The son of Hezbollah’s leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a “global terrorist” is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role within the group is shrouded in secrecy.
Education week celebrated at U.S. Embassy
The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon celebrated International Education Week Wednesday by giving Lebanese alumni of American funded programs an opportunity to speak of their...
Italy’s bishops respond to clergy sex abuse
Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the Catholic...
Trump seethes against probe ‘disgrace’
President Donald Trump seethed Thursday that investigators probing alleged collusion between Russian agents and his election campaign have gone “totally nuts” and are a...
Yemen war hitting ancient sites: report
A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged...
Woman arrested for adultery in Akkar
The following crimes were reported across Lebanon Thursday.
Water authority saves $7M in violations crackdown
The South Lebanon Water Authority saved LL11 billion (about $7.3 million) this year as a result of a crackdown on water usage violations, the authority’s Chairman...
Officer who forced woman to kiss wife’s shoe shot
A man shot both his sister and her husband, a lieutenant in the Lebanese Army, in the northern area of Minyeh, killing her and wounding her husband, an Army statement...
Italy’s Catholic bishops are declaring a new era of transparency and truth about clergy sex abuse, as awareness of the scandal that has convulsed much of the Catholic world begins to take hold in a country where it was long ignored.
Tens of thousands die in Africa over fake drugs
When Mustafa Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital.
Phallic-shaped owl statue in Serbia's north sparks protests
Thousands of keen bird-watchers flock to Serbia's northern town of Kikinda every winter to see one of the world's largest roosting populations of long-eared owls.
Putin, Pence discusses nuclear pact
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he discussed Washington's plans to exit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) arms treaty with U.S. Vice President Mike...
A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect Yemenis’ “collective memory.”
U.N. still sees big risks in Syria
Thousands of Syrians are trapped by battles or face hard choices about returning home even though relative calm has held in the northwest for two months, the United...
Macron in Morocco for launch of new railway
French President Emmanuel Macron Thursday attended the inauguration in Morocco of a high-speed railway line that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab...
Kuwait halts flights as rains lash region
Kuwait Thursday halted flights at its international airport after heavy rains flooded the Gulf state’s capital, diverting incoming flights to neighboring countries not...
Israeli police: Palestinian stabs officers
A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker sneaked into an occupied Jerusalem police station and lightly wounded four police officers before he was shot and captured,...
The index that tracks demand for properties in Lebanon improved in the third quarter of 2018 after the Parliament approved the allocation of LL100 billion ($66.6 million) for mortgage subsidies, according to the Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Politics chokes Lebanon’s access to Gulf markets
Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed...
Upset by Iran waivers, Saudis push for output cut
When U.S. President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia this summer to raise oil production to compensate for lower crude exports from Iran, Riyadh swiftly told Washington...
Hook warns EU against non-dollar Iran trade
European banks and companies who engage in a special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran will be at risk from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions, the U.S....
Sterling falls most since 2017 after resignations
The pound slumped and gilts rallied as several U.K. ministers resigned less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Theresa May said she had won Cabinet approval for a deal...
BDL to maintain upgrades to bank oversight
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh Tuesday reiterated BDL’s determination to continue upgrading the supervision of all banks and financial institutions to avoid a...
US keeps squeezing Hezbollah’s cash stream
Washington has succeeded in drastically slashing the financial resources of Hezbollah and will continue until the party’s finances run dry, Marshall Billingslea,...
Arab airlines transferred 297 million in 2017
The number of passengers in Arab airlines in 2017 surged by 7.7 percent to reach 297 million, Secretary-General of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization Abdel-Wahab...
When U.S. President Donald Trump asked Saudi Arabia this summer to raise oil production to compensate for lower crude exports from Iran, Riyadh swiftly told Washington it would do so.
Iran executes gold market’s ‘Sultan of Coins’
Iran executed a trader Wednesday dubbed the “Sultan of Coins” for his wholesale trafficking in gold to exploit a surge in demand from savers spooked by this year’s...
Car plant shows limits to Iran ambition in Syria
At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran’s economic ambitions in...
Iraq recovers property after illegal sale
The Iraqi government said Wednesday it had retaken ownership of a piece of property in Baghdad worth millions of dollars after it was unlawfully sold to a government...
The pound slumped and gilts rallied as several U.K. ministers resigned less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Theresa May said she had won Cabinet approval for a deal with the European Union.
Swiss probe bank collusion against Apple, Samsung
Switzerland said Thursday it had opened a probe into whether major financial institutions including UBS and Credit Suisse boycotted mobile payment services offered by...
U.S. state spending tops $2 trillion: report
U.S. state spending topped $2 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2018, with Medicaid expenditures rising the most along with a significant increase in transportation...
Putin says $70 crude suits Russia fine
President Vladimir Putin said he discussed the price of oil with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump when they met in Paris briefly Sunday, adding that Russia is happy with...
Two words that sent oil plunging: Negative gamma
As oil suffered its biggest one-day slump in three years, it wasn’t OPEC or President Donald Trump that was shaking the market.
After a tense few days, courtesy of a fiery speech over the weekend by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah that seemed to smother any possibility of a breakthrough in the formation of a much-needed government, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri offered the Lebanese people a semblance of hope with his measured response.
Lebanon in jeopardy
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah didn’t mince words over the weekend, coming out with a loud-and-clear, “My way or the highway,” abandoning any attempts at...
Why freedom of assembly still matters
It is now common knowledge that many democracies around the world are under pressure.
A concert of Indo-Pacific democracies
On his weeklong tour of Asia, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has been promoting a vision of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, characterized by unimpeded trade...
The world is adapting to Trump as president
One of the assumptions that economists sometimes use to frame their models is to specify that some variables will be held constant, a concept that’s expressed with the...
The picture is gradually growing clearer, and it has become quite evident that March 8 and its sponsors have an ample supply of rabbits in their hats ready to be laid...
Loyalty to Lebanon
The region enters a dangerous new phase Monday, as the U.S. administration restores sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Not time for antics
In Lebanon, the spirit of partnership in governance is not a luxury but the one thing that allows 18 different sects to coexist in peace in this tiny country.
The case for compensated free trade and exports
Almost all liberals support globalization and oppose economic nationalism.
Promoting freedom of expression and opinion
Today, the freedom of opinion and expression, which is one of the components of democracy, is in great danger.
Regime resurgence endangers local aid community
When pro-government forces recaptured the southwestern rebel stronghold of Deraa province in July, Mohammed Sabsabi’s colleagues tried to bury their pasts.
One of the assumptions that economists sometimes use to frame their models is to specify that some variables will be held constant, a concept that’s expressed with the Latin phrase “ceteris paribus.”
Things don’t always work themselves out
When confronting bad news these days, many tend to assume that it’s just a bump on the road and that things will work out.
U.S. needs leader to capture technology
A conference here to gather American business and military experts to discuss the coming revolution in artificial intelligence was a good Election-Day measure of the...
Mattis walks Trump tightrope on troops at border
When President Trump issues an election-time order to send up to 15,000 troops to confront what many experts say is a nonexistent threat on the U.S.-Mexico border, what...
Pushing for full transparency for tuna fishing
A cluster of small Pacific islands is poised to make history in the management of global fish stocks.
Despite a largely impressive performance, Lebanon will come away from Thursday’s goalless draw with Uzbekistan feeling like they missed a trick.
Premier League to turn to VAR from next season
Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees from the start of next season, they said Thursday.
Djokovic eyes semis after dismissing Zverev
Novak Djokovic moved closer to a place in the semifinals of the ATP Finals as the world No. 1 dispatched Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 Wednesday.
Anderson hammers Nishikori in ATP Finals
Kevin Anderson handed Japan’s Kei Nishikori a humiliating 6-0, 6-1 thrashing at the ATP Finals as the South African moved to the brink of a semifinal berth Tuesday.
James rules over Chamberlain, to conquer Jordan
Lebron James took another milestone as he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fifth most prolific scorer in National Basketball Association history Wednesday.
Premier League to pay Scudamore $6.4 million
English Premier League clubs have agreed to pay departing executive chairman Richard Scudamore a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) bonus spread over three years, the...
VAR to start in Asian Cup quarterfinals: AFC
The Asian football Confederation Thursday said the Video Assistant Referee system will be implemented from the quarterfinals of next year’s Asian Cup.
Cedars gear up for Asian Cup with friendlies
Lebanon will carry out their final preparatory assignments before jetting off to the UAE for a much-anticipated second appearance at the Asian Cup.
Zverev sees off Cilic threat in ATP Finals match
Alexander Zverev kept his nerve at the key moments to beat Marin Cilic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1) at the ATP Finals Monday.
Siniakova leads Czechs to sixth Fed Cup title
Katerina Siniakova beat Sofia Kenin in a marathon three-set battle Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to a sixth Fed Cup title in eight years after defeating the United...
Anderson off to flying start at ATP Finals
Kevin Anderson made a winning debut at the ATP Finals with a 6-3, 7-6 (10) victory over Austrian Dominic Thiem in the opening singles match at the O2 Arena Sunday.
LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA's 126-117 win over Blazers
LeBron James had a season-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's career scoring list and leading the Los...
Beirut hold on for overtime win over Riyadi
Beirut Club withstood a Riyadi comeback to record a double overtime win and snap their rivals’ perfect start to the Lebanese Basketball League Monday.
James' dunk lifts Lakers to 107-106 win over Hawks
Tyson Chandler had quite a week with the Lakers.
Homenetmen make hard work of Hoops, stay unbeaten
Homenetmen overcame a sloppy performance to labor past Hoops 94-82 Sunday and remain unbeaten in their title defense of the Lebanese Basketball League.
Italy’s Francesco Molinari kept his grip on the European Tour’s season-defining crown despite two late bogeys in a 4-under-par 68 that kept him within two shots of the lead on Day 1 of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai Thursday.
Mayweather takes hit for The Money Team
It looked like easy money, and there’s no one more qualified to judge that than the founder and titular head of The Money Team. But sometimes chasing a pile of cash is...
Mayweather takes his money team to Japan fight
Floyd Mayweather’s overstated arrival to his unveiling as the new figurehead for a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion proved that no matter what the event or the...
Rose defends Turkish title to reclaim No. 1 spot
England’s Justin Rose regained the world No. 1 spot after successfully defending his Turkish Airlines Open title, overcoming China’s Li Haotong in a playoff Sunday....
Cormier chokes out Lewis, defends second title
The “DC” initials that flashed on the Madison Square Garden marquee have a deeper meaning for Daniel Cormier. Dual Champ. Cormier draped himself in two title belts,...
Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes Formula One teammates they are all “legends” after completing a fifth successive constructor and driver title double in Brazil Sunday and pledged to help make them the sport’s most successful team ever.
Schumacher still the G.O.A.T.: Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Monday deflected all suggestions that he might be the greatest Formula One driver of all time, saying that seven-time champion Michael Schumacher remains...
Hamilton wins fifth F1 title
Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Vinales wins Aussie race as Marquez jinx strikes
Maverick Vinales powered to a dominant victory at the Australian MotoGP Sunday as newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez was dramatically forced out after a...
Mercedes will have earned F1 title: Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that another Formula One championship would be one earned by him and Mercedes – not one thrown away by Ferrari.
Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa is hesitant to release his latest book.
Oil sanctions threaten Iran’s vibrant art scene
In theory, the devaluation of the Iranian rial this year to date, the currency has lost about 70 percent of its value against the dollar should have been good for...
Spice Girls add new tour dates as fans snap up tickets
Best-selling 90s girl band the Spice Girls added extra dates to their U.K. tour Saturday after fans from around the world raced to buy tickets when they went on sale.
British pop band Spice Girls reunites for UK tour
British pop band the Spice Girls said Monday they would reunite for a British tour next June although there was no mention of whether Victoria Beckham would take part.
Marvel’s Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man,...
Saudi fund eyes stake in U.S. movie studio
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, PIF, is exploring the acquisition of up to a $700 million stake in Legendary Entertainment, the U.S. movie studio behind films...
Making light of a messy relationship
Lebanese cinema continues to receive international festival exposure.
Silent movies, empty seats at old Vienna cinema
Cinema buffs familiar with movie theaters in Los Angeles, Cannes and Berlin do not necessarily link their passion with Austria’s capital Vienna.
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday.
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died, his daughter tells TMZ
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died, his daughter tells TMZ
Tunisia sees post-revolution cinema revival
Tunisian filmmakers are making the most of newfound freedoms to tackle issues banished for decades from the silver screen, prompting a post-revolution cinema revival.
Perry, Haddish somber at ‘Nobody’s Fool’ premiere
At the world premiere of his new film “Nobody’s Fool,” Tyler Perry expressed hope that “good people” from all backgrounds will “step up and do the right thing” to end...
Leigh eyes present day with historical drama
British director Mike Leigh first turned his hand to historical drama with “Mr. Turner” in 2014.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Idris Elba's daughter has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the...
Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90
Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died.
Harry and Meghan travel in different style on Australia tour
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took separate boats Monday to Queensland's Fraser Island as their tour of Australia and the South Pacific continued with a reduced...
Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring
The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
There are more gorillas in the mist a rare conservation success story, scientists say.
Greek silk town finds itself back in fashion
Inside the machine-crammed Mouhtarides factory near the Greek-Turkish border, Ioanna Pistola deftly spins a silk thread in a loom, ignoring the deafening noise around...
Climate change may zap male fertility: scientists
Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances.
New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
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...
China opens new luxury hotel in quarry
A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele.
Nonprofit lists the ‘worst toys’ for the holidays
A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.
Despite wolves, Alpine shepherd perseveres
He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps.
Pressure on girls for perfect body ‘worse than ever’: Orbach
Girls and young women are under more pressure than ever to achieve the perfect body in an oppressive social media-driven world that could never have been imagined by...
Cuban, US team up to fight cancer
Diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States may be strained but the two countries are standing shoulder to shoulder to fight a common enemy: cancer. The first...
Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy
Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was “crazy” and “inherently destructive.”
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 possibilities and opportunities the future holds for them.
Need to chill out? Dbayeh ice bar goes subzero
For those looking for a touch of cold as Lebanon’s warm weather extends into autumn, a new bar in town might do the trick.
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.
Mate 20 Pro: Top performance dominates this year’s headlines
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro demonstrates huge improvements in terms of performance, security measures and battery life.
Pocket money apps aim to help cashless kids
For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.
Dating apps use AI to help search for love
Forget swiping though endless profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a...
Smartphone-makers bet on foldable screens
For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump.
Adventurer Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain as he completed a 2,865 kilometer-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate Sunday. The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, had left the Kent town on June 1, swimming in a clockwise direction. He had not set foot on land once and slept in a support boat.
Tourist spots in danger for being too loved
The Philippines’ most famous resort island, Boracay, will reopen Friday after a six-month cleanup intended to fix the damage done by unrestrained mass tourism.
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product.
Harry highlights climate change in Fiji
On a royal tour to Fiji this week, Britain’s Prince Harry drew attention to the climate change threat facing the island country’s people on a daily basis.
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The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device.