Eight international energy companies have pre-qualified to bid for exploration contracts. Lebanon's government previously pre-qualified 46 companies back in 2013 but consequent political stasis ground the industry to a standstill.
A Palestinian man deported from Denmark following convictions including drug trafficking and carrying arms has lost an appeal to return to the country and be reunited with his family.
Comment: Intensifying the fight against IS in Iraq is just one conflict within a country with countless hotspots that see competing groups clashing violently, writes Mona Alami.
"We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel" is what the British government said in response to an online petition demanding an apology over Balfour Declaration.
Mohammed Hasan Alwan became the third Saudi to win the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction with a story imagining the life of Islamic scholar Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi.
As football seasons in the Middle East draw to a close, tensions were high as teams played in the Arab world's own El Clasicos bringing tears and heartbreak.
Three Russian nationals 'in possession of' Syrian regime uniforms have been confronted by the Lebanese Army in the northern Akkar region on Tuesday according to a report in local media.
Lebanon is the healthiest Arab country, according to the Bloomberg 2017 Global Health Index report released last month. And here's why...
After years of campaigning, rapists in Jordan will no longer be given a get out of jail free card for marrying their victims to preserve their "honour".
A Lebanese religious committee has ordered authorities in a northern city to take down advertising billboards that it deemed 'immoral and scandalous'.