Free Patriotic Movement MP Nicolas Sehnaoui struck a hawkish tone Friday as he toured the predominantly Christian town of Mieh Mieh east of Sidon, following deadly clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp located in the town.
Nasrallah: Saudi cover for Yemen war collapsing
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday used controversy around the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to call on Saudi Arabia to end...
Moscow slams US for 'fabricating' election indictment
Moscow on Saturday condemned Washington for indicting a Russian woman for interfering in US 2018 elections, saying the accusations were fabricated in order to impose...
Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues
Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before heading to a delayed opening of the Invictus Games as...
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate - Riyadh's first acknowledgement of his death after two...
Berjawi free after turning himself in
Arab Movement Party leader Shaker Berjawi turned himself in Thursday and returned home a free man the following day, after the Military Tribunal replaced his...
Officials remember slain intel chief Hasan
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Friday expressed condolences for slain police intelligence chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan.
Beirut to Babila: A Syrian family returns home
Syrian toddler Luay happily explores his grandfather’s modest house near Damascus for the first time. After years as refugees in Lebanon, the 3-year-old and his family...
Moscow on Saturday condemned Washington for indicting a Russian woman for interfering in US 2018 elections, saying the accusations were fabricated in order to impose further sanctions on Russia.
Afghanistan extends election to Sunday due to chaos at polling stations
Voting in Afghanistan's parliamentary election will be extended to Sunday in some constituencies after technical and organizational problems stopped voters casting...
India's Punjab state chief minister says train accident killed 59
India's northern state of Punjab's chief minister said 59 people were killed and 57 injured in a railway accident on Friday in which a train ran over scores of people...
Vatican deal brings China Communist Party closer
In 1996, a tiny village with a huge Gothic-style church in China’s Catholic heartland of northern Hebei province was the scene of a tense standoff between the ruling...
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate - Riyadh's first acknowledgement of his death after two weeks of denials that it was involved in his disappearance.
School in Cairo slum struggles to fund pupils
Among the poorest of Egypt’s poor, the so-called “zabbaleen” who scavenge through garbage to eke out a living in a Cairo slum struggle to keep their children in school.
U.K.-U.S. cooperation under threat: Petraeus
The former commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan warned Friday that the United States’ military cooperation with the U.K. could be threatened by the...
Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia
Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out".
Britain considering 'next steps' after Khashoggi updates
Britain said on Saturday it was considering the "next steps" after Saudi Arabia acknowledged for the first time that the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed...
The Movenpick Hotel in Beirut’s Raouche has been bought by a group of Lebanese businessmen for close to $110 million from Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Company, which is owned by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a source familiar with the deal said.
BDL e-platform coming soon: Salameh
Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Thursday that BDL will soon launch an electronic platform to enhance shares trading and international connections.
OPEC struggling with oil output boost
OPEC is struggling to add barrels to the market after agreeing in June to increase output, an internal document seen by Reuters showed, as an increase in Saudi Arabia...
Saudi conference boycott shows threat to economy
A Western boycott of a major business conference in Riyadh next week suggests rising political risks in Saudi Arabia could harm its ambitions to attract foreign capital...
Wall Street edges higher on earnings optimism
U.S. stocks were slightly higher Friday as strong earnings from major U.S. companies such as Procter & Gamble helped brush aside growth risk concerns in Europe and...
Hariri shows dedication to sustainable growth
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Thursday Lebanon was firmly committed to achieving the sustainable development goals, through solid partnership with all key...
Solidere shares surge on Cabinet hope
News that Lebanon’s Cabinet formation is imminent has reflected positively on the performance of Solidere shares, which jumped by an average of more than 17 percent in...
Assessing Lebanon’s economic database
It is widely known that data in Lebanon is lacking, and difficult to access even in cases where it does exist.
OPEC is struggling to add barrels to the market after agreeing in June to increase output, an internal document seen by Reuters showed, as an increase in Saudi Arabia was offset by declines in Iran, Venezuela and Angola.
DP World sees key role for Eritrea in ports plan
The Red Sea state of Eritrea may play a key role in DP World Ltd.’s plans in the Horn of Africa, where a dozen ports could be needed to service the region, Chief...
Cyprus refused more time for Cobalt: officials
Cyprus rejected appeals from the country’s ailing airline Cobalt for more time to find investors as it withdrew the carrier’s operating license, officials said Friday.
Khashoggi crisis shines light on Saudi ties to Silicon Valley
The crisis surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and concerns that he may have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, has highlighted the...
U.S. stocks were slightly higher Friday as strong earnings from major U.S. companies such as Procter & Gamble helped brush aside growth risk concerns in Europe and political tensions related to Saudi Arabia.
Watchdog to set rules for global cryptocurrency
The global watchdog for money laundering regulation said Friday it will set up its first rules by June on how countries should oversee cryptocurrencies.
Russian oligarch loses $585M divorce case
A Russian billionaire fighting one the largest divorce payouts in U.K. history lost a Moscow court case where he tried to prove that his marriage had been dissolved 16...
Macron’s reform push starts to pay off
While France has experienced political turbulence and disappointing economic data in recent months, beneath the surface are signs of deeper change that suggest...
Russia, Uzbekistan hail $11B nuclear plant project during Putin visit
Russia and Uzbekistan Friday hailed the construction of an $11 billion nuclear power plant that should help solve an energy deficit in the Central Asian country while...
At long last, after months of feuding, hostile rhetoric and one-upmanship, by all accounts government formation appears to be just around the corner.
They say that if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. With Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s self-imposed 10-day deadline to form a government upon us, it...
Policing for Syrian refugees in Jordan
Jordan’s official refugee camps, where roughly 20 percent of Jordan’s 671,000 registered Syrian refugees live, have served as testing grounds for policing models since...
The ongoing civil war in the United States
America continues be in a state of civil war.
An AI wake-up call from ancient Greece
In discussions about the implications of artificial intelligence (AI), someone almost always evokes the ancient Greek myth of Pandora’s box.
Obstructor in chief
It’s time to say enough is enough because we’re out of time. Someone needs to step in and remove the cog obstructing the smooth running of our political system.
The press in distress
After Al-Anwar newspaper stood the test of time through Lebanon’s worst days, its closure after 60 years is nothing short of tragic, tantamount to a massacre of the...
It’s time to call out the actions of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who treats the world community as a group of nonentities, naive enough to be swayed by...
Jordan’s official refugee camps, where roughly 20 percent of Jordan’s 671,000 registered Syrian refugees live, have served as testing grounds for policing models since 2012.
The case against national AI strategies
Efforts to develop artificial intelligence are increasingly being framed as a global race, or even a new Great Game.
Will Italy’s economic problems sink Europe?
Despite political turmoil and emerging risks at the global level, the eurozone has had two years of strong economic growth, at least by its own historically...
Is ‘Hothouse Earth’ avoidable?
Nearly 50 years ago, the Club of Rome’s report “Limits to Growth” warned that if economic growth continued apace without regard for the environment, the world could...
Just say no to agricultural gene drive technology
First, the agribusiness giants came to take our land and disrupt our food systems with synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, proprietary seeds, and genetically modified...
Winning the war on tuberculosis
The world is finally waking up to the threat posed by one of the most overlooked diseases of our time.
Trump’s North American trade charade
When the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was announced, it was met by a sigh of relief around the world.
A new Cold War against China is won at home
The Trump administration’s most significant and lasting decisions will be about U.S. policy toward China.
Elhadji Tall rediscovered his scoring touch from last season to fire Ansar to a valuable 1-0 win over Racing in the Lebanese Premier League Friday.
Henry makes Ligue 1 return to free-falling Monaco
Thierry Henry returns to Ligue 1 for the first time in 19 years this weekend, tasked with dragging a crisis-hit Monaco away from the relegation zone after a miserable...
Halep withdraws from WTA Finals
World No. 1 Simona Halep pulled out of next week’s WTA Finals due to a lower back injury Thursday, handing first alternate Kiki Bertens a spot at the season-ending...
Revamped Davis Cup not about individuals: Pique
The focus of the new-look Davis Cup should be about teams and not individuals, Gerard Pique said Wednesday, brushing aside concerns that top names such as Roger Federer...
James delivers but Portland spoil Lakers debut
LeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers era with two rim-rattling dunks Thursday, but the 14-time All Star couldn’t reverse a string of losing debut games with new...
Bayern boss out to end winless streak
Under-pressure Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovac desperately needs a win at Wolfsburg Saturday to break the Bavarian giants’ miserable run and reignite their...
Barcelona, Real seek revival as Clasico looms
Real Madrid and Barcelona cannot avoid heading into next week’s Clasico under pressure but each have two games to lift the mood at least, ahead of the pivotal clash at...
Mourinho says will behave on Chelsea return
Jose Mourinho insists he will be on his best behavior on his return to Stamford Bridge, but hopes his Manchester United side inflict Chelsea’s first defeat of the...
World No. 1 Simona Halep pulled out of next week’s WTA Finals due to a lower back injury Thursday, handing first alternate Kiki Bertens a spot at the season-ending eight-woman event in Singapore for the first time.
‘New’ Djokovic is gunning for No.1 spot
The “new” Novak Djokovic warned that he was gunning for Rafael Nadal’s world No. 1 ranking after winning the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Borna Coric...
Djokovic cruises past Coric to win fourth Shanghai title
Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric 6-3 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters title for the fourth time Sunday.
Coric faces Djokovic in Shanghai final
Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final Sunday.
LeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers era with two rim-rattling dunks Thursday, but the 14-time All Star couldn’t reverse a string of losing debut games with new NBA teams.
Blazers spoil LeBron's Lakers debut
Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading...
Davis shines as Pelicans rout Rockets
Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Elfrid Payton finished with a triple-double as the New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the...
Warriors raise title banner, silence Thunder
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant accepted their championship rings Tuesday for leading Golden State to a third NBA title in four campaigns, then powered the Warriors over...
Five players to watch in the 2018-19 NBA season
Five players to watch in the 2018-19 NBA season that starts Tuesday.
Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said a January fight in the U.S. with American Adrien Broner is almost certain, but he dodged the mounting speculation of a possible rematch with rival Floyd Mayweather.
O’Sullivan hits maximum 147 break at ‘hellhole’
Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan struck a maximum 147 break Wednesday at a venue that only two days before he had condemned as a “hellhole” that smelt of urine.
Alvarez inks $365M streaming service deal
World middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has signed a lucrative long-term deal with sports streaming service DAZN that will see him earn at least $365 million...
IAAF delays new hormone rules over Semenya case
The IAAF announced Tuesday it had agreed to postpone by five months the implementation of controversial new rules on high testosterone levels in female athletes to...
Packers beat 49ers on Crosby’s dramatic kick
Mason Crosby, who missed four kicks a week ago, connected on a 27-yard field goal as time expired Monday to lift the Green Bay Packers over San Francisco 33-30 in an...
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest lap in Friday's rain-soaked first practice for the U.S. Grand Prix as he chases a fifth career championship this weekend.
Hamilton poised to join five-time champions club
Lewis Hamilton stands on the verge of history this week as he needs to outscore Sebastian Vettel by eight points at the United States Grand Prix to become only the...
‘Michael’s genes’: Schumacher lifts F3 title
Mick Schumacher is tipped to carry the famous surname into Formula One as the newly-crowned European Formula Three champion finished the season with his 14th podium...
New all-female series aims to get women to F1
A new all-female racing series was launched Wednesday, supported by former Grand Prix driver David Coulthard and top designer Adrian Newey, with the aim of helping...
Now ‘impossible’ for Vettel to win F1 title
Even Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise would baulk at the task facing Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
A new partnership between Deezer, the global music streaming service, and Rotana might see music fans switching from the popular Anghami, with the launch of Deezer’s MENA region services Thursday.
‘Venice of the East’ hosts Bangkok Art Biennale
More than 100,000 small white porcelain skulls cover a walkway at a temple in the Thai capital, an evocative installation on mortality featured in the first-ever...
Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper' named most popular in UK
The Beatles' psychedelic masterwork "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" has been named the most popular British album in history.
Spanish opera star Montserrat Caballe dies aged 85
Spain's world-famous opera star Montserrat Caballe has died in Barcelona, a source at the hospital where she was being treated said Saturday.
McCarthy, Grant on forgery and friendship
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and...
‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ missing the payoff
Drew Goddard, the screenwriter-cum-director whose feature debut was the meta-horror film “A Cabin in the Woods,” has laid another movie trap.
First Man’ is at once intimate and grand
Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant leap for...
Opera mezzo sees softer side of Dalila
For Elina Garanca, there’s a clue nestled in the score of Camille Saint-Saens’ opera “Samson et Dalila” that suggests the pagan beauty has genuine feelings for the hero...
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors.
Time for women to sexualize men, Issa Rae says
Rising U.S. star Issa Rae shrugged off sexualizing men in her hit television series “Insecure,” Wednesday, saying it was time for the “female gaze” to have its day.
Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ a triumph
There can be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne. You might not even miss her that much. ABC aired the first episode of its Roseanne Barr-free spinoff “The Conners” Tuesday...
Outrageous new dating shows cut to the chase
Once upon a time, people made an effort to get to know each other learning each other’s names, say before hopping into bed.
Kidman transforms for drama ‘Destroyer’
Hollywood star Nicole Kidman undergoes a dramatic makeover for new drama “Destroyer,” playing a tired-looking and worn out police detective with a painful history.
The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for 16-day tour
A beaming Meghan Markle looked remarkably unfatigued by a 22-hour flight as she walked out of Sydney's airport with Prince Harry Monday for a rest day before they...
Luxury shoppers in China buying bags, not BMWs
China’s luxury shoppers are becoming more selective as the trade war rattles the world’s second-largest economy, shunning big ticket items like pricey cars but...
Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight set to get 28 years in prison
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is expected to be sentenced to nearly three decades in prison in a Los Angeles court.
Cardi B gets assault summons but lawyer say she did no harm
Cardi B was given a summons on Monday for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault in connection with a melee at a New York strip club.
A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman’s identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby’s auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings.
Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi
British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday as they hit Sydney's famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their...
Technologys warning system for heart attacks
A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say.
The Spanish town that wants to shed 100,000 kilograms
In a remote corner of northwestern Spain, a small town has set itself the ultimate weight loss challenge: by early 2020, its residents must shed 100,000 kilos.
Annual wedding expo sees a break from tradition
The Seaside Arena in Downtown Beirut was filled with flowers, Champagne, decorative tables, flowing white dresses and towering wedding cakes Thursday evening, as the...
Curtis but not Caine: How to name racehorses
Winning a race is hard enough, getting the horse to the track is tough but the process of naming of runners can present another set of obstacles for their owners.
#MeToo personal for series costume designer
From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with “The Handmaid’s Tale” have become a powerful symbol of...
Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre’s soul
Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and...
Have appendicitis? Antibiotics now viable alternative to surgery
When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery.
The Seaside Arena in Downtown Beirut was filled with flowers, Champagne, decorative tables, flowing white dresses and towering wedding cakes Thursday evening, as the 15th annual bridal expo, “Wedding Folies,” opened even as experts in the field are saying weddings in Lebanon are now gravitating toward simpler events.
Hikers set off on mountain trail fall trek
As trails coordinator for Western Australia’s Department of Parks and Wildlife and a board member of the World Trails Network, Kerstin Stender spends a lot of time in...
Rural gems at Beirut’s first fair trade market
Held for the first time in Beirut, “Souk Jana Loubnan” this weekend is showcasing the best that 50 rural cooperatives across the country have to offer, at Mar Mikhael’s...
Tango enthusiasts gather in Jbeil for festival
This weekend, cultures are once again converging in Jbeil for the city’s annual tango festival, which has brought together visitors from Lebanon and abroad who are keen...
Designers explore local and world relationships
For a number of architects working in Lebanon, the smaller scale of furniture design is offering them the opportunity to experiment with balancing local craftsmanship...
China is planning to launch its own “artificial moon” by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday.
Smell and stress sensors a smash at Tokyo tech fair
State-of-the-art sensors that can measure stress levels, mood, posture, performance and even smell took center stage at Asia's top high-tech fair in Tokyo.
Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition
It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition...
Most Americans identifiable by relative’s DNA?
The remarkable technique that was used to identify the suspected “Golden State Killer” four decades after his crimes genetic genealogy could be used to identify half of...
Of mice and men: Babies produced from same-sex mice pairs
A team of researchers has produced viable offspring from same-sex pairs of mice, using a novel technology that involves stem cells altered to remove certain genes.
Facebook Inc. Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.
Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday that the world is at the "point of no return" on climate change as he launched an international commission on responses to global warming.
S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first
Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation center outside of South Africa’s capital Pretoria, it’s hard to see anything out...
Row rages over Great Barrier Reef
A row is raging over Australia’s warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists’ apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors out of the water.
Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut
Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a...
Drivers see red over Oslo’s green ‘Berlin Wall against motorists’
Determined to go green, Oslo is slowly but surely ridding its city center of motorists, angering some who say the “war on cars” is putting the brakes on individual...