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Maghdoushe embraces Christmas spirit
Sidon’s Maghdoushe embraced the holiday spirit over the weekend with lively celebrations that lit the Basilica of Our Lady of Awaiting with sparkling Christmas lights.
Trump slams Comey testimony as ‘all lies’
U.S. President Donald Trump hit out at former FBI Director James Comey Sunday, accusing him of lying to Congress in testimony last week over his handling of the Russia...
Bolivian police search for former drug lord
Jorge Roca Suarez, one of South America’s leading drug traffickers in the 1980s who served 28 years in prison in the United States before returning to Bolivia earlier...
For Gazan children, an education in conflict
When Mazen al-Dalo took two of his young sons to see the Palestinian protests against Israel’s decade-old blockade of Gaza, he knew it could be dangerous.
Celebratory gunfire causes scare in border town
Celebratory gunfire near Marjayoun’s Kfar Kila Sunday caused a scare in the border town, as both the Lebanese and Israeli armies remain on alert during the latter’s...
ISF makes arrests for theft, arms smuggling
The following crime-related incidents were reported across Lebanon over the weekend.
Army arrests drug dealers in Chiyah
The Lebanese Army Intelligence Branch Saturday arrested two suspected drug dealers in Baabda’s Chiyah, an Army statement reported.
U.S. President Donald Trump hit out at former FBI Director James Comey Sunday, accusing him of lying to Congress in testimony last week over his handling of the Russia probe.
Women accuse famous Brazil ‘healer’ of sex abuse
Several women have come forward in Brazil to accuse an internationally known self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them under pretext of trying to “cure”...
France enlists green group on climate change
France’s military has teamed up with an environmental nonprofit for the first time to study the threat of climate change where the country is at war, a representative...
Macron to meet French unions, employers on Monday: source
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet representatives of trade unions, employers' organizations and associations of local elected officials Monday, an Elysee...
Christians beatified at ceremony in Algeria
The Roman Catholic Church in Algeria has beatified 19 Christians killed in a civil war in the 1990s including seven Trappist monks who were beheaded at their monastery...
U.N. launches aid delivery to 650,000 Syrians
The United Nations said Sunday it began delivering aid to hundreds of thousands of Syrians through the Jaber-Nassib border crossing with Jordan, which reopened two...
Jordan to rethink cybercrime amendments
Jordan is to withdraw proposed amendments to a cybercrimes bill submitted to Parliament that rights activists say would stifle freedom of expression, the government...
Israel probes death of Palestinian shot in back
The Israeli military Sunday said it has opened an investigation into the death of a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank after a video surfaced...
Preparations are underway to ensure the success of the Lebanon-U.K. Business and Investment Forum, which will be held in London on Dec. 12, the British ambassador to Lebanon and a representative of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Friday.
Better understanding of how you pay online
Digital payments are surely but steadily gaining traction in Lebanon and the MENA region.
Saudi Arabia to review expat fees
Saudi Arabia is reviewing its policy of imposing fees on expatriate workers after rising costs inflicted economic pain and contributed to an exodus of foreigners,...
Saudi crude exports expected at 7.3M bpd in Jan, down 1M bpd from Nov: sources
Saudi Arabia’s crude oil exports are expected to drop next month by some 1 million barrels per day from November levels, two sources familiar with the matter said...
Fund managers prepare for rally in 2019
With bond and equity markets from the United States to emerging markets all on pace to lose money this year, investors have not seen this much red on their screens...
Private sector worsens at slower rate: BLOM PMI
The ongoing poor performance of Lebanon’s private sector was clearly reflected in November’s low PMI grading, the BLOMINVEST PMI report said Wednesday, though it...
Lebanon considers two options to fund govt
The Finance Ministry and Central Bank are reviewing ways to finance the country’s needs either through the issuance of new Treasury bills, with possible higher return,...
Millions converted to dollar accounts: banker
The political paralysis in Lebanon triggered some conversion to dollar deposits and a drop in the prices of sovereign Eurobonds in the month of October, a leading...
Saudi Arabia is reviewing its policy of imposing fees on expatriate workers after rising costs inflicted economic pain and contributed to an exodus of foreigners, according to four people familiar with the matter.
OPEC cut exceeds expectations after lengthy talks
OPEC finally broke an impasse over production curbs, agreeing on a larger-than-expected cut with allies after two days of fractious negotiations in Vienna.
Qatar injects more cash into Gaza for Hamas employees
Employees of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip began collecting their salaries for a second month Friday, after Qatar pumped more cash into the territory with...
US prosecutor drops appeal to extend Turkish banker's sentence: Anadolu
New York prosecutors have withdrawn an appeal to extend the sentence of a former executive at Turkey's state-owned lender Halkbank, Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news...
With bond and equity markets from the United States to emerging markets all on pace to lose money this year, investors have not seen this much red on their screens since 1972, the last time no asset class returned at least 5 percent.
China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest
China's foreign ministry called in the U.S. ambassador Sunday to lodge a "strong protest" over the arrest in Canada of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s chief financial...
French protests are economic 'catastrophe': finance minister
Violence linked to the "yellow vest" protests sweeping France is a "catastrophe" for the nation's economy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday.
Dollar weak as jobs report disappoints
The dollar weakened against major currencies Friday after data showed U.S. employers hired fewer workers than forecast in November, backing the view that the U.S....
Sleeping bags and mini golf as traders brace for Brexit all-nighter
As lawmakers gather in Britain's Parliament Tuesday to vote on the future of the country's relationship with Europe, traders in London's financial hub will be bracing...
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, make them forego their rights and give itself total control over what should be Palestinians’ U.N.-guaranteed future state.
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...
Financing global cooperation for a better world
Today, the provision of public goods and services at the global and regional level is dangerously inadequate.
Building Africa’s scientific talent
Ten years ago, South African physicist Neil Turok made a bold prediction: The world’s next Einstein will be from Africa.
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...
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...
Misuse of technology
The age of the internet has without a doubt not only dramatically widened the scope of data we can access, but also expanded the amount of information that is created.
Gloves come off
For years, Hezbollah has encouraged a working government because it suited its purposes and interests, and through its allies ensured an acceptable coexistence with...
Can Macron survive France’s yellow revolution?
Nicole Barthelemy, the quiet, gracious owner of one of Paris’ premier cheese shops on the Rue de Grenelle, told me this week, with real panic in her eyes, “I have never...
Are Bush senior’s WASP values worth keeping?
The death of George H.W. Bush has occasioned a fair amount of nostalgia for the old American establishment, of which Bush was undoubtedly a prominent member. It has...
Pollution by the numbers, a case by case mission
The Great Chinese Famine, which peaked in 1960, was the world’s largest on record. But the effects of that famine including its toll of more than 30 million deaths were...
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 European Coal and Steel Community.
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...
Will the Kerch blockade make Putin great again?
Millions of people have now watched a video of a Russian coast guard vessel ramming a Ukrainian tugboat in the Kerch Strait.
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...
Ahed and Nejmeh’s much-anticipated title showdown was moved to Monday at 4 p.m., the local federation announced Sunday.
Atlanta United beat Portland to win MLS Cup
Atlanta United FC used a distinctly Latin flair to win the Major League Soccer Cup final Saturday, beating Portland Timbers 2-0 to bring the city a rare sporting trophy.
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...
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.
Zapata has Atalanta aiming for Champions League
Duvan Zapata got Atalanta back to winning ways in Serie A after consecutive losses with a hat-trick against former club Udinese Sunday that brought them to within...
Bale strike gives Madrid narrow win over Huesca
Gareth Bale ended a three-month goal drought in La Liga to give Real Madrid a nervy 1-0 win away to basement club Huesca Sunday, taking his side back into the top four...
Sterling: Media coverage helping to fuel racism
British newspapers are helping to “fuel racism” with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate...
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...
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.
Raptors hold off Warriors, Lakers and Clippers win
The Toronto Raptors withstand a 51-point performance from Kevin Durant to beat two-time defending champions Golden State 131-128 in overtime in a game billed as a...
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.
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.
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...
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...
An eclectic mix of talent came to the Metro-al-Madina stage Friday evening.
‘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...
Teddy Riley readies 'emotional' return to Apollo in Harlem
Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears.
'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.
Turkey displays ancient mosaics returned from US
Turkey has put on display Roman-era mosaics that were part of a U.S. university's art collection and were returned to the country more than half a century after looters...
Michael Moore takes on Trump via Flint, Michigan
“I hope he never does one on me,” Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore. It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr’s syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore’s “Roger &...
Labaki’s ‘Capernaum’ nominated for Golden Globe
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” for a 2019 Golden Globes award Tuesday evening Beirut time.
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 inappropriate toward women, staff members say.
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...
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.
‘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...
Film captures final days of legendary war reporter
A new documentary recounts in searing detail the final days of war correspondent Marie Colvin.
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.
Immaculate flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment.
De-miners sound all-clear at marooned Jordan River baptism shrines
Israeli and foreign engineers sounded the all-clear Sunday around three churches on the western bank of the Jordan River, near where Jesus is believed to have been...
Blocks, boxes backed over high-tech toys
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos.
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...
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...
Ariana Grande on top after a year of tears
Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star, but a trying one as a maturing young woman, at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was...
Go fetch! Canines play role of ‘ball dogs’
Hattie, Tina and Melvin played a different kind of game of fetch Thursday when the canines took to a London court for the opening of the Champions Tennis tournament,...
Serena Williams pops-up shop at Art Basel Miami
Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams’ fashion line is all about power moves, and she’s hoping it will also inspire woman to find...
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...
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.
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...
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication dropout.
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...
SpaceX Christmas delivery 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 drop-out.
China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side
China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its...
Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station
Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.
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.
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...
Under-fire UN environment chief resigns
UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned on Tuesday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry, UN officials said.