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The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday. (AFP/File)
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The general manager of cellular operator touch submitted his resignation Friday.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector. (AFP/Hassan Ammar)
09:24 GMT
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
Raya radiates on the red carpet. (Facebook)
09:02 GMT
We've been getting the star scoop with Raya for years, but the Lebanese-Brit presenter is a celeb in her own right.

May 23, 2015

After being recently 'love-bombed' in Lebanon, Salma Hayek works the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
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Salma Hayek is in discussions about portraying cunning courtesan Mata Hari, who was executed by firing squad in 1917 after being accused of spying for Germany.

May 21, 2015

One of the men had been previously arrested for smuggling rockets. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Three people have been arrested in Lebanon, accused of financing armed groups in Syria, according to the Lebanese Army.
Fawaz Gruosi poses on the catwalk with models adorned with de GRISOGONO's latest DIVINE HIGH JEWELLERY CREATIONS.
13:59 GMT
Any Hollywood celebrity's outfit wouldn't be complete without Lebanese-Italian jeweler de GRISOGONO's creations. The same goes for the luxurious brand's annual most-anticipated soirée of Cannes.
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT
Talks with Egyptian officials on reducing the charges of Lebanese goods shipped by sea have made progress.
A Hezbollah fighter looks over a hill in the Qalamoun region, May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Lebanese security forces shelled militant positions on the border with Syria Thursday in a bid to thwart terrorist attacks.
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday.
George says that him and wife Amal live just like the rest of us! (File photo)
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Do George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin live "normal" lives? so he says!

May 20, 2015

Maya Diab loves her some "Ya Merayti”. (Screenshot from clip edited for illustrative purposes)
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Maya Diab tweeted her compliments to the songstress for her new video clip “Ya Merayti”.
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday there was a temporary solution to the overcrowding of Lebanese prisons. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday there was a temporary solution to the overcrowding of Lebanese prisons.
The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
11:28 GMT
The factory will start production in June and has the capacity to increase Lebanon's cigarette boxes by 23,000.
Typical! In Saudi Arabia, most people were curious about the cost of a camel. In fact, the highest price paid for a camel in the Gulf Kingdom was $800,000. But surely a budget option is also available.
10:14 GMT
From camels to Lamborghinis, what are people in the Middle Eastern looking to buy? Google away!
Alice, Nadine and Farah are apparently "too boring for TV"! (H24 Info)
08:38 GMT
Alice, Nadine and Farah Abdel Aziz have been touted as "boring and unrepresentative of Lebanese women."
Li Bingbing In Zuhair Murad Couture at "The Sea Of Trees" Cannes Film Festival Premiere. (Style Fluid Trendz)
07:44 GMT
It goes without saying that Lebanese designers have wowed audiences at almost every global art or entertainment event.

May 19, 2015

The Lebanese army shelled jihadi positions deep in the outskirts, which comprise an area of around 400 square kilometers. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Lebanese army shelled the border near Arsal Tuesday, as Daesh and Nusra clash nearby.
Lebanese singer-turned-actress Nicole Saba is totally fed up with the latest rumor chasing her famous self on the web! (Facebook)
10:01 GMT
Nicole Saba is tired of online trolls making up rumors about her.
The IMF has called on Lebanon to take rapid measures to reduce the deficit and stimulate growth. (Shutterstock)
09:51 GMT
The International Monetary Fund has cautioned that the current political standoff and the weight of hosting refugees are taking a toll on Lebanon's economy.
Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Cabinet will continue its discussions of the budget bill in a session Wednesday.

May 18, 2015

I mean, she looks prego, right?! (Facebook)
13:39 GMT
We dare to question it....could there be a bun in the oven?
Almost half of Lebanon has access to a bank account, up ten percent from 2014.
10:54 GMT
Up to 47 percent of Lebanese people aged over 15 have access to a bank account, up ten percent from the year before, according to World Bank figures.
In the wake of last week's failure by lawmakers to elect a president, Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam expressed doubts that a solution to the crisis would come anytime soon. (AFP/Eric Lalmand)
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In the wake of last week's failure by lawmakers to elect a president, Prime Minister Tammam Salam expressed doubts that a solution to the crisis would come anytime soon.

May 17, 2015

"Pretty Woman" star Julia Roberts. (Wiki Commons)
13:06 GMT
George Clooney's co-star and celebrity pal Julia Roberts gave his Lebanese wife, Amal Clooney her stamp of approval.
Michelle with her date Saudi Arabian film producer Mohammed al Turki. (AFP)
12:28 GMT
Michelle Rodriguez opts for a Zuhair Murad dress to the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in Cannes.
Syrian refugees living in Ouzaii compound are evacuated after a fire broke out in the building on May 7, 2015 in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
11:01 GMT
Soldiers inspected refugee camps in the town of Barr Elias in Zahle.
A Hezbollah militant patrols a Lebanese town near the Syrian border.  (AFP/Sam Skaine)
05:00 GMT
Fighting goes on to rid Lebanon's border region of militants, says Hezbollah leader Nasrallah.

May 14, 2015

The government needs to consider increasing the VAT by 1 to 2 percentage points, the IMF said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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The government needs to consider increasing the VAT by 1 to 2 percentage points, the IMF said Wednesday.
Khaled al-Sawy's struggle with Hepatitis C has caused him to be hospitalized at times. (CBC)
19:52 GMT
Then watch his interview on "Nazra" on Friday.
Onlookers gather at the Dutch Design Exhibition during Beirut Design Week in 2014. (BeirutDesignWeek.org)
13:00 GMT
The speakers at the two-day international conference will be both local and international designers.
Ricky and his beau are going on vacation to Beirut. (Ticketcrusader.com)
09:25 GMT
Ricky Martin is coming to Lebanon with his new boyfriend!
Dozens of fugitives and suspected militants were arrested by Lebanese forces across the country. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested 150 suspected militants Wednesday during raids in Beirut, Bekaa Valley and Akkar.

May 13, 2015

A military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to four and a half years in prison on charges of terrorism Wednesday. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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A military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to four and a half years in prison on charges of terrorism Wednesday.
Anabella and Nancy have had their differences on the show. (Nawaret)
14:31 GMT
Rumor has it that Arab Idol host Anabella Hilal is stepping down because of Nancy Ajram's jealousy issues!
Amal loves to dine out with her hubby George. (IBN Live)
10:19 GMT
George Clooney says Amal is a "bad" cook, but an expert at making restaurant reservations!
Carole looks pretty in pink and PREGNANT! (Facebook)
09:19 GMT
Lebanese superstar Carole Samaha has finally let the cat out of the bag, announcing to the world that she's pregnant!
Syrian regime forces drive on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region, after they seized control of several hilltops in the mountainous area that straddles the Syria-Lebanon border with the support of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT
Hezbollah fighters took five hill top positions in Qalamoun after fierce clashes with militants.
A man walks past a portrait of slain Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri on the ninth anniversary of his death on Feb. 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT
Robert Fisk provides an in-depth analysis of those who could potentially be involved with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's death, pointing a finger specifically at Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

May 12, 2015

Visitors enjoy the swimming pool of Beirut's bombed landmark Saint-Georges Hotel. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Tourism activity in Lebanon jumped in the first three months of this year after years of lulls.
Syrian regime forces stand at a look out point on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
Lebanon's Future bloc called on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and to stop aiding Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Nusra Front and the Qalamoun branch of the Army of Conquest, a coalition of jihadi parties led by Nusra, announced that they had been fighting with ISIS in west Qalamoun via Twitter. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
In a statement Nusra stated its fighters were against inter-jihadi conflict and were focused on ridding the Qalamoun Mountains of Daesh.
Australia has pledged $7.9 million in aide to Lebanon to help soften the blow of the Syrian spillover Tuesday. (AFP/Hassan Jarah)
11:20 GMT
Australia has pledged $7.9 million in aide to Lebanon to help soften the blow of the Syrian spillover Tuesday.
After a wild week of birthday festivities for her actor husband George's 54th birthday, it is back to work for Amal Clooney. (Indian Express)
09:37 GMT
Amal Clooney and birthday boy George head back to work following weeklong celebrations.
Somaya al-Khashab modeling the world's most expensive gown (Facebook)
09:26 GMT
Diamonds are a girls' best friend, and Egyptian actress Somaya al-Khashab wore the world's most bedazzled and expensive dress on the market.
Israeli reservists walk inside Lebanon, not far from the Israeli border, as more ground troops cross into the war zone 09 August 2006. (AFP/Denis Sinyakov)
07:23 GMT
Lebanon and Israel have showed willingness to maintain stability along the border, head of the UN peacekeeping force said Tuesday.
Syrian children who fled the violence in Aleppo play at a refugee camp in Jabaa, a village in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on Dec. 20, 2014. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
05:30 GMT
Three Syrian children were killed when a fire broke out in their room in east Lebanon on Monday, state news said.

May 11, 2015

Lebanese soldiers patrol an area in Wadi Khaled on the border with Syria, on Feb. 10, 2012. (AFP/File)
20:02 GMT
An army patrol inspecting a metal barrel containing landmines on Lebanon's border came under fire from Syrian territory Monday, state news said.
According to one official, 55 percent of Lebanon’s residents were either Syrian or Palestinian refugees. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
The grant will help Lebanese municipalities cope with the influx of Syrian refugees.
Carrying their luggage people walk close to the area of the Masnaa crossing between the eastern Lebanon and neighboring Syria on 19 July 2012. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Syrian refugees were arrested upon entering the border town of Suweiri, in the western Bekaa Valley.
Syrian regime forces stand at a look out point on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Two Nusra military leaders have allegedly been killed in clashes against the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters on Monday.
Tania believes that one day she will be able to take the Lebanese song to a better place. (Red Zone)
12:14 GMT
Tania Saleh has launched her new album, "Shwayit Souwar/A Few Images," in Lebanon in partnership with Baalbeck International Festival.
Lebanon's finance minister warned Monday that the country would face $1.2 billion worth of losses if the parliament doesn't reconvene. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Lebanon's finance minister warned Monday that the country would face $1.2 billion worth of losses if the parliament doesn't reconvene.
Salma Hayek was adored in Beirut. (Twitter)
10:20 GMT
Salma Hayek is proof that the Lebanese know how to roll out the red carpet and welcome their celeb guests.
A general view taken on May 9, 2015 shows tanks in Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT
Militant fighters are likely to flee to Arsal, as the Syrian army and Hezbollah purge them from the Qalamoun Mountains.

May 10, 2015

Amal Clooney. (Al Bawaba archived image)
20:32 GMT
Amal Clooney's niece Mia sure looks a lot like her auntie.
Haifa Wehbe's shocking behind the scenes pic of "Mariam". (Al Bawaba file)
19:48 GMT
Could singers Haifa Wehbe and Mohammed Kilani be intimately involved?
A relative holds a portrait of a detained Lebanese soldier during a demonstration to ask for the release of soldiers and policemen being held hostage by militants on Dec.14, 2014 in Beirut. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
The body of army soldier Ali Qassem Ali was handed to Lebanese authorities by Daesh on May 1.
Fighters from Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah carry the coffin of another Shiite militant Hassan Bajouk during his funeral in the capital Beirut on May 8, 2015, after he too was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT
Marwan Mughniyeh, a senior Hezbollah commander, has allegedly been killed during a battle against militants in the Qalamoun Mountains.