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Lebanon in frenzy over Clooney-Alamuddin engagement Published: May 1, 2014

Baakline (Lebanon) (AFP) - Word that Beirut-born Amal Alamuddin has stolen the heart of Oscar-winning heartthrob George Clooney has caused a frenzy in Lebanon, where citizens are more used to bad news.

In Baakline, the leafy home district of Alamuddin's father in the Lebanese mountains, Ramzi Sabbagh could hardly contain his enthusiasm. "She has made Lebanon and Baakline proud, given that she is originally from here," he told AFP.

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