Palestinian Riad Ali, a resident of Sidon’s Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, said he misses the days when the camp’s residents were up on their feet whenever something occurred in Palestine.
Fifteen Iraqi migrants with fake permits arrested
General Security said Tuesday it had detained 15 Iraqi nationals trying to leave the country from the Rafik Hariri International Airport using fake Danish residency...
Russia carving out a fortress for Assad: experts
The contours of Russia’s strategy in Syria are emerging as it tries to carve out a rebel-free zone for Bashar Assad’s regime and shut out Western forces from his...
Unpaid teachers strike in Kurdistan
Schools were closed for the third day running Tuesday in the Sulaimaniyah province of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where the cash-strapped administration has not paid...
Mass immigration damaging UK, interior minister
Mass immigration is damaging British society, Conservative interior minister Theresa May said Tuesday, promising a tough approach on an issue that will influence...
Akkar officials give go-ahead to trash plan
A Cabinet plan to wind down the prolonged and ruinous trash crisis overcame a key obstacle Tuesday, as Akkar mayors and mukhtars said they would not stand in the way of...
Moqbel will visit Iran after sanctions lifted
Defense Minister Samir Moqbel said Tuesday that he would pay an official visit to Iran once all sanctions were lifted.
Police apprehend couple fleeing with stolen jewelry
Two people were arrested Tuesday in the southern city of Sidon as they fled after allegedly stealing jewelry from a local shop. Aya A. and Mohammad M. were detained by...
The contours of Russia’s strategy in Syria are emerging as it tries to carve out a rebel-free zone for Bashar Assad’s regime and shut out Western forces from his airspace.
U.N. official: World’s displaced now 60 million
When Antonio Guterres became the U.N. refugee chief almost 10 years ago, the world counted 38 million people displaced by conflict and persecution and the number was...
France plans UN resolution on Syrian barrel bombs
France’s foreign minister said Tuesday his country was working on a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at stopping Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces...
Israel, Palestinians play down talk of intifada
The entrances to Jerusalem’s walled Old City are sealed off by Israeli police and the streets of occupied East Jerusalem are littered with barricades, burning trash and...
Mass immigration is damaging British society, Conservative interior minister Theresa May said Tuesday, promising a tough approach on an issue that will influence Britons’ choice of whether or not to leave the European Union.
Ex-U.N. General Assembly head held for bribery
A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New...
Europe-U.S. data transfer deal invalid
The EU’s highest court struck down a deal that allows thousands of companies to easily transfer personal data from Europe to the United States, in a landmark ruling...
Kunduz highlights Afghan need for foreign forces
A deadly airstrike on a hospital capped a disastrous week for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but for war-weary Afghans the Taliban’s brief capture of Kunduz only exposed...
Taliban attack police HQ in embattled Kunduz
Fighting erupted anew in the embattled northern Afghan city of Kunduz Tuesday after the Taliban attacked a police headquarters overnight and officials warned that food...
Defying all odds, the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel managed to increase its business in the first eight months of 2015 compared to the same period of last year, its general manager said Monday.
Lebanon to issue $1.3 billion eurobond
Lebanon has designated four Lebanese and international banks to co-manage the issuance of $1.3 billion in new eurobonds, sources said Monday.
Islamic halal economy set to grow: experts
The halal economy is set to grow as the world’s Muslim population expands and more products are certified to comply with Islamic Shariah law, experts said Tuesday.
Investing in Iran? You’d better like bureaucracy
When Mahdi Yazdizadeh tried to import and sell a type of high-tech robot that stocks warehouses, he found himself running from one Tehran office to the next, having to...
Air France assault a national shame: ministers
Violent acts by workers at the headquarters of troubled flag carrier Air France earlier this week are a national embarrassment that reinforces the very image the...
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.
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.
Iraqi Kurds boost oil sales for solo finances
Iraq’s Kurdish region ramped up crude exports by 27 percent in September as the semi-autonomous enclave seeks greater financial independence amid a budget dispute with...
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...
Violent acts by workers at the headquarters of troubled flag carrier Air France earlier this week are a national embarrassment that reinforces the very image the country wants to shake off, French political leaders said Tuesday.
Yuan world’s fourth most-used currency
China’s yuan overtook Japan’s yen to become the fourth most-used currency for global payments, shrugging off a surprise devaluation to rise to its highest ranking ever...
U.S. trade deficit growth fueled by China imports
U.S. exports took a hit from an ailing global economy in August and imports from China surged, fueling the largest expansion of America’s trade deficit in five months.
Big U.S. firms hold $2.1T overseas to avoid tax
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion...
IMF trims eurozone growth outlook
The International Monetary Fund trimmed its eurozone growth outlook Tuesday, warning that a modest recovery remains hostage to Greece’s future under a third massive...
Nothing is more illustrative of ill intent than when someone waits until attention has shifted elsewhere so he can carry out a calculated act of lawlessness.
A militia is born
One might think the stately halls of the Lebanese Parliament would inspire statesmen to pursue fine democratic principles in service of Lebanon’s people.
In crisis, Europe must look for opportunities
The Chinese often point out that in their language the character for crisis and opportunity are one and the same.
Women’s equality through reconsidering male roles
In the United States, the revolution for equality between men and women is stuck halfway.
Why Arab violence spiked this week
Nobody should be surprised that the two oldest and most virulent sources of political tension and nationalist resistance across the Arab world have both spiked in the...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Nobody should be surprised that the two oldest and most virulent sources of political tension and nationalist resistance across the Arab world have both spiked in the past week.
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.
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...
With an almost unbelievably cruel and ironic sense of timing, Michel Platini’s grand plan to open up the European championship finals to more countries than ever before is reaching its climax just as he faces a possible suspension from football.
Prosecutor wants jail, fines for Messi’s father
Spain’s public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and fines of more than 2 million euros ($2.25 million) for Lionel Messi’s father Jorge in a...
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.
Mickelso intangibles too tough to overlook: Haas
It has been a sub-par year by Phil Mickelson’s own lofty standards, and some eyebrows were raised when he was selected for the Presidents Cup, but for U.S. skipper Jay...
Fiery Klopp the perfect fit for Liverpool
Juergen Klopp, hot favorite to become Liverpool’s next manager, could not find a more fitting club to take his successful coaching career to the next level.
Chung says Blatter sabotaging his FIFA campaign
FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday the ethics committee of football’s governing body wants him banned for 19 years and slammed the move as a bid to...
Giggs could be managing United now: Ferguson
Ryan Giggs would have succeeded Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager if the winger had stopped playing at the age of 35 instead of continuing until he was 40, the...
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...
It has been a sub-par year by Phil Mickelson’s own lofty standards, and some eyebrows were raised when he was selected for the Presidents Cup, but for U.S. skipper Jay Haas, the 45-year-old’s experience and “intangibles” were hard to overlook.
Day wants Presidents showdown with Spieth
Jason Day would relish the chance to go head-to-head with world No. 1 Jordan Spieth in the Presidents Cup but the Australian hotshot knows the showdown may not...
Rio 2016 to cut costs to avoid overspending
The organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is pressing for savings to avoid going over its 7.4 billion real budget ($1.9 billion) by about 10...
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...
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.
Rafael Nadal stuttered to victory against one of his former ball boys at the China Open Tuesday as top-ranked Novak Djokovic swept imperiously to his 25th straight win in Beijing.
Uncle Toni opens door to ‘supercoach’ for Nadal
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.
Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the motorsport series could be sold this year and there are three interested buyers.
Mick Jr. keeps Schumacher flag flying
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...
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...
The active ingredient of the most elaborate, and dangerous-looking, of the four machines laboring at Galerie Tanit is a collection of 24 break-a-window-sized stones.
China appetite for pricey art evaporates
A cooling national economy has apparently decimated China’s appetite for high-priced contemporary art, according to the latest figures from Artprice, an outfit that...
Britain leads International Emmy nominations
Britain garnered seven International Emmy nominations Monday, led by Sheridan Smith who received a best actress nod for her role in “Cilla.”
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...
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.
M Train is disappointing follow-up by Patti Smith
Punk rocker Patti Smith added “literary sensation” to her resume with the 2010 publication of her captivating memoir, “Just Kids.”
Boko Haram militants kill 11 Chad troops: military source
Suspected militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group killed 11 soldiers in an attack over the border in Chad early on Tuesday, a Chadian military source said.
History of trains brought to life in Brussels
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.
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...
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...
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.
Crowded airports, long security lines and flight delays.
Vet says music cuts shelter barking, stress
Can music tame the savage beast?
Twitter simplifies grabbing onto hot ‘Moments’
Twitter made it easier Tuesday to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service.
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...
Curli-Q cakes make customers swoon
Upbeat rock music and colorful light beams animated Sourati Street in Hamra for the official opening of Curli-Q, a specialty cake shop and café.
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...
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...
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)...
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.
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...
Britain topped an 80-country “quality of death” study released Tuesday, which warned that ageing and booming populations would make palliative care a growing worldwide issue.
Scientists use stem cells to cure blindness
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...
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,...