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Haifa has won BAMA's "Best Middle Eastern Artist of 2015" award. (File photo)
14:56 GMT
Haifa Wehbe celebrates her big BAMA win this week.
An Israeli armored vehicle patrols along the Israeli-Lebanese border near the disputed Shebaa Farms. (AFP/Atef Safadi)
13:38 GMT
Earlier local media claimed Israeli forces performed airstrikes on a Hezbollah outpost.
An Israeli F-16 I fighter jet takes off from the Hatzerim air force base in the Negev desert. (AFP/File)
13:07 GMT
Israeli air raid targets east Lebanon border area near Brital.
ELISSA WANTS THAT MIC!! (Facebook)
11:24 GMT
Ignore Elissa at your peril - she's none too pleased with the X Factor presenter!
George Clooney is the face of celebrity-lust! (HD Latest Wallpapers)
08:36 GMT
Must all women fancy George Clooney?
Political stagnation is causing delays in issuing decrees that would open bidding for licensing. (Shutterstock)
07:34 GMT
Delays in oil and gas licensing procedures may drive international investors elsewhere, according to Lebanon's minister for energy and water.

June 1, 2015

Soldiers man mobile launchers of the US-made TOW anti-tank missiles during a drill held in the northern Taoyuan county on April 18, 2012. (AFP/Mandy Cheng)
16:05 GMT
A shipment of weapons pledged to the army arrived Monday at Beirut's airport.
Oh sunglasses shield us from their sheer star power. (Yahoo)
15:19 GMT
The A-listers kept it casual with the Gerbers for their favorite rockers U2 in LA.
A man walks in a burnt makeshift Syrian refugee camp after it was attacked by residents of the neighboring eastern Lebanese village of Qsarnaba in the Bekaa valley on Dec. 2, 2013. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT
A massive fire engulfed several tents in an east Lebanon refugee camp Monday, killing five people and wounding ten, a security source said.
Amal Clooney in Margiela by Galliano. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)
11:42 GMT
Every style icon's gotta have a little help now and then, but Amal's use of a stylist and his links to Galliano has raised eyebrows.
Rami Ayach coming to a screen near you at Eid! (Facebook)
11:27 GMT
Guess who dropped in on Rami on his film set in Egypt?
Yara poses with her fabulous piano cake. (Facebook)
11:05 GMT
Lebanese singer Yara celebrated her birthday a day early this year.

May 31, 2015

Activist Joumana Haddad is a renowned writer, but one of her accomplishments often goes under the radar. (AFP/File)
21:53 GMT
Activist Joumana Haddad is a renowned writer, but one of her accomplishments often goes under the radar.
Farah Chakhachiro poses with her idol Nancy Ajram. (Facebook)
10:57 GMT
"Be the Star" contestant Farah Chakhachiro sings with her idol Nancy Ajram and wins lots of gold!
Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah attend the funeral fighter of Mohamed Choucair, on May 26, 2015, in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut after he was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in the Qalamun region. (AFP/STR)
10:46 GMT
The deputy chairman of the organization's executive council announced that Hezbollah is prepared for a military operation in Arsal.
Joelle with baby Joe - is he the main man of her life at the moment? (Facebook)
10:25 GMT
Just divorced, already making wedding plans - who is the new man in Joelle Hatem's life?
Companies in Lebanon said they receive hundreds of CVs every year from college graduates they can't hire. (Shutterstock)
08:36 GMT
Companies in Lebanon said they receive hundreds of CVs every year from college graduates they can't hire.
There is a greater need to monitor cash movements across borders. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Lebanon is committed to fighting money laundering and terrorism funding, according to the Central Bank governor.

May 30, 2015

Lebanese star Haifa Wehbe was listed as one of IMDB's 2015 "most beautiful women in the world." (The House of Eyewear)
12:45 GMT
Attempts to list "most beautiful" people are not nearly as comprehensive as this study.
A refugee girl from Damascus' Palestinian Yarmouk camp stands in the streets of Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp located in Lebanon's capital Beirut.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
05:00 GMT
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who fled Syria protested on Friday an UNRWA decision to cut aid to refugee families.

May 29, 2015

A Lebanese man was arrested Thursday in Cyprus after authorities found bomb-making materials in his Lanarca home.  (AFP/Iakovos Hatzistavrou)
13:30 GMT
A Lebanese man was arrested Thursday in Cyprus after authorities found bomb-making materials in his home.
Lebanese security forces inspect damages in Beirut following bombing on Oct. 20, 2012. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Security forces arrested five fugitives in different areas of north Lebanon Thursday.

May 28, 2015

Ayach will star in the movie "Paparazzi" this July. (Facebook)
21:27 GMT
The singer-turned-actor will be gracing the silver screen in his first ever movie this Eid El Fitr.
Lebanese army checkpoint in Arsal. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT
Babeen refugee camp in Wadi Hmeid was raided by two army patrols as they searched for Islamists.
Yasmina, 16, came second only to breakdancer Salah in the finals of Arabs Got Talent in March 2015. (Screenshot)
12:25 GMT
Iconic Lebanese singer-songwriter Ziad Rahbani and Egypt's Yasmina Alelwani of Arabs Got Talent to star at Lebanon's Zouk Mikael International Festival in July.
Riyadh went as far as to freeze the two men's assets. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
11:07 GMT
The Lebanese government will ask Saudi Arabia to provide files on Khalil Harb and Mohammad Qabalan, both Hezbollah officials, after they were designated as terrorists.
A Hezbollah missile annihilated a group of at least three militants in Syria's Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon Wednesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A Hezbollah missile annihilated a group of at least three militants in Syria's Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon Wednesday.

May 27, 2015

Do you think Raghad used to be a man before? (Menara News)
14:31 GMT
Lebanese starlet Raghad Salame has been accused of being a transsexual just like American sportsman Bruce Jenner.
Yay! Another part-Lebanese baby is on the way...(Screenshot)
13:21 GMT
She said oui! Coronation Street actress Samia Ghadie is engaged to her former 'Dancing on Ice' partner following news that they are expecting their first child together.
Clooney argued that people should accept their options: ‘get older, or die’. (UOL)
12:45 GMT
We're sure Mrs Clooney loves George just the way he is!
At least 22 Hezbollah fighters have been killed since the group launched an offensive against Nusra Front in Qalamoun. (Hezbollah press office)
12:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters Wednesday reportedly killed a group of Nusra Front militants in Qalamoun, retaking control of the area.
Former foreign minister of the Holy See, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, will land in Beirut on Friday. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will arrive Friday to further discuss a Christian presence in the Middle East as well as ways to put an end to the presidential election crisis.
Developers claim that there is little demand for luxury apartments in Beirut. (Shutterstock)
08:04 GMT
Vacant properties worth $480m are a symptom of Beirut's stagnating real estate sector.
China's Silk Road makes the Asian partner essential for many traders in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
02:35 GMT
The country hopes to enhance trade relations with China, a top partner over the past two years.

May 26, 2015

A Syrian regime soldier aims a rocket launcher towards rebel locations in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Six Hezbollah fighters and 30 militants were killed in the Qalamoun mountains near the Lebanese-Syrian border.
here's what happens when Lebanese TV goes wrong.
12:52 GMT
This is decidedly not the best way to have a productive debate on Hezbollah.
We're on TEAM SHAKIRA! (YouTube)
09:46 GMT
Will Shakira be replacing mega-diva Christina Aguilera on The Voice USA?
Amal has fashion blogs written about her style all over the internet. (Seema Kukadia)
08:47 GMT
Amal, whose husband George Clooney is friends with Vogue's editor, has set her sights on gracing the cover of the magazine,

May 25, 2015

A handout picture released by the Hezbollah press office on May 16, 2015, shows a Hezbollah fighter firing toward areas controlled by militants on the Syrian side of the Qalamoun hills close to the Lebanese border. (AFP/File)
17:56 GMT
Hezbollah run-TV said the fighters captured two hilltops from al-Qaeda's Syrian wing and killed dozens of militants Monday.
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war. (Twitter)
17:40 GMT
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war.
Arsal, a Lebanese town near the border with Syria, saw clashes Monday between Daesh and al-Nusra Front extremist groups.  (AFP/Mahmoud Kheir)
14:51 GMT
Fighting erupted Monday on the outskirts of Arsal between Daesh and al-Nusra extremist groups.
Sectors such as clothing, footwear, and furniture marked 10-14 percent drop in sales in Lebanon in Q1. (Pixabay)
13:49 GMT
Political impasse in Lebanon and regional conflict are squeezing the retail sector.
Was Layla really "asking for it" with her Facebook post? (Facebook)
09:13 GMT
Layla Iskandar says that she is a "Lioness without a lion"!
Lebanese youth in a Gemmayzeh bar. (AFP/Ousama Ayyoub)
08:49 GMT
Figures issued by the World Bank show 34.8 percent of Lebanese of ages 15 or older borrowed money in 2014.
We absolutely loved Izabel's Georges Hobeika dress at Cannes. (Stuff.co.nz)
07:49 GMT
Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart ends Cannes in a Georges Hobeika dress.
Emirati Mona Al Mansouri's creations on the catwalk at Beirut's Summer Fashion Week. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
05:00 GMT
Fashionistas flocked to Beirut this week, as creations by Mona al Mansouri, Nadwa al-Awar and Lamia Abi Nader guest-starred alongside international brands such as La Perla for LIPS Summer Fashion Week.

May 24, 2015

Syrian refugees living in a camp. (AFP/Getty Images/Nikolay Doychinov)
14:45 GMT
The UN agency urged the international community to support those countries hosting refugees.
The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
09:24 GMT
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
Raya radiates on the red carpet. (Facebook)
09:02 GMT
We've been getting the star scoop with Raya for years, but the Lebanese-Brit presenter is a celeb in her own right.

May 23, 2015

After being recently 'love-bombed' in Lebanon, Salma Hayek works the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
05:00 GMT
Salma Hayek is in discussions about portraying cunning courtesan Mata Hari, who was executed by firing squad in 1917 after being accused of spying for Germany.

May 21, 2015

One of the men had been previously arrested for smuggling rockets. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Three people have been arrested in Lebanon, accused of financing armed groups in Syria, according to the Lebanese Army.
Fawaz Gruosi poses on the catwalk with models adorned with de GRISOGONO's latest DIVINE HIGH JEWELLERY CREATIONS.
13:59 GMT
Any Hollywood celebrity's outfit wouldn't be complete without Lebanese-Italian jeweler de GRISOGONO's creations. The same goes for the luxurious brand's annual most-anticipated soirée of Cannes.
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
A Hezbollah fighter looks over a hill in the Qalamoun region, May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Lebanese security forces shelled militant positions on the border with Syria Thursday in a bid to thwart terrorist attacks.
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday.
George says that him and wife Amal live just like the rest of us! (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Do George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin live "normal" lives? so he says!

May 20, 2015

Maya Diab loves her some "Ya Merayti”. (Screenshot from clip edited for illustrative purposes)
14:08 GMT
Maya Diab tweeted her compliments to the songstress for her new video clip “Ya Merayti”.
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday there was a temporary solution to the overcrowding of Lebanese prisons. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday there was a temporary solution to the overcrowding of Lebanese prisons.
The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
11:28 GMT
The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
Typical! In Saudi Arabia, most people were curious about the cost of a camel. In fact, the highest price paid for a camel in the Gulf Kingdom was $800,000. But surely a budget option is also available.
10:14 GMT
From camels to Lamborghinis, what are people in the Middle Eastern looking to buy? Google away!
Alice, Nadine and Farah are apparently "too boring for TV"! (H24 Info)
08:38 GMT
Alice, Nadine and Farah Abdel Aziz have been touted as "boring and unrepresentative of Lebanese women."
Li Bingbing In Zuhair Murad Couture at "The Sea Of Trees" Cannes Film Festival Premiere. (Style Fluid Trendz)
07:44 GMT
It goes without saying that Lebanese designers have wowed audiences at almost every global art or entertainment event.