Airstrikes have targeted rural Aleppo in northern Syria Sunday for the first time in months since a cease-fire took hold in the province, while the aerial bombardment of rebel-held Idlib and Hama province escalated.
Abbas tries to put Trump on notice with warning
Overshadowed by last week’s showdown between the U.S. and North Korea, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued an ominous warning in his address to the United...
Gunman kills woman, wounds several at Nashville church
The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, walked into Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ wearing a ski mask and opened fire, Metropolitan...
Daesh fighter challenges Prince Harry in video
A Singaporean member of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria has appeared in a video challenging Britain’s Prince Harry to fight the Islamist militants, a monitoring group and...
Host of ambassadors attend event at Casino Du Liban
Casino Du Liban praised the presence of a host of ambassadors Saturday at the closing event of “Festo do Brazil,” saying it demonstrated Lebanon’s security.
U.S. airstrikes kill 17 Daesh militants in Libya
U.S. forces carried out six “precision airstrikes” against a Daesh (ISIS) camp in Libya, killing 17 people, the U.S. Africa Command said Sunday.
Hadi sees only military solution to Yemen crisis
A solution in Yemen’s 2-1/2-year-old civil war will likely come through military rather than political means, the country’s Saudi-backed president said, blaming the...
Iran displays S-300 air defense system to public
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has displayed the country’s sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defense system in central Tehran.
The shooter, identified as Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, walked into Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ wearing a ski mask and opened fire, Metropolitan Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters
Tremor hits Mexico, hope of survivors dims
A fresh aftershock rattled southwestern Mexico Sunday as thousands of rescuers toiled for the sixth straight day despite fading hopes of pulling survivors from the...
EU wants May to put divorce money on the table
In pledging to stay best friends with the European Union after Brexit, Theresa May is getting ahead of herself, say EU negotiators who want the Briotish premier to...
Davis dismisses reports of $54B Brexit bill
Brexit negotiator David Davis Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a £40 billion ($54 billion) divorce bill on leaving the European Union.
Military, refugees top Aoun-Macron talks
President Michel Aoun begins a three-day state visit to France Monday for talks with President Emmanuel Macron and other senior French officials focusing on bilateral...
Protesters demand action on kidnapped journalist
Dozens of demonstrators gathered Sunday in Downtown Beirut to demand government action to rescue missing photojournalist Samir Kassab.
Sidon hosts health awareness event
A plethora of health-related activities and awareness campaigns took place in Sidon’s old souk Khan al-Franj Sunday.
Cabinet vows road map to resolve wage hike crisis
Meeting against the backdrop of threats by labor unions, civil servants and schoolteachers to stage fresh street protests and strikes, the Cabinet promised Sunday to...
Environment Minister Tarek Khatib announced the reduction of bank guarantees for marble, granite and stones companies, according to a statement released by the minister’s media office Saturday.
Moody’s upgrades Lebanon banking system outlook
International rating agency Moody’s has changed its outlook on Lebanon’s banking system to stable from negative, reflecting greater political stability and an...
Iraq committed to respecting oil quota
Iraq is committed to respecting its reduced oil production quota as agreed with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other exporters, oil Minister...
Slaughterhouse survives Qatar stock bloodbath
The Qatari stock to post the biggest advance since a dispute erupted with the Gulf country’s neighbors is a slaughterhouse and livestock trader that sells subsidized...
U.K. restaurant jobs unfilled as EU workers leave
As EU nationals leave Britain in ever greater numbers ahead of Brexit, restaurants like pizzeria chain Franco Manca are reporting shortages that could spell trouble for...
Oil tax law approval to encourage bidding: source
Parliament’s approval of the oil tax law with few amendments will encourage international oil firms to bid for offshore gas blocks on Oct. 12, a source close to the...
A reply to Banque du Liban’s report
Banque du Liban has recently issued a report, dated Sept. 13, 2017, in reply to my paper “Financial Crisis in Lebanon” that was published in August 2017 by La Maison du...
Smart grids key for renewable energy: expert
Lebanon needs to invest in infrastructure and smart grids to ensure the success of renewable energy projects, a conference was told Monday.
Iraq is committed to respecting its reduced oil production quota as agreed with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other exporters, oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told a news conference Sunday in Baghdad.
Iraq committed to respecting its OPEC oil production quota: minister
Iraq is committed to respecting its reduced oil production quota as agreed with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other exporters, Oil Minister...
Adnoc to consider IPO for shipping business
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is considering a plan to sell shares in its shipping unit as part of a broader strategy to attract investment into the emirate that pumps...
Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising
Egypt’s economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed, an international credit rating agency said.
As EU nationals leave Britain in ever greater numbers ahead of Brexit, restaurants like pizzeria chain Franco Manca are reporting shortages that could spell trouble for a sector that relies on immigrant labor.
China rust belt opens more to foreign investors
Trucks carrying hi-tech car components rumble in and out the gates of an American industrial zone in the heart of China’s rust belt – using roads that the city...
Russia, China quietly build business bonds
There has been no shortage of big investment promises each time a Chinese government delegation has visited Moscow in recent years, but concrete deals have often been...
Scientists fear arabica may take the banana path
The coffee bean is a bit like the banana.
Uber’s London rivals set to swoop into market
Rivals to Uber are preparing to capitalise on the company’s potential banning in London to gain customers and take more share of the growing market for online car...
Lebanon today faces several serious institutional challenges that the government needs the full backing of Parliament and all its diverse parties to address.
Lebanese politicians have again demonstrated that their approach to the Constitution is little different from consulting Wikipedia.
The Rohingya alarm
As is so often the case, it was an artist who sounded the warning.
Saving the Iran nuclear deal
There is an old rule of thumb in diplomacy: If you cannot reach agreement on an issue, expand the scope of the discussion.
U.S. must think outside the box on North Korea
The Trump administration often talks about North Korea policy as if it’s an on-off switch.
Constitution cast in stone
A country’s constitution is an inherent part of its identity and the foundation on which a nation is built.
In the absence of tweets in the Middle East skies, communications have been accomplished by loud and clear tools.
Fodder for violence
Mesopotamia from the beginning of time has been fertile ground for controversy, fire, fury and persecution.
‘De-escalation’ and Astana
The Turkey, Iran and Russia-led Astana talks concluded their sixth round in the Kazakh capital last week, with the announcement of an initial agreement about Idlib...
The global leadership vacuum
Germany and China are chief among the countries whose economic policies have drawn U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire.
The paradoxes of Lebanon’s position on refugees
The 72nd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly was convened on Sept. 12, 2017, amid the most drastic violence and destruction in human history.
Trump’s welcome flirtation with the U.N.
When you discount the rhetorical overkill, the most surprising thing about President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations Tuesday was how conventional it was.
The case for a more involved government
Seeing the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and of wildfires out West, one cannot help but think about the crucial role that government plays in our...
Trump takes the shots, Tillerson runs the offense
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has often been the silent man in the Trump foreign policy team.
Miscommunication and mistakes can lead to war
When today’s historians look at the confrontation between the United States and North Korea, they’re likely to hear echoes of ultimatums, bluffs and botched messages...
Ahed’s stuttering start to their title defense continued Sunday with a surprising 1-1 draw against Tadamon Sour in the second round of the Lebanese Premier League.
Barca remain perfect in Girona, Real bounce back
Barcelona maintained their perfect start to La Liga with a sixth straight win as Luis Suarez and two own goals secured a 3-0 win at Girona in a match laced with...
Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title
World No. 2 Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague Sunday.
Wozniacki eyes top after retaining Tokyo title
Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki romped to a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Sunday to win her third Pan Pacific Open.
Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder
Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.
Wenger urges Sanchez to prove his worth
Arsene Wenger has warned Alexis Sanchez he will have earn his place back in Arsenal’s starting lineup after his failed attempt to force a move to Manchester City.
Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga...
Dismal Milan lose at Sampdoria despite VAR help
Sampdoria, deprived of an early penalty when the referee changed his mind after consulting the VAR, scored twice in the final 20 minutes to comprehensively defeat a...
Ostapenko wins Korea Open
Top seed Jelena Ostapenko clinched victory at the Korea Open on Sunday, defeating Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia in a closely contested three-set final
Muguruza sails into Pan Pacific Open semifinals
World No. 1 Garbine Muguruza put on a clinical display to power past Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-4 in the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals in Tokyo Friday.
Nadal, Federer lead Europe in Laver Cup
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their longtime rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which...
Lakers to retire Kobe Bryant’s two jersey numbers
One retired jersey number just isn’t enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade
The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a...
New Zealand’s Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua’s “weaknesses” after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.
Alvarez-Golovkin 2 in the works
Talks for a rematch between undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Mexican boxing hero Canelo Alvarez are expected to begin in the coming days, the U.S....
Dumoulin wins time-trail world title
Dutchman Tom Dumoulin took a stunning victory in the men’s time-trial at the the world championships in Bergen Wednesday.
Lebanon's first international arm-wrestling tournament held
Lebanon’s first international arm-wrestling tournament was held Thursday in Martyrs’ Square, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Froome looks to cap year with world title
Chris Froome has a chance to end his best-ever season on yet another high when he tackles the hilly world time-trial championships course in Bergen Wednesday.
Marc Marquez opened up a 16-point lead over Andrea Dovizioso with an impressive ride to claim his fifth win of the season at the Aragon MotoGP Sunday.
Rossi completes Aragon free practice
Motorcycling legend Valentino Rossi completed two practice sessions Friday for the Aragon Grand Prix, a mere 21 days after surgery on a double leg fracture and claimed...
Rossi aims to race in Spain despite broken leg
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors...
Vettel trails in title race after Singapore blip
In the space of three races, Sebastian Vettel has dropped twice as far behind Lewis Hamilton as he was ahead of him.
Farting competition tops off-track action
Five talking points from the Singapore Grand Prix night race, which Lewis Hamilton won in wet conditions Sunday:
Towering over Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a clutch of abandoned grain silos has been transformed into Africa’s largest museum dedicated to the continent’s contemporary art.
Smithsonian's black history museum popular destination in DC
In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all...
Martin puts love in bluegrass form
There’s a lot of excellent music on Steve Martin’s new bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, which is good since five of the collection’s 14 tracks are...
Late Zappa back on tour as hologram
Experimental rocker Frank Zappa, prolific in his life and even in death through a string of posthumous releases, is heading back on tour as a hologram.
‘Kingsman’ sequel lacks true vibe
In the first film about a secret spy group known as Kingsman, we learned they are well-dressed, courtly and perfectly groomed.
Beirut Art Fair looks at region’s history
The eighth edition of Beirut Art Fair opened its doors yesterday, hosting 51 galleries from 23 countries at BIEL, with sections for promoting young talents and...
Love, grief in Berlin
The courtroom drama seems to be undergoing a revival these days, with samples of the genre surfacing at both the Cannes and Venice film festivals this year.
Homage to Amine El Bacha’s ‘light’
Featuring work from the Amine El Bacha Foundation collection, “Partitions and Colors: Homage to Amine El Bacha” captures the diversity and beauty of Bacha’s paintings...
There’s a lot of excellent music on Steve Martin’s new bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, which is good since five of the collection’s 14 tracks are instrumentals.
Lady Gaga calls off European tour, citing severe physical pain
Lady Gaga on Monday called off the European leg of her world tour, saying she was suffering from severe physical pain and was seeking medical treatment.
The 11 sisters of Siervas are a rock band like 'nun' other
Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a...
Lady Gaga says taking a break after fifth album tour
Lady Gaga said Friday she plans to take a break after her current Joanne World Tour ends in mid-December
‘Stronger’ spawns a friendship
As the cast and makers of “Stronger” collectively rose to take a bow after the film’s TIFF premiere, Jake Gyllenhaal realized that Jeff Bauman, whom he plays in the...
Spicer thinks Emmys critics should lighten up
Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too...
‘The Simpsons’ actress finds her own voice
For most fans of “The Simpsons,” the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show.
Dr. Seuss company loses blocking Grinch parody
A New York playwright has convinced a federal judge that his new play is a parody of Dr. Seuss’ classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and that in this legal fight,...
The second sexual assault trial of American television legend Bill Cosby will open on April 2, 2018, the presiding judge ruled Friday
Husker Du drummer, singer Grant Hart dies of cancer
Grant Hart, the drummer and vocalist for pioneering indie rock band Husker Du, which was seen as a major influence for Nirvana, the Pixies and other bands, has died at...
Serena Williams shows off baby girl Alexis in photos, video diary
American tennis star Serena Williams on Wednesday announced the name and released first pictures of her baby girl, revealing that they had spent a week in the hospital...
Victoria Beckham brings Play-Doh sparkle to New York
Victoria Beckham unveiled her latest fashion collection in New York on Sunday, throwing shade at her once beloved black for the colors of Play-Doh and for sparkly...
US historian who lived in Afghanistan dies at 90
An American historian who spent decades in Afghanistan working to preserve the heritage of the war-torn country died Sunday.
Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally.
Rescue dog emerges as hero of Mexico quake
For a country still in mourning and counting its dead from last week’s devastating earthquakes, Frida the navy rescue dog has emerged as a source of inspiration and...
'Cyberchondria' costs the UK health service £56m a year
Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, cost the British healthcare system around £56 million a year, researchers said on Thursday, blaming the internet for a rise...
French fashion giants LVMH, Kering ban ultra-thin models
A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows in...
Discover Jordan, the gem on our doorstep
Summer may almost be over, but there’s still time for a final quick getaway, and those looking to travel without going through the hassle of getting a visa need look no...
Meghan Markle at Prince Harry’s Invictus Games
Prince Harry’s girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, sat in the stands for Saturday’s opening ceremony of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans in her first...
Vietnam rice paper artisans roll with tradition
Stuffed, rolled, baked or fried: rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners have spurned factory-made versions for homespun ones, propping up a thriving...
When times go dark, Armani goes bright
The fashion crowd eased into Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week, after a late night raising money for AIDS research at the amfAR Milan gala.
Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, cost the British healthcare system around £56 million a year, researchers said on Thursday, blaming the internet for a rise in "cyberchondria"
3 scientists, Planned Parenthood win Lasker medical prizes
Two scientists who paved the way for widely used vaccines and another who discovered key players in cell growth have been awarded prestigious medical research awards
Zika virus could offer new tool to fight brain cancer
The Zika virus can wreak havoc on the brain of a developing fetus, but its destructive power may also be harnessed to fight a stubborn form of adult brain cancer,...
US clears gene therapy for childhood leukemia
Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of...
Summer may almost be over, but there’s still time for a final quick getaway, and those looking to travel without going through the hassle of getting a visa need look no further than the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Brazilian Festival opening full of flair
On a mild Friday evening, guests arriving at a terrace overlooking the bay were welcomed by the cawing of parakeets, lovebirds and parrots, and plied with trays of...
A father’s bookish vision brought to life
In April 2016, for the first time in years, Lana Halabi stepped into her father’s store – a space that had become a treasure trove of literature and knick-knacks over...
Talk to the glove: LAU students topple barriers
A team of engineers from the Lebanese American University has developed a new type of glove that can translate the gestures and movements of sign language into spoken...
Festival brings Formula 1, Supercars to Beirut
Formula One style racing came to Beirut Waterfront Thursday afternoon for the latest extravagant event of the #WeDreamLebanon festival.
An unmanned NASA spacecraft traveling to a distant asteroid veered toward Earth Friday for a gravitational slingshot maneuver that will better aim it toward the Sun-orbiting space rock, Bennu, the U.S. space agency said.
Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphone
For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution.
Research crew back from eight-month isolation
Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday.
Cassini spacecraft burns up in the skies of Saturn
NASA said Friday Cassini spacecraft has burned up in the skies over Saturn as planned, ending a 20-year mission to circle Saturn and transform the way we think about...
Apple unveils iPhone X in major product launch
Apple Inc. Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive...
An exotic island paradise in French Polynesia bought by Marlon Brando in the ’60s is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues – with a little help from its jet-set visitors.
I keep munchies in my car, along with bottles of water and tissues.
Buyers beware of bargain cars after U.S. storms
If you’re in the market for a pre-owned car, perhaps a recently imported one that hasn’t yet been exposed to the “trials” that comprise motoring in Lebanon, be aware...
Aventador S gets second life with radical refresh
I’ve had a passion for automobiles ever since I was a toddler.