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October 1, 2014

At least 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen are still being held hostage by militants. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT
Nusra Front militants have handed over one abducted Lebanese soldier Tuesday night after talks with a Qatari negotiating team.

September 30, 2014

So far, Syria's Nusra front has executed one Lebanese soldier and threatened another, while IS has killed two more. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT
Following the most recent Lebanese hostage execution by Nusra Front, Qatari mediators touched down on the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday to begin a negotiation process with militants still holding at least 21 security personnel captive.
Since the Arsal clashes and subsequent soldier catpures in August, Lebanese citizens have grown increasingly aggressive toward Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT
Amid heightened tensions after Arsal, armed attacks against Syrian refugees carried out by Lebanese refugees has Human Rights Watch Lebanon worried for what will come next, and urging Lebanese authorities to take action.
George and Amal looked picture perfect in the first-to-be-revealed wedding photo. (Image: Hello!)
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In a world exclusive, PEOPLE HELLO! magazine are delighted to present the first photos of the eagerly anticipated wedding between the Hollywood heart-throb and his beautiful barrister bride.
US actor George Clooney and British lawyer Amal Alamuddin arrive on September 29, 2014 at the palazzo Ca Farsetti in Venice, for a civil ceremony to officialise their wedding. (Image: AFP/PIERRE TEYSSOT)
09:48 GMT
Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin officialised their wedding on Monday, as they were welcomed by crowds of Venetian council workers hoping for some political support from the high-powered couple.

September 29, 2014

Qassem could face up to three years in jail. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Lebanese lawyers filed a lawsuit against TV host Faisal al-Qassem Monday over his unflattering remarks about the Lebanese army.
The militants are able to enter Lebanon through the porous Lebanese-Syrian border. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The Lebanese army clashed with militants trying to infiltrate Lebanon on Monday.
Nicole at Splash Fashion Show Dubai 2014. (Image: Facebook)
10:44 GMT
How does Nicole Saba do it all? Singing, acting, motherhood, and now modeling are all on the superstar's slate.
Lebanese troops deploy across the border town of Arsal, August 28, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:56 GMT
Lebanon's army clashed with militants on the outskirts of Arsal, allegedly leaving many soldiers dead or injured in the early hours of Monday morning.
Amal and George make their first appearance as a married couple. Bless! (Image: The Guardian)
08:45 GMT
He swore to never marry again, but George Clooney made Amal Alamuddin one lucky woman - for the rest of her life - on Saturday!

September 28, 2014

Hisham is looking worse for wear as he suffers in the ICU with a rare disease! (Image: Albawaba edit)
22:27 GMT
Hisham Tala'at Mustafa who killed Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim is in the ICU suffering from a rare disease. Should he be permitted to travel abroad for treatment?
Lebanese activists vowed to file a lawsuit against the journalist for his remarks. (AFP/File)
19:10 GMT
A group of Lebanese activists held a protest at the offices of al-Jazeera in Beirut over anti-army remarks made by an al-Jazeera journalist over the weekend.
Multiple Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped during clashes on the border with Syria. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
A Lebanese MP announced that the Free Syrian Army has saved multiple Lebanese soldiers from their jihadist kidnappers.
Negotiation deal may be in the works for Lebanese hostages as PM Salam asks Turkey and Qatar to aid release efforts. (AFP/File)
09:49 GMT
Prime Minister Tammam Salam asked Qatar and Turkey to help secure the release of Lebanese hostages, saying Lebanon would support a negotiation deal.
The happy couple: George and Amal on their wedding eve! (Image: Daily Mail)
08:18 GMT
George Clooney and his fiancée Amal Alamuddin yesterday exchanged wedding vows at Aman hotel in Venice.
A Yemeni supporter of Houthi rebels stands guard during a rally after the anti-government movement seized key state installations on Sept. 26. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
06:55 GMT
Forces with links to Iran and Hezbollah are supporting Houthi rebels to boost their control of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, intelligence sources say.

September 27, 2014

People walk past the remains of burnt tents at a Syrian refugee camp in Arsal on Sept. 25, a few hours after a raid by the Lebanese army. (AFP)
07:15 GMT
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt called on the government to stop dithering on the hostage crisis and endorse a swap deal with ISIS and Nusra Front militants.

September 25, 2014

Syrian refugees in Arsal have been at the forefront of clashes between Lebanon's army and militants since last month (File/AFP)
14:31 GMT
Syrian refugees in Arsal reportedly raised the black flag of the extremist group the Islamic State in protest over the Lebanese army's crackdown on a nearby camp.
Lebanese army. [AFP]
12:27 GMT
Lebanon's army has detained about 450 suspected Islamist militants near its border with Syria, Lebanese security sources said on Thursday, as it steps up efforts to prevent them from using the frontier town of Arsal as a base.
Nicole plays the role of a woman who has just broken up with her lover in her latest music video. (Image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT
Nicole Saba has a split personality... in her upcoming music vid "Ma Ba'a Etdu'eli" (Don't Call Me Anymore) that is!
Najwa is known for her great fashion sense and choice of fab frocks. (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT
Najwa Karam as the Guest of Honor at Dubai's "World of Fashion 2014" event this October.
Richard Branson at the launch of Virgin Radio Lebanon. (Image: Virgin.com)
08:59 GMT
The Virgin Radio Lebanon has recorded the highest engagement and reach of any Facebook page worldwide.
Asala Nasri has her precious passport back in possession. (Image: Facebook)
08:19 GMT
The Syrian regime had issued an arrest warrant against Assad critic Asala Nasri, leading her passport to be revoked in Lebanon.

September 24, 2014

This Syrian singer had someone say he had married again.
14:16 GMT
Now what we do know is that Nada Zeidan may just be a bit cray cray after she made the awkward, and untrue, announcement of her marriage to Syrian singer George Wassouf, whose health is seriously deteriorating, btw.
Is Asala Nasri in deep trouble now? (Image: Facebook)
13:38 GMT
After getting flagged by the INTERPOL in Lebanon, the Syrian songstress's passport was revoked Wednesday.
Bank Audi, the largest Lebanese bank in terms of assets and deposits, operates in 13 countries.
12:36 GMT
Over $25 million of Bank Audi shares were traded on the Beirut bourse Monday as part of efforts to raise the capital of the bank.
Relatives of kidnapped soldiers block a road in protest (image courtesy The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir).
11:06 GMT
Protesters blocked main roads with burning tires in an effort to pressure the government to negotiate with their relatives' captors.
A still from Ajram's latest performance in Cyprus. (Image: Erkanc Photography)
08:39 GMT
The last thing Nancy Ajram needed right now was to injure her eyes. But did surgery help?
Egypt has offered to train Lebanese soldiers to combat terrorism (File Archive/ AFP).
07:04 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has offered to train Lebanese soldiers tp combat terrorism and states that Lebanon is in need of support.
An image grab from Hezbollah's al-Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, giving a televised address from an undisclosed location on September 23, 2014 in Lebanon (Al-Manar/ AFP).
06:53 GMT
Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said his group opposed U.S. military intervention in Syria, including airstrikes on IS targets

September 23, 2014

Tripoli has been rocked by turmoil related to the ongoing war in Syria. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
A group of armed men have attacked a Lebanese army post in Tripoli, killing one soldier.
Yara assures her duet with Wael Kfoury is finally on its way.
12:11 GMT
It may have been awhile since the artist has produced a piece in her native tongue, but she certainly hasn't skipped a beat. The dialect is back at last, Baby!

September 22, 2014

Islamic State and Nusra Front militants battled with Lebanon's army in the border town of Arsal last month (File/AFP)
13:17 GMT
Lebanon's army and political factions are mobilizing to fight the security threat posed by extremist groups such as Islamic state and Nusra Front.
Amal and George will be tying the knot this weekend in Venice! (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT
George Clooney picks his wedding tux from luxury Italian brand Giorgio Armani for his upcoming Italian wedding to Amal Alamuddin.

September 21, 2014

Al Hayat newspaper reported Sunday that Qatari officials in change of mediation warned the Lebanese government of Nusra's intent to execute soldiers. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
According to a report in Al-Hayat newspaper, Qatari officials told the Lebanese government the Nusra Front planned to begin executing soldiers "one after another" if prisoner release demands were not met.
An image grab taken from a video released by Al-Manara Al-Baydaa, the official media arm of Al-Nusra Front, and uploaded on YouTube on September 10, 2014. [AFP]
07:12 GMT
The Nusra Front claimed responsibility late Saturday for an attack that targeted a Hezbollah checkpoint in northeast Lebanon. The militant group said the attack destroyed one 57 millimeter cannon but did not elaborate.

September 20, 2014

Nusra Front released a video Saturday depicting the execution of a Lebanese captive and threatening another. (AFP/File)
15:40 GMT
The Nusra Front released a video Saturday depicting the execution of a Lebanese soldier captive and threatening the life of another policeman if Hezbollah continued what the group deems as attacks on the Sunni community.

September 19, 2014

Nusra Front commanders deny the claim that captive Lebanese soldiers were offered up in exchange for jailed fighters. (AFP/File)
18:45 GMT
The Nusra Front has denied claims that it sought to free Hezbollah-held prisoners in exchange for the release of Lebanese soldiers captured last month during Arsal clashes.
The Lebanese army is accusing Israel of violating UN Resolution 1701 after Israeli intelligence forces ramped up wire tapping activities on the border. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
The Lebanese Army urged UNIFIL forces to look at Israeli wire tapping devices, installed along the Lebanese border, as a violation of Resolution 1701, the resolution that forged a peace agreement and ended the 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.

September 18, 2014

Up to 22 Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped by militants last month in the border town of Arsal (File/AFP)
09:23 GMT
The U.S. and France will speed up delivery of military aid to Lebanon amid the increasing tension in the border town of Arsal.
Militants are believed to be holding a further 20 Lebanese soldiers captive since violence erupted in Arsal last month (File/AFP)
07:11 GMT
Another Lebanese soldier was kidnapped close to the border town of Arsal by unknown gunmen in two pickup trucks, according to reports.