A light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Malta Monday, killing at least five people on board in the island nation's worst peacetime air accident, airport sources and witnesses said.
13 killed, 31 hurt in one of California's deadliest wrecks
A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems.
Israel's next Gaza war will be 'last': minister
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with a Palestinian newspaper Monday that Israel's next war with Gaza militants would be their last "because we...
Kirkuk offers glimpse of post-caliphate Daesh
The militant assault on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk is typical of the kind of attacks Daesh (ISIS) is likely to carry out after its “caliphate” falls apart, analysts said.
Thousands turn out for Litani cleanup
Thousands of volunteers as well as local MPs turned out Sunday in a huge cleanup effort to mark the National Day of the Litani River, one of Lebanon’s most important,...
Gunmen kill Pakistani intelligence officer, ISIS claim attack
Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead an intelligence officer in northwest Pakistan Monday, police said, in an attack claimed by ISIS.
Two Pakistanis killed by Indian Kashmir border firing: army
Two civilians including an 18-month-old girl were killed in firing by Indian troops across the two countries' de facto border, Pakistan's military said Monday, as...
First bus of Calais migrants leaves Jungle: AFP
he first bus carrying migrants from the Calais "Jungle" ahead of the camp's demolition left for a shelter in central France Monday morning, an AFP reporter said.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with a Palestinian newspaper Monday that Israel's next war with Gaza militants would be their last "because we will completely destroy them."
Syria’s Kurds restore ancient names to towns
On a dusty road in northeast Syria, a woman and her four children stand beside a freshly erected green sign for Joldara, the Kurdish name of her village known for...
Israel MP wants to strip group head’s citizenship
The parliamentary chairman of Israel’s ruling coalition has called for a rights group chief who condemned Israeli settlement construction at the U.N. to be stripped of...
Algeria’s ruling FLN party chief steps down
The long-standing chief of Algeria’s ruling FLN party Amar Saadani has resigned just weeks after making accusations that a retired spy chief and a former prime minister...
Thousands of volunteers as well as local MPs turned out Sunday in a huge cleanup effort to mark the National Day of the Litani River, one of Lebanon’s most important, longest and heavily polluted rivers.
Hezbollah strives to ensure smooth Aoun vote
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah disclosed Sunday that his party has launched efforts to overcome opposition from its March 8 allies to the election of MP Michel...
Sukleen workers back on streets as strike ends
Sukleen employees ended a three-day strike Sunday, resuming waste collection around Beirut and Mount Lebanon after reaching an agreement with the company.
Sandy Tabet is crowned Miss Lebanon 2016
Sandy Tabet defeated 13 contestants to be crowned Miss Lebanon 2016 Saturday night at Casino du Liban by former Miss Lebanon, Valerie Abou Chacra.
LAU launches MENA’s first gender issues degree
The Lebanese American University last week launched what they say is the first Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance Diploma in the Middle East at an event...
This is part of a series of weekly articles interviewing successful Lebanese entrepreneurs.
Industrial exports drop 15 percent
The high cost of transportation, fierce competition and the economic slowdown in some Arab countries have led to a further drop in Lebanese industrial exports, Industry...
Worst is over for Dubai property: Nakheel
Dubai’s property market is bottoming out as buyers return to the market and the emirate offers an alternative to investors worried about the U.K.’s Brexit vote,...
Saudi stocks spurred by record bond sale
Saudi Arabian stocks led gains across most Gulf equities, rising for a third day on optimism the kingdom will repay companies after it raised a record $17.5 billion...
Strong dollar fears set week’s tone for markets
Here are the big talking points for markets as a new week beckons.
Solidere shares see slight dip after upsurge
After four days of upsurge in the prices of Solidere shares, the stocks of the real estate company fell slightly Friday.
Bankmed profits rise in first half of year
Bankmed reported an increase in its net profits to $77.1 million in the first half of 2016 from $75.4 million during the same period last year.
Beirut bourse enjoys marked upswing
For this first time in many years, Beirut bourse has seen an unusual upward activity as the chances of electing a president grow stronger every day.
Dubai’s property market is bottoming out as buyers return to the market and the emirate offers an alternative to investors worried about the U.K.’s Brexit vote, according to Nakheel PJSC Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah.
Oil price down cycle ‘nearing end’: Falih
Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih said Sunday that the current cycle of falling crude prices is close to an end as market fundamentals improve.
Western insurers rebuild business ties with Iran
Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multibillion-dollar market although the pace of business is hampered by banking...
Tunisian lawyers strike over new taxes
Thousands of Tunisian lawyers went on strike Friday to protest at new taxes and tighter fiscal controls on their profession, extending a series of demonstrations...
AT&T CEO confident of $84bn Time Warner buyout
AT&T has promised to use its proposed $84bn purchase of Time Warner to revolutionise mobile entertainment as it unveiled a deal that will unite companies instrumental...
Banks’ Brexit exodus to start before year-end
Banks in the U.K. will start relocating operations out of the country by year-end, months before formal talks to leave the European Union begin, as London looks set to...
Belgian region will not yield to CETA ultimatum - parliament chief
The French-speaking region of Wallonia will not yield to an ultimatum set by the European Union for it to decide on a planned EU-Canada free trade deal, the president...
Apple to report first annual iPhone sales fall
Apple is expected to report the iPhone’s first annual decline in sales volumes this week, but in turn fuelling Wall Street’s hopes of a rebound in the run-up to...
The Aleppo onslaught has resumed after the three-day truce, regarded as a response to global outrage over atrocities carried out by the Russians and the Syrian regime, ended in failure without any evacuations.
When patriotic figures such as Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan leave us, Lebanon misses them bitterly.
Why can’t we end polio?
Oct. 24, 2016, should be a unique day in the history of polio.
Why U.K. import substitution could be crucial
The most dramatic economic effect of the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote has been the collapse of sterling.
Surprise attacks, bombing won’t defeat Daesh
The battle for Mosul will soon demonstrate that the key to success is not that Washington should have surprised Daesh (ISIS) or “bombed the hell” out of it.
Your move, Hezbollah
“It is a great political risk, but I am ready to take risks on myself, my popularity and my political future a thousand times to protect you all, and am not ready to...
He’s done it. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has jolted the political scene on every level and drawn attention to the crucial stage Lebanon is passing through.
Long hard road ahead
The penny has finally dropped and politicians are realizing the severity and precarious state of the country, with every political engine working full throttle to pull...
Letter to the editor from Pakistani ambassador
The following clarification is a response from the Pakistani ambassador to Lebanon regarding a syndicated opinion piece by Bahma Chellaney titled “The Pakistani mecca...
How to change course in the Middle East
Many American policymakers attempting to respond to the conflicts embroiling the Middle East tend to have a ruefully ahistorical perspective on the region, particularly...
Empower, engage and educate her: Why girls matter
Nearly five years ago, in December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared Oct. 11 the “International Day of the Girl Child.”
Trump treats foreign policy like ‘Survivor’
Reality TV is about winning.
As election nears, the world holds its breath
Making predictions three weeks before the U.S. election is risky, but the likeliest bet right now is that the center will hold in American politics and Hillary Clinton...
Struggling to deal with the North Korean danger
When South Korean officials talk about the growing nuclear challenge from the North, they use red-alert phrases like “existential threat,” “imminent danger” and “dagger...
The end of the Republican Party
Politics is an enduring feature of human life, but political parties are mortal.
Ahed’s frenzied start to the season continued Sunday as the four-time champions eased past Racing 3-1 to reclaim their place at the top of the table after five rounds.
Misery for Manchester as Utd thrashed, City draw
Manchester’s two Premier League clubs managed just a point between them Sunday as Manchester United suffered a chastening 4-0 defeat by Chelsea on manager Jose...
Kerber outlasts Cibulkova in finals opener
Angelique Kerber was forced to dig deep in her WTA Finals opener before the German world No. 1 battled past Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3 in a high-class baseline...
Del Potro wins first ATP title in three years
Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro clinched his first ATP title in almost three years with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over American Jack Sock in Sunday’s final in...
Deng looking forward to Lakers renaissance
Whether fleeing civil war in Sudan with his family or moving to the United States on a scholarship as a 14-year-old, Luol Deng is no stranger to new beginnings
Promoted Leipzig beat Bremen 3-1 to move second
Davie Selke refused to celebrate despite playing a key role as Leipzig set a Bundesliga record to go second Sunday after beating Werder Bremen 3-1.
Plea scores hat-trick for leaders Nice
Alassane Plea showed once more that he can fill in perfectly well for star striker Mario Balotelli, scoring a hat-trick as unbeaten French leaders Nice won 4-2 at Metz...
Napoli end losing streak, Inter beaten again
A visit to last-place Crotone was just what Napoli needed to end a three-match losing streak.
Angelique Kerber was forced to dig deep in her WTA Finals opener before the German world No. 1 battled past Dominika Cibulkova 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3 in a high-class baseline slugfest at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Sunday.
Halep overpowers Keys at WTA Finals
Simona Halep laid down the gauntlet at the WTA Finals Sunday, demolishing rising American Madison Keys 6-2 6-4 in the opening match of the $7 million end-of-season event
Halep unlocks Keys to open WTA Finals
Simona Halep got her WTA Finals campaign off to a perfect start Sunday when the Romanian world number four dominated an erratic Madison Keys to race to a 6-2 6-4...
Kyrgios shows sports’ misplaced faith in talent
In “Narcos,” the television drama based on the life and crimes of Pablo Escobar, the now long-dead Colombian cocaine trafficker is shown making a roaring bonfire of...
Durant stars as Warriors rout Clippers in pre-season
Kevin Durant scored 21 points on his home debut as the Golden State Warriors demolished the Los Angeles Clippers 120-75 in a pre-season game Tuesday.
NBA star 'King' James endorses Clinton for president
NBA superstar LeBron James is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president of the United States in a move that could carry a lot of weight with voters in the pivotal state...
Raptors launch pre-season with a protest, and a win over Warriors
The NBA pre-season tipped off Saturday with the Toronto Raptors making a statement before handing the Golden State Warriors a 97-93 defeat in Vancouver
Justin Thomas fired a final round eight-under-par 64 to overturn a four-shot deficit at the start of the day and successfully defend his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia Sunday.
Cubs, Indians set to meet in World Series
Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series.
Brilliant Thomas defends CIMB Classic title in Malaysia
Justin Thomas fired a final round eight-under-par 64 to overturn a four-shot deficit at the start of the day and successfully defend his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia...
Woods dreams of eclipsing Nicklaus’ record
Tiger Woods says he still believes he will surpass the record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, even though the former world No. 1 has been sidelined from...
Simone Schaller, Olympic hurdler in '32 and '36, dies at 104
Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She was 104.
Lewis Hamilton got the victory he needed to keep his Formula One championship hopes alive, winning the U.S. Grand Prix for the fourth time in five years Sunday.
Crutchlow wins in Australia after Marquez error
Cal Crutchlow seized on a blunder by new world champion Marc Marquez at Australia’s Phillip Island Sunday to win only his second MotoGP.
Hamilton powers to pole at United States Grand Prix
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton powered to pole position for the United States Grand Prix when he out-paced Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg...
British first as Crutchlow holds off Rossi in Australia
Cal Crutchlow comfortably held off Valentino Rossi over 18 laps at Phillip Island Sunday to claim his second career MotoGP victory and become the first British winner...
Rosberg on top after first day of practice
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton limbered up for their U.S. Grand Prix duel Friday, each setting the...
Reclusive French artist Henri Barande hid his paintings and sculptures from the world for half a century.
Feces, swastikas for Trump at Mexico museum
His golden hair twists into smelly, fly-infested excrement.
‘Accountant’ Affleck delves into autism
Ben Affleck said he found his latest role as a blunt-speaking accountant and assassin refreshing after playing the tormented, weary superhero Batman this year.
Cumberbatch joins the Marvel universe
British heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch loved his close encounter with special effects when he swapped his Sherlock Holmes deerstalker for a superhero cape in his...
Dylan to release 36-CD set of electric tour
Bob Dylan is releasing a 36-CD box-set of his 1966 world tour, a landmark yet controversial series of concerts that followed the folk great's shock decision to go...
Russian observatory houses art exhibition
A remote Russian observatory housing what was once the world’s largest mirrored telescope has become the setting for an art installation that explores the near-infinite...
Antique photos use human measure
A photo is a reproduction of what the human eye sees, yet it’s sometimes challenging to capture the size of what’s been photographed.
Jack Reacher sequel worse than 2012 original
It’s not the acting or the action that makes “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” inferior to the original 2012 hit.
TV programmers to rethink damaging princess shows
The Disney princess may not be dead yet, but children’s television programmers are under pressure to create more adventurous female characters as fears grow over the...
Schmoozing with stars poses pitfalls for media
Kiss up or shut up?
Irvine Welsh adapting ‘Crime’ for TV
“Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh is adapting his acclaimed novel “Crime” for television, the first time one of the controversial Scottish writer’s books will make...
Bob Dylan is releasing a 36-CD box-set of his 1966 world tour, a landmark yet controversial series of concerts that followed the folk great's shock decision to go electric.
Action vowed for refugees in concert led by Metallica, Rihanna
Top names in music including Metallica and Rihanna joined leaders Saturday in a concert that brought promises of action to support refugees and improve sanitation in...
Hollywood legend Julie Andrews is making her first television series in more than a decade to teach children how to put on a show, its producers said Sunday
Steve McQueen: bringing art to the silver screen
Director Steve McQueen, whose poetic visual style helped secure a best picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave", brings a sensibility to his films even when tackling...
Bound and gagged Kardashian Halloween costume pulled
An online retailer has pulled a Halloween costume that made light of the recent jewelry heist involving Kim Kardashian West.
Damon and Affleck resurrect 'Good Will Hunting' roles
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck resurrected their "Good Will Hunting" roles, not to mention their Boston accents, in a special one night only live read from the script...
'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on hold after robbery
The E! Network has shut down production on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" since Kim Kardashian West was held up in Paris
Minutes after fishermen tip him off that a ship is about to pass through Istanbul’s Bosphorus, Yoruk Isik drops what he’s doing and rushes to his favorite vantage point, camera in hand.
Hunting gastronomic gold in truffle country
“It is not a job. It’s a passion, a real sickness!”
Crash-landing may have wrecked Mars probe
Scientists say Europe’s experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was traveling too fast.
Monkeys break new ground on stone tool theory
The creation of primitive stone tools has long been hailed as a landmark in the human odyssey – but should our species’ much-trumpeted smartness take all the credit?
Karoline Lang International: Lebanon’s latest fashion export
Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices...
French show robust interest in roe-deer hunting
Banned in much of Europe, roe-deer hunting on horseback with hounds is enjoying renewed interest in France.
Pets at work may help atmosphere
When a conference call turns tedious, Brent Robertson can still count on getting a smile from watching Gus rolling around on the floor.
Meow-sician claws to the top of the charts with album for cats
An album created specifically for cats is being lapped up by humans too, and has topped two classical music charts.
New Milky Way map to help show how galaxies form
A new superdetailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could help explain the mystery of how galaxies form, Australian and German scientists behind the project said Thursday.
European Mars lander's fate still uncertain: ESA
European scientists are still not certain whether a space lander that reached Mars Wednesday touched down on the Red Planet in good working condition, the European...
Google’s Pixel: Not much, still a standout
Google’s ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn’t offer a lot that’s new.
Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.
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Paris Fashion Week and the new visions
Elie Saab brings back the age of disco glam
I can think of very few things I hate as much as having to wake up at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning, an undertaking that is made ever more abhorrent considering my very late work hours.
Mazda CX-9 proves SUVs can be mesmerizing
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past two years, it’s that of all the cars I’ve test-driven, SUVs consistently emerge as the car of choice when it comes to...
Jeep has scored a winner and its name is Renegade
As the world’s most renowned maker of SUVs, it was inevitable that Jeep would venture into the subcompact crossover at some point.
2010 Porsche 997 GT3 RS: A classic in its prime
Over the years my best friend and I have had a long-running difference of opinion.
Paris motor show set to unleash fresh metal
With the Paris motor show just around the corner and the press getting ready for an early glimpse Thursday of the latest automobiles that will hit the market in the...
Veterinarians hope an innovative type of CT scan can advance medical care for horses and possibly be adapted for humans, eliminating the need for people to lie still inside a tube.
Anti-vaccination nurses in Australia face punishment
Nurses and midwives promoting anti-vaccination messages in Australia could face punishment, the industry regulator warned Thursday, as the country tackles recent...
Devils’ milk could fight superbugs: scientists
Mother’s milk from the marsupials known as Tasmanian devils could help the global fight against increasingly deadly “superbugs” which resist antibiotics, Australian...
World's first three-parent IVF baby birth 'revolutionary': doctor
A New York fertility specialist, who said he successfully carried out a "three-parent" in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique resulting in a baby boy, called the...
WHO urges countries to raise tax on sugary drinks
The U.N. health agency Tuesday recommended countries use tax policy to increase the price of sugary drinks as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.