back.'
Members of the Lebanese army on patrol. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT
Lebanese police arrested people smuggling luxury goods.

January 30, 2016

Lebanese army soldiers walk through the border town of Arsal. (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
A deadly clash between al-Nusra Front and Daesh forced some Arsal residents to escape toward Baalbek.

January 29, 2016

Hezbollah fighters patrol Lebanon's northeastern mountainous region of Qalamoun. (AFP/File)
16:52 GMT
Intermittent, but fierce fighting between the rival extremists has been ongoing since Wednesday.

January 28, 2016

Ragheb's SHAZAM account is now officially verified. (Shazam screenshot)
14:20 GMT
Superstar Ragheb Alama's SHAZAM account is officially recognized by SHAZAM.
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Perkins & Will)
11:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz University and The American University of Beirut are the top universities in the Arab world, according to the latest Times Higher Education table.