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October 23, 2014

These two have had a struggle for so long. (Image from Albawaba article archive)
21:23 GMT
Haifa Wehbe and Ragheb Alama may just be friends again. We're shocked. Are you?
These two have gotten pretty up close and personal in the past.
21:09 GMT
Wael Kfoury and his co-patriot artist Elissa sure are buddy buddy, but social media flirtations are totally innocent, right?
The doctor responsible for "testing" the patient is “100 percent sure that it is not an Ebola case. (File/AFP)
20:12 GMT
Patient tested at Rafik Hariri hospital tested negative for Ebola, but the hospital conducted a drill causing confusion.
Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where a patient showing symptoms of Ebola is being tested. (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT
A patient showing multiple symptoms of Ebola is being tested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital for the virus.
Several Lebanese soldiers defected to IS and Nusra Front in recent weeks, causing concern in the army (File/AFP)
12:19 GMT
Lebanon's army on Thursday vowed to tackle terrorists trying to use the country as a "safe haven" for launching attacks.
Lebanese officials had announced a sharp cap on Syrian refugee intakes this week (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT
The UNHCR representative for Lebanon insisted the country's borders are still open to Syrian refugees days after officials announced a cap on those fleeing the Assad conflict.

October 22, 2014

Haifa Wehbe passed on the ALS challenge to Ellie Saab.
22:01 GMT
The Instagram campaign to support the Lebanese Autism Society managed to find its way to Haifa Wehbe's page.
The Lebanese army has received numerous donation pledges in recent months, the largest two coming from Saudi Arabia with pledges' combined total of $4 billion. (AFP/File)
17:10 GMT
The United Kingdom donated $16 million worth of military equipment to the Lebanese army to defend the country's eastern border from jihadist threat.
Ramy is a pretty good actor in all of his music videos, so acting might come as second nature to him! (Image: Facebook)
13:40 GMT
While acting has become the latest trend for singers in the Arab world, Ramy Ayach wants a piece of the action too!

October 21, 2014

At least 1.13 million Syrian refugees are registered with the UN in Lebanon (File/AFP)
12:55 GMT
Lebanon's Social Affair Minister said no more Syrian refugees would be allowed in the country following the mass influx of people fleeing the neighboring conflict.
Mayada and Raed are working on a secret project together! (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:49 GMT
While rumors about Mayada al Hinnawi selling her music copyrights are on wild fire, she's busy making music with Joe Raed!
A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him greeting Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) at the presidential office in Tehran on October 19, 2014. (Iranian Presidency Website/ AFP).
05:00 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.

October 20, 2014

October 19, 2014

Four banks were also listed as being owned or controlled by the Syrian government and sanctioned.
12:08 GMT
he United States blacklisted Lebanese company DK Group for arranging to ship Syrian pound banknotes from Russia to the Syrian central bank, an allegation strongly denied by the company’s general manager.
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brought chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
07:11 GMT
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brings chills to Lebanon's box office this week!

October 18, 2014

Over 1.1 million Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in Lebanon (File/AFP)
19:45 GMT
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Lebanon has sharply cut the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their homeland by refusing to let them in.

October 16, 2014

International Lebanese director Tarik Freitekh directs Justin Bieber's new music video! (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT
International Lebanese director Tarik Freitekh directs Justin Bieber's new music video! (Image: Facebook)
Israeli soldiers patrol along the border with Lebanon, January 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT
Lebanese officials filed a complaint with the UN Security Council Thursday over an Israeli border attack from earlier in October.
Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi. [AFP]
08:42 GMT
The United States would respond favorably to the military needs of the poorly equipped Lebanese Army in its fight against terrorism, Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi has reportedly said.
We love seeing her on the Arab Idol judging panel, and soon we'll get to see her on another screen. (Image: Facebook)
06:48 GMT
Nancy Ajram has spread her love across the North African country before, and she's doing it again.

October 15, 2014

Qassem said Hezbollah has had intelligence on 'takfiri' activities since 2006, but will always prioritize the 'Israeli threat' first. (AFP/File)
15:37 GMT
Hezbollah's Deputy Head Naim Qassem said Tuesday that the party was prioritizing threats from Israel above those from 'takfiri' forces in Syria.
Lebanon is home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in dire conditions across farmland or empty fields (File/AFP)
13:27 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
She's still got it: Maya will be hosting yet another music show! (Image: Facebook)
13:22 GMT
Lebanese diva Maya Diab will be settling into MBC's The X Factor Arabia soon!

October 14, 2014

A total number of four Lebanese soldiers have now defected to join extremist groups (File/AFP)
17:45 GMT
The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian said there is a difference between Muslims and Islamist militants (File/AFP)
16:59 GMT
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.
Myriam Fares shakes what her mama gave her (Image: Facebook)
10:10 GMT
When Myriam Fares's derriere became the talk of her fans, she decided it was time to pull the photo from Instagram that caused such a hoopla!
The beautiful £5 million mansion that George gifted to his new wife Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency Ltd)
07:45 GMT
George and Amal were caught seemingly unaware of the danger lurking and flood experts have had to be called into their new Berkshire mansion!
A match made in heaven: Amal has changed her name to Amal Alamuddin Clooney. (Image: Facebook)
07:17 GMT
Amal Alamuddin reveals she has taken her husband Clooney's name on law firm's website ...as she heads back to work in Athens!
The Central Bank chief also explained that he requested the IMF send a delegation to Lebanon "to evaluate the cost borne by the country as a result of receiving displaced Syrians."
00:14 GMT
“The IMF does not have any reservations about the performance of Lebanon, and it understands what the region is going through and its impact on us.”

October 13, 2014

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri leaves at the end of a meeting with the French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 7, 2014 (Alain Jocard/ AFP).
19:00 GMT
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai in Rome Monday for talks centering on the nearly 5-month-old presidential deadlock, Future MP Ammar Houri said Sunday.
Maya Diab sang with Jason Derulo for "Coke Studio". (Image: Twitter)
10:39 GMT
While recording for "Coke Studio" on MBC4, Maya Diab got in a heated convo with the song composer for "Talk to Me", which features American songster Jason Derulo.

October 12, 2014

Kurds across Europe and the Middle East have grown increasingly frustrated with international inaction in Kobani, sparking widespread, sometimes violent protests. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
Protesters mostly hailing from the Kurdish region in Syria took to the streets in Beirut Sunday to protest international handling of Kobani, particularly in Turkey, where the borders have been closed and government authorities have ignored UN urges to intervene in the border town.
The beautiful manor house that's been reportedly purchased by George and Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency)
09:57 GMT
Word spread among locals that George Clooney and new wife Amal Alamuddin bought a £10m mansion in Berkshire.
News of the soldier's defection first surfaced in a video late Saturday, in which he says his decision is the result of Lebanon's 'mass detention of Sunnis.' (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT
A third Lebanese soldier has reportedly defected to join IS ranks, adding to a feared surge of defectors following the recent IS and Nusra call for Sunni soldiers to leave posts and join extremist ranks.
Tania has performed all over the world but her dream is to perform in Las Vegas. (Image: Facebook)
09:04 GMT
International Lebanese Soprano and Pop Diva Tania Kassis spreads her message of peace around the globe.
Earlier this week, IS and Nusra militants called on Sunni soldiers to defect from their posts and join extremist ranks in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:05 GMT
After defecting from the Lebanese Army and joining the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front, a Lebanse man remains with the militant group as his family pleads for his return.

October 11, 2014

Rebel fighters gather on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border in September. AFP/Wissam Al -Omor
07:44 GMT
Military posts were attacked by unidentified gunmen for the second day running.