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July 11, 2014

Bekaa is frequently targeted by spillover violence from Syria (File Archive)
19:00 GMT
At least three rockets landed in the town of Brital in Lebanon's Bekaa Friday.
Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon early Friday morning (File Archive)
16:42 GMT
Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon Friday after "suspicious, unknown rockets" were fired from the country's south on the Jewish state, according to reports.
(AFP)
08:54 GMT
The United States moved Thursday to blacklist a group of companies it claimed covertly helped Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement acquire components for surveillance drones.
The ISIS flag flying above norther Iraq. (Photo: AFP)
07:32 GMT
Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.
Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single! (Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single!
“We are close to an agreement on holding a Parliament session on July 17 to pass laws adopting the new salary scale and government expenditures,” the source said.



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03:42 GMT
Breakthrough in the long-running crisis over public workers’ salaries is expected next week, a ministerial source revealed to The Daily Star Thursday.

July 10, 2014

Despite security concerns, the historical city of Baalbek will host its annual music festival this year. (Image: The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
08:23 GMT
Baalbek festival returns home, braves security concerns; but will anyone be attending?
Did the World Cup generate more interest than the Gaza death toll? Some think so (File/AFP)
08:22 GMT
While the big game between Germany and Brazil commenced, Israel was air striking Gaza. But, the eyes of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were transfixed on the match, "desensitized" by what was happening in the Strip.

July 9, 2014

Lebanon's border with Israel has remained tense since the 2006 war. Israel frequently violates international law however, by illegally entering Lebanese territory (File/AFP)
12:34 GMT
Tensions remain high close to Lebanon's southern border as Israel deployed soldiers along the Kfar Shouba Hills area, while air strikes in Gaza continue.
Haifa Wehbe might be hot and heavy with her "Words on Paper" director. (Image: Screenshot from Words on Paper)
07:00 GMT
The show starlet is seen in two photos with director Mohammad Sami, which, of course, makes us wonder if there's more than a professional relationship between the two.

July 8, 2014

A bomb attack in Bekaa in June this year left two dead and Beirut scrambling to crack down on spillover violence from Syria (File Archive/AFP)
18:03 GMT
A Rocket from Lebanon's border with Syria landed in the town of Al Fakiha in Bekaa Tuesday. No casualties were reported.
The spotlight's on Yara once again for her upcoming clip. (Image: Facebook)
16:36 GMT
The Lebanese singer's latest greatest music video will soon be ours for the viewing.
There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT
Forty-five thousand Syrian refugees were removed from the UNHCR's registry and verification program in Lebanon because they "failed to keep in contact", according to a spokesperson.

July 7, 2014

Ragheb Alama reppin' it for the Red Cross at Suhoor in the Sidon (Image: Twitter)
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Lang Lang clanking the keys at the Byblos Festival on Thursday. (Image: Facebook courtesy of Nabil Ismail)
16:52 GMT
Hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang wowed the Lebanese crowd at the opening performance of this year's Byblos International Festival on Thursday evening.
George Kurdahi can smile like this again after successfully reunited a couple on his show.
16:35 GMT
They'd been separated for over a year, but George Kurdahi managed to do some marriage magic and bring a couple back together on his show.
Lebanon hosts millions of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.
Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT
A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon make up at least 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
10:09 GMT
The complications surrounding Lebanon's policy for Syrian refugees are back on the negotiating table with the UNHCR.
How quickly will we be seeing Amal's baby bump if she really is pregnant? (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:15 GMT
So scandalous! Is Amal Alamuddin really pregnant with George Clooney's baby before they walked down the aisle?
George and Amal make the perfect match politically and romantically! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:06 GMT
What a lovely wife-to-be lawyer Amal Alamuddin is for helping George Clooney achieve his ambitions for entering the White House.

July 6, 2014

Suzan Tamim was murdered by an Egyptian businessman in 2008. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:12 GMT
Late Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim's father is suing the cast and crew of TV drama "The Trial."
Lebanese soldiers stand beside the aftermath of a bombing in Bekaa Valley in December 2013 (File/AFP)
11:21 GMT
Lebanon's Internal Security Forces believe that radical Sunni militant group ISIS will strike the country with a series of attacks, according to a leaked report.
“EDL will limit the network’s productive capabilities to a fixed amount of 1,550 Megawatts from July 1 to Sept. 10," the statement said. “We call on citizens to understand need to achieve balance between the need for electricity production and the sensitive situation of the public budget,” the EDL said.
03:55 GMT
Lebanon’s state-owned electricity company announced Friday that it would limit its production this summer, providing only 13 hours of electricity per day.

July 5, 2014

Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Baalbek area suffered through a harsh winter this year (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT
Lebanese Cabinet members announced this week that there is a chance that Lebanon will establish refugee camps for Syrian refugees, in a move that is considered somewhat unprecedented in the country.
Gigi Hadid has made a name for herself thanks to her statuesque beauty. (Image: Albawaba edit)
14:23 GMT
19-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Gigi Hadid is garnering more attention thanks to a risque new fragrance ad for Tom Ford Velvet Orchid.
Lebanon's parliament has failed to elect a president since May, forcing the country into a political leadership vacuum (File Archive)
13:43 GMT
Lebanese MPs expressed skepticism Saturday that a new president would lead Lebanon any time soon.

July 4, 2014

Photo used for illustrative purposes (AFP)
11:18 GMT
Syrian warplanes carried out at least three airstrikes on the outskirts of Arsal in east Lebanon Friday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three family members
The scene of the bombing North Lebanon's Hermel earlier this year (AFP)
07:28 GMT
The Army carried out another raid in the northern village of Fnaydeq Thursday, confiscating explosives in light of confessions made by a terror suspect.

July 3, 2014

It's unknown whether Assi realizes that his Moroccan song was insulting to Moroccan women or not. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT
Moroccan singer Fatima al Arousi wasn't impressed at all by Lebanese singer Assi Helani's Moroccan single "Satta" and hit back at him with a song of her own!
Nancy celebrated life in Lebanon through her Beirut concert last week. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT
A few bombings or terrorist attacks in Lebanon didn't scare Nancy Ajram, as she went ahead with her planned Beirut concert as scheduled!
KPC has said previously that the existing pipeline linking the two cities, also built by Zakhem International in 1973, has outlived its 30-year lifespan and was prone to ruptures.
02:54 GMT
Family-owned Zakhem International has also carried out oil pipeline, refinery and fuel storage projects in Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Qatar, Italy and Tanzania, according to its website.

July 2, 2014

These two lovebirds are still going strong despite the current distance. (Image: Facebook)
17:13 GMT
With their careers keeping them apart, married Lebanese stars Yousif Al Khal and Nicole Saba are supportive but sad.
Lebanon's army patrols the streets of Tripoli (File/AFP)
13:16 GMT
Four people were injured Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into a coffee shop in Tripoli. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition according to sources.
Abbas al Noury plays one of the characters on the traditional TV series "Bab Al Hara." (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT
Twitter users gave Syria's famous Bab al-Hara TV soap opera a Lebanese twist Monday, with people making jokes about common national stereotypes they said would creep into the popular Ramadan show if it was set in Beirut rather than Damascus.
George's parents jetted into Lake Como where it is believed the star will be hosting his big day. (Image: Xposurephotos.com)
08:55 GMT
Now George Clooney's parents jet into Lake Como ahead of wedding of the year... after Amal visits Italian villa with her mother.
Children stand in Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT
Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.
Lebanon's security forces dismantled three terror cells this week after a wave of suicide attacks (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT
Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.
Joss Stone took her singing magic to Lebanon Tuesday night.
05:56 GMT
In light of Lebanon’s recent spate of bombings, raids and clashes, you might assume British soul singer Joss Stone was a bit nervous when she flew into Beirut Tuesday night, but she got her game face on and made her way there.

July 1, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon also praised the Lebanese Armed Forces for maintaining calm amid border tensions with Israel (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT
The United Nations hailed Lebanon's army for its efforts in controlling the country's security situation after a wave of terrorist attacks.
Who will make her character work better this Ramadan? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT
Haifa Wehbe and Myriam Fares are both making their TV drama debuts this Ramadan, but their characters have already been criticised for being way way too similar!
Qamar managed to escaped unharmed from her attackers. (Image: Facebook)
10:24 GMT
Poor Lebanese singer Qamar almost got killed this week. Why would anyone want her dead?
Lebanese security forces are on high alert after the Duroy Hotel bombing on June 25 (File/AFP)
09:09 GMT
Fear is growing in Lebanon that terrorist attacks in the country could escalate during Ramadan. Western diplomatic sources expressed concern after Lebanese forces dismantled three terror cells this week.
Lebanese officials said the clashes were related to drug trafficking. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Three men were killed and seven people injured during clashes at Shatila refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut.
Fayrouz's latest music video is reminiscent of her earlier work. (Image: Screenshot from video)
05:33 GMT
As Muslims focus on their faith, classic Christian-background songstress Fayrouz released a music video, paying tribute to her late hubby
Lebanon has not had a president since late May. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Michel Aoun proposed that the constitution be amended to allow the Lebanese people to directly elect the president.

June 30, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated himself at the Duroy Hotel last week to evade arrest. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT
The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.
Prime Minister Salam has rejected the proposal to communicate with Syrian officials because of his commitment to the Baabda Declaration. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT
Prime Minister Tamman Salam said Monday that the Lebanese government will not communicate with the Syrian government over the Syrian refugee crisis.
Firefighters attempt to extinguish a blaze at the Duroy hotel in Beirut after a suicide bomber blew himself up on June 25, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:54 GMT
Security forces in Lebanon dismantled a number of terrorist cells over the past week after a wave of suicide attacks in across the country.
Myriam has high hopes for Lebanon on the political front. (Image: Facebook)
10:16 GMT
Klink defends Assad support following alleged meeting over the weekend.
It's about time Sabah has been honored for her lifelong career in showbiz. (Image: Now.mmedia.me)
09:24 GMT
Legendary singer Sabah has been in the business for as long as we can remember, and MTV Lebanon are now honoring her for all her achievements.
ISIL's terrorist network has spilled over from Iraq and Syria into Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:03 GMT
Militant group ISIL announced the appointment of a leader for Lebanon to set up training camps according to LBCI television.
Is it wonder woman? No, it's just Carole Samaha here to save the day. (Image: Facebook)
07:17 GMT
Lebanese star Carole Samaha recently won the World Music Award for Best Performing Artist in the Middle East, and now she's been dubbed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Global Network for Rights and Development.
Ragheb Alama loves the "City of LIght" (Image: Facebook)
07:04 GMT
Balancing his work on his upcoming album and a month-long trip to Paris, Ragheb Alama is one busy dude.

June 29, 2014

The pictures posted by Ragheb and Nanzy from the Queen's celebration. (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:30 GMT
Nancy Ajram and Ragheb Alama were invited to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's birthday in Beirut.
Lebanon has experienced a spate of bombings in the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT
Lebanese security authorities have seized three terrorist cells who are reportedly involved in recent bombings in Lebanon.
Lebanese Diva Magida el-Roumi performs on the opening night of the Beiteddine festival in the Lebanese Shouf mountains, southeast of Beirut, on June 26, 2014. (AFP /JOSEPH EID)
06:09 GMT
Majida El Roumi brought a little sliver of happiness to a country suffering some sad times with her gig at the he Ottoman-era palace of Beiteddine Thursday evening.