Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday denied that the party was involved in the international trafficking of narcotics, accusing the United States of falsely depicting Hezbollah as a criminal organization.
Thirteen Syrian refugees freeze to death
The Lebanese Army will take new measures to control illegal smuggling routes along Lebanon’s eastern border with Syria after 13 Syrian nationals died crossing the...
Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions
Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics, saying Sunday it...
Global female empowerment marches enter second day
Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched,...
Russia's Lavrov, US' Tillerson discuss north Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the Syrian conflict in a telephone call, in particular ways to bring...
Machnouk dismisses spy report as exaggerated
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk Friday downplayed reports that Lebanon was engaged in mass surveillance of individuals in 21 countries, which was described by...
ISF arrests suspected money counterfeiter, seize drugs, weapons
The Internal Security Forces Saturday announced the arrest of several persons on drug and counterfeiting charges in Kesrouan.
Are Beirut’s waste treatment plans a fairy tale?
Once the setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, the skyline of the Danish city of Odense is now characterized by a heavy plume of smoke rising above the...
Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics, saying Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel: official
Four gunmen attacked Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and started shooting at guests, an Afghan official said, in the latest violence to strike the...
Germany's Merkel hopes SPD will approve talks with her CDU party
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday she was optimistic that the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) would approve the start of formal coalition talks with her...
Pakistan suspends police officer over extrajudicial killing
Pakistani authorities Saturday suspended a senior police officer over the killing of a man in an alleged staged shootout that sparked anger and protests nationwide.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the Syrian conflict in a telephone call, in particular ways to bring stability to the country's north, the Russian foreign ministry said Sunday.
Turkish troops cross into Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region: PM
Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria
Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border...
Merkel welcomes EU-Turkey meeting to improve ties
Germany's Angela Merkel welcomed Saturday a Bulgarian plan to host a European Union-Turkey working meeting to try to improve strained ties and clear the ground for an...
Turkey launches operation against Kurd militia in Syria
Turkey launched a new air and ground operation Saturday to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked destabilising...
It is not very common for a new and small firm to win a contract to drill for oil in the competitive markets in the Middle East.
S&P warns Lebanon of sovereign debt exposure
International rating agency S&P said Lebanese banks are well-regulated but warned their exposure to the public debt is increasing.
Kurdistan gas hub gets boost despite tumult
Plans to export natural gas from Iraqi Kurdistan got a boost after reserves were upgraded at two key fields.
BP to help Iraq boost oil flow
BP PLC agreed to help increase crude production at northern Iraq’s Kirkuk fields as the government pushed to restore output and exporting capacity after recapturing the...
Amazon’s rejects left out in cold after long wait
Disappointment sent a chill through Winnipeg this morning as it learned it was one of 200-plus losers in the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes.
Kingdom Holding sells stake in Beirut hotel
Saudi-based company Kingdom Holding sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for $120 million to a group of Lebanese and Arab investors, sources said Tuesday.
Beirut to host Chinese trade agency office
Lebanon has been chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lebanon’s Foreign...
Chinese trade agency selects Beirut for MENA office
Lebanon was chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry...
Emirates throws A380 lifeline with $16B deal
The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, is throwing Airbus a lifeline for its troubled A380 jumbo jet.
US to overtake Saudi Arabia as crude oil producer
The United States are set to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's number two oil producer this year, as shale companies, attracted by rising prices, ramp up drilling,...
Iran’s central bank claims billions from Germany
German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse said Thursday that Iran’s central bank had leveled claims for billions of dollars against its Luxembourg subsidiary...
Predictions of U.S. oil growth stokes OPEC fears
OPEC’s fear that another surge of shale oil could neutralize its production cuts might be coming true.
France to host foreign CEOs for pre-Davos summit
Nearly 140 chief executives from companies around the world will gather at the Versailles Palace outside Paris Monday, as the French government steps up its efforts to...
Airbus in talks with BA on more A380s
Airbus SE is in talks to sell new A380 superjumbo planes to British Airways this year after securing a program-saving deal with Emirates, according to people familiar...
Stocks mixed, dollar at weakest in three years
U.S. stocks meandered following a report that regulators are close to further easing banking rules, while the government shutdown drama in Washington weighed on the...
Since he took office, President Donald Trump has shown unwavering support for Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, and his decision to recognize occupied Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state has only revealed the real face of U.S. policy.
Backs to the wall
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year in office was marked by broken promises and the application of pressure against the Palestinians.
Trump’s quest to make America white again
See if you can guess the author of this quote: “The American Union feels itself to be a Nordic-German state and by no means an international porridge of peoples.
The battle over appointing judges in Egypt
Since April 27, 2017, when the passage of Law 13 of 2017 introduced sweeping changes to how the heads of judicial bodies in Egypt are chosen, some Egyptian judges have...
U.S. learning from past mistakes
In training exercises in a mock Afghan village constructed here on a base amid swampland, the U.S. Army is applying the military lesson of the war against Daesh (ISIS):...
Use fame to spur change
Oprah Winfrey’s rousing speech over the weekend was not only a challenge to successful women to use their fame and popularity for worthy causes, such as empowering...
True face of Lebanon
Picture if you will tens of thousands of people from numerous sects joining together across the country in brotherhood to celebrate the advent of the New Year.
Happy New Year?
As another year comes to a close, the Lebanese people, as they do every year, rekindle a sense of hope that things will finally change for the better.
Continuous learning: Securing the future of work
The accelerating changes that technology, globalization and innovation are having on work nowadays have led to a labor market where some employees are struggling to...
Ending sexual harassment and abuse at the U.N.
Around the world, brave women (and some men) have been breaking the silence surrounding sexual harassment and abuse committed by those in positions of power.
Is global warming making us hungrier?
For more than a decade, annual data showed global hunger to be on the decline.
In training exercises in a mock Afghan village constructed here on a base amid swampland, the U.S. Army is applying the military lesson of the war against Daesh (ISIS): Help your partners beat the enemy, but don’t try to do the fighting yourself.
NKorea nuclear crisis will resume after Olympics
Sometimes diplomacy is the art of going in two directions at once, and the Trump administration seems to have chosen that sweet spot of ambiguity, for now, in managing...
Iran faces a period of instability
The most enlightening commentary on what is going on in Iran right now was written 162 years ago.
Study reveals small but powerful Iran cyberthreat
When it comes to cyberweapons, America is an elephant and Iran is a flea.
The Pentagon’s puzzles for 2018
As Vice President Mike Pence fawningly praised Donald Trump’s achievements at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, the camera caught Defense Secretary Jim Mattis shuffling his...
Brazilian football great Pele is resting at home and reports that he was taken to hospital because of exhaustion are “fake news,” his spokesperson told Reuters Friday.
Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG
Lyon will look to inject fresh life into the Ligue 1 title race at home to Paris St. Germain Sunday when the focus will once again fall on world record signing Neymar.
Tennis: Nadal fights off gutsy Schwartzman to reach quarters
Spain's Rafael Nadal fought off tenacious Argentine Diego Schwartzman to win through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, ensuring he remains world...
Nadal masterful as Wozniacki ups game
Rafael Nadal stormed into the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday with a vintage performance as Grigor Dimitrov and Caroline Wozniacki kept their Grand Slam hopes...
Premier League to pay tribute to trailblazer Regis
Former West Bromwich Albion and England forward Cyrille Regis, a trailblazer for black players, who died Sunday aged 59 will be honored at all Premier League matches...
Fading Inter, Roma meet as Serie A restarts
Barely one month ago, Inter Milan against AS Roma would have been considered a clash of two Serie A title contenders.
Barca stay calm after seeing unbeaten run end
Andres Iniesta has insisted that nobody at Barcelona is panicking after the runaway leaders of La Liga saw their long unbeaten run come to an end.
Guardiola gives up on Sanchez deal
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepted he had lost out in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Jose Mourinho insisted Friday it was still not certain the Chile...
Spain's Rafael Nadal fought off tenacious Argentine Diego Schwartzman to win through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday, ensuring he remains world number one after the tournament ends.
Kerber crushes Sharapova in showdown at Open
Angelique Kerber crushed Maria Sharapova in straight sets in a battle of former champions at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Kyrgios topples idol Tsonga in electric clash
Australia's Nick Kyrgios won an electric four-setter with his idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open Friday.
Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy
French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling...
Former West Bromwich Albion and England forward Cyrille Regis, a trailblazer for black players, who died Sunday aged 59 will be honored at all Premier League matches this weekend.
Warriors equal team record with 14th road win
Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 30 to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112 Wednesday, giving the Warriors a club...
Davis scores 45 as Pelicans defeat Celtics
Anthony Davis scored 45 points as the New Orleans Pelicans jolted the Boston Celtics 116-113 in an overtime thriller at the TD Garden Tuesday.
Durant in command as Warriors down Cavs
Kevin Durant scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers with a late rally to score a 118-108 win in a pulsating clash between the...
No love lost: Clippers beat Rockets 113-102 in heated game
Chris Paul came back to Staples Center to play against his old team and things got heated.
Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin Saturday.
Ngannou’s rags-to-riches tale tops UFC 220 card
Five years after being homeless on the streets of Paris, Francis Ngannou could be crowned UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 220 in Boston Saturday, but he will have to...
Fournette, Jaguars primed to challenge Patriots
One franchise is the established winner, heavy favorite and earned its reputation by thriving in situations like Sunday’s AFC Championship game.
Garcia shoots 66 to share clubhouse lead
Sergio Garcia opened his season with a 5-under 66 and a share of the clubhouse lead Thursday in the first round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open.
Mcllroy’s patience tested on return
Rory McIlroy's patience was tested Thursday on his comeback and he needed three late birdies to register a 3-under 69 that left him three strokes behind first-round...
Lewis Hamilton’s social media posts have long been a talking point in Formula One but the absence of any from the four-time world champion so far this year is also attracting attention.
Formula One: Ferrari pay tribute as Schumacher turns 49
Italian Formula One team Ferrari paid tribute to Michael Schumacher on Wednesday as the former seven-time world champion turned 49 years
F1 champion Hamilton apologizes for video mocking nephew
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has apologized for posting a video online in which he can be heard yelling at his young nephew for wearing a princess dress.
“Scenes from Africa,” Dar al-Mussawir’s latest exhibition, opened Thursday with a close-up look at the people and wildlife living side by side in the reservations of Kenya and Tanzania.
Hot-button topics coalesce at Sundance festival
The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing programming.
Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement
Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46
Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said....
'The Shape of Water' wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars
Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" took home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday, putting it in pole position for Oscars glory in...
The European Film Festival rides again
It’s raining. Daytime temperatures on the eastern Mediterranean coast have dropped below 20C.
‘Downsizing,’ a big-picture film of little people
It’s hard to say what’s better about the first half of Alexander Payne’s wonderfully weird – or is it weirdly wonderful?
Ferrell brings laughs to Australian Open
American actor and comedian Will Ferrell isn’t just at the Australian Open this week for the tennis.
Egypt detains female singer for debauchery over racy video
Egypt has detained a female singer over a racy video posted online, the second singer to face such legal action in recent months.
Music sales soar in US, as streaming takes over market
Music sales grew at a robust pace for a third straight year in the United States in 2017 as listeners kept flocking to streaming outlets, an industry monitor said...
Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" took home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday, putting it in pole position for Oscars glory in March.
Spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual SAG Awards
The Screen Actors Guild Awards' tendency to predict eventual Oscar winners isn't the only attention-grabber about this year's show. Sunday's broadcast also will focus...
Rudd, Kunis named Hasty Puddings of 2018
Paul Rudd, the versatile and forever young actor and screenwriter who stars in “Ant-Man” was named 2018 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding...
Turning the tables on ‘fake news’ awards
Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for “Shrillest Reporting.” Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York’s Times Square in a bid to win...
Cult movie ‘Heathers’ gets TV makeover
The 1988 cult movie “Heathers” and the title characters get makeovers in a new TV series.
Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.
Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'
Woody Allen Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat...
Actor Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."
Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations
Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.
Liam Neeson: 'Bit of a witch hunt' over sex allegations
Actor Liam Neeson says the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt."
Woody Allen faced widening isolation Friday over allegations that he molested his daughter more than 25 years ago, after Colin Firth joined the list of actors saying he would not work with the director again.
Redford: #MeToo is tipping point for Hollywood
The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements were a “tipping point” that would change Hollywood in favor of women’s equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct, Robert Redford...
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin.
Early periods, menopause linked to heart disease: study
Women who started menstruating at the age of 11 or younger, or entered menopause before 47, face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study...
Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the US economy.
Stars shine for swansong of Vuitton designer
The celebrity allure of Paris Fashion Week was at its height Thursday as notables from the worlds of sports, film and fashion attended the swansong show of Louis...
Grammy fashion through the decades
On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical stars sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York...
Ansari story triggers media ethics debate
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy?
Human muscle tissue grown from stem cells: study
Working human muscle has been grown from stem cells in the lab in a breakthrough that holds promise for sufferers of degenerative muscular diseases, scientists said on...
Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging...
What robot strippers say about sexism in tech
On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology’s gender fault lines – not to mention our robot future.
Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts
Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a...
Gadgets for kids still big despite concerns
The children’s section at the giant Consumer Electronics Show this week touted “innovations that enable 21st-century kids to learn and play smarter than ever.”
Germany's competition watchdog Thursday rubbished Lufthansa's claim that recent price hikes on domestic routes were purely down to automated booking software, saying companies shouldn't "hide behind algorithms".
Signature Parisian drinks and where to find them
Thirsty for fabulous sightseeing, strolling and shopping?
German high-end carmaker BMW said Friday it booked record sales for the seventh year in a row in 2017, but continued to trail rival Mercedes-Benz.
Hyundai, Aurora to release autonomous cars by 2021
Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will begin selling its first self-driving vehicles by 2021 in partnership with U.S. based self-driving technology startup Aurora...
Sales of large cars remain bright spot in slowing US auto market
Automakers were on track Wednesday to report the first annual decline in U.S. sales since the financial crisis, a dip offset by continued strength in the sales of...
Let’s restrict abuse of power to the asphalt
Hey look at that, another year passed.