Dozens of Syrian refugees living in Sidon’s Ouzai complex refused to be transferred after being informed Tuesday by the UNHCR of a decision taken to move them elsewhere.
USJ to hold student polls after year’s hiatus
Universite Saint-Joseph will hold student elections this year, the institution’s president announced Tuesday, a year after it cancelled polls due to rising tensions on...
Syrian army, allies preparing attack in Aleppo area
The Syrian army and allied Iranian and Hezbollah forces are preparing for a ground offensive against insurgents in the Aleppo area backed by Russian air strikes, two...
Egypt elections look set to cement return to past
Holding court behind a battered desk at his campaign office in the southern town of Minya, Bahaa Fikry embodies Egypt’s past.
Flight MH17 downed by Russian-built missile
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded Tuesday in its final report on the crash...
Kurds displacing Arabs in Syria: rights group
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have forcefully displaced thousands of Syrian civilians, mostly Arabs, and demolished villages in northern Syria, often in retaliation for...
Protesters’ lawyers to renew release requests
The lawyers of five protesters detained over last week’s standoff with police in Downtown Beirut said they would file new release requests Thursday after Military...
Syrian linked to 2013-14 car bombs arrested
General Security said Tuesday it arrested a Syrian man with alleged links to “terrorist” groups that played a role in the 2013-2014 car bomb attacks against Lebanon.
The Syrian army and allied Iranian and Hezbollah forces are preparing for a ground offensive against insurgents in the Aleppo area backed by Russian air strikes, two senior regional officials familiar with the plans said.
ISIS confirms killing of No. 2 in U.S. airstrike
ISIS’ spokesman confirmed Tuesday the killing of the militant organization’s second in command in a U.S. airstrike earlier this year.
Nusra asks Caucasus militants to attack Russia
The head of Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate has called on militants in the Caucasus to attack Russian civilians and soldiers in retaliation for Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria.
Putin says partners have ‘mush for brains’
President Vladimir Putin Tuesday slammed Washington for refusing to share intelligence with Russia on Syria, accusing it of muddled thinking.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded Tuesday in its final report on the crash in July 2014 that killed all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch.
Court probes Renzi’s expenses when Florence mayor
A court in Florence has opened an investigation into the expenses claims filed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi when he was mayor of the city between 2009 and 2014, a...
Gunfights after Taliban threaten new Afghan city
Explosions and sporadic gunfire rocked the outskirts of Ghazni Tuesday after the Taliban attempted to storm the southeastern city, as the insurgents tighten their grip...
Court reinstates suit over scrutiny of Muslims
A federal appeals court Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey following the Sept. 11...
France asks US to help identify person who gave Paris gunman orders
French authorities have asked their U.S. counterparts to help identify a person who appears to have given orders to one of the jihadist gunmen during the Paris attacks...
Port of Beirut handled 10,251 containers in the month of September 2015 compared to 6,974 containers in the same month of 2014, an increase of 47 percent.
New initiative aims to attract Chinese tourists
Fransabank launched an initiative Monday to encourage Chinese tourists to visit Lebanon.
Tunisia struggles to reform in face of protests
Tunisia is under pressure to speed up economic reforms, especially after two deadly attacks this year on its tourism industry, but the government is struggling with...
France signs deals worth $11.4B with Saudi Arabia
France Tuesday announced a series of deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, reinforcing growing ties between the two countries.
VW to cut investment in core brand
Volkswagen will cut investment plans at its biggest division by 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) a year and step up development of electric vehicles, it said Tuesday, as...
Protests, lack of tourists force hotel closure
The anti-government protests in Downtown Beirut and the sharp decline in the number of tourists are forcing the closure of Markazia hotel permanently at the end of this...
Profits of Lebanese banks’ Syrian affiliates rise
Financial results issued by the affiliates of seven Lebanese banks operating in Syria show their aggregate net profits reached SYP24.5 billion ($1,112,818,992) in the...
Tycoon fields lawyers to disprove US charges
A prominent Lebanese businessman Friday vehemently denied U.S. allegations that he was involved in money-laundering activity and said that he appointed lawyers to...
Tunisia is under pressure to speed up economic reforms, especially after two deadly attacks this year on its tourism industry, but the government is struggling with internal splits and resistance from trade unions and political opponents.
Global oil demand growth to slow in 2016: IEA
The world’s demand for oil is expected to slow in 2016 in response to a more pessimistic outlook for the global economy, likely keeping the crude market oversupplied,...
Oil traders targeting Iran for $1B in fuel sales
Iran will need to import about 20 percent more gasoline to meet pent-up demand in the first year after economic sanctions are lifted, creating a market for some $1...
Mideast needs grants for refugee crisis: Lebanon
The Middle East needs grants, not loans, to deal with the millions of refugees who have fled conflicts in the region, a senior Lebanese official said Sunday.
Volkswagen will cut investment plans at its biggest division by 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) a year and step up development of electric vehicles, it said Tuesday, as it battles to cope with the fallout from its cheating of diesel emissions tests.
AB InBev wins over SABMiller on fifth attempt
The world’s two biggest brewers agreed Tuesday to create a company making almost a third of the world’s beer after SABMiller received an improved offer worth more than...
Bullard says tough for Fed to reverse course
It will be difficult for the Federal Reserve to switch gears after only one month of additional data and raise rates at its October meeting, St. Louis Fed President...
EU stocks fall as China data reignite fear
Banks and commodity producers helped drag European stocks lower as worse-than-expected Chinese import data reignited investor concern about growth prospects in the...
Putin asks IMF to help Ukraine pay off $3B debt
President Vladimir Putin called Tuesday on the International Monetary Fund to lend an additional $3 billion to Ukraine to help the ex-Soviet country pay off its debt to...
After nearly 30 of their number were killed in just 10 days it is no wonder that Palestinians designated Tuesday as a “day of rage.”
Beware wrath of millions
Saudi Arabia is not known for spontaneous rebukes or rash actions, so when the kingdom that reflects the sentiments of most of the world’s Muslims and Arabs warns that...
Greece election reflected change of mood to glum
“The costliest minor government reshuffle in Greece’s history.”
Developing ‘killer robots’ is Orwellian, perverse
The development of “killer robots” is a new and original way of using human intelligence for perverse means.
The ‘order’ of occupation has failed
There is something terribly inaccurate in describing the latest upsurge in violence between Israelis and Palestinians as another upsurge in violence.
Banking on amnesia
A quarter of a century ago Gen. Michel Aoun declared he would not leave the “people’s palace” in Baabda, promising to fight until he was buried there.
The right to protest is a prerogative enshrined in the constitution of any true democracy, and Lebanon is blessed to count itself among states whose citizens enjoy such...
Delusions of victory
History has shown that armies that involve themselves in the internal conflicts of other countries more often than not end up caught in a quagmire from which they can’t...
Big Oil, like Big Tobacco, lived a Big Lie
Over the last few years, a growing number of people have been taking a hard look at what is happening to our planet – historic droughts, rising sea levels, massive...
Practical ways exist to reinforce the R2P
Ten years ago, world leaders agreed that the international community had a “responsibility to protect” populations from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes...
Obama’s passivity in Syria is criminal
Responding to reporters’ questions on Oct. 2, President Barack Obama made clear the inadmissibility in Syria of any U.S. cooperation with “a Russian campaign to simply...
The age of the young warriors is upon us
Well, well, so it has now come to this in the Arab-Asian-Islamic realm: Americans bomb hospitals in northern Afghanistan by mistake.
Arabs see Putin’s version of soft power
Last week, President Barack Obama cast doubt on the Russian intervention in Syria.
Quietly, diplomacy is moving forward in AfPak
Last weekend’s deadly attack on an international hospital in Afghanistan was a reminder of the terrible war that grinds on there, with Afghan civilians caught in the...
Why Arab violence spiked this week
Nobody should be surprised that the two oldest and most virulent sources of political tension and nationalist resistance across the Arab world have both spiked in the...
Despite the result effectively ending their pursuit of World Cup qualification, it was the performance in Lebanon’s goalless draw against Kuwait that will endure longer.
Croatia reach Euros, Bosnia into playoffs
Croatia squeezed into the Euro 2016 finals with a 1-0 away win over of Malta Tuesday which enabled them to finish as Group H runners-up after a turbulent qualifying...
Antranik fall to experienced Sahel
Newly promoted Antranik fell to ES Sahel of Tunisia 62-75 in their Group B game in day two of the Houssam Din Al-Hariri tournament.
Sagesse win case against former star Khazzouh
Sagesse Wednesday won their case against former star center Julian Khazzouh at the BAT, after the Lebanese-Australian player abruptly left the club last season just two...
Bolt aims to crack 19 seconds in 200-meter
Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has already started his preparations for next year’s Rio Games and has sent a warning to his competitors – he thinks he is capable...
Ronaldo collects fourth Golden Shoe award
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo collected a record fourth Golden Shoe award as Europe’s top scorer Tuesday for his 48-goal haul in La Liga last season and said he...
Czechs bounce dreadful Dutch out of Euro 2016
The Netherlands crashed out of Euro 2016 Tuesday as a 3-2 home defeat against the 10-man Czech Republic in the final round of qualifying matches ended their slim hopes...
NKorea, Thais and Oman move clear in qualifiers
North Korea, Thailand and Oman took advantage of the absence of Asia’s elite to storm clear in their World Cup qualifying groups with victories Tuesday.
China win Asia title, qualify for Olympics
China’s men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late Saturday to secure a...
Valiant Cedars bow out after Philippines loss
Lebanon bowed out of the Asian Championship Thursday after losing at the hands of the Philippines 82-70 in the quarterfinals. The Cedars.
Philippines knock Lebanon out of Asian Championship
Lebanon bowed out from the Asian Championship after losing at the hands of the Philippines 70-82 Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has already started his preparations for next year’s Rio Games and has sent a warning to his competitors – he thinks he is capable of breaking 19 seconds in the 200-meter.
Khan sees 75 pct chance of Pacquiao fight
Amir Khan said Saturday he believes that there is a “75 percent” chance a big money fight with Manny Pacquiao will go ahead.
Presidents Cup gets kiss of life
Jaded after a decade of U.S. dominance, the Presidents Cup arrived in South Korea needing a competitive week to regain its relevance and fire up a team that had begun...
Internationals storm back into Presidents Cup
The Internationals produced a stirring fightback on day two of the Presidents Cup, cutting the United States’ lead to a single point, with South Korean Bae Sang-moon...
Holmes and Watson open Presidents Cup US defense
Bubba Watson and J.B. Holmes will lead the U.S. defense of the Presidents Cup against Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama when the 11th edition begins Thursday for the...
Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer crashed out to little-known Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a major shock in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters Tuesday.
Can anyone master Djokovic in Shanghai?
Novak Djokovic flew to the Shanghai Masters Monday just hours after lifting his eighth trophy of the year in Beijing – and few look capable of stopping him grab title...
Djokovic humbles Nadal to extend Beijing dynasty
Novak Djokovic crushed his age-old rival Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-2 Sunday to seal his sixth China Open title and extend his amazing unbeaten run at the Beijing tournament.
Sky’s the limit for Muguruza after China
Garbine Muguruza smashed Timea Bacsinszky in straight sets to claim the biggest title of her career in Beijing Sunday – and immediately set her sights on winning the...
Wawrinka wins Japan Open title, beats Paire in final
Switzerland's French Open champion Stan Wawrinka captured his fourth title this year when he beat his good friend Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Japan Open...
Lewis Hamilton is taking nothing for granted as all around him predict he will be celebrating his third drivers’ world title success on his favored American soil later this month.
Red Bull may quit F1, designer Newey says
Adrian Newey has accused Red Bull’s rivals of being afraid to supply them with engines for 2016 and warned there was a real risk of the four-time world champions...
Hamilton wins dramatic Russian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic Russian Formula One Grand Prix Sunday to take a huge step toward his third world championship after Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg retired...
Pedrosa wins Japan Grand Prix, Rossi second
Dani Pedrosa came from behind to grab his first win of the season in stunning fashion at the Japan Grand Prix Sunday, while championship leader Valentino Rossi finished...
Pirelli to supply F1 tires till at least 2019
Pirelli will stay as Formula One’s tire supplier until at least 2019, the Italian company said at the Russian Grand Prix Sunday.
Joumana Haddad’s “The Third Sex” is a collection of ideas and personal stories, clustered around a call for a new way of relating to each other.
NYC art exhibition gives food for thought
There’s a whole lot of food for thought at a new art exhibition in New York City.
Del Toro infuses Crimson Peak with gothic style
Haunted house movies are a Hollywood trope.
Selena Gomez reveals secret lupus chemotherapy
Teen television star turned singer Selena Gomez has revealed that she has lupus and secretly underwent chemotherapy to treat the disease.
Bill Cosby deposition in sexual abuse lawsuit expected Friday
Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath on Friday in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse, according to attorneys, but...
P. J. Harvey releases first poetry collection
British vocalist P. J. Harvey released her first book of poetry on her 46th birthday – based on journeys to Afghanistan, Kosovo and the United States.
Playboy to stop publishing nude photos
Playboy will stop publishing photos of the fully nude women with whom it is so closely associated, declaring such pictures have become “passe” in the Internet age where...
Malala is a gripping story, eloquently told
Many people know the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Penelope Cruz to direct documentary on leukaemi
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz, who plays a woman fighting breast cancer in her latest film “Ma Ma,” said Thursday that she would direct a documentary on childhood...
Americans destroy others: Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu played a Frenchman desperate to do anything to live in America in the 1990 movie “Green Card,” but in a new interview, he shows little love for the U.S.
Craig: Rather slit wrists than play Bond again
Daniel Craig, the British actor who later this month will be appearing as James Bond for the fourth time in “Spectre,” has told an interviewer he would rather slit his...
Bill Cosby was expected to testify under oath on Friday in a lawsuit brought by a woman accusing the veteran comedian of sexual abuse, according to attorneys, but little was known about when or where the deposition would take place.
Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault
A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian Tuesday for sexual assault
Cosby seeking defense lawyer for Pennsylvania criminal probe
Comedian Bill Cosby is seeking to hire a criminal defense lawyer as suburban prosecutors revisit a 2005 sexual-assault complaint against him.
It can’t be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right.
Grateful Dead, John Mayer giving away 10K tickets to NY show
Members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer are giving away 10,000 free tickets to their concert next month
Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein turns 90
Newport Jazz Festival Founder George Wein was singing the blues just hours before turning 90 on Saturday.
Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again with Latin band
Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again
Pope Francis to release pop-rock album on Nov. 27
Pope Francis is becoming Pop Star Francis: The religious leader is set to release a pop-rock album.
Candles and languid electro-jazz set the scene for a romantic rendezvous at a north London bar, but the couple sitting face-to-face can use only their eyes to beguile.
Argentina flips over Barbie and Ken as saints
Behold Barbie and Ken: she is all lovely and smiling, and he is a trim, tanned stud if ever there was one. They are the cult doll duo of the last half-century.
Google to get news to smartphones faster
Google laid out a plan Wednesday to make tapping into news on mobile devices faster, keeping eyeballs on stories and people visiting websites.
Austria launches language app for migrant children
Austria's government, under pressure from the far-right over the migrant crisis, announced Thursday a new app for smartphones and tablets to help foreign children learn...
Festival attracts thousands for edutainment
Horsh Beirut, the capital’s main public park, hosted the eighth edition of Ayam Al Ouloum, the Science Days Festival, in collaboration with the Culture Ministry.
Asterix teams up with Assange-like journalist
Asterix and his friend Obelix are once again poised to set the Roman empire on fire with the global release of a new opus that sees them team up with a journalist...
France’s Corsica: ‘Isle of trash’
Corsica, France’s lush and feisty Mediterranean “isle of beauty,” as it’s known, has another nickname, the “scented isle” for its dense fragrant shrubs.
Tokyo fashion: Street style lost in transaction
Tokyo Fashion Week opened Monday with a show by a U.S. designer, an arrangement observers say underlines the absence of local labels on the world stage despite the...
'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition
You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life
Twitter simplifies grabbing onto hot ‘Moments’
Twitter made it easier Tuesday to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service.
DNA research deployed in war on cancer scoops Nobel prize
Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry Wednesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new...
Vintners upbeat on sector’s prospects
Though the crowds were noticeably thinned by the rain, wine producers and industry representatives at Vinifest, Lebanon’s foremost wine event which kicked off...
Time to start thinking about a coat
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...
Curli-Q cakes make customers swoon
Upbeat rock music and colorful light beams animated Sourati Street in Hamra for the official opening of Curli-Q, a specialty cake shop and café.
A gourmet experience to tickle your senses
The aroma of the spices was enough to arouse an appetite in nearly everyone at the dinner table.
The road winds across the spine of the mountains, past a seemingly endless wilderness of heather-covered bogs, lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and trails.
Japanese climber with no fingers abandons bid to scale Everest
A Japanese climber who lost all his fingertips to frostbite and was trying to become the first person to conquer Mount Everest since its worst disaster has abandoned...
Japanese climber with one finger nears Everest summit again
A Japanese climber with only one finger due to frostbite, who last month failed to reach the top of Mount Everest, will make his final push for the summit late...
Versace glams up camouflage with animal prints
From military jackets worn as mini dresses to brightly-colored animal prints, Italian luxury goods maker Versace showcased a women's wear collection at Milan Fashion...
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from trying out and reviewing all these cars over the past year it’s that even the most unassuming vehicle can surprise you, and GMC’s Terrain is no exception.
Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars
The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves,...
Jeep Wrangler modernized but a warrior at heart
It’s quite the compliment when people genericize your name to refer to the competition.
Ferrari California T: Legend for a new generation
Most cars are just that, cars. They get you from A to B, usually with little drama and less flair.
A journey born of the heart
Hassan Haidar, owner of Scuderia Lebanon s.a.l., the official Ferrari importer in Lebanon, takes The Daily Star on a tour into the exclusive world of Ferrari ownership...
Laos has suffered a case of vaccine-derived polio, the World Health Organization said Monday, in a new setback to hopes of eradicating the disease after the virus resurfaced in Ukraine and Mali
Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation
A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a...
Genzyme reports positive data for multiple sclerosis treatment
Genzyme, the rare disease unit of French drug company Sanofi, said Thursday five-year investigatory data from the extension study of its medication Lemtrada, sold in...
Cell Therapy Catapult launches cell history
The Cell Therapy Catapult, the organisation dedicated to the growth of the U.K. cell and gene therapy industry by bridging the gap between scientific research and...
Britain tops world Quality of Death index
Britain topped an 80-country “quality of death” study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide...