WikiLeaks’ global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, the Associated Press has found.
Europeans turn to weapons in growing numbers
Europeans in a number of countries are seeking to arm themselves with guns and self-defense devices in growing numbers following a series of attacks by militants and...
With Biden visit, U.S. seeks balance with Turkey
When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey in January, he struck a difficult balance between showing support for a NATO ally faced with multiple security threats...
Water shortages hit West Bank Palestinians
At the peak of a searing summer, Palestinians living in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank are suffering from severe water shortages, prompting a war of words...
Municipal support project comes to a close
The European Union and the Interior and Municipalities Ministry celebrated the successful conclusion of a four-year project to improve municipal finance and...
Tourists, not terrorists in Molenbeek
Molenbeek, the Brussels borough that gained unwanted notoriety last year when Daesh (ISIS) militants from the area attacked Paris, has become an unlikely tourist draw –...
France, Germany seek access to encrypted messages
France and Germany want to compel operators of mobile messaging services to provide access to encrypted content to terrorism investigations, after a series of deadly...
Fellow Republicans still waiting for Trump’s cash
Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot.
When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Turkey in January, he struck a difficult balance between showing support for a NATO ally faced with multiple security threats while criticizing its record on free speech and dissent.
Sudan: Machar in Khartoum for treatment
South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in Khartoum for medical treatment, Sudan’s Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told the state news agency SUNA Tuesday.
Last animals set to leave ‘world’s worst zoo’
A team of foreign veterinarians began taking measures Tuesday to evacuate the last surviving animals from a zoo in the Gaza Strip that has been dubbed “the world’s...
Turkey cuts length of military officers’ service
Turkey’s Supreme Military Council decided Tuesday to reduce the length of military officers’ service to 28 years to reduce the number of high-ranking officers, the...
The European Union and the Interior and Municipalities Ministry celebrated the successful conclusion of a four-year project to improve municipal finance and administration Tuesday at Beirut’s Phoenicia Hotel.
Finance minister doubts illegal internet probe
The finance minister Tuesday expressed his doubts that the judicial investigations into illegal internet service providers would yield tangible results.
U.N.’s Kaag asks Moqbel about Army’s needs
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag asked Defense Minister Samir Moqbel to inform her of the Lebanese Army’s needs, for their discussion during...
Army nabs extortion gang in Akkar
The Lebanese Army arrested a gang in Akkar’s Fnaydeq Tuesday on charges of extorting protection money from citizens.
Crisis response room opens in Baalbeck
A crisis response room was opened in Baalbeck to ensure preparedness for potential disasters.
Retail activity in the second quarter of 2016 plunged 4.68 percent as the purchasing power of the Lebanese shrinks, according to a recently released report.
Middle East shows luxury goods growth potential
Deloitte said Monday that there was still great potential for growth in global luxury goods in the Middle East and most notably in the Arab Gulf states.
Egypt readies for tough reforms
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt would end its dollar exchange rate problem within months because it can’t put off tough measures to revive the economy, amid...
Saudi Arabia isn’t flooding oil market
Saudi Arabia’s oil production hit a record in July, according to published statistics, and is likely to hit another in August, according to industry sources.
VW, suppliers settle dispute after marathon talks
Volkswagen and two of its parts suppliers Tuesday resolved a contract dispute that had hit output at more than half of the carmaker’s German plants and threatened to...
Another push for $60 a barrel as meeting looms
The pendulum in the oil market has clearly swung in favor of the producers. OPEC members have never pumped so much crude, ditto for Russia, but prices zoomed to a...
Zoomaal lends a hand to other startups
This is part of a series of weekly articles interviewing successful Lebanese entrepreneurs.
BDL bars dealings with unauthorized money lenders
The Central Bank prohibited all commercial banks and financial institutions from dealing with unlicensed money dealers and money lenders.
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt would end its dollar exchange rate problem within months because it can’t put off tough measures to revive the economy, amid signs Gulf states’ aid won’t flow as freely as before.
Egypt to end fuel subsidies within three years
Egypt plans to end fuel subsidies within three years and is aiming to increase fuel prices to 65 percent of their actual cost during the 2016/17 fiscal year, two...
Turkey again cuts rates despite ratings worries
Turkey’s central bank Tuesday cut interest rates for the sixth straight month despite high inflation and the threat of credit rating downgrades, saying the adverse...
Nakheel repays $1.2B bond, ending debt saga
Nakheel PJSC, the developer of Dubai’s palm-shaped islands, has repaid an Islamic bond, bringing an end to a debt restructuring saga that pushed the emirate to the...
Volkswagen and two of its parts suppliers Tuesday resolved a contract dispute that had hit output at more than half of the carmaker’s German plants and threatened to undermine its recovery from a diesel emissions scandal.
Eurozone business growth stable in August
Surprisingly strong growth in France supported stable eurozone private business activity during August but factories could face a tougher September as new order growth...
Investors skeptical of Fed’s rate policy
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may struggle later this week to convince financial markets she can steer a divided U.S. central bank to raise interest rates at least...
McDonald's recalls millions of Happy Meals fitness bands
McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children.
Germany’s Iran exports soar after sanctions
German exports to the Islamic Republic, mostly machines and equipment, jumped in the first half of the year following the removal of international sanctions against...
As things stand now Daesh (ISIS) will be defeated, sooner or later.
The spirit of sport
Although the Olympic Games closing ceremony was certainly a fusion of samba, spectacle, smiles and sport, it was also an intoxicating mix of emotions.
The Rouhani presidency at 3
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani swept into office in August 2013 with a slim majority built on a message of “hope and prudence” and an election campaign that promised...
Unlocking urban power
“If the 20th century belonged to national states, then the 21st will be owned by cities,” explained Muggah and Zapata-Garesche from Rockefeller Foundation’s 100...
Israelis, Palestinians: seeking leadership
Amazing as it may sound to many skeptics who have watched the Israeli-Palestinian conflict become increasingly violent, a new joint poll by Israeli and Palestinian...
Sexism mars Rio coverage
It’s an undeniable fact that the media thrives on scandal and jumps at every opportunity to cover hot-button issues including gender-based discrimination.
For the past few months the FPM has exploited every occasion – in front of every microphone, camera, tape recorder, conference as well as on Twitter, Facebook and every...
Horror soon forgotten
Anyone with a sense of humanity would have expected the shocking state of Omran Daqneesh, and earlier the heart-wrenching photos of little Aylan Kurdi, to prompt some...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani swept into office in August 2013 with a slim majority built on a message of “hope and prudence” and an election campaign that promised to end Iran’s international isolation, bring economic prosperity and expand social and political freedoms.
An OPEC for migrant labor?
In September 1960, delegates from Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela met in Baghdad to form the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Internet or Splinternet?
Who owns the internet?
Populist success shows failure to fix inequality
In many Western democracies, right-wing populists, energized by self-proclaimed victories over “establishment elites,” are doubling down on the claim that globalization...
Amazing as it may sound to many skeptics who have watched the Israeli-Palestinian conflict become increasingly violent, a new joint poll by Israeli and Palestinian organizations shows that a small majority of the publics on both sides still favors a two-state permanent peace settlement.
Fleeing fighters could spur ‘boomerang effect’
Daesh (ISIS) hasn’t had much success yet in recruiting militants among the vast Muslim populations in Southeast Asia.
Trump and the politics of cultural despair
For some of us, the puzzle of this election is not why Donald Trump is doing so badly but why he is doing so well.
Omran’s picture elicits anger … and fear
The pictures of 5-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh sitting dazed and bloodied Wednesday in the back of an ambulance have rightly sparked worldwide anger and sympathy.
How to deter Russia and China
The fight against Daesh (ISIS) may get the headlines.
Pep Guardiola Tuesday insisted he would continue working with Joe Hart at Manchester City, even as Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo flew in to replace the unwanted England international.
Ventura keen to introduce youth into squad
New Italy coach Giampiero Ventura said he was eager to provide more opportunities for younger players in an aging national team as he builds a squad for the World Cup...
Murray beats Raonic, to play Cilic in Cincinnati final
Sizzling hot Andy Murray roared into his seventh successive final with a commanding victory over Canadian Milos Raonic at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati...
Kerber going for women’s No. 1 in Cincinnati
Angelique Kerber has a chance to become No. 1 at the Western & Southern Open. The men’s bracket is wide open, too, providing an opportunity for someone outside the Big...
U.S. NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold
Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in seven tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in...
Argentina coach to ease Messi load
New Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza said Tuesday that he wants to see his side rely less on Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona forward’s brief retirement from...
Top European clubs set to win in new CL deal
The richest clubs and biggest leagues in Europe are set to tighten their grip on the Champions League’s future format and prize money this week.
Premier League player charged over Twitter posts from 2012
A Premier League player is set to be punished by English football authorities for discriminatory comments he made on social media more than four years ago.
Sizzling hot Andy Murray roared into his seventh successive final with a commanding victory over Canadian Milos Raonic at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati Saturday
Sharapova could return in January: tennis chief
Five-times grand slam winner Maria Sharapova, banned in June for two years for doping offenses, may be allowed to return in January, according to Russian Tennis...
Murray advances to final to defend London gold
Britain's Andy Murray advanced to the men's Olympic final with a straight sets victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori on Saturday, securing a chance to defend his title and...
Argentina, Brazil’s tennis fans punch
They come sporting the famed sky blue and white shirts of their football heroes, proudly drape banners over the walls and Argentine flags around their shoulders.
Completing a third consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, the United States captured a sixth Games title with NBA talent in seven tries by routing Serbia 96-66 in Sunday’s final.
NBA stars bring curtain down on Rio
The United States' NBA superstars bring the curtain down on the 2016 Rio Olympics Sunday as the last 12 gold medals are decided
Bilic backs Conte to succeed at Chelsea
West Ham United coach Slaven Bilic is backing Antonio Conte to make a big impact at Chelsea, but is confident his side can cause problems for their London rivals when...
Turkish star 'disowned by family' over Gulen support
The family of one of the most prominent Turkish basketball players in the NBA Tuesday publicly disowned him after he openly supported the U.S.-based preacher who Ankara...
Senegal gets Rio mugging from U.S.
Rio visitors have been warned of the risk of muggings during the Olympics but Senegal still could not avoid a brutal beat down as the U.S. women’s basketball team began...
Great Britain’s triumphant Olympic team returned home from the Rio Games in a gold-nosed plane Tuesday, as officials trumpeted their success as the “best sporting achievement” in the country’s history.
Russian ban upheld, Moscow cries foul
A ban on Russian athletes competing in the Rio Paralympics was upheld Tuesday, triggering anger in Moscow after the country lost an appeal against their exclusion over...
Lochte loses all his major sponsors after Rio
U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost all four of his major sponsors Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren Corp., following his apology for an “exaggerated”...
Ryder Cup captain salutes Europe mix
Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his “fantastic blend of youth and experience” following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next...
Russian PM Medvedev: CAS decision on paralympics a blow to all disabled people
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to uphold a ban on Russia's participation in next month's...
British motor racing team Manor announced Wednesday it was dropping Indonesian Formula One driver Rio Haryanto and replacing him with Frenchman Esteban Ocon.
Advantage Hamilton as F1 breaks for summer
Triple champion Lewis Hamilton is no stranger to speed but the rapid turnaround in his title prospects has left even the blindingly quick Briton stunned, as he heads...
Police rescue Ecclestone’s mother-in-law
Brazilian police said they rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law of British Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone unharmed after more than a week in captivity and arrested...
Happy Hamilton revels in German success
Lewis Hamilton admitted he was surprised at his own good fortune Sunday after winning the German Grand Prix to take a clear championship lead into Formula One’s annual...
Rosberg tops the times on home soil
Nico Rosberg reveled in his return to home soil by topping the times ahead of his championship-leading Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s free practice for...
Jamil Molaeb is among Lebanon’s better-known modernist artists. Born in Baysour, Chouf, the young Molaeb (b. 1948) studied with such noted artists as Chafic Abboud and Paul Guiragossian before traveling abroad to continue his explorations.
Banksy mural destroyed by building work
A mural by British street artist Banksy which mocked government surveillance has been destroyed during building works on the house on which it appeared in 2014. It has...
Another off-kilter role for Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul loves playing a dad, however flawed that dad might be.
Lohan requests a meeting with Putin
Troubled U.S. star Lindsay Lohan has demanded a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in return for appearing on a Russian chat show, its host said, confirming U.S....
Frank Ocean releases second album 'Blonde'
After months of suspense and weeks of cryptic online teasing ahead of the release of his long-awaited second album, hip-hop breakout star Frank Ocean has released...
Was painting by famed artist? Judge to decide
A federal judge in Chicago is set to issue a verdict in a peculiar civil trial over a celebrated Scottish-born artist’s insistence that he did not paint a landscape...
Turkey PM urges world powers to turn 'new page' on Syria
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim Monday urged world powers including Iran, Russia and the United States to join together to rapidly open a "new page" in the Syria...
Obamas’ first date inspires romantic movie
We’ve heard their playlists, watched them dance together, and now Americans can see Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date – in a film that follows the future...
Amy Schumer is taking a break from her Comedy Central show
Amy Schumer says she won't be working on her Comedy Central series, "Inside Amy Schumer," for "the foreseeable future."
Theron, McConaughey get real on parenting
Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey take on parental roles in their new film, “Kubo and the Two Strings.”
After months of suspense and weeks of cryptic online teasing ahead of the release of his long-awaited second album, hip-hop breakout star Frank Ocean has released "Blonde"
Canada celebrates, mourns as rockers Tragically Hip say good-bye
The Tragically Hip, the Canadian rock band beloved for songs about local culture, small towns and hockey, will wrap up an emotional tour with a hometown concert on...
Japan's long-running, all-male pop group SMAP to break up
The on-again, off-again breakup of an all-male Japanese pop group with a strong following in much of Asia is back on: The five members of SMAP will go their separate...
Bennett turns 90, seeks new collaboration
Crooner Tony Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday, declaring himself in great health and ready for a new collaboration.
Jon Stewart gave a heartfelt send-off to Larry Wilmore Thursday as "The Nightly Show" ended its 19-month run
Austria charges US rapper Freddie Gibbs with sexual assault
U.S. rapper Freddie Gibbs has been charged in Austria with sexually assaulting a woman while on tour last year in Vienna, a court spokesman said Wednesday.
'Wire' actor Wendell Pierce loses Baton Rouge home
"The Wire" and "Treme" actor Wendell Pierce's home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his childhood home was ravaged by Hurricane...
Duke of Westminster, British billionaire landowner, dies at 64
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, a British billionaire landowner and close friend of the royal family known by his title of Duke of Westminster, has died suddenly aged 64, a...
Ernst Neizvestny, sculptor who confronted Khrushchev, dies at 91
Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian-born sculptor who publicly debated modern art with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and went on to create his final memorial, died in the...
It’s an amusement park staple with a dedicated fan base.
Ever wanted to track where your fish comes from? Now you can
Anyone with internet access and a passion for seafood will soon be able to track commercial fishing trawlers all over the world, with a new tool that its developers...
Facebook aims for video-loving teenagers with new app
Facebook Friday took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the release of a new iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of...
‘Baby, it’s hot outside’: Why birds sing to eggs
Much like parents who talk to a pregnant woman’s belly, some birds sing to their eggs before they hatch, and the reason may be to prepare them for a warming world,...
Trends for Fall/Winter 2016/17
Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices...
Surprise! Giant panda produces twins at Vienna Zoo
It turns out that the giant panda that gave birth at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo last week was hiding a tiny little secret – an extra cub.
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights
A dozen young men and women stand before a rock face on the outskirts of Islamabad, challenging and cheering each other on as they take turns scrambling up the...
At Russian Mosquito Festival, the more bites the better
For residents of one Russian town, the more mosquito bites the better.
Facebook Friday took direct aim at video-loving adolescents, and Snapchat, with the release of a new iPhone app that allows teens to watch clips about the lives of their classmates.
China launches world first quantum satellite
China launched the world's first quantum satellite Tuesday, state media reported, in an effort to harness the power of particle physics to build an "unhackable" system...
Great balls of fire! Prepare for meteor outburst
Northern Hemisphere sky-gazers are in for a special treat Thursday night with a rare shooting star “outburst,” which astronomers hope will not be marred by clouds and a...
Ancient ice reveals vital clues about Earth's past climate
Inside a huge walk-in freezer in suburban Denver, a college student in a thick parka shoots a jolt of electricity through a yard-long column of ice extracted from...
Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.
Go on, ‘Donate Your Running Shoes’
Jeweler celebrates 130th anniversary of Tiffany
Massive summer sales and new colors for fall
Striking styles: Makeup for the season
At a gasp-inducing 4,000 meters-plus above sea level, a post marks the spot where Andean gods are said to dwell at the foot of towering, snow-covered peaks.
Thailand’s tiger tourism expands
Thailand’s tiger tourism business is booming and the captive tiger population is growing fast, experts say, more than two months after Thai wildlife authorities found...
Russians hunt Ivan the Terrible in new app
A compass on the smartphone screen points toward Red Square.
Tourists learn alongside locals on safaris
It’s not just a safari. It’s a master class in the untamed world, a behind-the-scenes education with experts who are the talking Google gods of wildlife.
Tourists learn alongside locals on guide-training safaris
It's not just a safari. It's a master class in the untamed world, a behind-the-scenes education with experts who are the talking Google gods of wildlife.
At long last, after nearly two years of reviewing scores of automobiles from numerous different marques, I finally get to review the one car that started it all for me.
2016 Chevy Volt plugs into a quicker, quieter ride
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is quicker, quieter, more fuel-efficient and goes farther – up to 53 miles – on all-electric power than its predecessor.
718 Boxster S a testament to Porsche ingenuity
How can anyone pass up the opportunity to gloat? Can you? I know I can’t – I’m not that noble.
Mercedes-Benz gives luxury coupe a spin ahead of California show
Mercedes-Benz gave a sneak preview of a new ultra luxury coupe on Thursday in a sign that Daimler is continuing its push upmarket to turn up the heat on BMW, which owns...
Mercedes-Benz’s C180 Coupe is a stylistic triumph
It would seem like a pretty straightforward task: Take a sleek four-door sedan, remove the rear doors, make the front doors longer and the result is a sexy coupe.
They’re young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital … or worse, dead.
Study in mice shows Zika virus also attacks adult brain cells
U.S. researchers have found that Zika can attack special populations of brain cells in adult mice in the part of the brain involved in learning and memory, raising new...
Iranians fight rising infertility and taboos
With infertility rising in pollution-plagued Iran, a growing number of couples must navigate the country’s web of social and religious taboos as they seek treatment.
Organ network mapping a path to more fair liver transplants in U.S.
The United State's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die...
Tanzanian rats with nose for trouble save lives
They have proven their worth in detecting land mines but Africa’s giant pouched rats have a lesser-known but equally critical vocation – saving lives by speeding up...