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July 6, 2015

Once upon a time there was a pop star, who became the most loved Arab star on Facebook... (Instagram)
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The Lebanese singer teases her fans with a pic from her upcoming video!
Dominique Hourani tours Vienna with her daughter and writes, "I just love being the tourist even after my 100th visit to a country." (Facebook)
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Dominique Hourani tours Vienna with her daughter and writes, "I just love being the tourist even after my 100th visit to a country." (Facebook)
A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 31, 2015 shows Syrian troops in the mountains surrounding the city of Zabadani, some 50 km northwest of the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah and the Syrian army are advancing on militants from all sides to retake control of Zabadani, the last rebel controlled town in Qalamoun.
A partial view of west Beirut's suburbs is seen from a sniper hole in the Holiday Inn hotel in the Lebanese capital. (AFP/File)
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Despite tourism growth, the average occupancy rate at Beirut hotels stands at the second-lowest rate in the region.
A still from Myriam's gun-loaded music video "Klink Revolution." (File photo)
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Careful making fun of Myriam now, she's the one who's good with guns after all!
Julia Roberts, husband Danny Moder, their children and friends joined the Clooneys on a yacht outside the Clooney's home. (Xposure photos.com)
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Amal sparkles in Missoni as the Clooneys bring Fourth of July celebrations to their Italian lakeside home with George's long-time friend Julia Roberts.
Hundreds of Kurds marched in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against Turkey's accusations against fighters in Kobani. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Hundreds of Kurds marched in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against Turkey's accusations against fighters in Kobani.

July 5, 2015

Farmers condoned the government's decision to subsidize agricultural exports but said it wasn't enough. (AFP/File)
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Farmers condoned the government's decision to subsidize agricultural exports but said it wasn't enough.
Hezbollah-affiliated news network Al Manar started covering the events in Zabadani Saturday, although security sources and eye witnesses had revealed that the offensive was launched Thursday. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah fighters allied with the Syrian regime entered the Syrian town of Zabadani, eight kilometers from the border with Lebanon, in a bid to seize the town from opposition forces.
Maya Diab had her eyes on you during the launch of her #MyMaya event. (Facebook)
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Maya Diab had her eyes on you during the launch of her #MyMaya event. (Facebook)
Busy bee Myriam Fares taking a break from her hectic superstar schedule. (Facebook)
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Busy bee Myriam Fares taking a break from her hectic superstar schedule. (Facebook)
Superstar mama Nancy Ajram reads a bedtime story for her daughters Ella and Mila. (Facebook)
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Superstar mama Nancy Ajram reads a bedtime story for her daughters Ella and Mila. (Facebook)
Oh, it's only Miss Elissa hangin' out with her besties in Beirut! (Facebook)
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Oh, it's only Miss Elissa hangin' out with her besties in Beirut! (Facebook)
Rola checks up on her sister Zeina at the hospital. (Facebook)
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Rola Saad's car was severely hit by another driver in Beirut.

July 4, 2015

Hezbollah fighters patrol the Qalamoun mountains, along Lebanon's border with Syria, May 20 1015.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:30 GMT
In an ongoing push for control along the Lebanese-Syrian border region, Hezbollah and Syrian army forces launched renewed attacks on the strategic border town Zabadani.
Loutfy also founded the Association of Egyptian Women Filmmakers. (Photo courtesy Loutfy's family/Ahram)
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The filmmaker helped create the New Cinema Group and made more than 20 films about Arabs and social struggle in the 1970s.

July 3, 2015

Syrian-Kurdish refugee children in a camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.  (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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A UN report released Thursday urged the international community to address the growing problem of Syrian refugee child laborers, many of whom are exploited to support their families.

July 2, 2015

The many faces and talents of Haifa Wehbe. (Instagram/Haifa Wehbe)
12:00 GMT
Forget Assala, Haifa's performance in the Ramadan tv series 'Mariam' has been winning her acclaim online.
Fiber-optic networks will be installed in Lebanon over the next five years.
10:26 GMT
Fiber-optic networks will be installed in Lebanon over the next five years.
Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)
10:15 GMT
The Lebanese army intercepted the militants trying to set up a rocket launcher in Arsal.
A senior Hamas official will be meeting with Hezbollah's secretary-general in Beirut in the coming days. (AFP/File)
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A senior Hamas official will be meeting with Hezbollah's secretary-general in Beirut in the coming days.
Last month, Hezbollah advanced into Arsal’s outskirts from the south and east, tightening its grip around Nusra Front militants. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah fighters moved into the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Zabadani Wednesday.
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations. (AFP/File)
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The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations.
A seismic vessel is pictured off the coast of Lebanon on Sept. 24, 2012. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon told a senior US official it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel.
The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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The World Food Program will halve the value of food vouchers given to refugees in Lebanon.

July 1, 2015

Happy birthday Al Waleed Helani. (Facebook)
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The Assi Helano family celebrated their son Al Waleed's birthday on Monday.

June 30, 2015

The tourism minister remained cautiously optimistic, recognising that the political impasse and the Syrian conflict threaten Lebanon's stability. (Shutterstock)
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The country has witnessed a 25 percent increase in tourist numbers over the last nine months, in spite of recent attacks.
Lebanese security forces have continued to battle militants near the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested eight Syrian men on suspicion of being affiliated with terrorist groups in the border towns of Labweh and Arsal.
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs. (AFP/File)
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Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs.
Elie Saab speaking at the LAU graduation ceremony. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
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The self-taught fashion guru receives the honor for his outstanding contribution to the fashion industry in Lebanon and around the world.

June 29, 2015

The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
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The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
Lebanon and Israel are disputing a maritime zone of 854 square km with suspected energy reserves potentially worth billions of dollars. (Shutterstock)
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US Dept of State official to mediate talks between Lebanon and Israel over disputed maritime zone and exploration of lucrative energy reserves.

June 28, 2015

Hezbollah has been strengthening their positions near the northeastern Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek with rockets and heavy artillery in preparation for an upcoming offensive against Daesh. (AFP/File)
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The outskirts of the northeastern town of Ras Baalbek are expected to see a series of fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Daesh in the upcoming weeks.
George and Amal Clooney's new £10million home has been undergoing renovations for almost a year. (Eonline/Paris Match edit)
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George and Amal Clooney have been called 'the worst neighbours you could have'. And they haven't even moved in!
Tiffany Tang, making a name for herself for the wrong reasons! (Photo Bucket)
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Tiffany Tang, also known as Tang Yan, walked the red carpet at 18th Shanghai International Film Festival in a dress from Elie Saab's 2015 summer collection. Or so she thought!
The new center will be managed by the Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, a Lebanese NGO. The Palace of Justice in Beirut. (IFPO)
06:28 GMT
New center to meet with every new detainee in Tripoli, collect forensic evidence of torture and provide support.

June 27, 2015

The Ramadan series was produced with tech teams who worked on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (Instagram)
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The Lebanese actress is now contracted to the series that will run over the next four years!
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
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The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal.
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
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Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
DJ Paul van Dyk closed Formula One in Bahrain with an electrifying stint earlier this year. (EDM Life)
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Grammy-winning German DJ's "The Politics of Dancing 3" banned for including collaborations with Israeli DJs.
A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces. (AFP/File)
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A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces.

June 26, 2015

A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
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A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal.

June 25, 2015

Unexploded cluster bombs still litter much of the south of Lebanon after Israel dropped roughly four million of them in the July-August 2006 war. (AFP/File)
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A nine-year-old boy was killed when a nearly decade-old Israeli cluster bomb exploded in South Lebanon Thursday.
Super model Arlenis Sosa walked down the aisle in this beautiful #ReemAcra dress. (Instagram)
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Victoria's Secret model Arlenis Sosa has married Donnie McGrath during a stunning beach-side ceremony in her native Dominican Republic.
Wael Jassar will perform on July 18, along with singers Ayman Zbeeb and Nader Al Atat at the Mövenpick Hotel Beirut. (Facebook)
13:32 GMT
Why not celebrate Eid El-Fitr with Lebanese singer Wael Jassar this year?
Marita with her family on her graduation day. (Instagram)
11:53 GMT
Assi Helani and his family celebrated daughter Marita's high school success this week.
Expecting mama Carole shopping for baby clothes. (Facebook)
10:13 GMT
While her big baby bump still allows her to walk, Carole Samaha went out shopping for baby clothes and accessories.

June 24, 2015

Beirut's investigative judge granted bail to a doctor in custody on charges of misdiagnosing an infant whose limbs had to be amputated. (Shutterstock)
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Beirut's investigative judge granted bail to a doctor in custody on charges of misdiagnosing an infant whose limbs had to be amputated.
Amal in Stella, with Stella. (Jamesy/KP/Gotcha Images)
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All work and no play? Amal enjoys a night out in Notting Hill with celeb designer Stella McCartney.
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet. (Sonara.net)
13:59 GMT
Haifa Wehbe thanks Assala for complimenting her on her acting skills with a cold tweet.
Syrian refugees await assistance in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
$800 million of aid last year reflected by growth of 1.3 percent in the Lebanese GDP, according to a UN report.
A former Syrian detainee displays marks left by torture. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
According to the author, torture is a violation of human dignity and it has no place in a civilized country.

June 23, 2015

Hezbollah and the Syrian army have been making steady progress against Nusra and Daesh in Qalamoun since launching an offensive in the region in May. (Twitter)
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Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured three new hills in Syria's northern Qalamoun region on Tuesday.
Assala turns a blind eye on her bumpy friendship with Haifa Wehbe, and confesses that she's an amazing actress instead! (Watanserb.com)
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Assala turns a blind eye on her bumpy friendship with Haifa Wehbe, and confesses that she's an amazing actress instead!
The incident took place last April during an uprising in the prison. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The five suspects charged for alleged involvement with the torture of inmates at Roumieh prison were referred to Lebanon's Military Tribunal.
Amal's business unusual as she stands out in a sea of suits. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT
The celeb lawyer is supremely elegant for her defense of the Chagossian Islanders' bid to return home.
Myriam will be rocking Egypt this Eid El-Fitr. (Style of Arabia)
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Lebanese diva Myriam Fares is set to perform in Egypt this Eid El-Fitr.
Ahlam is a huge fan of Cyrine and her work. (YouTube)
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"Queen" Ahlam has much love for actress Cyrine Abdelnour.
The Information Branch chief condemned the media framing the ISF in a negative light following the release of the footage. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
09:24 GMT
The announcement follows the release of a video showing Roumieh guards torturing inmates inside the notorious prison last April.
A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows Druze men residing in Israel holding binoculars watching smoke rising in the horizon of the Syrian Druze village of Hadar, on June 20, 2015, following Syrian army airstrikes against opposition rebel fighters. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
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On Monday Israeli Druze attacked an IDF ambulance carrying to Syrians in Goan Heights.
A Roumieh prison cell. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
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The document, allegedly leaked from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, showed a request from the Lebanese government for $2.3 million to maintain Roumieh prison.