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May 4, 2015

North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead. (Shutterstock)
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North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead.
Nancy Ajram is on top of her game! (Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram is breaking records left and right. “Ma teegy Hena” music video is most viewed clip on YouTube among Arab artists.
Regime forces near Nabuk, in the Qalamoun mountains. (AFP/Sam Skaine)
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Nusra-affiliated militants launched a surprise attack in the western Qalamoun mountains on Monday against Hezbollah and Syrian army positions.
The 90-minute production was commission by the ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Sultan Muhammed al-Qasimi. (Photos courtesy of Multiple and Spinifex Group)
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Billed as “the greatest story ever told,” the production was just awarded the prize for Best Visual Spectacular at the London-based Event Production Awards.
Lebanese prisoners walk between the cells at Roumieh prison, northeast of Beirut. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
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Nineteen guards were injured in a mutiny attempt by inmates last month in Lebanon's notorious Roumieh Prison.
Haifa will be starring in "Mariam" this Ramadan. (File photo)
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Set your eyes firmly on your computer screens Haifa fans, because Miss Wehbe has a special treat for you!
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the border town of Arsal, August 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Security forces arrested a top Daesh recruiter early Sunday, as he tried to cross from Lebanon into Turkey.
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending $500 from the US among 30 countries with available data. (Pixabay)
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The cost of sending $500 in remittances from the United States to Lebanon reached 5.29 percent in the first quarter of 2015, increasing from 5.26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the World Bank.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri (center). (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:16 GMT
Two men were arrested in connection with an assassination plot against Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri.
Jordanian security forces stand near the Nasib border crossing in Syria following clashes. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT
Millions of dollars worth of goods remain stranded in Lebanon due to the Syria-Jordan border attack in April, putting a strain on the exports market in the region.

May 3, 2015

Remember, Amal's good looks come straight out of Lebanon, and George, well, he's gorgeous too. (Twitter)
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Amal Clooney's parents experienced one of the perks of being the in-laws of a celebrity as they toured George's "Money Monster" set.
Armed fighters loyal to Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, sit under a gate at the entrance of the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur on April 26, 2015. (AFP/Hass News/Ali Nasser)
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Nusra Front militants allegedly received anti-tank weapons training in Syria’s Qalamounin region as they prepare to battle Hezbollah.
Asala Nasri in the studio. (Facebook)
12:22 GMT
Nidal Al Ahmadieh called Syrian singer Asala Nasri "a criminal and stupid" on an interview on channel "Ten".
The tech hub will be based in the Beirut Digital District Downtown. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:37 GMT
The launch of the UK-Lebanon Tech Hub plans to inject energy into the entrepreneurial startup scene.
English virtual band Gorillaz performed at the Byblos International Festival in 2010. (Silive)
08:15 GMT
The Byblos International Festival will run from July 13 to Aug 18.

May 1, 2015

Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between Lebanese authorities and Daesh and Nusra militants, who kidnapped 25 Lebanese servicemen after a brutal offensive there last August. (AFP/File)
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The bodies of one Lebanese soldier and one civilian were handed over to Lebanese authorities on Friday by Daesh militants in the Lebanese border town of Arsal.
Lebanese troops travel through the town of Arsal, close to the Syrian border, August 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Fourteen Syrian refugees were arrested by Lebanese security forces Friday for "suspicious" activity, the country's state news agency reported.

April 30, 2015

Syrian refugee children attend the Bunia Mustaqbal school in Lebanon's eastern town of Ersal, on the border with Syria, on October 25, 2014. (AFP/Maya Hautefueille)
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The health ministry launched a new campaign Thursday to address water sanitation in Lebanese schools.
Lebanon has witnessed an increase of militant activity on the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
09:35 GMT
Nusra Front militants reportedly killed six Hezbollah members during an ambush near the Syrian border with Lebanon Wednesday.
France has been strengthening its relationship with Lebanon in recent months, mainly through security. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT
France and Lebanon have had a strong relationship but now, when it comes to weapon supplies, both nations are trying to tighten their grip on terrorism.

April 29, 2015

Salma Hayek had a chance to hang with Elissa while in Lebanon. (Twitter)
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Salma Hayek visited her Lebanese hometown while in the country for "The Prophet" screening, and now her trip to the Middle East has come to an end.
Haifa is said to be the highest-paid actress this Ramadan. (The House of Eyewear)
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Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe will soon finish shooting the "Mouled w Sahbo Ghayeb" series scheduled for Ramadan.
UN forces are present along the Israeli-Lebanese border (File-AFP)
14:15 GMT
UN peace keeping force states that Israel must withdraw from occupied village in South Lebanon.
The Lebanese army arrested men who were suspected to have fired on civilians and security personnel (File-AFP)
13:03 GMT
Lebanese Army makes several arrests of outlaws and militants in South Beirut.
Lebanon's security forces have been on high alert in the country's north due to a growing militant presence. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT
Security forces in Lebanon Wednesday arrested two men linked to key Daesh commander Ahmad Mikati.
Over one million Syrian refugees are currently registered in Lebanon. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:13 GMT
The UNHCR cancelled the registry of 5,500 Syrian refugees who entered Lebanon, following a cap imposed on people entering the country by the government.

April 28, 2015

Israeli soldiers treat injured comrades after a Hezbollah strike on the border with Lebanon. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
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Shots have been fired from both sides of the Israel vs. Iran-Hezbollah-Syria struggle. The question is, will someone intensify cold tensions from here?
The stunning Elie Saab silver dress Hayek wore on the red carpet. (AFP)
12:54 GMT
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek looked breathtaking in an Elie Saab creation in Lebanon.
Lebanese singer Elissa hanging with Hollywood actress Salma Hayek, who is in town for "The Prophet". (Twitter)
10:10 GMT
Salma Hayek's in town for "The Prophet", and Elissa managed to get in good with the actress.
Could that smile on her face mean she's in love? (Facebook)
10:00 GMT
Elissa posted a tantalizing tweet this week that has made fans wonder yet again if she's found the love of her life.
A testimony during his trial revealed 45-year-old Wissam Allouche failed to tell immigration authorities he was an Amal Movement member in the 1980s. (AFP/FIle)
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A Texas man from Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison for 'knowingly lying' to authorities about former links to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah and the Amal Movement during his application for US citizenship.
Will Assi make it as an actor in his first ever acting experience? (File photo)
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The Godfather is being made into an Arab TV drama starring Assi Helani.

April 27, 2015

The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million. (File photo)
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The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million.
Salma said during the conference that the goal of The Prophet is to "show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world." (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
Take advice from Salma Hayek on life and good values as she speaks during a press conference in Lebanon.
Tanjaret Daghet fled the war in Syria and now perform in Lebanon. (Flickr)
14:03 GMT
Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding a new fan base in Lebanon, with their Arabized Western music.
IDF troops in the Golan heights near the Lebanese border. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
This selfie by Nancy Ajram is up to 316,874 likes and counting. (Facebook)
12:51 GMT
What's not to love? The whole world is clearly obsessed with Arabia's sweetheart songstress, Nancy Ajram, as indicated by her 15 million Facebook likes!

April 26, 2015

Hayek paid a visit to the Gibran Museum during her visit to Lebanon. (Al Mohajer)
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Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is in Lebanon for her new movie "The Prophet."
Lebanon continues to be beset by structural bottlenecks such as electricity, water, transportation and telecommunications (File photo).
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Policymakers need to urgently address Lebanon’s longstanding and worsening structural bottlenecks
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!

April 25, 2015

Palestiniadi sports program for children (picture courtesy of UNRWA.org)
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in partnership with UNICEF, launched today Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon.
The jets reportedly struck Lebanon's northern town of al-Qalamoun (File-AFP)
07:29 GMT
Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.

April 24, 2015

Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

April 23, 2015

Majida El Roumi is returning! (Image: Facebook)
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The Jounieh International Festival saw Majida El Roumi on stage four years ago, and she's coming back, Baby!
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday. (Screenshot: YouTube)
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The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday.
Lebanon to consider Aqaba Port in Jordan as alternative export route. (Creative Commons/Gerard Janot)
12:40 GMT
The government will discuss opening an alternative maritime export route due to the closure of the Nasib crossing with Syria.
Hayek will be attending the screening of "The Prophet" in Lebanon this month. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
10:28 GMT
Lebanese-Mexican Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is heading to Lebanon in April for the premiere of her new film "The Prophet."

April 22, 2015

Jacqueline Toutounjian, a 73-year-old Syrian Armenian, who fled the violence in Aleppo, prays inside her home on April 17, 2015, in Lebanon's historic town of Anjar. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
15:14 GMT
A UN representative held a series of meetings with Lebanese officials Wednesday over issues facing women in conflict.

April 21, 2015

Joelle Hatem and former husband George Al Rassi posing with their son Joe. (Image: Facebook)
14:55 GMT
After the celebrity couple made a nasty split, Lebanese singer George Al Rassi goes on the air to clarify.
“Remittances of Lebanese expatriates increased from $7.86 billion in 2013 to $8.9 billion in 2014.”
14:50 GMT
Lebanon registered the second-highest growth among the 15 largest recipients of remittances in developing economies last year.
The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
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The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
Lebanese Army chief Jean General Jean Kahwaji, Lebanese Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri and French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the hand-over ceremony of a shipment of French weapons to the Lebanese Army in Beirut. (Image: AFP/Joseph Eid)
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Lebanon rolls out the red carpet to receive the first shipment of French weapons, as part of a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia.