At least four people were killed in traffic accidents around Lebanon during the last 24 hours, police announced on Twitter Sunday.
Hezbollah, Syria army seize parts of Zabadani
Hezbollah fighters and Syrian army troops launched fresh attacks Saturday on the southern Qalamoun city of Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, tightening a siege on...
Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law
Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in jihadist attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism...
Tunisia beach gunman had worked in tourism, says PM
The Tunisian gunman behind the June 26 attack at a resort that killed 38 foreigners had worked in the tourism industry, Prime Minister Habib Essid said in an interview...
EU could grant emergency loans to Athens: Schulz
Europe will not "desert" the people of Greece regardless of the outcome of Sunday's referendum and may provide it emergency loans, the head of the European Parliament...
Mount Lebanon teen found dead with head wound
A 15-year-old boy was found dead Saturday in the Mount Lebanon village of Bshamoun after apparently being struck on the head, a security source told The Daily Star.
Army attacks militants on northeast border
The Army thwarted at dawn Saturday an attempt by Islamist militants to infiltrate Lebanon's northeastern border, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Presidential poll unconstitutional: Rai
A presidential poll among Christians to reveal which candidate had the most support for the presidency is "unconstitutional and needs the approval of all Maronite...
Egypt may take legal action against journalists who report "false" military death tolls in jihadist attacks that contradict official statements, if a new anti-terrorism law is approved, officials told AFP Sunday.
Fighting grips Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid
Fighting gripped Yemen's second city Aden Sunday as the U.N. envoy was expected in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press his efforts to broker a cease-fire.
22 dead in heavy US raids on ISIS Syria stronghold
Six civilians, including a child, were among at least 22 people killed in US air strikes on ISIS's de facto Syrian capital Saturday and Sunday, an activist group said.
Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack: state media
Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly...
Europe will not "desert" the people of Greece regardless of the outcome of Sunday's referendum and may provide it emergency loans, the head of the European Parliament said Sunday.
Five Ukrainian soldiers killed by landmine: official
Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed when a landmine exploded in the separatist east, a military spokesman said Sunday, as clashes raged on despite a four-month truce.
Mongolia's biggest party calls for ouster of coalition partner
Mongolia's biggest political party has called on the prime minister to expel its key partner from a governing coalition forged last year, potentially throwing the...
Police: Weapons factory blast in Montenegro kills 1 person
Police say an explosion at a weapons factory in central Montenegro has killed one person and injured several others.
Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal amid heat wave
A Spanish official says more than 1,350 residents have been evacuated from their homes in the northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spreads through a pine forest...
BLOM Purchasing Managers’ Index for the month of June showed some improvement compared to May although the decline in business activity this year remained very slow.
Farmers call for long-term plan to help sector
Farmers praised the government’s decision to subsidize agricultural exports but insisted that this step is not sufficient to solve the long-term problems of the sector.
Saudi Arabia opens privatized airport for hajj
Saudi Arabia Thursday officially opens a $1 billion aviation gateway aimed at Muslim pilgrims, in the kingdom’s first airport privatization.
Egypt slides on security fears, Gulf mixed
Egyptian stocks fell on Thursday because of security worries after bloody clashes with militants in Sinai.
Athens eyeing deal to tax assets hidden in Swiss banks: report
Athens wants a tax amnesty deal for Greeks who have stashed cash in Swiss banks, in a bid to bring much-needed revenue to the debt-laden country, a Swiss newspaper...
IMF calls for taxes on fuel, EDL restructuring
The International Monetary Fund recommended new taxes and an overhauling of the state-owned electricity sector to reduce the growing public debt and increase badly...
Fiber-optic Internet to be rolled out by 2020
Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb unveiled Wednesday a five-year plan to revamp Lebanon’s telecoms infrastructure, assuring that Internet users across the...
Lebanon tells U.S. it won’t hand waters to Israel
Lebanon told a senior U.S. official that it would not make any concessions on the disputed maritime border zone with Israel believed to contain large quantities of...
UAE cites progress in establishing tax system
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have made progress toward setting up a federal tax system to bolster government revenue.
Egypt devalues pound in search of growth
Egypt weakened its currency to a record low as the country seeks to boost economic growth amid escalating attacks by Islamic militants that threaten to exacerbate...
Iranians hope deal means money, food, jobs
To Iran’s leaders, solving a nuclear standoff with the West might be a question of maintaining geopolitical influence and prestige.
Athens wants a tax amnesty deal for Greeks who have stashed cash in Swiss banks, in a bid to bring much-needed revenue to the debt-laden country, a Swiss newspaper reported Sunday.
Arabs can make it in France: entrepreneur Altrad
Mohed Altrad says he’s living proof that an Arab can make it in France.
EU markets fall two days before Greek vote
European stocks declined, posting their worst week this year, as investors awaited Sunday’s Greek referendum on austerity.
Russia waits in wings as Greek crisis deepens
Russian President Vladimir Putin must be finding it hard to contain a wry smile as the European Union struggles with Greece’s debt problems.
Eurozone businesses shrug off Greek fears
Eurozone business activity expanded at its fastest pace in four years last month as the European Central Bank’s stimulus package more than offset fears that Greece...
In an interview published Friday, FPM leader Michel Aoun revealed himself to be living in a parallel universe. Declaring Lebanon run by a mafia, Aoun appeared to lack any self-awareness.
A macabre, deadly joke
Bickering, mudslinging and picking fights are certainly part of politics, but only under certain circumstances.
Fight fire with fire
Terror has arrived in Egypt, after years of simmering tension and periodic upsurges in violence.
Against tyranny and ISIS, call on Elvis
We are commemorating several significant anniversaries this week which provide us with much food for thought about events across the Middle East at one of its most...
Surkov has kept Putin’s popularity up
In Soviet Russia, everybody knew that they were being watched.
We are commemorating several significant anniversaries this week which provide us with much food for thought about events across the Middle East at one of its most dynamic and difficult moments.
A climate accord requires Apollo-like ambition
In 1961, when the United States was faced with the threat of falling behind the Soviet Union in the space race, President John F. Kennedy called for a program –...
Remembering Fouad Ajami, one year later
Just over a year ago Fouad Ajami passed away.
The Greek crisis may end up being a good thing
Many commentators have seen the Greek financial crisis as an exercise in stupidity.
Rafa Nadal may have left the stage but the smooth progress into Wimbledon's second week of the remaining members of tennis's established powerbase suggests further upsets are unlikely in the men's last 16 on Monday.
Defending champ Kvitova crashes out of Wimbledon
Petra Kvitova's reign as Wimbledon champion came to a shock end on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic staged a superb fightback to claim a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 third round victory
Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed
Paolo Guerrero fires Peru to a third place playoff victory over Paraguay hto stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honors.
Galatasaray signs Podolski from Arsenal
Turkish Super League Champion Galatasaray has signed Germany forward Lukas Podolski from Arsenal on a three-year contract
Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will make Phoenix a new contender in the NBA's tough Western Conference
Williams vs. Williams, Djokovic, Sharapova cruise
Serena Williams set up a Wimbledon last-16 showdown with sister Venus Friday after surviving a major third-round scare as Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova eased into...
Slumping Nadal facing career endgame
Rafael Nadal insists his career, which has yielded 14 Grand Slam titles and $73 million, is not finished, but evidence was mounting Friday that the Spaniard has reached...
Nadal crashes to new Wimbledon low
Rafael Nadal’s career tailspin accelerated Thursday when dreadlocked German Dustin Brown condemned him to a fourth successive Wimbledon humiliation.
Dinamo Zagreb chief detained over alleged tax fraud, bribery
Police detained controversial Dinamo Zagreb chief Zdravko Mamic and his younger brother Zoran, the Croatian champions' coach, on suspicion of multi-million-euro bribery...
Portuguese soccer great Eusebio honored at national pantheon
The remains of Portuguese soccer great Eusebio have a new home: the country's National Pantheon.
Japan, U.S. seek revenge in Cup final
Defending champions Japan and the rival United States are gearing up for the Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver Sunday where both teams will have the added motivation...
Big names in pursuit as NBA free agency opens
NBA free agency opened with Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard agreeing to contract extensions to stay where they are, and the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks among...
Big names, big markets in pursuit as NBA free agency opens
Former Cedars player Vroman found dead
Former Lebanese basketball national team player Jackson Vroman was found dead in his California home Monday.
US-born Lebanese basketball player found dead
Jackson Vroman, a U.S.-born former NBA player who later joined Lebanon's national basketball team, was found dead in his California home Monday. He was 34.
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the eighth time in nine races this season as he chases a third British Grand Prix triumph
Rosberg fastest in British GP practice
The home crowd were cheering for Lewis Hamilton but Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was the man on top of the timesheets in both free practice sessions for the British...
Hamilton determined to dominate home race
Lewis Hamilton may not be feeling the years just yet but the double Formula One world champion still senses time is ticking by as he gears up for the ninth British...
Formula E hopes to expand to Africa, India
The Formula E electric car racing series is aiming to expand to Africa and India after a successful debut season in Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Rossi tops Marquez to win Dutch MotoGP
Valentino Rossi strengthened his world championship lead Saturday by coming out on top in a thrilling battle with Marc Marquez to win the Dutch MotoGP at Assen.
Alberto Contador will cement his status as the best grand tour rider of the modern era if he emerges as the winner of the Big Four’s Battle Royale at the Tour de France – the most highly anticipated race in decades.
Farah adamant he is 100 percent clean
Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah reiterated Wednesday he was “100 percent clean” as doping allegations continued to swirl around coach Alberto Salazar.
Injured Bolt heads to see ‘world’s best doctor’
Sprint star Usain Bolt was in Munich Wednesday, seeking treatment from famous doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in a bid to cure his problematic pelvis injury...
Injured Bolt pulls out of Paris, Lausanne
Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s troubled season continued Tuesday when he pulled out of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings due to a leg injury.
Froome buckled up for rocky Tour de France
Chris Froome struggled for form, then crashed but the Briton looks ready just in time to compete for a second Tour de France title, although micro managers Team Sky...
France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy.
London’s Bloomsbury has books, much more
Many visitors to London know Bloomsbury as a neighborhood of books, B&Bs and the British Museum. But it’s also a district of elegant architecture, hidden parks and...
Mountaineering marks 150th anniversary
A literary critic, a judge and an explorer were among a tiny group of wealthy Britons who conquered the Alps’ highest peaks 150 years ago, never expecting their...
Hacking the food chain, Silicon Valley style
A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry.
Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals
Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian...
Essentials for visiting San Diego
With an average of 250 days of sunshine a year, any time is good to visit San Diego – but summer means the chilly Pacific waters are warm enough for surfing without a...
Branson unveils plans for ‘boutique’ cruise line
Virgin Cruises will launch its first luxury liner in 2020 from Miami, British tycoon Richard Branson announced Tuesday, placing his bets on medium-sized “boutique” ships.
Low-cost airlines boost green travel to Azores
No longer a pipe dream for nature lovers on a budget, travel to the Azores’ lush forests, lakes, volcanic craters and whale-watching spots has been given a major boost...
A literary critic, a judge and an explorer were among a tiny group of wealthy Britons who conquered the Alps’ highest peaks 150 years ago, never expecting their “gentlemen’s” hobby would morph into a worldwide sport.
Square fruit: Odd shaped melons herald Japan summer
Japanese consumers are used to paying through the nose for fruit, and now the summer's here there's another way for them to empty their wallets: cube and heart-shaped...
Book takes on culture of kids bullying parents
There’s a difference in parenting between a little backtalk and kids actually bullying their grown-ups.
Blind French hikers cross mountains with special GPS
Five hikers, all blind or partially-sighted, crossed a mountain range in eastern France last week thanks to an innovative GPS system that developers hope can help...
Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals.
Solar Impulse arrives in Hawaii, completing historic flight
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed an historic flight Friday after circling the globe without so much as a drop of fuel, then touching down seemingly effortlessly...
Review: Gadgets for the beach, weekend getaway
If you’re headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don’t forget these “essential” gadgets.
Fantasy sports now worth billions
Fantasy sports were once just a fun way for die-hard fans to express their love of the game together with other zealots, without actually getting out on the field...
Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building
Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.
The Ramadan Village, a charity project hosted by the Makhzoumi Foundation, provides hot meals to families in need throughout the holy month.
Ramadaniyat: a world of activities for all
Over 500 people gathered to kick off the annual Ramadaniyat Beirutiya at the Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center, a four-day festival hosted by the...
Printania Garden: a new dining concept
Broummana’s historic hotel the Printania Palace launched its latest dining concept: the Printania Garden, a grouping of restaurants offering local and international...
Salsa class helps students gain confidence, style
“In salsa, you need to improvise.
Elie Saab collection channels West Coast living
Elie Saab says he drew inspiration from California when designing his Resort 2016 collection. Indeed, the boho-chic designs are fluid and glamorous.
Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan’s big push toward “a hydrogen society.”
Some newer cars burn too much oil
Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines – mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru – require an extra...
Mini Countryman stands out even among brand mates
It’s a bit chilly so I’m walking to the car to grab the light jacket I brought with me, except there’s a problem: I can’t see anything.
‘Back to the Future’ hoverboard comes to life
The future is here already – or at least the one imagined for Marty McFly – with a carmaker unveiling a real, working hoverboard, like that used in the “Back To The...
In pursuit of perfection, Mazda CX5 nails it
The first time I came face to face with a Mazda CX5 a few years ago, my initial response was, “Wow!”
Matt Stonie upset Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory
10 ideas for turning toast into something delish
We’re not entirely sure what the difference is between a classic open-faced sandwich and the suddenly hip world of toast with toppings.
A healthy steak that keeps you in the veg aisle
Vouvray wines are in safe hands in the Loire
The Chenin Blanc grape is synonymous with Vouvray, one of the best-known subregions in the Loire region of France, producing wines that can last decades because of the...
Parents countering ugly hair cut videos
Russell Fredrick’s middle son was 12 when he wouldn’t quit playing around in class and ignoring his homework, so the barber did what he does best. He picked up his...
Britain's royal family was gearing up Saturday for the christening of Princess Charlotte, when the public will have their second chance to glimpse the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate.
Reigning Miss Universe rebukes Trump for his migrant remarks
The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant's owner, was 'hurtful and unfair' in his comments about Mexican migrants
Deadheads get nostalgic before final Grateful Dead shows
Mike Levine is traveling from Florida to Chicago see all three of the Grateful Dead's final concerts
Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG
Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John.
UNESCO lists Champagne's vineyards and wine cellars
The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses where the world's most famous sparking wines are produced were listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO
Garner, Affleck say they’re getting divorce
As regulars at a local farmer’s market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family.
Kim Kardashian says use of selfies can be empowering
Kim Kardashian says the large number of selfies she posts on social media empowers her to control her public image, but also contributes to her being viewed by some as...
Carlos Slim scraps project with Donald Trump after Mexico insults
A television company controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has canceled a project with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump after his comments...
Prince pulls music from most online streaming services
Pop icon Prince has opened a new chapter in his fraught relationship with the Internet as he suddenly pulled his music from most streaming services.
Sam Smith singing again after surgery
Young soul sensation Sam Smith is singing again six weeks after he underwent vocal surgery that left him silent
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards
Though she was absent, Beyonce won three BET Awards, including video of the year for "7/11," while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj also won multiple awards at the all-star...
Reelz rescues Miss USA pageant, dropped by NBC in Trump flap
The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz...
Grinding aplenty, little plot in Magic Mike XXL
There’s an early scene in “Magic Mike XXL” that hints at what this much ballyhooed sequel woulda, coulda, shoulda been.
In Winehouse doc ‘Amy,’ celebrity is the villain
Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy” is a slow, tragic zoom out. It begins with the intimacy of home movies and ends in far-away paparazzi footage. Our VIP...
The life of a pencil, the future of erasure
Easily the least imposing piece of art on display at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace these days is a wee thing called “Erasure Study.” A sculptural work, it sits on a...
Marvel brings its latest superhero offering to the silver screen in “Ant-Man,” with Paul Rudd, known for his roles in popular comedies, portraying a thief who has the power to shrink in size but grow in power.
Rudd gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
It’s a big honor for “Ant-Man.”
Ballers looks at humor, drama in athletes lives
Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on “CSI: Miami,” but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida. “It was Miami at the...
Monsters mix with the Great Wall in Matt Damon US-China film
Matt Damon, one of China's favorite Hollywood stars, said he was overwhelmed at the fans turning up at his hotel in China - not for him but for an ex-boy band singer...
‘Old but not obsolete’ Schwarzenegger back again
“I’m old but I’m not obsolete,” Arnold Schwarzenegger says of his return as the fearsome cyborg from the future in his new movie “Terminator Genisys,” opening worldwide...