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March 5, 2015

Conflicting reports emerged Thursday about a Daesh or al-Nusra Front member who was treated, then arrested at a hospital in Bekaa Valley. (AFP/File)
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Conflicting reports emerged Thursday about a Daesh or al-Nusra Front member who was treated, then arrested at a hospital in Bekaa Valley.
The individuals were charged for various crimes, including  “terrorist acts, shootings, drug trafficking, arms smuggling, the possession of weapons." (AFP/File)
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Almost 1,000 individuals were arrested in the month of February for various charges, including terrorism, indicating a rapid decline the country's security situation.

March 4, 2015

A source at the Beirut Municipality told The Daily Star that the police will be hunting down and shutting clinics discovered to be operating without licenses.
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In a statement, Chebib said all illegitimate aesthetic centers in Beirut would be shut down until they obtain legal status.
Marina showing off her new set of wheels.
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Assi El Helani's daughter Marina clearly has the keys to both her superstar daddy's heart and a brand new car!
ISIS member prays that Maya would offer herself up for "sexual jihad." (Image: Albawaba file)
10:57 GMT
One ISIS member wants Maya Diab for his own pleasure!
George admitted that Amal is the ones with the brains in their relationship! (Image: Albawaba file)
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George Clooney admits that his wife Amal Alamuddin is the brainy one in their marriage!

March 3, 2015

Romain Caillet has been living in Lebanon for the last five years, but was deported after attempting to return to the country after a trip to Morocco. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon deported Tuesday French national Romain Caillet, an expert on Islamist groups who was doing research in the country, according to a General Security source.
Dominique Hourani stylin' at the Van Cleef & Arpels event. (Image: Google)
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Dominique Hourani hit up a VIP ceremony recently for jewelry brand Van Cleef & Arpels.
Lebanese soldiers entering Arsal. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
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The Lebanese army has expanded its assault against Daesh along the Syrian border.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the northern city of Tripoli, March 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
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A militant and Lebanese solder were killed in a gun battle during a raid near the northern city of Tripoli, the army said.
Haifa Wehbe's sister Rola Yamout can't get enough of copying her! (Image: Facebook/Instagram)
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I hate you, so I'm gonna copy you! Rola Yamout copies her sis Haifa Wehbe's style yet again.

March 2, 2015

A still from Emma's performance with the snake on Arabs Got Talent. (Image: YouTube)
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Najwa Karam wasn't too happy to see a snake on the Arabs Got Talent's stage last week.
Alexandre is the spitting image of Tamer! (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:12 GMT
Ever wondered what a Tamer Hosny lookalike looks like?
The photo May posted of her and her two "gay" friends! (Image: Instagram)
11:15 GMT
May Hariri referred to her friends as "gay" in a hilarious photo caption on Instagram!
And it still doesn’t end there, because there’s another 10 percent VAT the customer has to pay when he buys the car – the $30,000 car now costs you a whopping $55,000.
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Don’t Lebanese deserve to enjoy the same things that people in other countries take for granted?
Lebanese soldiers enter the border town of Arsal in an ongoing battle against militants, August 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon's army continued to clash with Syrian militants in the border town of Arsal Sunday after troops raided properties where jihadists were believed to be hiding.

March 1, 2015

Ragheb Alama winning a game of Backgammon with his friend Ghai Manukia out on the slopes. (Image: Twitter)
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He'll soon be in the Southern Hemisphere, but for now Ragheb Alama is enjoying the snow in Lebanon.
Lebanese security officials have clamped down on Daesh activities in recent months. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Two Syrian nationals were detained in Lebanon for reportedly joining Daesh, security officials said.
The head of the UN condemned the killing of a Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper last month. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The head of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, has suggested that Israel target a UNIFIL on purpose last month.

February 27, 2015

He added that the Israelis have even invited some European companies which pre-qualified in the off shore gas tender in Lebanon to participate in the new licensing oil round in the Golan Heights.
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Israel intends to invite oil companies to bid for 10 oil blocks in the Golan Heights that are 60 kilometers away from the Lebanese border.
Lebanese soldiers in Arsal, a town near the Syrian border attacked by Daesh forces in August 2014.  (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT
After a Lebanese armed forces offensive along Syrian border, Hezbollah officials warn of potential jihadist attack in Lebanese territory.

February 26, 2015

The 28-year-old from Tripoli is believed to be the second Christian in Lebanon to join Daesh. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A second Lebanese Christian has reportedly joined the extremist group Daesh in Syria, according to security officials.
Actress Souad Kareem passed away on Wednesday. (Image: Elnashra.com)
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Lebanese actress Souad Kareem passed away on Wednesday.
Lebanese troops are deployed in the border town of Arsal, on March 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Overnight the Lebanese army hammered Daesh with artillery in a brief attack at the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Rita's couture creation by Zuhair Murad is out of this world. (Image: AFP)
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Zuhair Murad wins over Rita Ora with a stunning couture dress at the Brit Awards.

February 25, 2015

Customs busted an attempt to smuggle kilograms of "white powder" into Lebanon, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
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Customs busted an attempt to smuggle kilograms of "white powder" into Lebanon, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.
The office's opening came as part of the government's efforts to curtail the inflow of refugees. (AFP/File)
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The office's opening came as part of the government's efforts to curtail the inflow of refugees.
Wissam v Amal: Who's in the wrong here? (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:32 GMT
Former Mr. Lebanon Wissam Hanna is NOT a fan of Amal Hijazi, and he's not afraid to show it!
A still from Nancy's latest video "And I Come to Say Goodbye." (Image: Image)
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Nancy Ajram's new music video lacks everything her old videos had, and her fans are totes unhappy!
Hisham has had a lot of surgical work done to look like his idol Nancy Ajram. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:28 GMT
Nancy Ajram's shemale lookalike Hisham Alrashed has big news for his fans: There's a mini him on the way!
An Egyptian security official mans a checkpoint in Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Although a bold and robust response is needed when it comes to fighting Daesh - namely now in Libya, Arab armies will not help.

February 24, 2015

Lebanese fashion model Joelle Hatem. (Image: Facebook)
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We've all been upset with our partners before, but Lebanese model Joelle Hatem must have been seriously ticked when she typed to the world that she and her hubby had split up....only to take it back a few hours later.
Daesh militants intend to launch further operations in Lebanon, according to the report. (AFP/File)
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Daesh militants are reportedly planning wide-scale military operations in Lebanon, according to a report by The Daily Star.

February 23, 2015

A court in New York ruled Palestinian groups guilty for supporting terrorist acts against Israel on Monday. (AFP/File)
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A court in New York ruled Palestinian groups guilty for supporting terrorist acts against Israel on Monday.
Lady Gaga's red gloves did not scrub up well with her fans! (Image: AFP)
11:08 GMT
Were Lady Gaga's Oscar "dishwashing gloves" inspired by Amal Clooney's pair from her Golden Globes appearance?
Emma's dress was custom-made by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. (Image: AFP)
09:44 GMT
Emma Stone stuns in a winning Elie Saab dress at the Oscars.
The weapons are currently in route to Lebanon, after having been delayed for over a year. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
After a one year delay, $1 billion worth of weapons purchased through a Saudi Grant agreement with France will soon arrive in Lebanon.
Airlines called for more flights to Beirut on Sunday in response to increased passenger demand. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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Airlines called for more flights to Beirut on Sunday in response to increased passenger demand.

February 22, 2015

The statement said that the number of Arab visitors reached 34,734 during January 2015, registering an increase of 38.4 percent compared with the same month in 2014.
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Lured by the snowy mountains and skiing season, the number of visitors to Lebanon in January 2015 increased by 22.6 percent compared with the same month in 2014.
Maya's blue hair is just one of the wild looks she went for during her career. (Image: Albawaba file)
12:05 GMT
Miss Fashionista Maya Diab has a new business venture, and we think you're totes going to like it!
Ragheb Alama keepin' Elissa warm on the X Factor set. (Image: Twitter)
11:32 GMT
Some snickering fans spread rumors that Ragheb Alama and Elissa were more than just colleagues after the songstress shared a picture of the two all kinds of cuddly on set X Factor.
An Israeli F-16 I fighter jet takes off during a display for foreign media. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Israeli fighter jets have have entered Lebanon’s airspace, flying at low altitudes over several areas.
Filming the "Scoop With Raya" pre-Oscar special. (Image: Instagram)
09:48 GMT
We know her well from "Scoop with Raya" among a slew of other TV appearances. MBC presenter Raya Abirached shares what it's like to be an Arab celebrity living in London.