French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer, amid fear of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice.
Police: Detroit-area man held, said he wanted to kill cops
Authorities say they seized a dozen rifles and six handguns from the home of a suburban Detroit man who allegedly mentioned during a mental health group discussion that...
Turkey to ready dossier for Gulen extradition in 10 days: Foreign Minister
Turkey expects to complete within a week to 10 days a dossier requesting the extradition from the United States of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of...
Turkey detains Gulen's nephew after coup attempt: state media
Turkey has detained a nephew of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen's after last week's attempted coup, state-run media reported on Saturday, the first time one of...
Ministers concerned over reports of resignations
Ministers Saturday expressed grave concern over reports that some members of Prime Minister Tammam Salam's Cabinet may resign amid discontent over its approach to...
Putin tells Afghan leader ready to fight terror together
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani expressing readiness to fight all forms of terrorism together in the most active way...
Hundreds of homes evacuated as wildfire spreads north of Los Angeles
About 300 homes were evacuated as a fast-moving wildfire burned through some 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) of parched land northwest of Los Angeles on Saturday, the...
Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message
They don't like to be called white supremacists.
Turkey expects to complete within a week to 10 days a dossier requesting the extradition from the United States of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed coup, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.
Dozens of Palestinians held by Israel join hunger strike
Dozens of Palestinians jailed by Israel are refusing food in support of an inmate on hunger strike for 39 days over his detention without trial, the Palestinian...
Turkey frees 1,200 soldiers detained after coup bid: prosecutor
Turkey has set free 1,200 soldiers detained after the military coup, a top prosecutor said Saturday, in its first major release of suspects amid global criticism of the...
Turkey spy chief survives despite Erdogan criticism ... for now
Turkey's powerful spy chief Hakan Fidan is to stay on in his job after presiding over an intelligence failure that allowed the botched coup, but his position is under...
Ministers Saturday expressed grave concern over reports that some members of Prime Minister Tammam Salam's Cabinet may resign amid discontent over its approach to various state affairs.
Residents in east Lebanon village protest water cuts
Angry residents in an east Lebanon town Saturday blocked the road with burning tires in protest of water cuts, which they claim is unevenly distributed between...
Health minister says state on verge of collapse
The state as a whole is crumbling, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said Saturday, praising Prime Minister Tammam Salam's management of the Cabinet.
Military ups security in Lebanon border town
The Lebanese Army Saturday upped its security measures in a border village in northeastern Lebanon and closed down border crossings with Syria.
Lebanon minister denies insulting Mauritania
Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Saturday denied a report that he had in any way urged against the holding of an Arab summit in Mauritania over health concerns.
The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon assured Friday that the state of emergency in Turkey would have no impact on tourism or tourists, even as travel agencies confirmed that many Lebanese had canceled their travel plans to the country following the failed coup.
Azzi explains adjustment to daily minimum wage
Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi Thursday assured that deducting LL4,000 from the daily minimum wage by the Cabinet would have no impact on the minimum monthly wages.
Iran seeking $60B for petrochemicals
Iran is in talks with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Total SA as part of its push to attract $60 billion in foreign investment to more than double the country’s capacity to...
Turkey charms investors, ignores critics
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has largely dismissed warnings from foreign leaders about the scale of the crackdown following last week’s failed putsch.
IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $445M payout
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colorful tycoon when she was French...
Central Bank pledges stability
Lebanon’s Central Bank chief said he will ensure local banks comply with a U.S. law targeting Hezbollah’s finances, weeks after a bomb attack at a major Lebanese lender...
Mobile and internet prices may fall soon: Harb
Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb said Wednesday that the ministry is studying the possibility of adjusting the prices of cellular and internet services.
Lebanese business shrugs off Turkey coup
Lebanese economists and representatives of the private sector do not see any significant impact of Turkey’s attempted coup on the Lebanese economy.
Iran is in talks with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Total SA as part of its push to attract $60 billion in foreign investment to more than double the country’s capacity to produce petrochemicals over the next decade.
Turkey’s economy to miss growth targets: Experts
Turkey will miss government economic growth forecasts this year and next following the failed coup that has hammered the lira and put renewed pressure on the tourism...
Eight energy giants mull Cyprus gas exploration
Eight major energy firms have expressed interest in drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus, the government said Friday.
Cracks in UK property sector Brexit aftershock
Uncertainty remains pervasive in the U.K. financial markets and that has knocked the legs from under the commercial property sector. Call it a Brexit aftershock that...
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colorful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.
Verizon close to $5B deal to aquire Yahoo
Verizon Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Yahoo! Inc., beating out rival bidders for the iconic web pioneer, people familiar with the matter said.
G20 nations pledge to bolster defenses against Brexit headwinds
The world's leading economies will do more to lift global growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers said Saturday as they sought to deal with fallout...
Ecuador pays $112M award to Chevron: central bank
Ecuador has paid $112 million to energy company Chevron Corp over a four-decade-old contract dispute, even though it remains in disagreement, the head of the central...
IMF urges key G20 countries to spend more for growth
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned risks to the global economy are growing, as it called on some G20 nations to boost government spending.
For decades, in fact ever since the 1950s when the first Arab Summit was held in Egypt and then resumed in the 1960s to eventually become an institution, it has proved to be little more than a social event and in many cases the catalyst for further Arab infighting.
In Lebanon a crisis is never far away, and Thursday the Lebanese woke up to the latest hysterical headlines: Qaraoun Lake is dead.
Britain in search of a country
The Brexit vote has smashed much of the infrastructure of Britain’s economic and political relations with Europe and the world.
Syria’s post-conflict reconstruction
We have been following the Syrian crisis since 2011, the biggest forced displacement crisis since World War II, and witnessing unprecedented violence, war crimes and...
Syria becomes ever more complicated
The failed military coup in Turkey and the country’s many links with key regional actors in Syria, Russia, Iran, NATO and clarify how difficult it has become to achieve...
Threat worse than terror
Party conventions in the United States have always been a circus, serving up the entertainment every four years.
For too long the Lebanese have lived without any good news coming from the halls of the Grand Serail.
No sense of timing
In most normal countries, whether they are democratic, autocratic or theocratic, everything from serious events such as elections and sessions of government or...
Egypt’s ad hoc economy, repetitive mistakes
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has portrayed himself as a figure who could bring not only political but also economic stability.
The wrong lessons of the Iraq War
The Chilcot report was finally released this month, seven years after it was commissioned by the British government to “identify lessons” from the United Kingdom’s...
When’s the right time for a national oil company?
The prospect of creating a national oil company in Lebanon is now at the forefront of a national discussion concerning the country’s nascent oil and gas sector.
The failed military coup in Turkey and the country’s many links with key regional actors in Syria, Russia, Iran, NATO and clarify how difficult it has become to achieve political solutions to individual conflicts, because local, national, regional and global interests of any single party do not line up nicely in a coherent and clear balance sheet of desirables and undesirables.
America presents itself as a banana republic
Over the years, I have watched campaigns in third world countries in which one candidate accuses the other of being a criminal, sometimes even threatening to jail his...
Coup attempt is new blow to U.S.-Turkey ties
In the uproar following the attempted military coup in Turkey, relations between Washington and Ankara, already badly strained, appear to be headed for new difficulty.
Banning opposition is a failed Arab legacy
The recent and ongoing spate of decisions by several Arab governments to dissolve and ban certain political groups (mostly Sunni or Shiite Islamists) is a reflection of...
When will we get serious about terrorism?
Thursday night it was in Nice, France.
Sam Allardyce is the new England manager after the Football Association officially appointed him Friday, 10 years after he failed to convince them he was the right man for the job.
‘Big Sam’ still trying to convince the doubters
Despite his best efforts to paint himself as a modern coach at the forefront of sports science and psychology, Sam Allardyce has still spent much of his career battling...
Venus Williams reaches Bank of the West semifinals
Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night.
Isner, Monfils cruise into Washington quarters
U.S. top seed John Isner and French second seed Gael Monfils breezed into the ATP and WTA Washington Open quarter-finals Thursday with impressive serving performances...
College player in alleged assault released by team
A U.S. college football player, who alleges he was struck by Golden State Warrior star Draymond Green, has been released by his school, the coach said Wednesday night
Sunderland appoint Moyes as Allardyce's replacement
Sunderland appointed David Moyes as manager Saturday, replacing Sam Allardyce who has taken charge of the England team.
If there’s smoke there’s fire: Mourinho on Pogba
French midfielder Paul Pogba is a target for Manchester United their manager Jose Mourinho all but confirmed to the BBC in an interview given in China.
England manager Sam Allardyce
Factbox on new England manager Sam Allardyce, who was appointed to replace Roy Hodgson Friday.
Venus Williams pulls out three set win at Stanford
Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the WTA Tour's Stanford tournament Wednesday as she...
'Cooler' Querrey wins, Stephens out at Washington
Sam Querrey made a triumphant start to his first event since stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, rallying Tuesday to reach the third round of the ATP and...
Serena Williams, Djokovic head entry lists for US Open
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic head the direct entry lists for this year's U.S. Open.
Duncan thanks team-mates in open letter
Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the...
Duncan’s retirement latest in summer of goodbyes
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a...
Spurs coach Popovich bids farewell to Duncan
San Antonio Spurs long time coach Gregg Popovich described five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan Tuesday as the best example of a leader any coach in the NBA could hope for
Silver wants more balance after Durant move
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that the league might look at ways of maintaining competitive balance following Kevin Durant's blockbuster move to join the...
Chris Froome crashed on a slippery descent but showed grit and determination to fight on and retain his race leader’s yellow jersey at the Tour de France Friday.
Russia bids to avoid Rio Games ban
Russia Friday made a last-ditch bid to avoid a blanket ban at the Rio Games over state-run doping as a fresh batch of drug test failures from Beijing 2008 and London...
Decision time: IOC poised to rule on Russia's status for Rio
As the clock ticks down to the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, international Olympic leaders are facing a seminal moment.
Russian Olympic ban upheld
Sport’s highest tribunal rejected Thursday Russia’s appeal against a doping ban for its entire athletics team from the Rio Olympics starting in 15 days’ time, drawing...
Froome closer to third Tour de France title
Britain’s Chris Froome edged nearer retaining his Tour de France title when he won the 18th stage, a 17-km mountain time trial, to extend his overall lead to almost...
Nico Rosberg ended the opening day of practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix fastest after Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton crashed out Friday.
Rosberg signs deal to stay at Mercedes until 2018
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract that will keep him at Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton until the end of the 2018 season, the team...
Gold medals in Rio are barely gold at all
Gold medals are the ultimate prize in Olympic sport.
Marquez pulls clear after powering to win, doubling his lead
Spain’s Marc Marquez doubled his lead at the top of the MotoGP championship after the Honda rider roared back from a slow start off pole position to win the German...
S.African motorsport star dies climbing Kilimanjaro for Mandela
A popular South African racing driver died early Monday while trying to reach the summit of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro for a charity linked to Nelson Mandela, the...
Now is the summer of our discontent.
Conjuring 2 scares but not as well as the first
If “The Conjuring” was a chilling whisper, the sequel is a deafening shriek.
A touch of humor invades Star Trek Beyond
In the previous “Star Trek” installment, Spock cried. In the latest, “Star Trek Beyond,” he laughs.
Bourne-again Damon returns as spy of few words
In international espionage, discretion is considered the better part of valor.
Taylor Swift world’s highest-paid celebrity
At the tender age of 26, Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, pulling in a whopping $170 million over the past year, Forbes magazine said Monday.
APEAL announces arts scholarship winners
APEAL – the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon – announced the recipients for this year’s APEAL/Maria Geagea Annual Scholarship...
Jason Derulo closes the Jounieh Festival
American singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo fired up an audience of adoring fans at Fouad Chehab Stadium Monday evening, the closing show of the Jounieh...
PM May says wants to reduce migration into UK to 'tens of thousands'
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday she wanted to reduce yearly net migration into Britain to the "tens of thousands," a level she said was sustainable.
Netflix to stream new Star Trek series
Netflix will beam the new series of cult sci-fi franchise “Star Trek” to 188 countries across the world, excluding the United States and Canada.
Turturro seeks truth in ‘Night Of’ murder mystery
In the security line at a Manhattan courthouse, Jack Stone empties the pockets of his floppy overcoat and piles the plastic bin to near capacity.
Cranston back to drug world in The Infiltrator
Actor plays undercover agent who goes after Colombian cocaine lord Pablo Escobar
Drummer Steven Adler rejoins Guns N' Roses on summer tour
Drummer Steven Adler rejoined Guns N' Roses on stage in Cincinnati to mark his first performance with the band fronted by Axl Rose in more than a quarter century.
Mustang Sally composer Sir Mack Rice dead at 82
Mack Rice, the composer of ’60s hit “Mustang Sally” and co-writer of the Staple Singers’ landmark “Respect Yourself” has died in Detroit.
Hungarian novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century Hungarian literature, died aged 66 Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer his publisher said.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry collapses in concert
Aerosmith's hard-rocking guitarist Joe Perry collapsed during a concert in New York and was said Monday to be in stable condition at a hospital.
Sophia Loren becomes honorary citizen of Naples
Sophia Loren has been made an honorary citizen of Naples, the city that formed her and became the backdrop of many of her films.
Iranian director Kiarostami dies in France at 76: reports
Acclaimed Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76 in France following a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported on Monday.
French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies aged 93
ves Bonnefoy, France's most famous contemporary poet and celebrated translator of Shakespeare whose poems were translated into 30 languages, has died at the age of 93,...
At the airport. En route to another critical meeting.
Pokemon Go players risk all for their monsters
Walk into a minefield, enter a military base or simply cross the road without looking: fans of Pokemon Go are prepared to do whatever it takes to capture the likes of...
Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can't find any
Scientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form.
Boeing aims for supersonics and Mars
The Boeing Co. marked its centennial Friday with plans to focus on innovation, including ambitious projects for supersonic commercial flight and a rocket that could...
Chakra’s star shines in bright Paris Fashion Week
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...
Japanese 'rent men' who are paid just to listen
From lonely pensioners to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients who would never...
African honeyguide birds aid hunters in rare, sweet partnership
A small African bird that guides people to bees' nests hoping to share honey and wax responds to hunters' special calls in a rare example of a partnership between wild...
Dubai too hot? Stay overnight on its snowy slopes
Visitors to Dubai have a new way to keep cool during the scorching Mideast summer.
Bug eluded entombment in ancient amber
A chunk of amber found along the Baltic Sea in Russia provides evidence roughly 50 million years old of an extremely fortunate bug.
Smart science: Detailed brain map unveiled
For years, doctors have had reliable charts of the body and its organs – blood circulation, digestive system, nerves and the like – but always with one frustrating grey...
SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 2.5 tons of gear and supplies for the astronauts living in...
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.
Life’s a peach: Bikfaya brings people together
Winding past bars and restaurants late Friday through the busy Beirut streets balancing a box of 24 peaches with the name Bikfaya splashed across, someone calls out...
Afkart: Promoting local designers since 2002
On the sea-front boardwalk of Zaitunay Bay, Afkart exhibition 2016 opened for the 15th edition of the annual art, craft, and event show.
An unforgettable stay on the Turkish Riviera
For many families, the true definition of a holiday means not having to worry about a thing.
Summer styles that evoke the travel bug
The skies were clouding over as I strode briskly across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a productive day checking off Florentine must-sees.
Bucharest a showcase of eclectic architecture
Bucharest was once known as “Little Paris of the East.” But English, not French, is the preferred foreign language in Romania’s capital city, and 96 percent of its...
What color is paella? A chef’s answer
Of course we are familiar with the Spanish rice dish paella, we say. It is the color of a Mediterranean sunrise, a coral red or saffron yellow. Chef Rosa Camprodon...
A culinary expedition with Peru's top chef
As a teenager on the streets of Lima, Virgilio Martinez aspired to a life of extremes, hoping to become a professional skateboarder.
Jordan's newest mall debuts large-scale green technology
In Jordan's newest retail and leisure hub, the typical high-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating...
For a country afflicted with a creaky infrastructure, especially on the transportation and energy fronts, and a society which for the most part is as much concerned about global warming as it is about the price of tea in China, the Lebanese mindset ironically is probably among those best suited to rapidly embrace an energy-conscious, eco-friendly culture that seeks to curb reliance on fossil fuels.
Musk 'master plan' expands Tesla into trucks, buses and car sharing
Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the company into electric trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy...
BWW 4-Series car world’s answer to couture
I think carmakers are deliberately trying to mess with me, especially the two marques that for some reason I find myself helplessly drawn to.
Finland auctions Soviet cars abandoned by migrants
Collectors with a penchant for old Soviet cars will head to the Arctic this weekend where the Finnish customs will auction dozens of cars abandoned by migrants crossing...
Durango: A brawny rebel in a sea of conformity
If there’s one thing that’s undeniable about the car market today, it’s that customers are spoiled for choice a great deal more than they were at any time in the past.
Europe's medicine watchdog said Friday it has recommended the licencing of the first-ever AIDS prevention pill for the European Union.
Could fruit,veggies boost your happiness?
The reasons experts usually give for eating more fruit and vegetables tend to be about long-term health benefits, but piling on the produce may also improve well-being...
Redhead gene may boost skin cancer risk: study
gene variant carried by people with red hair, pale skin and freckles may boost skin cancer risk even without exposure to the Sun's rays, researchers said Tuesday.
Zika outbreak to end in 2 to 3 years, scientists predict
The Zika outbreak rampaging through Latin America will likely burn itself out in the next two to three years, based on the fact that people develop immunity to the...
Swiss biotech company tests anti-ageing promise of pomegranates
Swiss scientists have found that a substance derived from pomegranates has potential anti-ageing properties, boosting the fruit's reputation as a superfood and spurring...