An inmate who disappeared 20 years ago from a federal prison in Pennsylvania is set to be returned to the state for arraignment on an escape charge.
Italy donates hydrographic equipment to Lebanese Army
The Lebanese Army received Tuesday $700,000 worth of hydrographic equipment, donated by the Italian authorities, a statement from the Defense Ministry said.
Pope on Guadalupe feast: Church is mestizo, native, black
Pope Francis is urging Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and...
Tillerson: My failure if US resorts to force on North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed confidence Tuesday that Washington is doing all it can to force North Korea to negotiate its nuclear disarmament.
Amnesty says EU is complicit in violations of migrant rights in Libya
European governments are complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there who often work with people smugglers and...
Syrian monastery church bell recovered by Lebanese Army
The people of the northeastern border town of Arsal handed over Tuesday a church bell and 11 ancient religious books in several languages to the Lebanese Army.
General Security to open Al-Qaa center
General Security has announced that it will open Friday a new center in the northeastern border town of Al-Qaa.
Hasbani recalls Lactalis baby formula
Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani Tuesday issued a decree to withdraw from Lebanese markets baby formula made by French dairy giant Lactalis, after salmonella bacteria...
Pope Francis is urging Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black.
Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest
Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country.
Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that an attack on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S....
Trump signs defense policy bill, urges US Congress to fund it
President Donald Trump signed the annual defense policy bill Tuesday and urged Congress to fully fund the measure and lift the budget caps that have forced limits on...
European governments are complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there who often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Muslim leaders to convene extraordinary summit for Jerusalem
Leaders and high-ranking officials of Muslim countries will meet Wednesday in Istanbul for an extraordinary summit to discuss "repercussions" from the U.S. recognition...
Saudi to raise energy prices, compensate families
Saudi Arabia decided Tuesday to hike energy prices while paying compensation to Saudi families, as the world's top oil exporter seeks new revenue sources.
Iran upholds death sentence for Iranian academic with Swedish residency
Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against an Iranian academic with Swedish residency convicted of espionage, Amnesty International and his family said...
Israeli jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church
An Israeli man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for an arson attack at the church built where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and...
Prime Minister Saad Hariri hailed Monday the election of the new executive committee for Lebanon’s Socio-economic Council headed by Charles Arbid.
MedInvesment closes $25M securitization
MedInvesment Bank, the financial arm of Bankmed, conducted a successful $25 million securitization for Lebanon’s largest car rental company, the biggest such...
Petrofac wins $800M BP contract for Khazzan gas field in Oman
British oilfield services company Petrofac Ltd said BP had awarded it a contract worth around $800 million for the second planned phase of the Khazzan gas field in Oman.
UAE, Kuwait target June for talks to end oil cuts
OPEC and allied oil producers can draft a strategy in June to end global output cuts if the market is no longer oversupplied by then, the UAE’s energy minister said....
'Furious race against time' to complete Brexit treaty: EU's Tusk
European Council President Donald Tusk warned Tuesday that completing a Brexit treaty and agreeing on future relations with Britain would be a "furious race against...
Riyadh to facilitate Lebanese business visas
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bin Mohammad al-Yaacoub said Friday that Riyadh is willing to facilitate the visas to Lebanese businessmen seeking to work in...
Tourists to hit 2M in 2017: hotel owners
The number of tourists coming to Lebanon is expected to reach 1.9 million at the end of 2017, hotel owners said Friday.
New taxes impair consumer confidence
The tax hike had a dire impact on the mood of Lebanese consumers in the third quarter of 2017, the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index indicated.
Turkey’s economy up 11.1 pct in third quarter
Turkey’s economy grew by an eye-catching 11.1 percent in the third quarter of 2017, official statistics showed Monday, with the high reading driven by one-off effects...
Brent hits highest price since 2015
Brent crude in London reached its highest since 2015 as a key North Sea pipeline shut down.
Kuwait appoints refining unit CEO as oil minister
Kuwait appointed as oil minister Bakheet al-Rashidi, who led the OPEC member’s international refining unit as the business expanded from Italy to Vietnam.
European Council President Donald Tusk warned Tuesday that completing a Brexit treaty and agreeing on future relations with Britain would be a "furious race against time" where EU states would have to stick together to avoid economic disruption.
Bitcoin futures soar in virtual currency hype
Bitcoin’s debut on a major U.S. exchange is a hit so far, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 18 percent.
World Bank to stop financing upstream oil, gas projects
PARIS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, apart from certain gas projects in the...
U.K. steps up fight against money laundering
Britain said Monday it would create a new national economic crime center to crack down harder on money laundering by drug dealers and people traffickers who are...
Investors face steepest rate hikes since 2006
Wall Street economists are telling investors to brace for the biggest tightening of monetary policy in more than a decade.
After a 15-year hiatus, the Socio-economic Council has finally been relaunched.
Tantamount to betrayal
It is truly tragic that the Arab and international outrage in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been...
The high cost of denying class war
The Anglosphere’s political atmosphere is thick with bourgeois outrage.
Climate change fight returns to Paris
Nearly two years have passed since France’s then-foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, struck his gavel and declared: “The Paris Agreement for the climate is accepted.”
World economy surging despite Trump’s rancor
A year ago, with the election of a U.S. president who had fulminated against the international trade and financial systems, some analysts worried that the engine of...
Fruits of congruence
The International Support Group for Lebanon conference held in Paris has secured guarantees for the country, garnered international political and economic support,...
President Donald Trump’s lethal announcement on Jerusalem has left international relations in tatters, crossed every red line and trampled over the integrity and...
Despite repeated warnings from the international community of the lethal consequences of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy...
Refugee doctors for refugee health
Syrian refugees are often portrayed as an unwelcome drain on the communities to which they relocate, especially with regard to health care.
Africa-Europe relationship demands recalibration
In October, the European Union announced a plan to invest 40 billion euros ($47.6 billion) in Africa, a “Marshall Plan” for the continent that would boost economic...
Challenges ahead for Egypt’s economy
In the year following the implementation of an economic reform package from the International Monetary Fund, Egypt’s economy has witnessed the rapid unwinding of...
A year ago, with the election of a U.S. president who had fulminated against the international trade and financial systems, some analysts worried that the engine of global prosperity might soon be sputtering.
China pursues starring role on global stage
The friendly words exchanged between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping this month softened the edge of a Chinese economic and military buildup that a recent study...
Using ‘digital provenance’ to fight fake facts
Amid the slithering mess of problems that emerged in 2017, the one that bothers me most is that people don’t seem to know what’s true anymore.
A beleaguered Tillerson is still at the table
A funny thing happened to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the way to the exit door: He didn’t leave.
Saudi political explosions risk collateral damage
Nearly two weeks after the double political explosion that rocked Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman appears to be doing damage control in ways that may help...
Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.
UEFA and UN to stage 'Match for Solidarity' in April
UEFA and the United Nations will team up to stage a charity match in Geneva on April 21 next year, European football's governing body said on Tuesday.
Australian Open comeback for Serena ‘very likely’
Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam “very likely,”...
Serena 'very likely' to make comeback at Australian Open: organizers
Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season's opening Grand Slam "very likely",...
Celtics turn tables on Pistons, Oladipo shines
The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit Sunday, handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston.
Mourinho accuses City of lack of 'education'
Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester City players of a lack of "education" over their celebrations at Old Trafford following Sunday's derby win.
Donnarumma claims 'ethical abuse' to cancel Milan deal
Teenage goalkeeping sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma is claiming he suffered "ethical abuse" at the time of renewing his AC Milan contract last summer and wants to cancel...
Pep defends City celebrations after derby win
Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City's celebrations after the Premier League leaders beat fierce rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, saying they were...
Serena Williams will be ready to make her tennis comeback at the Australian Open with her return to Melbourne for the season’s opening Grand Slam “very likely,” tournament organizers said Wednesday.
Serena, Kuznetsova doubts for Australian Open
Former world No. 1 Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world No. 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for...
Pouille takes France to Davis Cup victory
Lucas Pouille throttled Belgium’s Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday’s decisive fifth rubber to clinch a 10th Davis Cup title for France in front of a lively Lille...
Goffin downs Tsonga to force Davis Cup decider
Belgium's David Goffin swept aside Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to level the Davis Cup final at two points apiece and force a decisive fifth...
James carries Cavs, Clippers edge Wizards
LeBron James posted his third triple-double of the season and 58th of his career as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 Saturday.
Rockets down Jazz for eighth win in row
The Houston Rockets, fueled by 29 points from James Harden, posted their eighth straight NBA victory Thursday, 112-101 over the Utah Jazz.
National body pays FIBA fraction of owed fees
The Lebanese Basketball Federation (FLB) avoided expulsion from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) at the eleventh hour after paying a fraction of the fees...
Westbrook triple-double helps Thunder beat Jazz Westbrook's triple-double helps Thunder rally past Jazz
Russell Westbrook scored 34 points in his seventh triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 17 points down in the second half to defeat...
Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games.
Oscar Pistorius bruised in a jail fight over telephone use
A South African prison spokesman says Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone...
Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke
Jeff Horn's reward for a successful first title defense since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford.
Russian athletes want to go to Olympics
Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national team, the country’s Olympic committee said...
Don’t underestimate older athletes: Vonn
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is warning young athletes in next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games not to underestimate the older competitors.
Lewis Hamilton wants to equal Juan Manuel Fangio’s five Formula One world titles but doubts he will have the staying power to try and match Michael Schumacher’s record seven, even if he cannot rule it out entirely.
F1 walking a tightrope in America, says Ferrari boss
Formula One is walking a tightrope as new owners Liberty Media plan to grow the sport in America, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has warned.
Alfa Romeo Sauber unveil slick car
The Swiss Formula One outfit Alfa Romeo Sauber have confirmed that Sweden's Marcus Ericsson and young Frenchman Charles Leclerc will compete for the world title in...
Alfa Romeo to become Sauber title sponsor
Alfa Romeo are returning to Formula One for the first time in 30 years with the century-old Italian marque partnering the Swiss-based Sauber team as title sponsors.
Five things to watch out for in F1 in 2018
Will overtaking get easier?
The Lebanese branch of the Heinrich Boell Foundation marked the centenary of the birth of the eponymous German writer and activist Friday.
Focusing on Aleppo, one year later
Video footage of Aleppo was projected onto torn strips of white sheet, which fluttered as the public walked past.
Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial
The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire...
Hallyday, France’s troubled Elvis, dies at 74
Johnny Hallyday, France’s king of rock who has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, was a leather-clad would-be Elvis who earned love and scorn over five...
Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care
Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery.
Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is ‘feminism’
Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017, in English, is “feminism.”
Western lens on the Middle East
Photographs that have survived from the 19th-century Middle East are dominated by shots of Baalbeck, Palmyra, Beirut, Damascus and Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia to allow cinemas
Saudi Arabia announced Monday it will allow cinemas to open next year, for the first time in more than 35 years.
The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried.
New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March
Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.
Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis,' dies at 74 after cancer
Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France and survived drug...
Ed Sheeran tops Spotify's 2017 list with 6.3 billion streams
The Grammys may have dissed Ed Sheeran, but Spotify says he is the most streamed artist of the year.
Surrounded by scandal, Globes turn to old favs & fresh faces
Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday and the HBO drama "Big Little Lies"...
Early praise for ‘The Last Jedi’
There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”...
Foy and Smith set to relinquish their Crown
Claire Foy is wistful when asked how she would describe her “The Crown” co-star Matt Smith to other actors who may work with him in the future.
'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes
Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven nominations from the Golden Globes, while the HBO drama "Big Little...
Mario Batali is giving up oversight of the daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.
France bids emotional farewell to rocker Hallyday
France paid an emotional farewell Saturday to Johnny Hallyday -- the singer who taught the country how to rock -- in a highly theatrical "people's tribute" that brought...
Bono tells paper he takes tax probe 'incredibly seriously'
U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business arrangements "incredibly seriously" and wants them to be transparent
Director Bryan Singer accused in lawsuit of assaulting teen
Director Bryan Singer has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy at a party more than a decade ago.
Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump
A Slovenian magazine apologized Friday to U.S. first lady Melania Trump for suggesting she had worked as a high-end escort while pursuing her international modeling...
Scientists have unearthed in New Zealand fossil bones of what might be the heavyweight champion of the penguin world, a bird nearly 1.77 meters that thrived 55 to 60 million years ago, relatively soon after the demise of the dinosaurs.
Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along
The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic...
'Heat-not-burn' tobacco may be safer but still a risk
A new wave of "heat-not-burn" tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds,...
'Ground-breaking' drug gives hope in Huntington's disease
Scientists have for the first time fixed a protein defect that causes Huntington's disease by injecting a drug from Ionis Pharmaceuticals into the spine, offering new...
SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.
From covfefe to Hollyweed: 2017’s odd news
President Donald Trump’s Oval Office style dominated U.S. headlines in 2017, but readers were particularly perplexed by his use of the word “covfefe,” in what turned...
All going wrong for under-threat right whales
Officials with the federal government say it’s time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect...
Thief helps gamblers kick the habit
Sitting in his prison cell, Paul Buck was determined that something good would come out of a secret addiction that had seen him gamble away millions, attempt suicide...
A new wave of "heat-not-burn" tobacco products are probably safer than traditional cigarettes but the devices still produce a number of potentially harmful compounds, some of which are carcinogenic, a British panel of experts said Tuesday.
First baby from uterus transplant in U.S. is born
The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden.
Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care
Breast cancer treatment left Susan Wolfe-Tank with an arm too painfully swollen to lift anything heavy or even fit into her usual clothing - a debilitating condition...
Abusive avatars help schizophrenics fight 'voices': study
"You're rubbish. You're rubbish. You're a waste of space." The computer avatar pulls no punches as it lays into the young woman, a schizophrenia sufferer, facing the...
Apple to buy song recognition app Shazam
Apple will buy leading song recognition app Shazam, the companies said Monday, in a fresh bid by the tech giant to gain an edge in online music.
'Go home' drone seeks to stop Japan overtime binge
A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home was unveiled Thursday, as the country tries to reduce its notoriously long work...
China pushed global patent filings to record high in 2016: UN
Global patent filings hit record highs last year, with China leading the charge, receiving more patent applications than the United States, Japan, South Korea and the...
Facebook to launch chat app for kids, with parental controls
Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision.
It may not feature in Morocco’s official tourism brochures but cannabis attracts thousands of visitors a year to the North African country.
Nobody likes to overpay for anything, and if we get half a chance we jump at the opportunity to buy something below cost, especially cars.
Some car options slay resale price, others shine
Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote about depreciation and all the factors that contributed to it.
Big changes under skin of revamped Jeep Wrangler
When Fiat Chrysler engineers and designers set out to revamp the venerable Jeep Wrangler for the first time in a decade, they didn’t want to mess much with its looks.
Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user’s movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster...
SUVs main attraction at LA Auto Show
The floor at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will look a lot like America’s roads: full of SUVs.