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Earlier Wednesday, sacked employees staged a protest outside the casino premises in Maameltein north of Beirut.
16:11 GMT
Casino du Liban’s board of directors is reassessing its decision to lay off 191 employees.
Elissa arriving at the Elie Saab show in Paris. (Image: Facebook)
13:24 GMT
Fashionista Elissa attended Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab's latest show at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday.
"We want to be treated like human beings, like real workers," said Leticia, a Filipina who was assaulted and raped by her employer several years ago.
12:34 GMT
A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25
Elie celebrated Lebanon’s capital for all the creativity and elegance it has instilled in him. (Image: THE UNDERGRAD MIND)
10:16 GMT
Elie Saab explains how Beirut is the inspiration behind his elegant, glamorous and creative couture collections.
Israeli troops carry an injured soldier in the village of Ghajar following a Hezbollah attack, January 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT
US spokesperson Jen Psaki called on both Israel and Lebanon to "respect the blue line" between both countries and condemned yesterday's Hezbollah attack, which left two Israeli soldiers dead.
An Israeli soldier stands next to a burnt out vehicle in the village of Ghajar following a Hezbollah attack, January 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
After at least two Israeli soldiers were killed following a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday, it is clear both sides have a long and turbulent history. Here's a recap.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks to the press following his official appointment by President Michel Sleiman. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
07:42 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam received assurance from Hezbollah that the recent clashes on the border will not lead to full scale war with Israel.

January 28, 2015

sraeli soldiers carry their injured comrade in the divided village of Ghajar after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on Jan. 28. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
18:58 GMT
A UNIFIL soldier – part of a Spanish unit – was also killed in the violence.
Earlier Wednesday, a UNIFIL peacekeeper was killed in cross border fire, while Israel's military said two soldiers were killed and seven wounded.
17:37 GMT
After a Hezbollah strikes on an Israeli military convoy in south Lebanon Wednesday, the Lebanese militant group receives mixed reactions from the international community.
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah (L) on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. (AFP/Ali Dia)
15:10 GMT
The Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed two soldiers died and seven more were injured as a result of a Hezbollah anti-tank guided missile attack early today.
Mia hinted that Drake hit on her with a half naked pic on Instagram! (Image: Thesource.com)
14:09 GMT
Mia Khalifa is the latest "sex interest" of Canadian rapper Drake... or so she claims!
Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
13:25 GMT
Hamas praised Hezbollah for their attack on Israeli soldiers earlier today.
Amal announced a new single release on her official Facebook page. (Image: Facebook)
12:38 GMT
Lebanese singer Amal Hijazi has a bone to pick with the Arab world's largest music label "Rotana."
A peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) speaks on his talkie-walkie in front of a billboard bearing a portrait of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah during a patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
10:41 GMT
Heavy crossfire is occurring across the Israeli-Lebanese border. Lebanon is using guided anti-tank missiles in Northern Israeli.
An Israeli army 155mm mobile artillery battery is stationed near the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on January 28, 2015 . At least two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied plateau the previous day prompting Israeli forces to return fire, the army said. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
10:02 GMT
The Israeli Defence Forces have begun drilling on the Israeli-Lebanese border in response to local residents' fear of possible attacks by Hezbollah.
Assir, the eldest of five children, was born in 1968 to a Shiite mother and a Sunni father, renowned for taking part in a TV singing competition, “Studio El Fan.” (AFP/Getty Images)
07:50 GMT
Daesh decided to appoint the Salafi Sheikh Ahamd Assir to be the new emir of Lebanon.

January 27, 2015

Located west of the capital Baghdad, Iraq's international airport is outside the restive Anbar province, prompting several Western airlines to pull back from Iraqi airspace in recent months.
14:27 GMT
Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines suspended all flights to and from Baghdad, joining a growing list of airlines who have cancelled service to the Iraqi capital following a gunfire incident Monday night on a flydubai passenger aircraft landing at the Baghdad International Airport.

January 26, 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah buried the son of its slain former military commander after an Israeli strike that killed six of its fighters and raised tensions between the longtime foes. (AFP/JOSEPH EID)
11:04 GMT
Hezbollah MP Nawaf Musawi announced Monday a delay in delivering weapons to the Lebanese Army.
The Clooneys looked lively and elegant the day before their luxurious wedding. (Image: Swide.com)
10:49 GMT
George Clooney racked up an extravagant $4,500 restaurant bill the night before his wedding to Amal Alamuddin!
An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles on Amal Farms in Quneitra earlier this month, killing numerous Hezbollah officers. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
07:36 GMT
In light of the recent helicopter airstrike which killed numerous Hezbollah officers, Israel issued a warning not to attack any Israeli institutions abroad.
Police have since launched an investigation into the incident. (AFP)
07:12 GMT
The police officer was fatally shot in the head while in his car in Miryata.

January 25, 2015

January 24, 2015

Among other leaders to offer condolences in Beirut were U.S. Ambassador David Hale and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Following the early Friday death of Saudi King Abdullah, Lebanese officials joined international voices when Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri was consoled by hundreds in downtown Beirut.
The violence is the latest in a slew of clashes in Lebanon's restive Bekaa Valley area, where militants spill over from Syria and encounter the Lebanese army frequently. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT
Ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front have reportedly left casualties on both sides, with two Lebanese soldiers dead, four wounded and five missing completely in the restive Lebanese border town of Ras Baalbek.

January 23, 2015

Lebanon has witnessed increased violence recently that is seen as a spillover from the Syria conflict. (Photo: AFP/Zac Baillie)
11:39 GMT
Daesh militants have reportedly clashed with the Free Syrian Army in eastern Lebanon, which has been suffering from a spillover of the Syria crisis.

January 22, 2015

Clashes between Lebanese residents and Syrian militants have arisen in higher frequency in the restive border town of Arsal as tensions over state of Syrian refugees in the area boils over. (AFP/FIle)
16:46 GMT
After three residents of the northeast border town of Arsal were kidnapped earlier this week, gunmen released two of the three hostages Thursday, but a 36-year-old businessman remains detained.
The car bomb incident follows a series of planned attacks in the restive Lebanese border town of Arsal, where clashes flare up regularly between militants and the Lebanese army. (AFP/File)
16:01 GMT
The Lebanese army uncovered a car packed with explosives in a village in east Lebanon, security sources said Thursday.
Miss Egypt strikes a pose for a photo with Miss Israel. (Image: Elderofziyon.blogspot.com)
11:46 GMT
Miss Egypt took a series of photos with fellow Miss Universe contestant Miss Israel, who was just involved in a selfie "war" with Miss Lebanon!
The May Instagram shot that caused her haters to compare her to Kim Kardashian! (Image: Instagram)
09:32 GMT
May Hariri's fans are comparing - and criticizing - her to Kim Kardashian after posting a seductive Instagram shot of her behind!
Hashim Safieddin (C), head of Hezbollah's political bureau, arrives to attend the funeral of Hezbollah military leader Mohammed Issa, a senior commander responsible for Hezbollah operations in Syria and Iraq, one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in an Israeli strike near Quneitra on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights, in the southern Lebanese village of Arab Salim. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
08:00 GMT
The Israeli airstrikes on Golan Heights has ushered in a new phase of strategic resistance by Syria and Hezbollah; but who will lead, what will retaliation look like, and how will the conflict escalate?

January 21, 2015

Spot the difference: The resemblance between Anne and Amal is uncanny! (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:21 GMT
American Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway was told that she looks so much like Amal Clooney, and this is how she reacted to the news!
Jon Stewart hilariously addressed the Miss Universe pageant selfie fight between Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel on “The Daily Show” Monday. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
12:11 GMT
Jon Stewart mocks the media frenzy behind the Miss Lebanon-Miss Israel selfie... and of course, he's super hilarious!
Relatives of senior Hezbollah commander Mohammed Issa stand over his casket after he was killed by an Israeli airstrike, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria was an act of cowardice by the Jewish state. Hezbollah retaliating, however, would be giving Israel the attention it wants.
Assi with his gorgeous daughter and wife Colette. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
This is what Assi Helani's daughter spends her daddy's money on!

January 20, 2015

Arwa impersonating Wehbe on her new talk show "Khalleeha Alaina" (Leave It to Us). (Image: YouTube still)
13:44 GMT
Yemeni TV host Arwa thought it would be funny to impersonate Haifa Wehbe from her Star Academy performance, which left the world gasping at her see-through little black number!
Of the 28 suspects, only four are currently in custody. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT
Lebanon's military court charged 28 for the recent twin suicide bombing in Tripoli, Lebanon.
While several members of the Shiite militant group were contacted following the attack, most refused to comment on both the attack itself and possible retaliation. (AFP/File)
12:49 GMT
As thousands of Hezbollah supporters call for revenge in Beirut, Hezbollah has so far remained silent on retaliation plans for an Israeli strike on an Israeli air strike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria's Qunaitra Sunday.
A still from the video Mia posted in an effort to convince Braxton Miller to move teams. (Image: YouTube still)
11:33 GMT
Florida State are so keen to convince quarterback Braxton Miller to move teams they decided to break out the big guns - unofficial mascot and controversial porn star Mia Khalifa!
Israeli soldiers patrol the occupied Golan Heights, January 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
Israeli security forces boosted deployment of the Iron Dome defense system in preparation for a potential Hezbollah attack following an airstrike on the Golan Heights, which killed at least six Hezbollah fighters.
Lebanese soldiers stand in the border town of Arsal, which was overrun by Daesh and Nusra Front militants last year. (AFP/File)
09:17 GMT
A Lebanese man was kidnapped by Daesh militants in the border town of Arsal Tuesday, according to local media reports.

January 19, 2015

Lebanese troops stand at a checkpoint in the border town of Arsal, August 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT
Up to 700 moderate rebels allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh along Syria's border with Lebanon where the militant group is gearing up to launch further attacks.
Movements along both sides of the border are being closely monitored with night goggles and binoculars. (AFP/Getty Images/Mahmoud Zayyat)
08:57 GMT
UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army boosted border patrol following an Israeli airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights that killed nine people, including six Hezbollah officers.
Miss Lebanon has been severely criticized for having her selfie taken with "the enemy." (Image: Blogbaladi.com)
08:01 GMT
Miss-understood Lebanon claims Miss Israel photobombed her selfie!
Lebanon's army launched a widespread arrest campaign against terror cells due to a rise of attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested four suspects over the weekend for being involved in terror acts as part of the country's clampdown on militants.

January 18, 2015

Sara Elhani's plastic surgery (right) leaves her looking almost identical to Haifa Wehbe (left)! (Image: Filfan.com)
14:32 GMT
Sara Elhani's plastic surgery leaves her looking almost identical to Haifa Wehbe! (Image: Filfan.com)
Myriam Fares rose from her sick bed to perform as scheduled at a wedding in Dubai. (Image: Instagram)
10:49 GMT
The Lebanese diva has kept her worried fans up to speed with her recovery process after suffering from a sever case of food poisoning.
The "offensive" Facebook picture that landed Ahmed in hot water with Haifa's fans. (Image: Facebook)
10:30 GMT
Young Eyptian actor Ahmed el Fishawi is in hot water for grabbing Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe's "ass"!
Elissa hitting up the Mall of the Emirates. (Image: cropped from Twitter)
09:41 GMT
Lebanon's beloved Elissa strolled through the DXB Fashion Photograph exhibition over the weekend at the Mall of the Emirates.
Carole has officially stepped down from The X Factor in season 2. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
Will this Egyptian young talent be able to fill Carole Samaha's shoes in season 2 of The X Factor?
Lebanon's Roumieh prison was emptied of several Islamist inmates last week following security intel that several terror cells have been in contact with inmates to plan more terror attacks in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT
Following a raid on Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison, where several Islamist inmates are held awaiting trial, Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-latif Derain headed to Qatar Saturday to 'strengthen political and religious ties' between the two countries.

January 16, 2015

Islamist extremists took killed 17 people in Paris last week, including 12 journalists from the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. (AFP/File)
13:56 GMT
Hundreds of Muslims took the streets in northern and southern Lebanon Friday to protest the new cover of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad.
Army officials said they arrested a militant cell Thursday after finding a dismantled car packed with explosives in northeastern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT
The Lebanese army says it has encountered new suicide bombing threats across the country as a militant cell in northeastern Lebanon was arrested Thursday with a dismantled car packed with explosives.
Syrian refugees have been hit hard with freezing winter temperatures in Lebanon, where inadequate housing has already resulted in several casualties. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT
Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.
Yeah, Wael Kfoury, you ain't foolin' nobody that this is your big belly! (Image: Wael Kfoury's Twitter)
07:00 GMT
Yeah, we wouldn't exactly classify Lebanese superstar Wael Kfoury as overweight, but he's not happy having to eat late at night.
During the 2011 uprising, Nasrallah strongly supported the opposition accusing the Bahrani government of being "tyrannical and oppressive." (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
06:00 GMT
Bahrain's opposition party the Future Block condemned Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's denouncement of the Bahraini government