A manhunt was underway on Saturday in northwest Washington state for a gunman who entered a Burlington shopping mall with a rifle the previous evening and killed five people before disappearing under the cover of darkness, the state police force said
15,000 march in Helsinki anti-racism protest
Around 15,000 people marched in central Helsinki Saturday to protest against rising racism and violent right-wing extremism, police said, following the recent death of...
Man detained at German airport for alleged ISIS membership
The federal prosecutor's office says a 22-year-old German man has been detained at Duesseldorf airport upon his return from Turkey for alleged membership in ISIS
Islamists, liberals prepare to face off in Morocco polls
Campaigning began in Morocco on Saturday for parliamentary polls that pits a modernist opposition against Islamists rocked by scandals after five years in government.
Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips
Lebanese like Hamza al-Sees should have no problem finding a beach to while away the summer in a country stretching along the Mediterranean Sea.
Sharp rise in attacks on refugee shelters in Austria
Attacks on centers for asylum seekers in Austria are on course to double this year, according to government figures released on Saturday
Estonia again fails to elect new president; will try again
Estonia's presidential election has been delayed yet again, as special electoral body failed to pick a new head of state, sending the process back to parliament
Poland anti-government protest draws thousands
Tens of thousands of protesters hit the streets of the Polish capital Warsaw Saturday to rally against moves by the rightwing Law and Justice government that they say...
Syrian opposition says 'no longer any use' for partial truces
Syria's chief opposition coordinator Riad Hijab said on Saturday there was "no longer any use" for a strategy of partial truces as the United States and Russia try to...
Iran begins first web-based nationwide census
Iran's state TV is saying the country has started its first web-based national general census.
The Saturday report says people can visit a dedicated website,...
Russia's Lavrov says Syrian ceasefire hinges on all sides involved
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a revival of a ceasefire in Syria depends on all sides involved and not only on "Russia's unilateral concessions"
Lebanon thwarts a major security risk: Kahwagi
Lebanon thwarted a major security risk and potential future attacks by arresting a high-level Daesh (ISIS) terrorist in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh...
Police arrest woman smuggling drugs into juvenile prison
Police detained a woman who attempted to smuggle a large amount of drugs into the Juvenile Correction Facility at the notorious Roumieh prison, the Internal Security...
Lebanese farmer gears up for harvest season
Covered in dust, wearing tan work boots, brown pants, a khaki button-down and a brown hat, Fayez al-Rassi meticulously placed one apple after another into a basket.
Dogs hit catwalk to wag their stuff
A leggy blonde in a glossy coat strutted along the red carpet runway toward a cluster of paparazzi waiting at the end. She sits, barks, and the crowd applauds.
Resigned Economy Minister Alain Hakim called upon officials to speed up the election of a Lebanese president in a bid to save the deteriorating economy.
Salameh: Banks must implement anti-terror rules
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh Thursday emphasized the need for banks in the region to implement all international regulations in the fight against money laundering...
Russia said to plan joining oil talks
Russia plans to join discussions on limiting oil production only after OPEC members reach an agreement between themselves, meaning talks aimed at stabilizing the market...
OPEC in new push for deal to curb output
As far as OPEC decision-making is concerned, Algeria, which plays host to oil ministers next week, has always been the land of surprises.
Europe shares pare best week in months on worries
Signs that Europe’s recovery is struggling and investors rushing to sell company stakes put a halt to this week’s rally in European shares.
Lebanon seeks Scotland’s help to extract oil, gas
A Lebanese parliamentary delegation visiting the U.K. requested assistance Friday from Scotland in extracting oil and gas from Lebanon’s offshore reserves.
RE/MAX enters Lebanon property sector
Despite the deteriorating local economic situation, real estate companies in Lebanon are exerting efforts to revive the sector by introducing new concepts into the...
Khalil proposes new taxes to finance wage hike
Lebanon’s finance minister proposed a series of new taxes to finance the salary increases for civil servants and public school teachers, according to the 2017 draft...
Russia plans to join discussions on limiting oil production only after OPEC members reach an agreement between themselves, meaning talks aimed at stabilizing the market could extend beyond Algiers next week.
Fujairah targets status as oil export platform
At the mouth of the oil-rich Gulf region, the little-known UAE emirate of Fujairah is positioning itself as a major player in oil exports with a new dock for...
Kuwait MPs demand debate on gasoline price hike
Kuwaiti lawmakers Thursday requested an emergency session of parliament to be held to debate a government decision that increased gasoline prices by up to roughly 80...
Libya oil chief fears ‘financial collapse’
Conflict-hit Libya could run out of money next year without a swift resumption of oil exports, the head of the country’s National Oil Corporation warned Thursday.
Funds face shrinking stock market
More companies don’t want you, or any other investor, to buy their stock.
Global ‘cheap money’ stirs Russian dissent
Russia’s central bank governor isn’t sure if the unprecedented monetary easing around the world is a killer or a cure for the global economy.
Marriott buys Starwood, now No. 1 chain
Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company.
Eurozone growth at 20-month low as Germany slows
Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to a 20-month low as the German economy, in particular, loses momentum, a survey showed Friday.
News reports Thursday carried Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s comments at the U.N. defending the brutal bombardment of Syrian rebel areas, urging that any letup would help Islamist radicals.
Theater of the absurd
For some the Syrian war is an unintelligible quagmire. In fact, it is a kaleidoscope of massacres, atrocities and war crimes, divided by rivers of blood.
Global citizenship: No more hatred
Since 1914, the world has seen two world wars and is still witnessing several territorial and international conflicts.
Chaaban responds to Chehayeb on waste crisis
Following is Dr. Jad Chaaban’s reply to Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb’s statement that was published in the Sept. 23 issue of The Daily Star.
NKorean threat may be next president’s first test
North Korea’s latest nuclear test triggered diplomatic aftershocks in Asia – and a growing concern that the volatile regime in Pyongyang may pose the first big test for...
Quest for corruption
The Lebanese Constitution guarantees the right to protest and does so with clear but fair stipulations on how they are prepared and conducted, asking that licenses be...
Getting away with murder
The Syrian government has the audacity to deny hitting a United Nations aid convoy.
In a crunch, close ranks
The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon erupted at a hugely unexpected moment and at a time when the country was already in dire straits.
Europe’s leadership crisis must be resolved
The European Union’s list of crises keeps growing.
Training Mideast health care workers
The Middle East’s public health challenges are enormous, especially when one accounts for the region’s transient population of refugees and guest workers.
Exposing “fallacies” in Chaaban article on trash management
In response to the article published by the researcher and associate professor of economics at the American University of Beirut, Dr. Jad Chaaban, in September 2016,...
North Korea’s latest nuclear test triggered diplomatic aftershocks in Asia – and a growing concern that the volatile regime in Pyongyang may pose the first big test for the next U.S. president.
Why Trump’s dealmaking could be dangerous
Consider two quotations, the first engraved in modern history and the other less than a week old, and ask yourself what they have in common.
Trump’s performance at foreign policy forum
Donald Trump is shifting to “responsible candidate” mode now, so his remarks on foreign policy last week sounded relatively restrained – until you begin parsing the...
Rice follows Kissinger’s playbook in China
Susan Rice is the latest national security adviser to inherit the framework of Sino-American relations that was created in 1972 by Henry Kissinger: The Chinese ever...
Barack Obama – the last man standing
As we are all consumed with the ups and downs on this bizarre campaign, President Barack Obama is on his last trip to Asia.
Jose Mourinho has vowed to silence the critics when Manchester United face champions Leicester, while his old rival Arsene Wenger hopes to celebrate a memorable milestone with a rare success against Chelsea Saturday.
Ten-man PSG stunned at Toulouse
Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier was sent off against his old club as Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 2-0 defeat away at Toulouse in Ligue 1 Friday.
France's top women cleared, Paire ban extended
A ban on France's top two women tennis players Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for their behaviour at the Rio Olympics was lifted by the French Tennis...
Wozniacki ends Radwanska reign to reach Tokyo final
Caroline Wozniacki outlasted Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6 7-5 6-4 in a dog fight of a semi-final at the Pan Pacific Open Saturday to end the Pole's reign at the Ariake...
Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 NBA seasons
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling time on his NBA career after 21 seasons, posting a video on Instagram saying "farewell" and "thank you" to fans...
Late strike hands Ansar first season win
Ansar bounced back from their ignominious opening day thumping at the hands of Salam Zgharta, with a 3-2 win over Tadamon Sour Friday in matchday two of the Lebanese...
Rampant Dortmund win again
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the fifth time in five Bundesliga games this season as Borussia Dortmund beat Freiburg 3-1 Friday to move level on points with...
Allegri tells his jittery Juve to ‘take command’
Juventus must “take command” of their opponents, thundered coach Massimiliano Allegri, as they look to warm up for a vital Champions League clash with a win at Palermo...
A ban on France's top two women tennis players Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for their behaviour at the Rio Olympics was lifted by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) Saturday, but the suspension of male teammate Benoit Paire extended
Serena Williams pulls out of China tournaments with injury
Serena Williams announced Friday that she has pulled out of two forthcoming tournaments in China citing an ongoing shoulder injury
Davis Cup, Fed Cup get set for revamp
The Davis Cup and Fed Cup will be revamped with neutral venues planned for the finals and the current best-of-five sets format for men possibly ditched, organizers said...
Mayer fires Argentina to fifth Davis Cup final
Tearful Leonardo Mayer fired Argentina into the Davis Cup final Sunday after his victory over Dan Evans handed his side a 3-2 victory over holders Great Britain.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling time on his NBA career after 21 seasons, posting a video on Instagram saying "farewell" and "thank you" to fans who have backed him since 1995
Kaepernick, 49ers teammate kneel during national anthem
While a naval officer sang the first notes of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag on the football field, Colin...
Europe’s Lee Westwood believes Tiger Woods could have an adverse effect on America’s Ryder Cup chances after the 14-time major winner was named as a vice-captain on the U.S. team.
Kaepernick reveals death threats over protest
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Tuesday he has received death threats over his national anthem protest as the killing of an unarmed black man in...
New mayor kills off Rome’s bid for 2024 Olympics
Rome’s new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying staging the summer games would bury the Italian capital under...
Olympics: Rome bid suffers blow as mayor says 'No'
Rome's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a fatal blow Wednesday after the city's mayor, Virginia Raggi, said she would not give her formal backing.
Five Cuban volleyball players jailed for rape
A Finnish court Tuesday jailed five members of Cuba’s national volleyball team for gang raping a woman during a Volleyball World League championship in July and filming...
MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez is hoping home comforts can steer him closer to sealing a third world title when a wide-open season returns to Spain at the Aragon Grand Prix Sunday.
Rosberg a winner among several big champions
Nico Rosberg drew level with Damon Hill in Formula One’s all-time list of race winners Sunday and the odds are narrowing on the German matching the Briton again as the...
F1 can’t be a ‘dictatorship’: new boss
New chairman Chase Carey said Formula One cannot continue as a “dictatorship,” as speculation grows over the role of long-term supremo Bernie Ecclestone under the...
Rosberg back on top after Singapore thriller
Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton after a pole to flag win in...
Rosberg celebrates 200th race with Singapore win
Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and celebrate his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes...
“What a gorgeous view,” Martjin van der Kooij murmurs to himself.
Beauty and tragedy of The Light Between Ocean
There is no misfortune too shattering for Derek Cianfrance.
FBI says it’s evaluating Pitt abuse allegations
The FBI is gathering information about an incident involving actor Brad Pitt and his family aboard a private flight last week, the agency confirmed Thursday.
Madame Tussauds separates figures of Pitt, Jolie
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s split is a literal one at several Madame Tussauds wax museums.
Brown released from jail on $250,000 bail
Los Angeles police have released singer Chris Brown from custody after arresting him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, jail records show.
Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal
Ugandan police have prevented organizers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who says such an event is illegal
Vatican makes new rules for miracles in saint-making
The Vatican issued new rules Friday for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood, including safeguards against possible financial abuses
Third edition of Talents Beirut opens
Film incubation platforms have been around for some time, and have become an integral part of international film festivals in this region.
Cotillard denies role in Jolie, Pitt split
French actress Marion Cotillard has denied any involvement in the sudden split between Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, wishing that the two will...
Divorce to unspool the complex Jolie-Pitt life
For more than a decade, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been a glamorous, globe-trotting Hollywood power couple, attracting cameras to their film projects and...
Jolie officially files for divorce from Pitt
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking custody of their six children, TMZ reported Tuesday, spelling the end for “Brangelina,” one of...
Hundreds bid farewell to Belgian jazz legend Thielemans
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to pay their respects at the funeral of Belgian jazz legend "Toots" Thielemans, who died last week after a glittering career...
The FBI has opened an investigation of Brad Pitt, amid news reports that the Hollywood actor's abusive behavior toward his children was what led wife Angelina Jolie to file this week for divorce
Police deny Brad Pitt probed for alleged child abuse
The Los Angeles Police Department denied Thursday reports that Brad Pitt was under investigation for child abuse and said authorities had received no such allegations...
Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus found dead in car in Connecticut
Mia Farrow's 27-year-old son, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, has died after being found seriously injured in his vehicle in Connecticut.
Marion Cotillard rebuffs rumors of fling with Pitt
French actress Marion Cotillard has rebuffed suggestions that she helped cause the split between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie by having a fling with the A-list actor
Brad Pitt probed for alleged physical, verbal child abuse: TMZ
Brad Pitt is under investigation by U.S. authorities after being accused of physically and verbally abusing his children during an angry outburst, TMZ reported Thursday.
This was already Gigi Hadid’s season. She drew crowds outside the Max Mara shop on opening day of Milan Fashion Week, and indulged fans with selfies.
Giant Slow Food festival kicks off in Italy
One of the world’s biggest gourmet food and wine fairs opened Thursday in Turin, with this year’s edition taking its tasting sessions, workshops and street food parties...
Scholars who put pants on rats win Ig Nobel prize
A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal...
Snapchat debuts recording 'Spectacles,' changes company name
Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product
MBC to launch Project Runway Middle East
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...
London commuters put at ease with quotes, humor
The daily grind of London commuting is being brightened by a collection of black marker pens and whiteboards – giving city dwellers a welcome boost as they travel...
London Fashion Week hits climax
Luxury British fashion house Burberry unveiled its highly anticipated display at London Fashion Week Monday, an opulent affair featuring frilly blouses, velvet blazers...
What your chop really needs is a warm salad
This recipe is a template for topping sautéed steaks or chops of most any kind with a wilted salad, a splendid dish for an early fall dinner.
A Swede who wrote a trilogy about collecting bugs, an Egyptian doctor who put pants on rats to study their sex lives and a British researcher who lived like an animal have been named winners of the Ig Nobels, the annual spoof prizes for quirky scientific achievement.
Rosetta to end epic trek with comet crash landing
After 12 years chasing a comet across over 6 billion kilometers of space, European scientists will end the historic Rosetta mission by crash landing the spacecraft on...
Google takes aim at rivals with 'smart' messaging app
Google took aim Wednesday at the red-hot mobile messaging market, with a new artificial intelligence-powered Allo app that seeks to compete with popular rivals such as...
iPhone launch generates excitement, frustration
Apple delivered its new iPhones on Friday in a global launch marked by long queues at its retail stores but also frustration over the sellout of some models.
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.
Aivazian opens first Middle East exhibition
Third cancer charity fundraising Bazaar
September brings with it the end of summer and that back-to-school feeling. It also brings Beirut back to life with interesting events on the horizon, a highlight being...
Five Lebanese named finalists for Vogue award
Bonny Prince Charlie saw Scotland’s Isle of Skye on the run. He was fleeing government troops after his Highland rebellion ended disastrously at the 18th-century Battle of Culloden.
Japan choosing 88 animation travel spots to boost tourism
Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated "animation spots" to encourage tourism – using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly...
Arabs flee Gulf heat for Alps, despite veil ban
While France’s seaside resorts grapple with the clash of cultures posed by Muslim women in “burkinis,” a tourist town in the Austrian Alps has grown used to visitors in...
Paris comes to Asia's casino hub Macau with new Sands resort
The southern Chinese casino gambling powerhouse of Macau is getting a French twist.
British tea booming in China
Ji Mengyu sinks into a soft chair with her cup of tea to the sound of tinkling teaspoons and light chatter.
As it turns out, being in your 40s means you carry a lot of misconceptions with you that extend to cars.
Toyota Camry 2016, sensible and practical choice
I suppose it was inevitable that at some point I would cover the sort of car that seems to appeal to the vast majority of commuters.
Uber launches groundbreaking driverless car service
Uber launched a groundbreaking driverless car service Wednesday, jumping ahead of Detroit auto giants and Silicon Valley rivals with technology that could revolutionize...
Silicon Valley online course to mint self-driving car engineers
Silicon Valley is creating a crash course in self-driving car technology to address a shortage of engineers with help from a startup in a different field: online...
Macan GTS: Sports car masquerading as crossover
Let’s face it, if you’re buying a Porsche the basic practicalities of life are not at the top of your list of priorities.
In Japan, it’s called “shinrin-yoku,” which translates as forest bathing.
How halal food became a $20B hit in America
Sometimes, culinary trends move in sync with political ones. Sauerkraut was renamed “liberty cabbage” when the U.S. was at war with Germany, and a more recent...
Study details sugar industry attempt to shape science
The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease - in part by pointing the finger at fat - as early as the 1960s, according to...
Eczema, hay fever linked to early antibiotic use
Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive analysis of past clinical studies...
Want to detect gluten on the go? There’s a device
A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go.