Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil worked to tone down a resolution from the Arab League that sought to hold the Lebanese government responsible for Hezbollah’s actions, a source in the ministry told The Daily Star.
Palestinian national surrenders to Army in south Lebanon
A Palestinian national handed himself over to Lebanese Army intelligence Monday at a checkpoint outside the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, local media reported.
EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi
The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the...
Norwegian man sentenced to more than 7 years for joining Daesh
A Norwegian court has sentenced a 34-year-old man to seven and a half years of prison for joining Daesh and fighting alongside the terror group in Syria
Egypt says gas discoveries can be EU's new energy source
Egypt's president says newly discovered gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean can offer Europe alternative sources of energy that it's searching for.
Hariri’s return to settle resignation saga
With Prime Minister Saad Hariri planning to return to Beirut this week, the way will be clear for the next constitutional move to end the two-week Cabinet standoff:...
Ain al-Hilweh quiet, tense in wake of fighting
Streets were empty and few children showed up to school after clashes between Palestinian security forces and a wanted militant shook the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian camp...
Gemayel meets Jordan’s King Abdullah II
Lebanon’s Kataeb Party head Sami Gemayel Monday met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at his palace in Amman, according to a party statement.
The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh.
US military in Japan under alcohol ban after accident
U.S. Forces in Japan banned all personnel from consuming alcohol after a drink-driving accident on the island of Okinawa where anti-base sentiment runs high.
Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail
Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, plunging Germany into a crisis that...
U.S. mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83
Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the...
Ankara says US court case 'plot against Turkey'
The Turkish government Monday described a court case in the U.S. that has aroused the ire of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a plot against Turkey, saying the...
Palestinian factions head to Cairo for reconciliation talks
Leaders of various Palestinian factions headed for the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward with a reconciliation agreement
Turkey detains 51 teachers over suspected links to coup: News agency
Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for 107 teachers for suspected ties to the US-based cleric Ankara blames for orchestrating last year's coup, the...
Iran's supreme leader visits quake-hit area, urges more aid
Iran's supreme leader has visited the earthquake-hit region along the border with Iraq and urged for more efficiency and aid for the people in the stricken area.
Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family and others in the kingdom are closely watching a new campaign led by the powerful crown prince targeting officials, princes and tycoons in the oil-rich kingdom, hoping it will help them win back what they lost over the years.
Interbank rates reach 120 percent over crisis
Facing liquidity crunch, some large and small banks are forced to borrow from each other at interest rates that sometimes reach 120 percent, one banker said Friday.
Saudi crackdown rattles largest Mideast IPO
A Dubai property developer managed to pull off the Middle East’s largest initial share offering this year, but only after it was almost derailed by the sweeping arrests...
How Airbus’ deal in Dubai evaporated
At the handover of the 100th A380 superjumbo to Gulf carrier Emirates earlier this month in Hamburg, Airbus SE rolled out the red carpet to airline executives and Dubai...
European stocks brush aside German political uncertainty
Stock markets in Europe and the euro currency held their own Monday despite political uncertainty in Germany after talks on forming a new government collapsed stoked...
Torbey: $20B investment plan in motion
The head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon Joseph Torbey said Lebanon is diligently striving to implement $20 billion infrastructure investments over the next few...
Investors near deal on prince’s hotel: source
A group of Lebanese and Arab investors are about to close a deal to buy Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s stake in Beirut’s Four Seasons Hotel for more than $110 million, a...
Jaber looks beyond chaos to oil-rich future
Before Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation plunged Lebanese politics into chaos, the government was actually getting things done.
A Dubai property developer managed to pull off the Middle East’s largest initial share offering this year, but only after it was almost derailed by the sweeping arrests in neighboring Saudi Arabia, where authorities say they’re rooting out corruption.
Russian billionaire’s bank bets on Egypt
Renaissance Capital, the investment bank owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, is taking a long-term bet on Egypt even as tensions in the region are on the...
Saudi detainees surrender assets for freedom
Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their...
Erdogan takes aim at Turkey central bank over interest rates
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday lashed out at Turkey’s central bank over its refusal to cut interest rates, prompting new losses for the embattled Turkish lira...
Stock markets in Europe and the euro currency held their own Monday despite political uncertainty in Germany after talks on forming a new government collapsed stoked talk of new elections.
EU to vote on relocation of agencies after Brexit
The fight for some of the most prized spoils of Brexit comes to a climax on Monday when 27 EU states pick the new host cities for two London-based regulatory agencies.
Wealth transfer sparks battle for kids of rich
It is set to be one of the biggest intergenerational wealth transfers in history.
Greek businesses cling to recovery hopes
Greek carpenter Vassilis Tsigas surveys the cavernous shop floor of his family’s woodworking business where a handful of employees are finishing balcony doors for a...
U.S. industry gears up to save NAFTA
The business world is mobilizing to convince the Trump administration to save the North American Free Trade Agreement, which corporate leaders say has greatly benefited...
This week Lebanon is set to address some very sensitive challenges as the saga of Prime Minister Saad Hariri comes to the final stretch with the country completely paralyzed.
A friend in need
France’s involvement in Lebanese affairs goes back a century, with successive French governments displaying numerous initiatives over the years as honest brokers for...
Greening the coal industry
Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States has turned mining – and the coal industry in particular – into a political cause celebre over the last year.
Youthful remedy for Africa’s youth unemployment
Across Africa, young people are on the move.
Saudi political explosions risk collateral damage
Nearly two weeks after the double political explosion that rocked Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman appears to be doing damage control in ways that may help...
The real debate
After almost two weeks of rising tensions and vagueness surrounding Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s sojourn in Saudi Arabia, concerted efforts and contacts at the highest...
Calm leads to clarity
The Lebanese theater is overflowing with players reading from conflicting scripts with active audience participation, a situation that impedes the universal request for...
Dissociate in deed
Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s well-being has now been established in a number of ways.
The eternal return of the plague
“Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar.”
Slicker, shinier doesn’t always mean better
From the pocket calculator to the Prius, I’ve always been what they call an “early adopter.”
Circular 352: Right to build or its lack?
Circular 352 issued by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk allowing citizens from across the country to construct structures of up to three stories high violates the most...
Nearly two weeks after the double political explosion that rocked Riyadh, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman appears to be doing damage control in ways that may help stabilize Saudi Arabia and the region.
Could the crown prince unleash a storm?
Saudi Arabia risks committing the original sin of modern Middle East politics – fighting its regional wars in Lebanon and driving that fragile country once again toward...
China sees opportunity in U.S. decline
While news and analysis in America continue to be obsessed with Donald Trump’s daily antics and insults, halfway around the world, something truly historic just happened.
Manchester City extended their winning run in the season to 16 games across all competitions but captain Vincent Kompany has urged the Premier League side to remain composed in their pursuit of silverware.
Police urge West Ham fans not to dial 999
West Ham fans have been warned to stop calling the emergency services number 999 to complain about their team, who are languishing in the Premier League relegation zone.
Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors
Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur tennis players in the 1940s and...
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49: WTA
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said Monday.
Stephen Curry has 39 points, 11 rebounds; Warriors beat Nets
Stephen Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday...
West Brom fires manager with team in relegation danger
West Bromwich Albion has fired manager Tony Pulis after the team dropped to within a point of the Premier League's relegation zone.
Juventus left stunned by Sampdoria
Sampdoria ran riot as Serie A champions Juventus lost both their cool and ground on leaders Napoli in the Italian title race Sunday, suffering a 3-2 setback in Genoa.
The woman referee breaking barriers
Having made the breakthrough, the first woman referee in any of Europe’s top football leagues is asking how long it will take for other countries to follow Germany’s...
Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur tennis players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.
Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Finals
Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the ATP Finals Sunday, becoming the first debutant to win the end-of-season finale since 1998.
Murray doesn't need new coach says Henman
Andy Murray doesn't need to hire a new coach following his latest split with Ivan Lendl, according to former British number one Tim Henman.
Goffin sets up Federer semi at ATP Finals
David Goffin pummelled his good friend Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals of the ATP Finals Friday, where he will have the daunting task of facing...
Stephen Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.
Irving, Celtics beat Hawks 110-99
Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Boston Celtics won their 15th straight game with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks...
Celtics stretch win streak to 14
Rallying from a 17-point deficit, the Boston Celtics stretched their win streak to 14 games by beating Golden State 92-88 Thursday in a showdown of the NBA’s top teams.
Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout Suns 142-116
James Harden looked up at the halftime totals Thursday night and couldn't believe what he saw, despite how well he and the Houston Rockets had shot the ball.
Irving leads Celtics to 13th straight win
Masked man Kyrie Irving scored 25 points to lead the Boston Celtics to their 13th consecutive NBA victory Tuesday with a 109-102 triumph at Brooklyn.
Lebanon’s fairytale run at the Rugby League World Cup ended at the quarterfinals stage after a controversial 24-22 loss to Tonga over the weekend.
Dressel, Ledecky win athletes of year at Golden Goggles
Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year honors at the Golden Goggle Awards Sunday night, recognizing the year's top performances by USA...
Fleetwood wins European Order of Merit
A back nine meltdown by Justin Rose Sunday handed the Race to Dubai title to Tommy Fleetwood and the $8 million DP World Tour Championship to Jon Rahm.
Aussies turning up heat ahead of Ashes series vs England
David Warner isn't the only Australian player talking about hatred when it comes to the Ashes.
Australia gets a Paine injection for Ashes series opener
Seven or eight pins and a plate in the top joint.
Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso turned rookie for a day Sunday when he tried out Toyota’s world endurance championship car in a test that could lead to a Le Mans 24 Hours entry next year.
Neuville wins Rally Australia, secures world championship second
Belgium's Thierry Neuville won the season-ending Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour Sunday to clinch second place in the World Rally Championship.
Mikkelsen leads Rally Australia after 'perfect day'
Defending champion Andreas Mikkelsen was the early leader of the season-ending Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour on Friday after winning five of the opening eight stages.
Vettel wins in Brazil, Hamilton takes fourth
Sebastian Vettel bounced back from his world championship disappointment in fine style Sunday when he won a sunlit Brazilian Grand Prix for Ferrari.
Matt Kenseth wins and Keselowski earns championship berth
Matt Kenseth doesn't get to end his career the way he hoped. He thinks he's got a handful of good years left in him, and can win races and compete for championships.
Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” might be the world’s most famous political artwork.
China’s futuristic library: A lot of fiction
A futuristic Chinese library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines...
Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters
Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a "principled stand" by...
'Despacito' sweeps Latin Grammys -- and heads to Asia
'Despacito," the viral dance hit that swept past borders, won big Thursday at the Latin Grammys where singer Luis Fonsi announced a new frontier for the song -- the...
Netflix’s releases new Marvel series
Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc.’s new Marvel series “The Punisher,” is neither a hero nor a villain.
Egypt police arrest singer over racy video
Egyptian police on Saturday arrested a pop singer known as Shyma after she appeared in a music video in lingerie while suggestively eating a banana, officials said.
Shining a light on Asfourieh’s ruins
Lebanese photographer Chaghig Arzoumanian’s first photo book “On Fools and Lands,” sheds light on the history of Lebanon’s first mental health hospital, commonly known...
New Chandler story chastises medical industry
A newly discovered Raymond Chandler story has everything from an indictment of the medical industry to some mysterious scribble.
Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a "principled stand" by performing in the country.
Green Day releases greatest hits album spanning 30 years
Green Day released a massive greatest hits album on Friday, but the trio isn't saying "Good Riddance" anytime soon
Coldplay tops $500 million on third richest tour ever
Coldplay generated more than $500 million on the rockers' just completed global tour, the band's promoters said Thursday, making it the third highest-grossing in history
CMA Awards highlighted by political, emotional moments
The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments focused on unifying as a...
‘Get Out’ is unique Oscar contender
The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about “Get Out.”
'Justice League' takes top spot, but still falls short at box office
It might have scored top of the box office, but "Justice League" didn't have the super opening weekend predicted, falling short of expectations with takings of $96...
Clooney makes TV return with ‘Catch-22’
George Clooney will make his return to television in a serialized adaptation of “Catch-22,” Paramount Television announced, nearly 20 years after he left hit show “ER”...
‘Disaster Artist’ seeks to celebrate a flop
When James Franco set out to direct “The Disaster Artist,” a faux behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The Room” – often called one of the worst films ever made –...
The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked - not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was.
Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct
Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old.
AC/DC's Malcolm Young a true rock 'n' roll pioneer
Unassuming and down-to-earth, Malcolm Young did not appear to embody the typical characteristics of a hard-rocking megastar guitarist.
'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday hospitalized: media
Rocker Johnny Hallyday, frequently described as a French Elvis Presley, is being treated in a Paris hospital for respirator difficulties, French television station BFM...
'Weinstein Effect' goes global as powerful men confronted
The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well...
Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel.
France in bind over Weinstein fallout
France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins.
U.S. scientists try at gene-editing in the body
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease.
Guidelines change high blood pressure thresholds
New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.
League brings Palestinian camp teams together
Yehya Sarris sat on a bench on the sidelines of a football field, watching the players of all ages training for League of the Camps – a tournament between Beirut’s...
Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the...
Why few women of color in wave of accusers? 'Stakes higher'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar...
Prince Charles’ vision spurs new Cornwall village
In his long wait to become Britain’s king, Prince Charles has pursued his passion for architecture.
Daytime wounds heal twice as fast: study
Body clocks cause wounds such as cuts and burns sustained during the day to heal around 60 percent faster than those sustained at night.
Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate...
Risk of breast cancer's return looms for 20 years: study
Women who are treated for a kind of breast cancer that is fueled by the hormone estrogen face a substantial risk of the cancer returning, even 20 years later,...
Yehya Sarris sat on a bench on the sidelines of a football field, watching the players of all ages training for League of the Camps – a tournament between Beirut’s Palestinian football teams that kicked off Sunday.
Fashion week starts, pencils and mummy stockings
Opulence and cultural syncretism took center stage Wednesday in Beirut Fashion Week’s first show – a collection entitled “Magic Elements” by Lebanese designer Amal...
Make the cut: Women donate hair for cancer patient wigs
Women gathered at Le Spot Mall in Sidon over the weekend to donate their hair to make wigs for cancer patients during an event held for cancer awareness month.
It's Nov. 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school.
Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks
The United Nations on Friday closed the first-ever talks on fully autonomous weapons, with experts warning that time was running out to set rules for the use of the...
Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days
Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days
Supplies headed to space station after Virginia launch
A load of supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, this time from Virginia's eastern shore
Future is about change: 10 days with iPhone X
The future of the smartphone means breaking old habits.
British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million ($99 million) funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless cars on U.K. roads by 2021, in his budget speech Wednesday.
Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
After revolutionizing electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the introduction a futuristic all-electric semi truck.
A world without cars? What of the economy?
A few days ago, after arriving late to work because of traffic, which happened to be more congested than the usual ludicrous amount, I had an interesting conversation...
Save your sanity with these urban warriors
I think the first article on this page makes it abundantly clear that I will resist any shift away from driver-operated private cars, especially as I see automobiles as...
Purchasing a car awakens our ‘stupid’ gene
Human beings are truly extraordinary creatures, not just for how far they’ve come since they first managed to stand on two legs – let’s ignore a certain president until...