The Internal Security Forces has arrested five suspects involved in a violent carjacking that took place in Tamnin al-Tahta in Baalbeck several months ago, an ISF statement reported Friday.
Man with 100,000 fake euros arrested at Beirut airport
The Internal Security Forces reported Friday that it arrested a Lebanese man with 100,000 euros (about $116,400) in counterfeit money at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri...
Kenyan beauty queen sentenced to death for murder
A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called...
Germany's Merkel faces questions over migration, ties to US
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to face questions at her annual summer news conference over the government's handling of the thorny issue of migration and Berlin's...
Senators introduce bill demanding Turkey end 'unjust' detention of U.S. citizens
Six U.S. senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey "until the Turkish government ends...
Zeaiter: Legal cannabis crop will thwart smugglers
Caretaker Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter said the legalization of cannabis cultivation for medicinal purposes would free Baalbeck farmers from drug traders and...
Hundreds of Syrian refugees to return Monday from Arsal
Hundreds of Syrian refugees residing around the northeastern border town of Arsal are set to return to Syria at the beginning of next week, General Security announced...
Airport barely coping with spike in traffic
Weeks after complaints of passenger overcrowding broke out, a senior aviation official insisted Beirut’s airport was coping with the increase in traffic.
A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane".
U.S. lawmakers planning new Russia visit - Ifax cites Russian envoy
A group of U.S. lawmakers are planning to visit Russia again following a rare trip to Moscow by Republican members of Congress this month, Interfax news agency cited...
WhatsApp curbs India service after lynchings
WhatsApp announced limits on the forwarding of messages by its 200 million Indian users in an effort to stop a spate of horrific lynchings and to assuage government...
Heat wave has Tokyo residents concerned about Olympics
A deadly heat wave in Japan this week has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August.
Six U.S. senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey "until the Turkish government ends the unjust detention of U.S. citizens", a senate committee statement said.
Turkish police detains wife of slain Daesh 'war minister' Shishani
Turkish authorities detained the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior Daesh commander killed in combat two years ago, in a counter-terrorism operation in Istanbul...
US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers
U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as...
Gutted Syrian town begins reconstruction
Khaled’s delicate hands were accustomed to cutting and styling hair in his Syrian hometown Harasta.
No new orders on Syria after talks: official
The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Thursday he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russia in Syria following a...
The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Lebanon told President Michel Aoun Monday that the mission’s assessment of the May parliamentary elections was “very positive,” according to a statement from Aoun’s office.
Rumors surrounding the eventual devaluation of the Lebanese pound has kept growing in the past few weeks, despite the repeated assurances by Central Bank governor Riad Salameh that the national currency is stable, and will remain stable.
Rooftop solar now exceeds 50MW: Khoury
Electrical power generated from “rooftop” solar photovoltaic systems in Lebanon now exceeds 50 megawatts, said Pierre al-Khoury, general-director of the Lebanese Center...
GE’s power unit faces competition in Saudi Arabia
One of General Electric Co.’s largest and most valuable customers, Saudi Arabia, is lining up competitors to bid against GE for lucrative power plant work, according to...
Xi visits UAE in push to increase influence
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Abu Dhabi Thursday on his first trip to the United Arab Emirates as the leader of China at a time when the two countries have...
U.S. auto tariffs would cut 6 bln euros from German GDP, DIHK says
United States tariffs on imported cars would slash around $6.99 billion off German economic output, the president of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce told German...
Salameh: Monetary conditions stable
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Thursday that monetary conditions in Lebanon were stable and that the country could expect two percent growth this year.
Economists warn Cabinet formation delay will hurt
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is racing against the clock as he intensified consultations to form a Cabinet that is expected to tackle a wide range of issues –...
Lebanon turns to wind farms for electricity
Caretaker Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Monday that his ministry has signed an agreement with the private sector in Lebanon to buy electricity from the power...
One of General Electric Co.’s largest and most valuable customers, Saudi Arabia, is lining up competitors to bid against GE for lucrative power plant work, according to five people familiar with the situation.
Aramco mulls Sabic stake purchase
Saudi Aramco may buy shares in chemical producer Saudi Basic Industries Corp. from the country’s sovereign wealth fund as the world’s biggest crude oil exporter expands...
Saudi Aramco evaluating stake in SABIC chemical firm
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco says it is evaluating whether to purchase a stake in the Saudi petrochemical maker SABIC, a move that could increase...
Abu Dhabi awards $1.6 billion survey project to China's CNPC
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says it has awarded contracts worth $1.6 billion to China's largest state-owned oil company to conduct what is says is the world's...
United States tariffs on imported cars would slash around $6.99 billion off German economic output, the president of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce told German television on Friday.
Hermes bags strong sales growth in Q2
French luxury goods giant Hermes on Friday posted strong sales growth in the three months to June, driven by "positive momentum" in Asia.
U.K. shops pay penalty for World Cup fever
British retail sales surprisingly fell in June as World Cup fever fuelled by England’s strong start in Russia kept fans away from stores, official data showed Thursday.
Switzerland seeks to regain cryptocurrency crown
Swiss regulators are stepping up efforts to halt an exodus of cryptocurrency projects from the country, after two of only a handful of banks active in the nascent...
Yuan rebound drives Asian markets higher
Asian shares pushed higher on Friday, clawing back earlier losses in volatile trade as China's stocks recovered sharply and the yuan bounced from a one-year low with...
Israel is running out of excuses to launch a full-scale aggression against Gaza.
The news conference between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had barely ended Monday when an avalanche of condemnation in the strongest possible terms swamped...
‘Energy for all’: But not at any price
“Sustainable Energy for All” is a noble slogan, which triggered an international initiative led by former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Three cheers for regulation!
One of the striking changes any rich-world traveler to low-income countries cannot fail to have missed during the past decade or so is the rapid spread of mobile phone...
Trump’s stunning answer to ‘who do you believe?’
President Donald Trump was doing pretty well in Helsinki, really, laying out a modest but achievable agenda for improving U.S.-Russia relations.
Shooting the messenger
When Lebanon’s tourism minister held a conference that included the major players from the tourism and hospitality industry, it was expected that finally this elite...
Stop the cockfighting
It is tragic when political parties lose sight of the bigger picture and put a country’s stability and economy in peril for their own narrow-minded ambitions.
His ancestors dreamt about setting foot in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, and their descendants adopted that dream as a policy. However, they found limited...
Killer AI isn’t just in Terminator: It’s here now
Warnings about the risks posed by artificial intelligence seem to be everywhere nowadays.
The long human rights march
There has been a lot of bad news lately on the human rights front.
Let there be more than light
For the well-off in both rich and poor countries around the world, lives are enriched by plentiful access to energy that provides light, fresh food and clean water, and...
Putin must wonder what U.S. knows about Russia
When President Vladimir Putin sat down at the table in Helsinki Monday, he surely had in the back of his mind some intelligence worries that had nothing to do with the...
Better relations with Russia are a worthy goal
As the Helsinki summit approaches, President Donald Trump appears to be on the verge of acquiescing to the belligerent strategy and behavior that Moscow has been...
Roots of Trump’s zigzag diplomacy
Watching President Donald Trump’s diplomatic maneuvers – in Singapore last month and in the run-up to his meetings over the next week in Brussels and Helsinki – I...
The assault on meritocracy
In recent weeks, you might have heard about two seemingly unrelated issues that are actually quite connected.
Antonio Conte is set to take legal action against Chelsea over damage to his career and loss of future earnings following his sacking by the Premier League club, according to reports on Friday.
Sports court overturns AC Milan's ban from Europa League
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned UEFA's ban on AC Milan competing in the Europa League this season.
Djokovic claims fourth Wimbledon title
Novak Djokovic proved conclusively he remains one of the biggest beasts in men’s tennis by outplaying South African giant Kevin Anderson to claim a fourth Wimbledon...
Kerber set for success after Wimbledon title
The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming...
NBA OKs Leonard-DeRozan deal, pending physicals
San Antonio agreed to ship Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, according to...
World Cup ace Pavard may join Bayern
The France World Cup defender Benjamin Pavard, who shot to fame with a brilliant goal against Argentina, has signed a contract to join Bayern Munich in 2019 but reports...
Spain coach Enrique promises evolution
Spain’s new coach Luis Enrique said Thursday that his tenure in charge of the 2010 world champions would be all about “evolution, not revolution” but the former...
World Cup moves onto Qatar and a host of problems
As one of the best World Cups ever ended in Russia, football’s biggest tournament must now prepare for its most controversial, in Qatar in 2022.
Novak Djokovic proved conclusively he remains one of the biggest beasts in men’s tennis by outplaying South African giant Kevin Anderson to claim a fourth Wimbledon title Sunday.
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic
Here’s a fact box on Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who beat South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the Wimbledon men’s singles final Sunday.
Clear blue skies, 30 degrees but Djokovic, Nadal resume under roof
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will resume their Wimbledon semi-final battle under the Center Court roof despite clear blues skies and temperatures pushing 30 degrees...
Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win 1st Wimbledon title
Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams' bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.
San Antonio agreed to ship Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, according to multiple reports, ending more than seven months of off-court drama for the Spurs.
Magic waited outside LeBron's house for free agency to start
Magic Johnson is nothing if not punctual.
LeBron signs Lakers four year, $154M deal
LeBron James signed his new four-year NBA contract worth $154 million with the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, with Lakers president Earvin "Magic" Johnson calling it a...
Cavs GM 'hurt,' but 'thankful' after end of LeBron era
In his first public reaction since LeBron James chose to leave his hometown Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, Cleveland general manager Koby Altman...
Spurs’ demands may scuttle Kawhis trade options
Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics might be the best remaining trade option for the Spurs should San Antonio move All-Star Kawhi Leonard. But whether they can make that...
Former champion Vincenzo Nibali was forced out of the Tour de France on Thursday after fracturing his back in a collision during a drama-packed 12th stage to the summit of Alpe d'Huez, his Bahrain team doctor confirmed.
Kisner leader in benign Open conditions
American Kevin Kisner put a mediocre links record behind him to surge to the clubhouse lead with a five-under-par 66 in the first round at the British Open Thursday.
Thomas triumphs, but booed on Alpe d’Huez
Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since disgraced Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Alpe d’Huez after a thrilling finale to a punishing...
Players, coaches suspended for brawl on court
Thirteen players and two Filipino basketball coaches have been suspended for their role in a mass brawl during a World Cup qualifier between the Philippines and...
Former Wales captain Warburton retires at age 29
Former Wales captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29 after failing to return to peak fitness following neck and knee surgery, the Welsh...
Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton ended months of speculation about his future Thursday by signing a new two-year deal keeping him at his Mercedes team until the end of 2020.
F1 champion Lewis Hamilton signs new contract with Mercedes
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has finally signed a new contract with Mercedes.
Mercedes still fastest despite lost points: Wolff
Formula One champions Mercedes made mistakes in the last three back-to-back races but they still have the fastest car, according to team boss Toto Wolff.
Hamilton limits damage, Ferrari the real winners
Lewis Hamilton’s superb fightback from last to second in Sunday’s British Grand Prix cannot mask the fact Ferrari managed to land a telling blow to Mercedes and their...
Vettel wins and Hamilton second at Silverstone
Sebastian Vettel won the British Grand Prix for Ferrari Sunday to deny Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive home victory and move eight points clear at the top of the...
Every summer, since 2006, a slice of the Cannes film festival has parachuted into Metropolis Cinema in the form of a reprise of the Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week or SIC) program.
Springsteen surprises at Billy Joel concert
Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel’s piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden...
Bee Gee honored with knighthood
Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb received a knighthood from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, where he was honoured for his services to music and charity.
‘Equalizer 2’: First sequel for Denzel and Fuqua
Like the Dark Knight without the gadgetry or Deadpool without the snark, The Equalizer is an avenging angel, delivering justice from the end of a steel-capped boot for...
Williams speaks for himself in HBO doc
When filmmaker Marina Zenovich sought to make a documentary about Robin Williams, she found she could do it largely in the late comedian’s own voice.
Russian rarity ‘Demon’ revived at Bard College
Lonely demon meets beautiful girl and falls in love.
Photos at center of Beirut Art Fair
Photography will take center stage at the ninth edition of Beirut Art Fair this September, with a larger and more interactive fair and several parallel events.
‘Stolen Arab Art’: Theft, PR stunt or bad prank?
Arts journalism can leave you jaded. So when you encounter hoaxes camouflaged as art or gaseous exhibitor PR, the first instinct is to ignore it.
Like the Dark Knight without the gadgetry or Deadpool without the snark, The Equalizer is an avenging angel, delivering justice from the end of a steel-capped boot for those who have a problem and nowhere else to turn.
‘Mamma Mia!’ back with star-studded cast
Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of “Mamma Mia” took over a London theater Monday for the film sequel’s world premiere with Oscar winner...
Baron Cohen back with old style, same results
Provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen has rebooted his ambush chat show and you have to admire the sheer perseverance of the host and his so-called guests alike.
Johansson pulls out of transgender drama
Scarlett Johansson has announced her withdrawal from the film “Rub & Tug,” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.
Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a long-running case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on TV a police raid on his home over allegations that were later dropped.
Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died.
Kylie Jenner, 20, on cusp of billionaire status
Aged just 20 and the youngest member of the extended reality-TV Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner is on track to become America's youngest "self-made" billionaire, Forbes...
Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air
Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several meters in the air on the Italian...
Actor George Clooney injured in scooter accident in Italy
The American actor and director George Clooney was injured in a scooter accident on the Italian island of Sardinia where he is working on a miniseries, Italian media...
The music teachers spending the summer in the mountain air of Aspen can tell you all about that most famous instructor of them all, Nadia Boulanger, the Parisian whose roster of pupils reads like a historical list of 20th-century composers.
Fighting global warming, one cow fart at a time
From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on a mission to fight global warming by making livestock less gassy.
Medical field looks for ways to treat sleep apnea
Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air.
Museum explores what makes us human
Wonder Woman’s striking visage on large, bright screens just inside the new National Museum of Psychology tells visitors there’s more here than dusty books and esoteric...
American returns to Tyre to thank Sadr sister
During the summer of 1982, I was employed by Catholic Relief Service to serve as their director in Tyre charged with the responsibility to deliver humanitarian...
Uruguay marks a year of pot pharmacies
Enrique Curbelo is delighted.
In China, robots deliver snacks to your home
Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow-and-black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.
McQueen and the dark side of celebrity fairy tale
When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn’t fathom the tragedy of two...
Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity
Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more.
Revenge of a forgotten medical genius
It’s not an uncommon fate for a pioneering scientist: languishing unrecognized in their time before dying in obscurity.
During the summer of 1982, I was employed by Catholic Relief Service to serve as their director in Tyre charged with the responsibility to deliver humanitarian assistance to Lebanese and Palestinian victims of the Israeli Defense Forces invasion.
Les Bleus ignite dreams in Paris’ suburbs
In a housing estate in the gritty northern Paris suburb of Bondy, young Adama Wagui shows off the stack of trophies he has accumulated during his budding football career.
LAU fields ‘New Wave’ of fashion designers
La Magnanerie, a restored 19th-century silk factory in Metn’s Sadd-Boushrieh, glittered under fireworks Thursday night as the second graduating class of a fashion...
British engine-maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the “flying taxi,” which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years
Scientists peer into heart of storm to improve intensity forecast
Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and...
Scientists find world’s oldest biological colors
Australian researchers have uncovered the world’s oldest biological color in the Sahara desert, in a find they said Tuesday helped explain why complex life forms only...
FishTopia app links anglers to guides in Alaska
An Alaska resident has created a smartphone app designed to connect anglers and guides with each other and to a hub of local fishing information. Jim Voss has launched...
Privacy fears grow over facial recognition use
The unique features of your face can allow you to unlock your new iPhone, access your bank account or even “smile to pay” for some goods and services. The same...
Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers.
Tesla Inc crossed its long-elusive target of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week after several delays, and reaffirmed its positive cash flow and profit forecast for the rest of the year.
Lexus recalls cars to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires
Toyota's Lexus luxury brand is recalling about 121,000 cars worldwide because of fuel leaks in the engine that can cause fires.
Reviving supersonic passenger flights will harm the environment as the jets will not likely be able to comply with existing fuel efficiency, pollution and noise standards for subsonic aircraft, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Botswana may put elephants in cross-hairs as it moves to lift hunting ban
Botswana, home to the world's largest elephant population, may lift a ban on hunting for sport in the face of what the government says is growing conflict between...
Eight black rhinos die in Kenya
Eight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said Friday in a...
Science hope for threatened koalas
Australia's koalas, their very existence imperilled by disease, bushfires, car strikes, and dog attacks, face a more hopeful future thanks to scientists cracking its...
Greenpeace crashes Superman-shaped drone into French nuclear plant
Greenpeace crashed a Superman-shaped drone into a French nuclear plant on Tuesday to demonstrate its vulnerability to outside attacks, the environmental group said.