The second edition of the Sidon marathon kicked off Sunday morning in the southern coastal city, as some 25,000 runners competed in six races.
Druze sheikh criticizes US Golan decision
Druze Sheikh Nasreddine al-Gharib Monday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights Monday, hours before...
French Muslim group sues Facebook, Youtube over Christchurch footage streaming
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said Monday it was suing internet giants Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man...
NKorea's Kim to visit Russia in spring or summer
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks this spring or summer, RIA news agency cited Russian lawmaker Alexander Bashkin as saying Monday.
Bouteflika sacks state television head
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, facing mass protests against his 20-year rule, sacked the head of the state television, private Ennahar TV channel reported...
8 Lebanese Shiites face 'terrorism' trial in UAE: HRW
Eight Lebanese citizens, all Shiite Muslims, have been charged with "terrorism" in the United Arab Emirates and denied legal representation in a trial "marred with...
Aoun arrives in Moscow to discuss refugee crisis
President Michel Aoun arrived in Moscow Monday around midday in preparation for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis.
Annunciation brings business to Lebanon artisans
Despite being a Christian holiday, the feast of the Annunciation is a boom time for business for at least one Muslim artisan in southern Lebanon.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said Monday it was suing internet giants Facebook and YouTube for allowing the public broadcast of a live video by the man who carried out the New Zealand mosque massacre this month.
EU completes no-deal Brexit preparations
The EU announced Monday it has completed its preparations for Britain crashing out of the bloc without a divorce accord, as fears of a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit grow.
Kremlin again denies meddling in US vote
he Kremlin Monday reiterated denials that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report found conclusive...
Ethiopian Airlines commits to Boeing ties despite flight 302 crash questions
Ethiopian Airlines said Monday it would keep close ties with U.S. planemaker Boeing even though questions remained about its 737 MAX 8 model, after a crash shortly...
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, facing mass protests against his 20-year rule, sacked the head of the state television, private Ennahar TV channel reported Monday.
Fourth Kurdish prisoner commits suicide in Turkey
A fourth Kurdish prisoner in Turkey committed suicide Monday to protest against the conditions of jailed militant Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, a pro-Kurdish party...
Greek PM says Turkish jets buzzed his helicopter
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Turkish jets buzzed his helicopter as he was flying Monday to a Greek island to mark the anniversary of the 1821 uprising...
More than 9,000 foreign Daesh relatives in Syria camp
More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to Daesh (ISIS) are present in a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Monday.
Libyan oil workers at El Sharara, other fields demand salary increase
A number of workers at Libya's largest oilfield, El Sharara, and two other facilities are demanding a salary increase by two-thirds at a time when the OPEC country's...
Moody’s Investors Service Friday maintained its stable outlook for Lebanese banks due to expected flows of customer deposits and economic growth, but warned that negative political developments were a key risk.
SGBL climbs to third rank in terms of assets
SGBL became the third largest bank in Lebanon in terms of assets and deposits and the fourth in profitability at the end of 2018, according to Alpha report.
Uber ‘set to announce’ $3.1B deal to buy Careem
Uber Technologies Inc. is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early as this week, according to...
More shale? Riyadh wants at least $70 oil
Budget needs are forcing Saudi Arabia to push for oil prices of at least $70 per barrel this year, industry sources say, even though U.S. shale oil producers could...
Nike fined $14M for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise
U.S. sportswear maker Nike was hit with a 12.5 million euro ($14.14 million) fine Monday for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise of some of Europe's...
Bond backlash shows time running out for Lebanon
The market’s memory is so short when it comes to Lebanon that a few weeks of government inaction all but wiped out a bond rally fueled by Gulf aid pledges and the end...
Political differences held back tourism: Hariri
Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday pinned high hopes on the promising tourism industry, and said political differences meant tourists were reluctant to visit Lebanon.
Reforms first step for promoting lasting tourism: Choucair
Infrastructure reforms pledged at last year’s CEDRE conference are the first step toward promoting lasting tourism in Lebanon, Telecommunications Minister Mohamed...
Uber Technologies Inc. is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early as this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisis
Qatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing Monday as the U.S. planemaker faces its biggest crisis in years after two deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet.
Dubai’s Shuaa in merger talks with Abu Dhabi firm
Dubai’s Shuaa Capital PSC started talks for a potential combination with an Abu Dhabi entity, joining a stream of mergers in the Gulf’s financial industry.
Erdogan says bankers will pay after election
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that bankers deemed responsible for creating excessive demand for hard currency and making misleading predictions on...
U.S. sportswear maker Nike was hit with a 12.5 million euro ($14.14 million) fine Monday for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise of some of Europe's best-known clubs, the latest EU sanction against such restrictions.
Sri Lanka starts work on $3.9B refinery
Work began Sunday on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port,7 in what will be Sri Lanka’s largest foreign...
American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations
American Airlines said Sunday it will extend flight cancellation through April 24 because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes since October...
Brexit fears send pound to a one-week low
The pound extended losses Thursday and derivatives markets signaled more weakness as fears grow of a catastrophic “no-deal” Brexit should lawmakers hold firm in their...
Wanted: Over 3,700 women to govern corporate U.S.
A new California law requires most companies in the state to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of this year.
With every new explosive decision that comes out of the White House these days, the world, including America’s allies, asks itself: Whatever happened to the America that stood for justice, respect for geopolitics, diplomacy and the rule of law?
Wanted: An honest broker
Since 1958, when Lebanon woke up to find that U.S. Marines had been dispatched to the country’s shores, the Lebanese have always been aware of the special interest the...
U.K. is in turmoil but Don Jr. can save the day
Britain is in turmoil as the Brexit deadline approaches.
Let’s talk about geoengineering
Negotiations on geoengineering technologies ended in deadlock at the recent United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, when a Swiss-backed proposal to...
Are we already entering the age of ‘hack back’?
When the debris settles after special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election, America will still be...
Our late former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri once said, “No one is bigger than their country.”
A festering contagion
Friday was indeed one of New Zealand’s “darkest days,” as the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said gravely.
Things in Lebanon never proceed in a manner that prioritizes national interests, or even one that follows a logical sequence.
When the Great Depression followed the 1929 stock-market crash, almost everyone acknowledged that capitalism was unstable, unreliable and prone to stagnation. In the...
The MAX 8 crashes were inevitable yet preventable
As an investigation continues to understand what caused the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Flight ET302 Sunday March 10, 2019, the U.S. Federal...
What’s next for Kazakhstan?
On March 19, the only president that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announced his resignation after almost three decades of near absolute...
When the debris settles after special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election, America will still be left with the underlying problem that triggered the probe in the first place - the threat of malicious cyberattacks against political parties, corporations and anybody else who uses the internet.
Can economics shake its long-held assumptions?
Though economics aspires to the rigor of the natural sciences, at the end of the day it is still a social science.
Brexit: The end of Britain’s role as great power
One of the great strengths of democracy is that bad policies are often reversed.
Populists, traditionalists battle in both parties
Dick Cheney, the former vice president, made just about the nastiest crack a Republican could offer about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy when he said it “looks...
Erdogan snubs the West but stops Turkish progress
For a scary snapshot of what a “post-American” world looks like, consider the rupture that has been developing through three administrations in the U.S.-Turkey...
The Lebanese national football side’s bid for a first Olympics appearance ended meekly Sunday following a 2-0 loss to Saudi Arabia in their second group game of the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers.
Hodge explodes as Homenetmen swat aside Riyadi
Walter Hodge poured in a season-record 50 points as defending champions Homenetmen steamrolled Riyadi 112-97 Sunday in the final round of the Lebanese Basketball League...
Osaka, Zverev crash out, Serena withdraws
Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6...
Osaka stunned by Hsieh, Serena withdraws in Miami
Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6,...
Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for No. 6 on NBA scoring list
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki knocked down his first two jumpers during a Monday night matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans to pass Wilt Chamberlain for the...
Promoted Bourj end 16-year top-flight absence
Second-division side Bourj will be returning to the Lebanese Premier League after the Beirut club sealed promotion with a 1-0 victory over Ahli Saida in Bhamdoun Sunday.
Hungary stun Croatia, throwing group wide open
Hungary midfielder Mate Patkai scored his first international goal to secure a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over World Cup runners-up Croatia in a Euro 2020 Group E...
Wales beat Slovakia in Euro 2020 qualifiers
Daniel James was Wales’ goal-scoring hero as they launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff Sunday.
Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for a painful Australian Open defeat with a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
Andreescu pulls off great escape in Miami
Canadian teenage sensation Bianca Andreescu pulled off a Miami Open great escape by fighting back from a set and match point down to beat a dazed Irina-Camelia Begu...
Naomi Osaka stays silent over ex-coach lawsuit
World No. 1 Naomi Osaka refused Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20 percent of her career earnings.
Bad day for No. 1s: Djokovic, Osaka upset at Indian Wells
It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open Tuesday, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world's top-ranked players, ushered out in the desert.
Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki knocked down his first two jumpers during a Monday night matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans to pass Wilt Chamberlain for the No.
Abdelnour excels as Riyadi join Champville at top
Riyadi rode a strong start and a hot shooting night from Jean Abdelnour before easing to a 104-88 win over eternal foes Sagesse in the Lebanese Basketball League at...
Beirut halt Champville’s eight-game win streak
Beirut Club unleashed a furious fourth-quarter flurry to dispatch Champville 90-79, snapping the leaders’ eight-game winning streak in the Lebanese Basketball League...
Surging Champville steamroll Homenetmen
Fadi al-Khatib and Hamed Hadadi combined for 55 points as red-hot Champville stormed past defending Lebanese Basketball League champions Homenetmen 96-80 in an emphatic...
LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for 4th in career scoring
LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday night.
Double Olympic 800-meters champion Caster Semenya is “optimistic” of success in her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over eligibility regulations in athletics for female classification.
Dillashaw surrenders UFC crown after test result
T.J. Dillashaw surrendered his UFC bantamweight crown Wednesday after revealing an “adverse finding” in a doping test that followed a January loss in New York.
Japan Olympic chief quits as graft probe goes on
Japanese Olympic Committee chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation for suspected corruption, said Tuesday he would step down when his term ended in June and...
Japanese Olympic Committee head resigns amid bribery scandal
Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.
Spence beats Garcia to retain IBF title
Errol Spence Jr. solidified his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world with 12-round boxing master class over challenger Mikey Garcia Saturday.
Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever.”
Hamilton abuzz after dominating practice
Five-time champion Lewis Hamilton dominated Friday practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, topping the time sheets for Mercedes in both sessions, as his...
Mercedes has plenty of work to do: Hamilton
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton has dismissed the idea of putting statement wins on the board early in the Formula One season, saying his Mercedes team has plenty of...
Ferrari ends F1 preseason with fastest car
Ferrari can start the Formula One season with the belief they have a car fast enough to give Mercedes a title challenge.
Leclerc sets fastest time of F1 preseason tests
Charles Leclerc didn’t join Ferrari just to learn from four-time former champion Sebastian Vettel. He came to beat him.
“There are so many ways to see and discuss and celebrate documentary film,” Orwa Nyrabia observed, “well beyond festival premieres and competitions.”
Yes, it’s really a Van Gogh
A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers.
'Simpsons' producers pull iconic Michael Jackson episode
The producers of "The Simpsons" are removing a classic episode that featured the voice of Michael Jackson.
Netflix to make 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' series
Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude," one of the most celebrated novels of the 20th century.
Keith Flint, singer of The Prodigy, dies at 49
Keith Flint, lead singer of electronic band The Prodigy, has been found dead at his home near London. He was 49.
Tintoretto’s bold innovations cross the Atlantic
When he was still a teenager, Tintoretto was sent to Italian Renaissance painter Titian’s studio, only to be kicked out within days because the older master got jealous.
Festival honors ‘Grand Dame’ of stage
The Lebanese American University honored Nidal Ashkar Tuesday as part of Next Festival 2019, an eclectic week of arts and communications events including workshops and...
In ‘Us,’ Jordan Peele holds dark mirror to U.S.
Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in “Us,” a less satirical, more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director’s astonishing debut, “Get Out.”
Cuaron wins three Oscars, but 'Green Book' is best film
Alfonso Cuaron bagged a hat trick of Oscars on Sunday for "Roma," his love letter to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, but civil rights drama "Green Book" crashed his...
Shakira to be questioned in June for alleged tax fraud
Colombian superstar Shakira will be questioned by a court near Barcelona on June 12 for allegedly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.5 million) in taxes, a Spanish court...
Buffett seems to fault Trump, laments deal dearth
Warren Buffett appeared to fault U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend for taking too much credit for the nation’s economic growth, while acknowledging that...
Apple looks to begin a fresh reinvention Monday as it rolls out Hollywood stars for its new streaming television service, part of a broad shift of direction for the California technology giant.
‘It’s a bubble’: Greek homes in Airbnb fever
For Dimitra Dionysopoulou, who lives in the shadow of the Acropolis, there is no mistaking the signs of the Airbnb takeover in her neighborhood.
A step to saving fertility of boys with cancer
Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility - and the proof is the first monkey born from the...
Why does breast cancer recur? New study finds clues
For breast cancer survivors, the risk of tumors returning casts a long shadow, with recurrence possible up to two decades after a diagnosis.
Army, civilians brave ‘backcountry skiing’ event
Hundreds of civilians and military personnel braved storms earlier this month to compete in “Alpha Patrouille des Cedres,” a backcountry ski race around the Zaarour...
Colombia’s coca growers face stark choices over crops
Decades into the U.S.-led war on drugs, coca plantations continue to surge like a green tide across ally Colombia’s Catatumbo region.
Scent of soap-making returns to Aleppo
After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signaling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered northern...
Cassettes launch comeback tour
The humble cassette - that tiny little plastic rectangle containing the homemade mixtapes of yesteryear - is back, joining vinyl as a darling of audiophiles who miss...
Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility - and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology.
After Daesh, Mosul faces a new terror – bacteria
Explosives left behind by Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq’s Mosul took 12-year-old Abdallah’s left leg, but another kind of terror may cost him his arm: antibiotic-resistant...
London HIV patient gives more hope of a cure
A HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second adult worldwide known to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an...
Advice on salt, hidden in an array of foods, gets specific
It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming with a more specific reason.
Hundreds of civilians and military personnel braved storms earlier this month to compete in “Alpha Patrouille des Cedres,” a backcountry ski race around the Zaarour area organized by Lebanese explorer and sportsman Maxime Chaya.
Ingenious gastronomy (with gin)
Fusion restaurant Steak Bar Sushi’s latest dining concept sought to celebrate all things gin, with a foodie experience centered on pairing a multitude of gin cocktails...
Ski resorts report the best season in years
With snow covering the mountains ever since the first big storms of the season rolled over Lebanon around New Year’s Eve
Exploring Beirut’s graffiti landscape
On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a group of about a dozen explorers, of mixed ages and nationalities, ventured into an empty lot in Corniche al-Nahr.
Sweets, history at region-first chocolate museum
Many people profess to love chocolate, but how much do they actually know about its origins and evolution?
Remote-controlled robot jockeys lined up at a major camel racing festival in northeastern Egypt, as owners came under pressure from campaigns to stop using child riders.
Google unveils game streaming platform called Stadia
Google Tuesday unveiled a streaming platform called Stadia that allows video game play on any internet-connected device, eliminating the need for games consoles.
Facebook launches AI to find, remove revenge porn
Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject’s consent, often called “revenge porn.”
Is artificial intelligence the future of music?
They may never be able to fill a stadium for a rock concert, but computers are making inroads in the music industry, capable of producing songs - and convincingly so -...
‘Robojournalism’ gaining traction
A text-generating “bot” nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia...
If you want to ride like Vlad – Russian President Vladimir Putin, that is – this may be the limo for you.
Most expensive new car ever: Bugatti sells for $19M
The most expensive new car ever sold is a one-off Bugatti luxury sports car that has gone for 16.7 million euros ($18.9 million).
High-end rides abundant at Geneva auto show
If you like gawking at breathtaking sports cars with enormous engines, flowing aerodynamics and expensive carbon-fiber bodies, then you are in the right place at the...
The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass.
Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers respite
As much of Asia wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of Australia is serving as the global standard for...
Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach
A starving whale with 40 kilos (88 pounds) of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling it one...
Nations agree 'significant' plastic cuts by 2030: UN
Nations Friday committed to "significantly reduce" single-use plastics over the next decade, in a watered-down pledge after several richer nations objected to deeper...
James Bond to drive electric Aston Martin in new film: media reports
Famous for his high speed car chases, James Bond is hardly an obvious tree hugger. But the world's best known spy has apparently gone green, with British media...