“The children are afraid when there’s a knock at the door.
Who created bitcoin? The long search is still on
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to...
Memos from Egypt’s Interior Ministry leaked
Memos containing internal instructions from Egypt’s Interior Ministry were leaked to the media Tuesday, outlining strategies on how to deflect public outrage over...
A generation of Syrian children who don’t count
Seven-month-old Nour lives in a tarpaulin tent pitched on a muddy patch of earth in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
Taliban threats force boy into exile
The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his football hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone...
Australia asylum-seeker sets herself alight
Australia blamed refugee advocates Tuesday for “encouraging” asylum-seekers in remote camps toward acts of self-harm after a woman set herself on fire, as the United...
Australia's 'Carpageddon' to unleash herpes on invasive killer
Dubbed "Carpageddon" and backed by the man who threatened to kill Johnny Depp's dogs, the latest plan to control introduced species in Australia will use the herpes...
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August
Daesh crack peshmerga defenses north of Mosul
Daesh (ISIS) militants attacked Kurdish peshmerga forces on multiple fronts in northern Iraq Tuesday, breaching their defenses and briefly taking over a town, military...
EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens
The European Union is set to take a big step Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens, as a criticized deal to get Turkey to stop migrants...
U.N. Yemen envoy bids to revive talks
The U.N. envoy has met delegates of Yemen’s warring parties separately in a bid to restart peace negotiations after a protest walkout by the government, the United...
FPM set to quit Future electoral list in Beirut
The Free Patriotic Movement is set to pull out of the Future Movement-backed electoral list for Sunday’s municipal elections in Beirut as the Future bloc called for a...
Electoral law talks off to gloomy start
The first round of talks by joint parliamentary committees on a host of electoral draft laws got off to a gloomy start Tuesday with most lawmakers dismissing the...
Grand Mufti Derian calls to massive voting
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian Tuesday urged citizens to participate in the municipal elections by casting their votes, stressing that it was a national...
Family of jailed businessman slams Jumblatt
The family of jailed businessman Bahij Abu Hamzeh called for his release Tuesday, insisting that he was innocent of the charges filed against him by Progressive...
Tourist arrivals from Jordan and Syria improved during the Easter season, but tourism activity is still low, said Pierre Ashkar, president of the Syndicate of Hotel Owners in Lebanon.
Foreign worker limits needed: Choucair
Mohammad Choucair, president of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, called on officials to issue a new law limiting companies to 10 percent foreign staff...
Saudi Arabia not satisfied with female employment
Saudi Arabia’s labor minister is dissatisfied with the level of female employment in the conservative kingdom but their not being allowed to drive is not to blame, he...
Saudi Arabia plans stock market reforms
Saudi Arabia announced a string of reforms to its stock market that could attract billions of dollars of fresh foreign money and smooth sales of state assets as the...
Suspended executive at VW's Porsche brand is replaced
Volkswagen's Porsche division has replaced a top vehicle development manager suspended since the start of the Volkswagen group's scandal over diesel cars rigged to...
Credit to private sector at 88 pct of GDP
Credit to the resident private sector in Lebanon constituted 87.8 percent of GDP by the end of 2015, according to Merrill Lynch, as reported by Lebanon This Week, an...
Syria rebuilding exhibition invites companies
Tamer Yaghi, general manager of Al Basheq for Trading and Fairs, called upon Lebanese companies to participate in the “Re-Build Syria 2016” exhibition which will take...
Real estate transactions up 16 percent in Q1
Real estate transactions increased by 15.73 percent to 14,985 at the end of the first quarter of 2016 from 12,948 in the same period last year, according to the Weekly...
Saudi Arabia’s labor minister is dissatisfied with the level of female employment in the conservative kingdom but their not being allowed to drive is not to blame, he said Tuesday.
Europe’s banks stay away from Iran deals
European companies flocking back to Iran are doing so without their favored lenders at their side.
Saudi Binladin says it paid dismissed workers
The Saudi Binladin Group has fully compensated its dismissed workers, the company said, responding to local media reports that it fired thousands without pay.
Saudi says to ensure Binladin Group resolves wage issue
The Saudi labor minister vowed Tuesday to ensure the Binladin Group keeps a promise to resolve wage issues, amid reports of thousands at the building firm facing unpaid...
Volkswagen's Porsche division has replaced a top vehicle development manager suspended since the start of the Volkswagen group's scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions test
Ukraine energy firms turn to arbitrator over Crimea losses
Two Ukrainian energy companies that lost control of assets in Crimea when Russia seized control of the peninsula have asked a U.N. arbitrator to award compensation, the...
US Supreme Court rejects appeal in shareholder suit against BP
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined a request from shareholders seeking to revive their class action lawsuit against BP claiming the British oil company...
Marchionne named Ferrari's new CEO
Sports carmaker Ferrari NV says Sergio Marchionne has been named CEO, while retaining his position as chairman
Virgin Australia warns business travel cooling as election simmers
Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd joined rival Qantas Airways Ltd in slashing seating capacity, warning firms like mining companies are delaying business travel during a...
With Parliament in dire need of elections after two postponements, politicians met Tuesday in a first step toward creating a draft electoral law.
Scorched earth tactic
At a time when Damascus is accusing the opposition of breaking the controversial cease-fire that never was except on paper, the Syrian regime has increased its brutal...
The case for burning ivory
Kenya is just destroyed its entire stockpile of elephant ivory. More than 100 tons of “white gold” – both illegally harvested (confiscated from poachers or traders) and...
The battle for strategic Palmyra
The Syrian Arab army finally retook the historic city of Palmyra on March 27, after 10 months under control of the Daesh (ISIS).
A slow and shaky takeoff for the Mosul offensive
From a sandbagged hilltop outpost here, you can see the front line of Daesh (ISIS) in the muddy brown houses of Al-Nasr, a village on the next ridgeline, about a mile...
Justice just a theory
According to tradition, justice is blind. And indeed, in many places across the globe this is the case. In the U.S., for example, members of the security services from...
A vision for a future
With its Vision 2030 economic plan, Saudi Arabia is truly taking the bull by the horns.
High time for peace
When it comes to peace in Yemen, there already exists a U.N. Security Council resolution that all the warring parties agreed was suitable for ending the chaos.
Kenya is just destroyed its entire stockpile of elephant ivory. More than 100 tons of “white gold” – both illegally harvested (confiscated from poachers or traders) and naturally accruing (from natural mortality) – went up in smoke this weekend.
Looking for a second coming of political decency
In Britain these days, one can’t avoid hearing and seeing more and more about the wretched campaign to spit in the face of the world (and of reality) and quit the...
A Roman Europe
As the European Union begins to disintegrate, who can provide the leadership to save it?
Opening up Malaria research, a wide collaboration
In recent years, tremendous progress has been made in the battle against malaria.
From a sandbagged hilltop outpost here, you can see the front line of Daesh (ISIS) in the muddy brown houses of Al-Nasr, a village on the next ridgeline, about a mile and a half west.
Battle over Arab public space and ideas
It is not a good sign when a government says it promotes democracy yet sends its police to intimidate and arrest journalists and prevent peaceful public demonstrations.
A manifesto to mend our politics
It has become a truism to say that the American political system is suffering from dysfunction.
Ten observations on the wars in Syria
The various wars and ideological contestations taking place simultaneously in Syria have entered their sixth year, with no sign of how they might end and Syria’s...
The delusion of copying Lebanon’s system
A flurry of press reports and analyses about the future of Syria, like the regular Elvis Presley sightings I always enjoy, are dramatic, captivating, slightly wondrous,...
Atletico reached the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons Tuesday, going through on away goals after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate.
Ronaldo fit, Benzema, Casemiro out for City clash
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane claimed three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for his side’s Champions League semifinal, second leg...
Nadal makes commanding start in Madrid
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stretched his perfect start to the European clay court season to 11 matches with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia’s Andrey...
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stretched his perfect start to the European clay-court season to 11 matches with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia's...
Thunder roll Spurs, LeBron leads Cavs
LeBron James led the way as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally broke the Atlanta Hawks’ resistance to seal a 104-93 victory and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference...
Is Leicester’s 5,000-1 upset greatest shock?
At the start of the English football season last August, bookmakers in Britain were offering odds of 5,000-1 against Leicester City winning the Premier League.
I knew at Christmas that we would win
Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri said Tuesday that he believed at Christmas his team would win the Premier League, even as he continued to tell the media his only...
Leicester’s win makes papers worldwide
Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League triumph after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders to win the title made the pages of the press around the world Tuesday.
Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal stretched his perfect start to the European clay court season to 11 matches with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Russia’s Andrey Kuznetsov to reach Round 3 of the Madrid Masters Tuesday.
Federer out of Madrid Open with back injury
Former world number one Roger Federer has pulled out of this week's Madrid Open with a back injury
Serena’s absence blows Madrid tournament open
In the absence of world No. 1 Serena Williams, who withdrew from the tournament Friday after suffering from flu, a whole host of players will be targeting victory at...
Serena pulls out of Madrid Open with flu
World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, with flu, organizers announced Friday
LeBron James led the way as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally broke the Atlanta Hawks’ resistance to seal a 104-93 victory and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series Monday.
Thompson sparkles as Warriors overpower Blazers
Klay Thompson scored 27 points as the Golden State Warriors staged a fourth quarter fightback to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 and take a 2-0 lead in their...
Warriors keep cruising, Heat and Raptors book clash
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green made sure the Golden State Warriors barely missed injured superstar Stephen Curry Sunday in a 118-106 victory over Portland in the...
Spurs storm past Thunder in series opener
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 38 points in just three quarters on Saturday as the San Antonio Spurs stormed to a 124-92 victory over Oklahoma City in game one...
Brilliant Wade lifts Heat to win over Hornets in Game Six
When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered
The Olympic flame arrived in Brasilia Tuesday aboard a flight from Geneva to embark on a procession across Brazil culminating in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro
South Korea's Park begs for Olympic chance
South Korea's Park Tae-hwan got down on his knees and begged for the chance to compete at the Rio Games Monday as the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) shows no signs of...
Stars win series opener over Blues
Radek Faksa had two points and Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 shots as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in game one of their second-round NHL playoff series Friday
Klitschko glad of fury defeat, seeks revenge
Wladimir Klitschko has insisted he was “glad” to have lost his world heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury in December ahead of a rematch with the British boxer.
Rio Games: Venues ready but issues remain
Brazil has long been known as a country that can throw a great party as long as the guests do not mind a location that still has the builders in it.
By Alan Baldwin
Ferrari are still waiting to take the fight to Formula One champions Mercedes after a Russian Grand Prix that left even their dominant rivals surprised by the gap in performance
Nico Rosberg wins Russian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg rattled off his fourth straight win of the season at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday with his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton taking second.
Vettel out after Kyvat shunt in Sochi
Sebastian Vettel crashed out of the Russian Grand Prix after a first lap collision with the Red Bull of Daniil Kyvat Sunday
Rosberg on pole in Russia as Hamilton's engine fails again
Formula One leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was 10th after a car failure ended his qualifying...
Hamilton fastest in Russia, Vettel stops
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice Friday after Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg set the...
Nabil Abou Hamad is searching for hope in the demolition of the past in his latest exhibition “Rubble” now on display at Remomero Italian Authors Gallery.
Pinault to house his collection in Paris
One of the world’s biggest private art collections, amassed by French billionaire Francois Pinault, is to be housed in a new Paris museum a stone’s throw from the Louvre.
‘Angry Birds’ maker wants phones out
The creators of “Angry Birds” hope movie theater audiences don’t get their feathers ruffled if some filmgoers pluck out their mobile devices at the end of “The Angry...
'Angry Birds' maker wants phones out as film credits roll
The creators of "Angry Birds" hope movie theater audiences don't get their feathers ruffled if some filmgoers pluck out their mobile devices at the end of "The Angry...
Radiohead social media goes blank, raising album hopes
Radiohead's social media profiles went blank Monday as speculation mounted that the British band was about to release a new album
Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters is back
For decades, the quest for another “Ghostbusters” movie was as elusive as an ectoplasmic phantom.
Beirut erects monument to Marika Spiridon
UN Security Council demands protection of hospitals in war zones
The U.N. Security Council Tuesday demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical...
The creators of “Angry Birds” hope movie theater audiences don’t get their feathers ruffled if some filmgoers pluck out their mobile devices at the end of “The Angry Birds Movie” and point them at the screen.
Hollywood resets button on game adaptations
Hollywood seems to have pushed the reset button on its video game adaptations.
GoT stuns fans with season six reveal
Hit fantasy TV show “Game of Thrones” returned for its season six premiere Sunday appearing to answer the question “Is Jon Snow dead?”
A peek inside thriller The Invitation
For the movies, and Los Angelenos, the Hollywood Hills are laced with mythology.
Huge crowd ahead of Prince tribute in Minneapolis
Prince's death raises numerous questions about his health
Despite his debauched stage presence and erotically charged music, Prince had a reputation for clean living and an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in...
Axl Rose, back with Guns N‘ Roses, to front AC/DC
Axl Rose fired up a reunited Guns N’ Roses at the Coachella festival Saturday as he was announced as the new front man of a veteran hard rock group – AC/DC.
N.W.A. upbeat, Steve Miller lashes out at Rock Hall of Fame
Gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. called their success a lesson for youth as they entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, but the institution came under blistering...
feni Shakur, the political activist mother of slain rap icon Tupac Shakur who inspired her son's work and striven to keep his legacy alive, has died. She was 69.
Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies
Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died
‘Oh no, not again!’
“Prince, surely not? Can we turn this year off and turn it back on when it stops being a giant exit for all the most talented people?”
Renowned Congolese musician Papa Wemba dies: concert organizer
Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage during a festival in the Ivory Coast, the concert organizer said Sunday
The ‘dirty,’ complicated mind of Prince
On Prince’s 1981 album “Controversy,” released days after he opened for the Rolling Stones dressed in bikini underwear and got booed off stage, the singer quipped that...
They came as robots and gladiators, light-up princesses and high-haired goddesses shimmering in green, copper and silver.
Chanel glamour comes to communist Cuba
French fashion house Chanel brings glamour to old Havana Tuesday when it stages its first Latin American fashion show on the communist island.
Move over drones, driverless cars – unmanned ship up next
It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday – ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews
Boiling water may be cause of Martian streaks: study
The results of Earth-bound lab experiments appear to back up the theory that dark lines on Martian slopes are created by water – though in an otherworldly manner,...
Lebanese designer’s moorish patterns
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...
Ghanaian crowned first 'Miss Africa Continent'
Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca...
Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed stores
ome activists have a vision for Alaska's upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead
In Internet age, pirate radio arises as surprising challenge
In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong.
Scientists discover three 'potentially habitable' planets
An international team of scientists said Monday they had discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are the best bet so far for finding life outside our solar system
230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain
Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur...
Africa's giant eye in the sky proving worth its SALT
South Africa's SALT telescope has helped detect the first white dwarf pulsar, the latest co-discovery that has astronomers eager to use the largest optical telescope in...
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.
Tony Hage: The rise of a Lebanese photographer
Black and white dresses, wardrobe essentials
Growing the beautiful scent in life
Local florists are now exhibiting their products in the Beirut Souks for the Lebanese Flower Market, a three-week event for flower sellers to hawk exotic varieties and...
Beirut to hold cultural festival in May
The Beirut Cultural Festivals Association has announced the first edition of the Beirut Cultural Festivals that will be held next month at the capital’s seafront area.
Who doesn't want to see a formerly top-secret Communist nuclear bunker?
Come for the ghosts, stay for the history
One of New York’s newest tourism ventures is more dare than invitation.
Traveling Europe on a rented motorcycle
Gingerly balancing on the foot pegs of the big Ducati motorcycle, I turned the machine down a dirt-path hill between olive trees and grape vines.
Royalty, Obama, fans mark 400 years since Shakespeare died
U.S. President Barack Obama marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death Saturday by visiting the Globe theater for a 10-minute performance of a scene from...
Guyana: Waterfalls, cliffs, tiny golden frogs
From 6,000 feet above Guyana’s rain forest, the jungle canopy below spread to the horizon in every direction, like wall-to-wall green carpeting.
The world, it appears, wants crossovers, and the more the better.
China auto show highlights luxurious SUVs in slowing market
Automakers are showcasing a new generation of luxurious SUVs at China's biggest auto show of the year as they battle for buyers in the country's cooling, crowded market
GMC’s handsome Acadia rides like a dream
For years Lebanese motorists have had a love affair with SUVs that I could never quite grasp.
2016 MX-5 brings back carefree driving thrills
Unlike most people, I don’t view cars merely as a mode of transportation.
CLS redefines conceptions of luxury and style
As hard as this might be to fathom, today there are no fewer than 100 different brands of mass production marques on the market, with each manufacturing anything from a...
Just one shot of a lab-produced antibody protected macaques against a sort of monkey HIV for nearly six months, said a study Wednesday into a potential vaccine alternative
McNugget makeover? McDonald's tests 'simpler' recipe
McDonald's wants to take some of the mystery ingredients out of Chicken McNuggets
Experimental cancer drug reverses intellectual disability in mice
An experimental cancer drug may help reverse the effects of an intellectual disability known as fragile X syndrome, which is commonly found in people with autism,...
Teamwork or torture? Japan’s dangerous gym class
Rushed in for emergency surgery to stop bleeding on the brain, doctors at Matsudo City Hospital said the child was lucky to be alive.
Pollutants in fish may prevent humans from expelling toxins
Fish that contain environmental pollutants may harm people who eat them by preventing the human body from doing its natural job of flushing out toxins, researchers said...