Part of a coal mine in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak has collapsed, leaving workers trapped, broadcaster NTV and other Turkish media said on Tuesday.
Trump should let US oil firms into Iran: Iran oil minister
Iran's oil minister says President Donald Trump should allow American oil firms to do business in the Islamic Republic.
Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality
A failure to give the world's poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards global goals aimed at...
Asian nations struggle to meet global target to lower deaths in childbirth
It seemed a simple statement: women should not die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.
Aoun appeals to world leaders on refugee crisis
Declaring that Lebanon can no longer cope with the presence of Syrian refugees, President Michel Aoun Monday appealed to the international community for help in...
Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up
A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was a discarded Russian rocket breaking up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
Four Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq: army
Four Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Iraq in two separate attacks blamed on Kurdish militants, the Turkish military said Tuesday.
US strikes kill 'dozens' at Daesh training camps
The US military said Monday it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters at the group's training camps in central Yemen, in the first such strikes in the country's...
A failure to give the world's poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards global goals aimed at ending poverty by 2030, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Tuesday.
FIFA Sec Gen hopes TV rights scandal does not affect Qatar World Cup
FIFA's number two Fatma Samoura said Tuesday she hoped the criminal investigations into the sale of World Cup rights to the Qatari-owned beIN Media group will not...
11 rights activists to go on trial in Turkey on Oct. 25
Turkey's state-run agency says 11 human rights activists - including two local heads of Amnesty International - who were charged with links to terror groups will go on...
Pilot dead as F18 military plane crashes near Madrid
An F18 fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base near Madrid on Tuesday, killing the pilot -- the second time a military plane has come down in Spain in a week.
Declaring that Lebanon can no longer cope with the presence of Syrian refugees, President Michel Aoun Monday appealed to the international community for help in securing their safe return to their homeland.
Bassil reiterates comments on Mountain Reconciliation
Free Patriotic Movement chief Gebran Bassil Tuesday doubled down on recent comments he made regarding the 2001 Mountain Reconciliation that drew swift rebuke from...
79 Syrians detained across Lebanon
Lebanese Army Intelligence arrested 50 Syrians Monday in a raid on a Syrian refugee settlement north of the southern city of Sidon.
President Aoun receives ambassadors' credentials
President Michel Aoun received the credentials of six ambassadors at the presidential palace Tuesday, the state-run National News Agency reported.
UNRWA to pay out for August Ain al-Hilweh clashes
The U.N. agency for Palestinians will distribute financial aid Tuesday to civilians affected by recent clashes in south Lebanon’s Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp.
Lebanon isn’t the friendliest environment for businesses of any size, particularly new ones getting off the ground.
Solidere incurs $19M net loss in first half 2017
Real estate giant Solidere recorded a net loss of $18.9 million in the first six months of 2017 compared to a profit of $72.1 million in the same period of last year,...
Busy IPO season beckons for Cairo
Egypt’s stock market is shaping up to be the Middle East’s hot spot for initial public offerings next year.
Saudi wealth fund hires real estate head
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund hired the head of Qatar Investment Authority’s real estate arm as chief development officer earlier this year, people familiar with...
Brexit transition period can create certainty for businesses: UK's Hammond
Companies in Britain and the European Union will benefit from the certainty of a time-limited transition period during Brexit, British finance minister Philip Hammond...
Salameh: Lebanese banks safe from sanctions
Additional sanctions against Hezbollah being drafted by the United States will not affect the Lebanese banking sector, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said from...
Oil companies offer bids for blocks four and nine
A consortium of three international companies made a bid to explore gas in maritime blocks four and nine which could usher in a new era for Lebanon if the offers are...
Lebanon receives two gas exploration bids
Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Thursday that Lebanon had received two bids to operate the offshore gas blocks but declined to disclose the names of the...
Trump disavows Iran deal
Iran, already struggling to attract investors to its energy industry, may find things tougher still as U.S. President Donald Trump refuses to certify the nuclear deal...
Kurdish oil keeps flowing despite Baghdad threats
Oil flowed normally from fields in northern Iraq even as government troops and allied militias faced off with forces from the independence-seeking Kurdish region on the...
Egypt to extend $2B financing deal for one year
Egypt plans to renew a $2 billion financing deal with international banks while also developing alternative sources of funding such as issuing dollar-denominated...
Companies in Britain and the European Union will benefit from the certainty of a time-limited transition period during Brexit, British finance minister Philip Hammond said Tuesday.
White House: $4,000 wage boost from tax cut
Cutting the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, as President Donald Trump has proposed, would increase average household income by at least $4,000 a year, estimates in a...
T-Mobile, Sprint merger announcement expected
T-Mobile U.S. Inc. and Sprint Corp. plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings...
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 billion: report
A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record of more than $5 billion, a report said Monday, indicating that the city's...
China eager to take US spot on global stage
The prospect of a wave of “America First” protectionism and US tax reform in the US has loomed large over this week’s annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund...
In a series of high-level international visits over recent months, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has championed the cause of Lebanon globally.
For the Lebanese, the selection of Riad Salameh as one of the world’s nine best central bank governors by Global Finance Magazine comes as a point of pride.
We need a smarter approach to refugees
In recent years, few issues have generated as much public debate as the plight of refugees.
Hurricanes’ unnatural toll
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began on June 1 and will end on Nov. 30, is likely to be the most expensive on record.
Trump applies his business style to Iran dealings
Donald Trump is notorious in the business world for stiffing other companies when it’s time to pay the bill – offering partial settlement of what he owes and proposing...
Murky as crude oil
One would have thought that the oil and gas wealth that Lebanon is blessed with was a treasure owned by the Lebanese and its future generations that would help...
A break in the clouds
It goes without saying that news of the accord between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas movements should have emerged a decade ago, but now that it has come out with a...
Suicide not an option
The U.S. government’s move to intensify measures against Hezbollah by exerting pressure on the Lebanese government and military to take steps against the party has a...
Every recent cholera death was ‘preventable’
“Where is your toilet?”
Corporate cybersecurity starts at top
e cybersecurity breach occurs, the response looks pretty much the same: Cry “havoc!” and call in the cyber first responders to close the breach.
International mediation not the way in Catalonia
On the evening of Oct. 10, Catalonia’s separatist President, Carles Puigdemont, stood before the regional Parliament to deliver what was widely expected to be a...
Donald Trump is notorious in the business world for stiffing other companies when it’s time to pay the bill – offering partial settlement of what he owes and proposing to negotiate the rest.
Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh
Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger...
Tale of two climate strategies
Last week, The New York Times front page described the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s attempt to slash carbon...
Trump’s foreign policy plagued by lack of clarity
Critics have complained about President Donal Trump’s bombast on foreign policy, but some GOP insiders worry about a less visible problem – a hollowed-out bureaucracy...
Stop talking about mental health – it’s a dodge
“He’s a sick man, a demented man,” Donald Trump said, trying to explain the latest mass shooting in the United States.
For once, Cristiano Ronaldo won’t go into his next match as the most prolific scorer.
Man City vs. Napoli: Rhapsody in sky blue
Manchester City and Napoli are the most prolific teams in Europe’s five major leagues, making Tuesday’s Champions League encounter at the Etihad Stadium a genuinely...
Federer ‘saves best for last’ to beat Nadal
Roger Federer said he “saved the best for last” after he beat great rival Rafael Nadal for the fifth time in succession to win the Shanghai Masters Sunday.
Sharapova fights to first title since drugs ban
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open Sunday before winning her first title since...
James back, Cavs debut new starting lineup
The King has returned. LeBron James made his preseason debut Tuesday after missing Cleveland’s first three games with a sprained left ankle.
Morata boosts Chelsea ahead of Roma clash
Alvaro Morata is primed to lead Chelsea’s attack against AS Roma in the Champions League Wednesday as the Blues seek to quickly erase the embarrassment of their weekend...
Newcastle’s Mike Ashley puts club on market
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale Monday, signaling a possible end to his decadelong reign at St. James’ Park.
Inter in title chase, Milan in freefall
Mauro Icardi’s heroics proved Inter Milan are ready to reclaim the Serie A title for the first time since 2010, club president Massimo Moratti insisted Monday, as AC...
Federer brushes aside Nadal to win Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival.
Sharapova wins first title since drugs ban
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova weathered a strong challenge from teenager Aryna Sabalenka to win her first title since her 15-month doping ban at the...
Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban
Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova crushed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first final since serving a 15-month doping ban.
Riyadi Club gives trophy to President Aoun
Lebanese basketball powerhouse Riyadi Club gave their 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup trophy to President Aoun Wednesday at the Presidential Palace, a statement from the...
Kerr laments Warriors’ ‘lazy’ play vs. T-wolves
Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors gave fans in China a crowd-pleasing taste of their up-tempo, free-flowing ball movement and explosive scoring.
Irving, Hayward debut as Celtics beat Hornets
Boston fans have been patiently awaiting their first glimpse of the new era of Celtics basketball.
Wade to reunite with LeBron at Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press.
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the 32 owners of collusion, the controversial player’s legal team announced Sunday.
Charlo KOs Lubin to retain WBC crown
Jermell Charlo claimed bragging rights in the 154-pound division Saturday with a stunning first-round knockout of challenger Erickson Lubin to retain his World Boxing...
Dovizioso wins Japan thriller to cut Marquez lead
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez on the final lap to win a rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix and blow the MotoGP title race wide open Sunday.
Vikings beat Bears 20-17
Case Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Sam Bradford, and the Minnesota Vikings spoiled prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s debut with a...
Rodgers comes up clutch, Chiefs remain unbeaten
Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Devante Adams with 11 seconds left to lift the Green Bay Packers to a 35-31 NFL victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday.
Five talking points from the Japanese Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton’s victory Sunday.
Hamilton’s fourth a matter of when and where
The question of whether Lewis Hamilton will win his fourth Formula One world championship this year now looks more a matter of when and where after his Japanese Grand...
Hamilton on verge of fourth F1 title
Lewis Hamilton was within reach of his fourth Formula One title Sunday after winning the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel suffered...
Rosberg: Fans denied thrilling F1 finish
Ferrari’s continuing reliability woes have robbed Formula One fans and Mercedes of the thrilling battle they had been hoping for, last year’s world champion Nico...
Hamilton on verge of fourth Formula One title
Lewis Hamilton was within reach of his fourth Formula One title on Sunday after winning the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered...
A 20-year anniversary can fly under the radar as an organization gets on with the job.
Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors
Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at...
Mashrou’ Leila responds to Egypt concert arrests
Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila denounced Egypt’s “anti-gay witch-hunt” and urged the international community to stand up for LGBTQI+ rights, in a statement...
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...
City more than backdrop for ‘Berlin Station’ cast
Actors Leland Orser and Keke Palmer crouch next to a fence at a dusty former East Berlin concrete plant as cranes whir behind them, moving pallets of goods in an...
Mountaineer Messner, on not getting killed
Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner is perhaps one of the world’s last great adventurers.
God can’t survive science, Dan Brown says
God cannot survive science, “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown declared to the Frankfurt Book Fair, saying he puts his faith in technological advances to connect...
Film treasures brought to life in British vault
In a refrigerated vault outside London filled with film reels, a team of curators is bringing to life forgotten masterpieces of early cinema.
Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila denounced Egypt’s “anti-gay witch-hunt” and urged the international community to stand up for LGBTQI+ rights, in a statement posted to their official Facebook page Tuesday.
Musical legend Fairouz releases new album
The legendary Lebanese musician Fairouz released a new album Sunday entitled “Bebalee.”
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.
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.
Actors Leland Orser and Keke Palmer crouch next to a fence at a dusty former East Berlin concrete plant as cranes whir behind them, moving pallets of goods in an industrial area oblivious to the film shoot.
In a cinema near you: Dubai destroyed, again
As a mammoth wave from the Gulf rises up to drown fleeing beachgoers and wash over the world’s tallest building, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen this before.
'Game of Thrones' cast gets no scripts, star says
The need-to-know policy for the "Game of Thrones" cast is going to extreme lengths during filming of the series' final season.
‘Legends’ star slays stereotypes with Muslim hero
Tala Ashe is thrilled to debut her new character, a Muslim-American superhero joining season three of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”
‘Star Wars’ trailer a hint at Leia’s fate?
Lucasfilm debuted its highly anticipated second trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Monday, hinting at dark times ahead for the resistance and possibly even the end...
Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond "me too" if they've been sexually assaulted or harassed.
UK police receive 3 new assault claims against Weinstein
British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
NY, London police investigating Weinstein amid 4th rape claim
The case against Harvey Weinstein took on an international dimension Thursday, with police in New York and Britain launching investigations -- while a fourth woman...
In Weinstein's downfall, a moment of reckoning for Hollywood
If in a movie, Harvey Weinstein would probably cut the scenes of sexual harassment that have been described against him.
Hollywood mogul Weinstein accused of rape: New Yorker
Italian film star Asia Argento and two other women claim that disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped them, in a bombshell New Yorker expose published on...
Australia and France kick off a fresh push Monday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.
Should small children be banned from all screens?
Regulators and program-makers are at odds over whether small children should be banned from watching television or using tablets and smartphones.
Japan's 'Blade Library' offers joy of blade running to amputees
Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic "running blade" for the first time.
Tourniquets, once out of favor, helped save lives in Vegas shootings
When the sniper’s bullet shattered Paola Bautista’s arm, her sister and a stranger in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival got her to cover. Then they focused on...
Debut L.I.P.S. fashion closes triumphantly
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor started to play while Freya, the Norse goddess of love, made her dramatic appearance on the runway, crying tears of gold.
Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant, by refugees
The queue outside Lisbon’s first Syrian restaurant on its opening day showed an appetite not just for Syrian food but for integration in one of the few European...
The underutilized treasure of Pakistani Kashmir
The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure trove: Millions of rubies, worth up to half a $1 billion, are lying beneath them.
After yoga, meditation breaks into the mainstream
It is 5 p.m., otherwise known as rush hour in Manhattan. Julia Lyons, 31, finishes work and heads straight for her daily dose of peace and quiet – half an hour at...
CLES third Specific Learning Disabilities Day
Specific learning disabilities like dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysphasia, dysorthographia, dyscalculia, memory deficit and attention deficit disorder affect around 10 percent...
South Sudan winning against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter
War-torn South Sudan "should serve as an example" for other countries in the progress it is making in eradicating Guinea worm, said former United States President Jimmy...
Beirut Design Fair showcases homegrown talent
Upon entering the Beirut Design Fair, one encounters an infectious atmosphere of excitement as visitors and designers alike circulated among 44 exhibitors showcasing...
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...
Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday
The US solar industry's new growth region: Trump country
President Donald Trump's administration has vowed to revive the coal industry, challenged climate-change science and blasted renewable energy as expensive and dependent...
Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere
Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live...
Dwarf planet has a ring to it: study
Move over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System to debunk the theory that only giant planets can be so adorned.
Rare photos by early NASA astronauts being auctioned off
John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon's surface.
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.
It may be the age of the compact crossover, but sometimes you want an SUV that’s not too big and not to small, but just right.
Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars by 2030
In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory.
Our picks for compact crossovers under $40,000
Every year it becomes more obvious that compact crossovers have conquered the market. It’s nothing less than a generational change, with buyers opting for vehicles from...
New cars rammed with distracting technology
The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for...
Your car should serve you, not vice versa
A long time ago, long before I even started working at The Daily Star, I had a friend named Joe. He had just gotten his first job at a bank and was determined to...