The men who killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri considered an alternate site for the assassination in Zouk Mosbeh, Kesrouan, prosecutors told the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Monday.
Families of hostages call for protest Tuesday
Families of the servicemen being held hostage on Lebanon’s northeastern border have called for a protest at noon Tuesday to demand the government focus on their case.
Libya’s parliament extends own mandate
Libya’s elected parliament voted Monday to extend its mandate beyond its Oct. 20 expiry, a lawmaker said, in a move likely to complicate U.N. attempts to end a crisis...
Yemen besieges rebel pocket near key strait
Yemeni forces Monday besieged Houthi rebels who have retreated to a mountainous area near the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait that loyalists recaptured last week,...
Millions hungry in sub-Saharan Africa
Tens of millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa are going hungry due to erratic weather and the situation is set to worsen as the El Nino weather pattern reaches...
Khoury appointed adviser to AUB president
Ibrahim Khoury, the responsible director of Lebanon’s The Daily Star newspaper, was appointed as an adviser to the president of the American University of Beirut,...
Energy committee descends into chaos
A brawl nearly erupted Monday after water bottles were thrown and obscene insults were hurled, but the scene of the altercation was not the street protests Lebanon has...
Citizens take to Internet to mock MPs
Lebanese took to the Internet to ridicule Future Movement and Free Patriotic Movement lawmakers who scuffled Tuesday, expressing their distaste with the fight that...
Libya’s elected parliament voted Monday to extend its mandate beyond its Oct. 20 expiry, a lawmaker said, in a move likely to complicate U.N. attempts to end a crisis between the country’s two rival governments.
Coalition captures strategic Yemen island
Perim Island may be a small lump of windswept volcanic rock at the entrance to the Red Sea but its capture by Gulf Arab forces from Houthi fighters was a welcome...
Sisi says Cabinet to remain in place
The newly- appointed Egyptian Cabinet will remain in power if the parliament due to be elected in October and November approves its agenda, President Abdel-Fattah...
U.S. enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped
Addressing concerns that a landmark nuclear deal reached this year could boost Iran’s military power, the Obama administration reassured critics that it would maintain...
Tens of millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa are going hungry due to erratic weather and the situation is set to worsen as the El Nino weather pattern reaches its peak, the Red Cross said Monday as it launched funding appeals for six countries.
Online firms block terrorism investigations
Terrorism investigations are becoming harder and more risky because some social media companies either refuse to help or make products which deliberately hamper...
Draft released for likely accord on climate
The United Nations Monday released a first draft of the negotiating text for the major conference on climate taking place in Paris in December.
Fears grow for Uganda’s ‘orphans’
When Agatha Namusisi, 64, let her grandson leave Uganda for medical treatment abroad, she assumed he would return, but more than a year later she says he has disappeared.
Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for parasite aid
A trio of scientists earned the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Monday for unlocking revolutionary treatments for malaria and roundworm, helping to roll back two...
Defying all odds, the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel managed to increase its business in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period of last year, its general manager said Monday.
Turkish firm operating in compliance with law
Turkish power firm “Karpowership” responded to fraud allegations by the Lebanese Labor Ministry, saying it was operating under local laws.
Iran ministers warn of fresh economic crisis
Four Iranian government ministers have broken ranks to warn of a possible economic crisis because of the plunge in prices of oil and other commodities, underlining the...
UAE won’t let oil price disrupt energy investment
The United Arab Emirates, the fourth-biggest OPEC producer, is sticking with investment projects to boost energy output even after the plunge in oil prices in the past...
Air France managers flee as staff storms meeting
Air France managers fled a meeting Monday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene.
Lebanon banks can still finance govt: Citi
Citi, the global financial services group, indicated that the risks from the recent slowdown in the growth of bank deposits in Lebanon are limited, and that the...
U.S. charges Lebanon tycoon with money laundering
The U.S. has officially accused a prominent Lebanese businessman of money laundering and drug trafficking along with five other individuals and 11 companies.
Turkish EDL contractor accused of fraud
The Labor Ministry Friday accused an Electricite du Liban contractor of registering more than 50 Turkish professionals as cleaners.
Four Iranian government ministers have broken ranks to warn of a possible economic crisis because of the plunge in prices of oil and other commodities, underlining the country’s patchy recovery.
Qatar stocks gain as Fed rate hike bets recede
Qatari equities rose to the highest in almost three weeks on light trading, tracking gains in global markets Friday that were fueled by the fading prospect of an...
BP executives visit Iran seeking return
BP Plc officials met with Iranian oil executives late last month in Tehran as the British company seeks to return to the country once sanctions are lifted.
Corruption plagues Tunisian economy
Petty graft plagues Tunisia’s economy, nearly five years after state corruption triggered the fall of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, partly due to lack of political...
Pacific countries seal huge free-trade deal
Twelve Pacific Rim countries sealed the deal Monday on creating the world’s largest free-trade area, delivering U.S. President Barack Obama a major policy triumph.
Looking for a growth strategy? Support refugees
I’m a migrant. I came to the United States in 1964 from an extremely poor developing country, Korea, which most experts at the time, including those at the World Bank,...
Emerging market turmoil flashes warning lights
Emerging economies risk “leading the world economy into a slump”, with lower growth and a rout in financial markets, according to the latest Brookings...
VW’s governance at fault in emissions scandal
Volkswagen’s decision to nominate a long-serving executive as chairman has once more highlighted the carmaker’s corporate governance and culture, which some experts...
One might think the stately halls of the Lebanese Parliament would inspire statesmen to pursue fine democratic principles in service of Lebanon’s people.
Bear out of its slumber
Beyond catching the world by surprise, it appears that Russia’s intervention in the Syrian conflict has shattered quite a few myths, chief among them the theory that...
Global dangers may bring the EU together
In 2003, when the European Union drafted its first security strategy, the continent’s citizens lived in a seemingly safe world.
Washington mustn’t step aside in Syria
Four years of failed U.S. policy toward Syria have produced alarming results that transcend the Levant.
The world of Qatari women can define our future
The Arab states of the Gulf remain some of the most novel and fascinating developmental experiences anywhere in the world.
Outfoxed by Putin
For a minute there, much of the world and especially those in Syria and the Middle East, observers, politicians and citizens, were increasingly concerned with the...
Find a clear objective
There is not a single person in Lebanon who is not affected by that which the “You Stink” protesters were originally rallied against, but the disintegration of the...
Don’t play with fire
With clashes at Al-Aqsa for a second day running, the PLO assertion Monday that Israel was playing with fire seems worryingly accurate, and if tensions are not defused...
Clinton will scrape through
The remarkable thing about Jeremy Corbyn, the hard-left outsider who stunned the British establishment by capturing the leadership of the Labour Party, is not his...
ISIS is being helped by Turkish attacks
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) operating in Syria and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq have become indirect partners of the Western anti-ISIS...
Why Putin looks smart amid Syria’s chaos
Vladimir Putin has been able to act forcefully in Syria not because he’s bolder or more decisive than Barack Obama but because he has a clearer strategy.
Washington is watching Saudi affairs very closely
President Barack Obama’s meeting last Friday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman came as U.S. officials are anxiously watching a potential succession rivalry between the...
Assad’s foes are facing their own wars
Iran and Russia may be dealing with a difficult situation in Syria as they defend the regime of Bashar Assad, but they can take solace in the fact that the Syrian...
The Arabs are watching Lebanon closely
A fascinating political face-off this week will see demonstrations organized by the “You Stink” movement in Downtown Beirut publicly challenging the National Dialogue...
Talks between Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp over the vacant manager’s post at Anfield were said to have progressed well Monday as the club look to replace the departed Brendan Rodgers.
Benitez can’t shake the tag of defensive coach
Rafa Benitez portrayed himself as a coach who favors the kind of spectacular attacking football Real Madrid fans demand when he took over from Carlo Ancelotti at the...
China win Asia title, qualify for Olympics
China’s men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late Saturday to secure a...
Valiant Cedars bow out after Philippines loss
Lebanon bowed out of the Asian Championship Thursday after losing at the hands of the Philippines 82-70 in the quarterfinals. The Cedars.
IAAF will do everything to protect clean athletes
Athletics has been at the forefront in the fight against doping and its world governing body will do everything to protect the clean athletes, president Sebastian Coe...
Chelsea say Mourinho retains ‘full support’
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho continues to enjoy the club’s “full support” despite a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League champions said Monday.
Reds abandon Rodgers, but maybe too soon
There are two schools of thought regarding how Brendan Rodgers will be remembered at Liverpool.
Vietto leveler hands Atletico point against Real
Luciano Vietto’s first goal for Atletico Madrid seven minutes from time earned the hosts a deserved share of the spoils against Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw Sunday.
China’s men beat the Philippines 78-67 in the FIBA Asia Championship final before an ecstatic 7,000-strong capacity home crowd in Changsha late Saturday to secure a place at the 2016 Olympics.
Philippines knock Lebanon out of Asian Championship
Lebanon bowed out from the Asian Championship after losing at the hands of the Philippines 70-82 Thursday in the quarterfinals.
Lebanon bullish ahead of Philippines faceoff
Hoping for a return to the semifinals for the first time since 2009, Lebanon Thursday face 2013 runners-up Philippines in the quarterfinal stage of the FIBA ASIA...
Lebanon down Jordan to reach Asian quarters
Amir Saoud netted 20 points and Ali Haidar added 15 as Lebanon edged past Jordan 80-76 to reach the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Championship where they will face the...
Athletics has been at the forefront in the fight against doping and its world governing body will do everything to protect the clean athletes, president Sebastian Coe said Monday.
Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate
Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lackluster stint as a congressman.
Broner stops Allakhverdiev, takes title
Adrien Broner stopped former world champion Khabib Allakhverdiev in the 12th round Saturday in front of his home crowd in Cincinnati to capture the WBA Super...
Cormier outpoints Gustafsson in split decision
Daniel Cormier outpointed Alexander Gustafsson in a split decision Saturday night at UFC 192 to retain the light heavyweight championship.
London a step closer to getting its own NFL team
London has moved a step closer to getting its own National Football League team, British Chancellor George Osborne said Friday, after meeting with NFL team owners,...
Rafael Nadal’s lifelong mentor, his uncle Toni, has opened the door to hiring a “supercoach” if the 14-time Grand Slam-winner fails to recapture his spark next season.
Bouchard’s concussion comeback ends in tears
Eugenie Bouchard’s comeback match from concussion ended in tears Monday when dizzy spells forced her to retire from her China Open first-round match against Andrea...
Halep injury plunges WTA Finals spot into doubt
World No. 2 Simona Halep lasted less than a set before retiring injured at the China Open Sunday, plunging her appearance at the WTA Finals into doubt.
Djokovic and Nadal mix tennis with politics
Two of the world’s top tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, came to Bangkok to earn a few million dollars for an exhibition match.
Serena ends season early to focus on health
World No. 1 Serena Williams has opted against defending the WTA Finals title and decided to end her season early following a roller coaster campaign littered with pains...
The Schumacher name looks set to continue in motorsport after Mick Jr., son of Germany’s seven-time Formula One world champion, finished his debut Formula Four season 10th overall Sunday.
McLaren confirm Button to race on in 2016
Jenson Button will race for McLaren again next season, the Formula One team confirmed Thursday with a statement that ended speculation the 2009 world champion was...
Verstappen speeds past another milestone
Formula One’s first 17-year-old racer became the sport’s first 18-year-old driver Wednesday and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen celebrated his birthday by passing his test...
Renault deal saves Lotus from administration
French carmaker Renault Monday announced it would buy a majority stake in the Lotus Formula One motor racing team, allowing the financially stretched outfit to stave...
Lorenzo wins to close gap on Rossi in title race
Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo stormed to victory in the Aragon MotoGP after leading from the start to close the gap in the world championship race to 14 points on leader...
Nearly two centuries ago, Belgium launched continental Europe’s first commuter train line, connecting Brussels to Mechelen, a small city halfway to the port of Antwerp.
SKorean director Kim Ki-duk looks to China
For the past two decades, maverick South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk’s low-budget movies have given him international acclaim, highly coveted awards and many...
Hillary Clinton does an SNL skit
Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, appeared on the season opener of the comedy show “Saturday Night Live” as a wise bartender named...
Clinton raises laughs with primetime TV skit
Hillary Clinton attempted to showcase her softer side -- and boost her flagging poll ratings -- by playing a bartender on primetime U.S. television Saturday in a comedy...
Cosby seeking defense lawyer for Pennsylvania criminal probe
Comedian Bill Cosby is seeking to hire a criminal defense lawyer as suburban prosecutors revisit a 2005 sexual-assault complaint against him.
Nobel Literature Prize announced Thursday
This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced Thursday at 11:00 GMT, the Swedish Academy which awards the prize said Monday.
Rayess, Douaihy, Bibi Zogbé up at Christie’s sale
Canvases by three Lebanese modernists will be among the works on offer at Christie’s impending Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art sale.
Damon charms as stranded astronaut
Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, appeared on the season opener of the comedy show “Saturday Night Live” as a wise bartender named Val who pours a drink or two for, ahem, Hillary Clinton.
Filming begins for new movie 'Star Trek Beyond'
Shooting has begun in Dubai on "Star Trek Beyond," the third film in the reboot of the science-fiction series
Clooney, Coen Brothers at ‘O Brother’ screening
George Clooney joined the Coen brothers and co-stars Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro at the New York Film Festival Tuesday evening for a special 15th anniversary...
Noah debuts as Stewart heir
With verve and a touch of humility, South African comic Trevor Noah has taken over as host of “The Daily Show,” filling the gigantic shoes of award-winning satirist Jon...
Putin gives Roy Jones Jr. Russian citizenship
Vladimir Putin has given Russian citizenship to former world heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr.
It can’t be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right.
Grateful Dead, John Mayer giving away 10K tickets to NY show
Members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer are giving away 10,000 free tickets to their concert next month
Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein turns 90
Newport Jazz Festival Founder George Wein was singing the blues just hours before turning 90 on Saturday.
Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again with Latin band
Will Smith is getting jiggy with music again
Pope Francis to release pop-rock album on Nov. 27
Pope Francis is becoming Pop Star Francis: The religious leader is set to release a pop-rock album.
Can music tame the savage beast?
Malaysian Muslims try speed dating
Looking out nervously from beneath her pink headscarf, Malaysian single Siti Aisha chats with a man she has never met, but who could become her husband after their...
LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera
South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a...
Precise BioMatch Mobile Integrated in Two Smartphones
Precise Biometrics’ (STO:PREC) product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch™ Mobile, has through cooperation with Fingerprint Cards (FPC)...
New Italian eatery for the people, by the people
An intimate crowd gathered to celebrate the official opening of Popolo, a charming Italian restaurant where you can eat lightly fried cheese truffle balls with mushroom...
Aromatherapy’s natural appeal drives sales
Long eclipsed by modern medicine, demand for aromatherapy with its sensual fragrances and soothing powers has surged as more people are attracted to natural products.
Courreges returns, Roitfeld debuts at Uniqlol
The great return of iconic couture house Courreges dominated the second day of Paris Fashion Week as fashion editor and celebrity Carine Roitfeld designed a rather foxy...
U.K. trendy cereal cafe targeted by protesters
One of London’s fastest-changing neighborhoods is echoing to the snap, crackle and pop of conflict.
South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share
Stargazers ready for rare event in supermoon eclipse
Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.
Japan robot owners warned off droid sex
The company behind a chatty Japanese humanoid named Pepper has felt the need to remind customers who purchase the robots not to engage in sex with them.
BlackBerry unveils Android phone in new reboot effort
BlackBerry announced plans Friday to sell an Android-powered smartphone, in the latest reboot effort from the faded star of the sector.
An intimate crowd gathered to celebrate the official opening of Popolo, a charming Italian restaurant where you can eat lightly fried cheese truffle balls with mushroom any time of the day, or order a crispy cotoletta alla Milanese with a side of creamy truffle fries.
A gourmet experience to tickle your senses
The aroma of the spices was enough to arouse an appetite in nearly everyone at the dinner table.
Zaitunay Bay hosts eid fashion and art fair
The Zaitunay Bay boardwalk was lined with more than 50 kiosks featuring handmade jewelry, clothes and home accessories, as part of Afkart’s annual Fall for Art event...
Whose life is it anyway?
This is the headline story that grabbed my attention at the newsstand last week: “Amal’s Very Modern Marriage Pact: How She’s Rewriting The Hollywood Rulebook.” Two...
New hair transplant process ends guesswork
The introduction of new technologies to make us more beautiful means issues relating to aging are becoming less of a preoccupation.
From military jackets worn as mini dresses to brightly-colored animal prints, Italian luxury goods maker Versace showcased a women's wear collection at Milan Fashion Week it said was fit for "the urban jungle."
It’s quite the compliment when people genericize your name to refer to the competition.
Ferrari California T: Legend for a new generation
Most cars are just that, cars. They get you from A to B, usually with little drama and less flair.
A journey born of the heart
Hassan Haidar, owner of Scuderia Lebanon s.a.l., the official Ferrari importer in Lebanon, takes The Daily Star on a tour into the exclusive world of Ferrari ownership...
Nissan Pathfinder spacious, quick and agile
Most reviews try to assess cars by comparing them to models offered by a marque’s rivals, and that’s certainly helpful, especially when you’re looking for the best deal...
The first patient has been treated in Britain in a pioneering trial of a new treatment co-developed by Pfizer and derived from embryonic stem cells designed for patients with a condition that can cause blindness.
HIV patients should start treatment immediately
The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus that causes AIDS should be treated immediately
Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo
A new study finds that many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease.
$100B could ensure radiotherapy for all: study
An investment of $97-184 billion (87-165 billion euros) could make life-saving radiotherapy accessible to most people who need it by 2035 and save millions of lives,...
Smoking, drinking, obesity shorten European lives
“Alarming” rates of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Europe could mean the next generation live shorter lives, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday.