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July 21, 2014

Hassan Fadlallah (center right), a parliamentarian representing Hezbollah, says that the movement´s resistance is at the forefront of defending Lebanon (AFP/File).
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Hassan Fadlallah, a parliamentarian representing the Lebanese resistance movement, said on Sunday that Hezbollah would not be swayed in its fight against Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria.
Haifa believes what her ex-hubby tells her about the Muslim Brotherhood! (Image: Facebook)
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Haifa Wehbe puts rumors to rest and tells us whether her ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima left her because of pressure from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.
FBME was originally established in Cyprus in 1982 as a subsidiary of the Federal Bank of Lebanon SAL.
03:18 GMT
“The Central Bank of Cyprus announces that, under the powers conferred to it by the relevant legislation, [it] has taken over, as of today, the management of the operations of the branch of FBME Bank Ltd. in Cyprus."

July 20, 2014

The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
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Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.
Lebanon's army arrests a man in the northern city of Tripoli, July 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Tensions remain high after a terrorist allegedly linked to the Beirut hotel bombings was killed in Tripoli during overnight raids by security forces, while another wanted militiaman was arrested.
Clooney and Alamuddin are set to wed on Sep 12. (Image: Daily Star)
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Amal Alamuddin officiated at her cousin's wedding and Clooney was there to bear witness!
Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
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Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.

July 19, 2014

Lebanese army personal arrest a man in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. (AFP)
08:47 GMT
Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.
LAF forces in Arsal. (AFP)
07:59 GMT
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.

July 17, 2014

Lebanon has been trying to crack down on outlaws firing rockets into Israel (File Archive)
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Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council Thursday against Israel in response to Tel Aviv's bombardment of Lebanon's southern villages.
Lebanon's army patrols the country's border town of Ersal, March 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:54 GMT
Hezbollah fighters and Nusra Front militants clashed again close to Lebanon's border with Syria, according to a security source.
Yara is well-known for her simple and conservative elegance. (Image: Facebook)
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Being beautiful, elegant and conservative has paid off for Yara who's been appointed as the ambassador of fashion house "Miss Bella."
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said: "I don't know whether to laugh or cry on the so-called swearing-in ceremony of Syrian regime's President Bashar Assad” (AFP/ File).
08:12 GMT
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea ridiculed Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday following Assad's swearing-in ceremony as president.
Two Palestinians and a Lebanese man were arrested in connection with rocket attacks towards Israel (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT
Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.
The lawmaker emphasized that Lebanon was negotiating “state to state” and not with any private companies. The Turkish Embassy declined to comment.
04:55 GMT
Lebanon is moving forward with a plan to import water from Turkey, having failed to impose any restrictions on water usage in response to one of the worst water shortages in recent memory.

July 16, 2014

Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri made the proposal in exchange for forming a cabinet that ensures the interests of his movement (AFP/ File).
14:17 GMT
Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri proposed a two year presidential term for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in return for forming a cabinet that meets the interests of Hariri's party.
Is Elissa the fairest of them all? (Image: Facebook)
11:40 GMT
Elissa teases her fans with a sexy new look and a magical mirror!
A soldier examines the remains of a rocket fired from Israel into the south of Lebanon, December 29, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:16 GMT
Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.

July 15, 2014

The "Instagram" cake Myriam got for her sis Jihane! (Image: Instagram)
13:58 GMT
Who doesn't love a nice birthday cake on their special day? Well, Myriam Fares's lil sis got the coolest cake from the big sis on her bday !
Arsal has frequently been affected by rocket spillover from Syria (File Archive)
13:33 GMT
At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.
Marcel says Byblos was his first love. (Image: Daily Star)
12:39 GMT
Marcel Khalife will play at Byblos International Festival Thursday.
Shakira with her adorable son at the World Cup Closing Ceremony. (Image: Naharnet)
12:13 GMT
We love Shakira. Shakira loves her son. Shakira's fans love to see her son. So, she brought him to stage at the World Cup Closing Ceremony!
Speaker Nabih Berri says that "the followed mechanism doesn't interpret the constitution and the jurisdictions of the government amid the presidential vacuum" (AFP/File).
08:30 GMT
Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker, Nabih Berri has stated that the cabinet mechanism adopted to manage work during the presidential vacuum actually paralyzes cabinet.
Israel's shelling was a response to rockets fried at Israel from south Lebanon Monday. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
Israel shelled southern Lebanon early Tuesday morning. No casualties were reported.

July 14, 2014

Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri questions the need to fire rockets into Israel asking "Why do we want to bring ourselves trouble?” (AFP/ File).
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Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
The Army called on citizens “to use the application in accordance with its indicated purpose,” stating that the application would ask for each user’s name and phone number.
17:02 GMT
The app will allow users to send text, photos, audio and video recordings to report any suspicions of bombs, mines, grenades or rigged cars.
The American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University are among the schools that offer intensive Arabic language programs throughout the summer.
16:47 GMT
Despite Lebanon’s increasingly unstable political situation, students from around the globe seek its universities, eager to immerse themselves in Arab culture and the Arabic language.
31 Hezbollah fighters were wounded, while the resistance party captured 14 fighters from the Nusra Front and Islamic Battalion (AFP/ File).
16:03 GMT
Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
Investigations are underway in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to “identify the perpetrators and arrest them” (AFP/ File).
15:08 GMT
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”
Beirut has a host of cultural events this week for Arts lovers. (Image: The Daily Star)
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What's on this week in Beirut?
Nancy said that she considers herself an Egyptian. (Image: Facebook)
12:17 GMT
Superstar Nancy Ajram will be promoting tourism in Egypt through a grand concert in Sharm El Sheikh this Aug.
Zayan isn't afraid to look bold in his music videos. (Image: Facebook)
08:57 GMT
We've got to wait till Amer Zayan's new music vid is out, but rumor has it that it's too intimate for TV!
One source told The Daily Star that most international oil companies may not rush to bid for available gas blocks if Lebanese politicians failed to iron out all their differences on some articles in the decrees.
04:55 GMT
Lebanon will once again postpone the gas auction which was scheduled for Aug. 10 as some ministers expressed their dissatisfaction over the state’s share stated in the decrees

July 13, 2014

Israeli soldiers patrol the border with neighboring Lebanon after rocket fire was exchanged Friday (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
17:33 GMT
Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel
Lebanese Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi has urged protesters to open the roads they blocked throughout the week against Lebanese Army threats to do so by force (AFP/File).
07:33 GMT
Lebanon's Minister for Justice, Ashraf Rifi has urged Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in Tripoli to show self-restraint, claiming local political and security forces have manipulated their protests for personal political gains.

July 12, 2014

A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows rockets being fired from the Gaza strip into Israel, on July 12, 2014. [AFP]
21:48 GMT
Three rockets fired from south Lebanon hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told The Daily Star Saturday.

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.