President Michel Aoun Thursday stressed Lebanon’s commitment to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon, despite Israel’s daily violations of the agreement.
CIB launches 2019 strategy to oversee public sector
Central Inspection Bureau head George Attieh announced the institution’s 2019 strategy and the measures it will take to fight corruption and increase productivity in...
No Trump-Putin meeting while Russia holds Ukraine ships: Bolton
There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near...
Bad bet: 70 finches seized at US airport may have been bound for gambling
Customs agents at a New York airport have arrested a bird smuggler who had hidden 70 live finches inside multi-colored hair rollers he had brought from Guyana and may...
Palestinian gunman kill 2, wounds 2 in West Bank: Israeli medics
A Palestinian man shot and killed two people and injured two others in the occupied West Bank Thursday, the head of Israel's ambulance service said.
Parliamentary committees pass amendment to overland trade law
A joint parliamentary committee Thursday passed an amendment to the overland trade law, the state-run National News Agency reported.
57 Wahhab supporters questioned, released
The Lebanese Army’s Military Police has interrogated and released 57 supporters of pro-Syrian politician Wi’am Wahhab from an Army prison, though investigations remain...
Hariri blasts Israeli PM, says Lebanon wants peace
Lebanon does not want war, but Israel does not want peace, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said in a speech in London at the Chatham House think tank Thursday.
There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near Crimea, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Thursday.
Cyber pirates hack French foreign ministry webpage
Hackers have stolen data from a French Foreign Ministry website created for citizens travelling abroad, the ministry said Thursday.
UK's May seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders Thursday after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers.
Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack
A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said...
US-backed Syrian forces smash Daesh defenses in east
Kurdish-led forces Thursday moved deep into Hajin, the main village in the last pocket still held by Daesh (ISIS) in eastern Syria, an opposition-aligned monitor said.
Sweden says outcome of Yemen peace consultations to be conveyed to UN Friday
Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the outcome of Yemen’s peace consultations will be conveyed to the U.N. Security Council on Friday.
Palestinian kills 2 Israeli soldiers after West Bank raid
Israeli forces encircled Ramallah in the occupied West Bank Thursday and sent in reinforcements after a gunman shot dead two Israelis at a bus stop in the area, the...
Netanyahu to 'legalize' more West Bank settler homes
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will legalize thousands of settlement homes built without even Israeli permits in the occupied West Bank following a deadly...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Wednesday has provided Bank Audi a $75 million trade finance line.
Forum looks at business potential with Austria
An Austrian business delegation headed by the country’s President Alexander Van der Bellen explored with its Lebanese counterparts mutual investment opportunities...
Iran airlines need 500 planes,mulls Sukhoi
Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if Russia is willing to sell them to its airlines, Iranian news agencies reported the...
Gulf must brace for long-term low oil price
Gulf states that depend heavily on energy exports for most of their revenues should brace for a long period of low oil prices and subdued economic growth, experts...
Musk has last Wall Street laugh after wild year
It was only a few months ago that Wall Street was bashing Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. One analyst called the stock “no longer investable,” citing Musk’s erratic behavior in...
Renault board maintains Carlos Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal
Lebanon's economy under 'tremendous pressure': Hariri
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Wednesday that Lebanon's economy was under “tremendous pressure,” in part due to ongoing turmoil in the region.
Total sets stage for gas exploration
Total, one of the three consortium companies which will explore for gas off the Lebanese coast, has invited Lebanese companies to bid for a logistic base from Beirut...
Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if Russia is willing to sell them to its airlines, Iranian news agencies reported the country’s top civil aviation official as saying Wednesday.
‘Premature’ Turkey rate cut haunts market
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s silence on interest rates is doing little to soothe market worry that Turkey’s central bank could act too soon to loosen policy.
The difference $10B makes to Gulf’s weakest link
Bahrain and Oman are the most vulnerable economies in the Gulf, but one has a $10 billion bailout package and the other is on its own.
Argentine foreign minister visits Qatar to drum up trade
Argentina's foreign minister said Wednesday that his crisis-ridden country desperately needed international investment, as he began a two-day visit to one of the...
It was only a few months ago that Wall Street was bashing Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. One analyst called the stock “no longer investable,” citing Musk’s erratic behavior in tweets and taunts.
Trump says Fed shouldn’t hike rates
President Donald Trump said it would be a mistake if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates when it meets next week, as it is expected to do, continuing his...
Don’t contact us, Renault tells Nissan
Renault told alliance partner Nissan to stop contacting the French company’s directors ahead of a Thursday board meeting as the Japanese automaker tried to share...
EU rolls over Russia sanctions over Ukraine turmoil
The European Union rolled over its economic sanctions against Russia Thursday, European Council President Donald Tusk said during summit of the bloc's leaders he was...
Brazil wins part of WTO appeal against stimulus program
Brazil won part of its appeal at the World Trade Organization Thursday in a dispute over its industrial stimulus programs, successfully challenging an earlier ruling...
This year has been one of important anniversaries for Palestinians.
Assailing the firefighter
From the day Saad Hariri became prime minister-designate, orders were given to yellow publications, yellow minds, Syria lackeys and March 8 politicians, to start a...
The political roots of falling wage growth
It’s now official: Workers around the world are falling behind.
Syria, Israel and the occupied Golan Heights
In mid-November 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for a resolution demanding, among other things, “that Israel withdraw from all the...
‘Status quo’ a delicate balancing act for Taiwan
If you like betting on embattled underdogs, President Tsai Ing-wen is worth a look.
A Haley, Israeli fail
It’s no secret that for years, Israel has used every possible means in an attempt to break the Palestinians.
The Jewish state has tried to bring them to their knees,...
Yet another Israeli sham
Israel Tuesday raised the specter of war once again with its army announcing the start of an operation along its northern border with Lebanon to “expose and thwart...
Law applies to everyone
Of all the traits that characterize Lebanon, one of the most vocal is the relentless call by citizens and politicians alike for an independent judiciary and the rule of...
Attempts to end wartime sexual violence
On Dec. 10, Denis Mukwege, a physician from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi survivor of sexual slavery by Daesh (ISIS), will be...
China’s boldest experiment
Forty years ago this month, China’s leaders set the country on a path of reform that has produced the most dramatic economic transformation in history.
Lies, damned lies and algorithmic decision-making
Algorithms are as biased as the data they feed on.
A second chance for Britain to avoid catastrophe
On May 9, 1950, when European countries were just beginning to emerge from the ruins of war, the French statesman Robert Schuman announced his plan to create the...
Michael Flynn appears to have come full circle
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appears to have come full circle, if you read carefully the sentencing memo released Tuesday by special counsel Robert Mueller...
Is the global economy at ‘peak America?’
The G-20 summit in Argentina took place at a moment when the U.S. still stands at the center of the world.
Mark Zuckerberg has lost control of Facebook
When Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Facebook, appeared before the European Parliament in May, I suggested to him that he had lost control of his...
Moussa Hojeij conducted his first training session as Nejmeh’s new manager Wednesday after the club legend replaced Serbian coach Boris Bunjak, who stepped down the day before.
Lyon draw at Shakhtar to edge into last 16
Lyon scrape into the knockout rounds of the Champions League after salvaging a 1-1 draw away to a tenacious Shakhtar Donetsk team.
Serena, Nadal confirmed for Australian Open
Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with...
Cilic seals historic Davis Cup win for Croatia
Marin Cilic clinched Croatia’s second Davis Cup title by crushing France’s Lucas Pouille 7-6(3) 6-3 6-3 to give his side a decisive 3-1 lead in an historic final at...
James wins final duel with Wade as Lakers roll on
LeBron James wins the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami...
CSKA dumped out of Europe despite stunning win
CSKA Moscow stunned a much-changed Real Madrid with a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu Wednesday, but still finished bottom of Champions League Group G as Viktoria...
Japan shun Kagawa in bid to reclaim Asian Cup
Japan dropped former Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa from the Blue Samurai’s bid to reclaim the Asian Cup, opting instead for a squad filled with young...
Alisson’s splurge pays dividend for Liverpool
Liverpool were saved the ignominy of an early Champions League elimination against Napoli by the slimmest of margins, as the huge money invested in goalkeeper Alisson...
Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park.
Zverev stuns Djokovic to win ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev emphatically announced his arrival at the top of the men’s game by stunning Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title Sunday.
Zverev shocks Federer to reach final of ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev shocked Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to set an ATP Finals decider against either Novak Djokovic or Kevin Anderson.
Zverev sets up tasty Federer clash at ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev’s long-predicted arrival at the summit of men’s tennis is taking too long for some impatient observers but he took another step forward by beating John...
LeBron James wins the final instalment of his long rivalry with Dwyane Wade, scoring 28 points as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat at the Staples Center.
Curry carries Warriors over Cavs
Stephen Curry scores 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Finals rematch in name only.
Jokic triple-double leads Nuggets past Raptors.
Nikola Jokic caps a triple-double with three free throws in the final seven seconds, Kyle Lowry misses a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Denver Nuggets overcome an...
Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns
The short-handed Dallas Mavericks deny the Los Angeles Clippers a fifth straight NBA victory, dropping the Clippers from first place in the Western Conference with a...
Lebanon lose to China in WC qualification
Lebanon endured another abject shooting night as they suffered back-to-back World Cup qualifying defeats after being routed 72-52 by China Sunday.
Vasiliy Lomachenko added the World Boxing Organization lightweight world title to his World Boxing Association belt with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jose Pedraza Saturday.
Holloway stops Ortega by TKO at UFC 231
Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by technical knockout at UFC 231 Saturday night. The fight was stopped by the doctor after four...
Mayweather to hold exhibition with Japanese star
Floyd Mayweather says he and Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa will meet after all - but only in a nine-minute New Year’s Eve exhibition.
Russian athletics federation still banned: IAAF
World athletics body IAAF Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and...
Budapest to host 2023 world championships
Budapest will host the 2023 athletics world championships, the governing IAAF announced Tuesday.
Michael Schumacher's 19-year-old son Mick moves a step closer to following his father into Formula One after the Prema team announces that he will race for them in Formula Two next season.
Vettel takes stock as Ferrari lick wounds
Sebastian Vettel, so graceful in his handling of defeat by Lewis Hamilton in this year's drivers' title race, Monday began serious reflections on his and Ferrari's...
Hamilton ends season with a win in Abu Dhabi
Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton signed off on the Formula One season in style and a cloud of tire smoke Sunday after a pole-to-flag victory in Abu Dhabi, his...
Alonso bows out with champion’s send-off
Fernando Alonso bowed out of Formula One Sunday with a champion’s send-off and the “Triple Crown of Motorsport” next on his list of targets.
Lewis Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
New five-time champion Lewis Hamilton claimed his 11th win of the season Sunday when he drove his Mercedes to a well-judged triumph in an incident-filled season-ending...
Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher.
Qatar to open delayed national museum in March
Qatar’s long-delayed national museum, a sprawling 52,000-square-meter building in the capital Doha, will finally open its doors in March 2019, officials have announced.
Teddy Riley readies 'emotional' return to Apollo in Harlem
Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears.
Rapper Cardi B fails to show up for hearing over fight at New York club
A New York judge Monday rescheduled Cardi B's court hearing to Friday after she failed to appear in criminal court to face charges of assault in connection with a fight...
Female-led films outperform male ones
A study organized by Time’s Up, the organization formed to promote gender equality, has found that female-led films consistently outperform male-led movies at the box...
McPhee is at his brilliant best in ‘The Patch’
Eighty-seven and 33. That’s the age of John McPhee and the number of books he’s written, counting his latest, “The Patch.”
Fiennes, Okonedo spar in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’
“Antony and Cleopatra,” currently running at London’s National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake.
‘Joy’ snags Etoile d’Or at Marrakech festival
Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai’s “Joy,” an unflinching look at migrant sex workers in Europe, Saturday won L’Etoile d’Or, the top prize at Morocco’s Marrakech...
Holiday song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' frozen out by U.S. radio station
A U.S. radio station is giving the cold shoulder to the classic "Baby It's Cold Outside," removing the song from its lineup of holiday music because its lyrics are...
A study organized by Time’s Up, the organization formed to promote gender equality, has found that female-led films consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office.
'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah silenced by a voice issue
Fans of "The Daily Show" got to see Trevor Noah host Tuesday night's Comedy Central broadcast.
‘Creed II’ is a proper knock-out
The weight of legacy hangs heavily over “Creed II.”
Quentin Tarantino marries singer and model Daniella Pick
Quentin Tarantino has married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick.
People magazine reports that the couple was married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on...
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of "SpongeBob SquarePants," has died, Nickelodeon announced...
The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction.
Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets
Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.
British film director Nicolas Roeg dies at age 90
Nicolas Roeg, the prominent British film director known for making provocative films and working with rock stars Mick Jagger and David Bowie over a six-decade career,...
Dolce&Gabbana founders make video apology to China
The co-founders of Dolce&Gabbana apologized Friday in a video on Chinese social media after promotional videos seen as racist and subsequent Instagram messages stoked a...
Idris Elba's daughter named Golden Globe Ambassador
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Idris Elba's daughter has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.
Step off the dusty cobblestone streets and peek behind nondescript, weather-worn, faded, even grimy brick facades, and encounter the startlingly beautiful courtyard gardens of this central Mexican colonial town.
Blind Spanish surfer goes for world title
Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf.
Heavy screen time appears to impact childrens' brains: study
Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major...
Blocks, boxes backed over high-tech toys
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos.
Italian cuisine celebrated in Beirut and beyond
The World Week of Italian Cuisine inaugurated its third edition over the weekend, beginning an international weeklong run of foodie events to celebrate and share...
‘Yule Lads’ herald Christmas in Iceland
The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December.
Christmas tree farmers fight fad of fake firs
Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to...
Laos villagers turning war relics into jewelry
With a long-stemmed ladle, Vanthon pulls shiny, molten metal from a kiln and deftly pours it into a mold carved in a wooden block.
Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing U.S. study.
China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies
The Chinese government Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involve in the editing human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had...
Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy
A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway.
First gene-edited babies claimed in China
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new...
The World Week of Italian Cuisine inaugurated its third edition over the weekend, beginning an international weeklong run of foodie events to celebrate and share Italian culinary traditions.
Home designers optimistic in uncertain times
From abstract paintings and velvet sofas to Orthodox icons and Persian carpets, the 11th annual Art of Living exhibition strikes visitors with a staggering array of...
Economy has Lebanese students weighing options
The second edition of the annual Education and Orientation Expo was buzzing Thursday with the energy of a few hundred Lebanese high school students thinking about what...
Scientists have drilled 2.5 kilometers beneath the seabed and found vast underground forests of “deep life,” including microbes that persist for thousands, maybe millions of years, researchers said Monday.
Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station Tuesday to inspect a section where a mysterious leak appeared.
NASA's Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space
NASA's Voyager 2 probe has left the protective bubble around the Sun and is flying through interstellar space, becoming the second human-made object to travel so far,...
Milan’s ambitious projects for going greener, cleaner
If Italy’s fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also...
Delivery of Christmas goodies arrives at space station
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication dropout.
As buyers flock to SUVs and pickup trucks instead of sedans, automakers are revealing their latest offerings for the growing market at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
In Quinquen, an indigenous community in southern Chile, Ricardo Melinir shows off a forest of Chilean pine trees - the araucaria araucana, a “living fossil” seen as sacred by several local tribes.
Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment: study
Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the mid-latitudes, a major...
Africa wildlife films try to inspire in face of poaching scourge
A documentary film about rhino poaching won awards at film festivals in Europe and the United States this year.
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high: UN
The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, have hit a new record high, the U.N. said Thursday, warning that the time to act...
Dead sperm whale in Indonesia found with 6 kg of plastic in stomach
A sperm whale has been found dead in Indonesia with 115 plastic cups and 25 plastic bags in its stomach, raising concern among environmentalists and throwing the...