Relations between the United States and Germany veered further toward crisis on Tuesday as President Donald Trump complained about the US trade deficit with Germany and said it must pay more for the NATO military alliance
Greece denies report it may opt out of receiving more bailout money
Greece Tuesday denied a German newspaper report it could opt out of receiving bailout loans needed to make a July debt repayment if its lenders fail to offer clear debt...
Hariri lauds Lebanon security, development, role
Prime Minister Saad Hariri praised Lebanon’s continued stability in a region full of turmoil but said the public need more, during an iftar dinner Monday night in the...
Khatib inspects north Lebanon factories
Environment Minister Tarek Khatib Tuesday inspected factories on a tour of north Lebanon, the state-run National News Agency reported
As many as 30 migrants from Libya feared dead as Mediterranean toll tops 1,700: UN
Migrants rescued from a rubber boat that left Libya last week said as many as 30 people were trampled or drowned during their voyage as this year's Mediterranean death...
Scotland should have new choice on independence at end of Brexit
The Scottish National Party is offering voters a new choice on independence at the end of Brexit process, leader Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday
Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on US
Germany wants to develop ties with India and this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday after meeting...
Six arrested in France over plans to help extremists go to Syria: source
French authorities have arrested six people suspected of involvement in enabling radicalized Muslims to go to Syria, a source with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday
Prime Minister Saad Hariri praised Lebanon’s continued stability in a region full of turmoil but said the public need more, during an iftar dinner Monday night in the presence of some of the highest ranking officials and diplomats in Lebanon.
MP Kanaan has 'full confidence' in President Aoun
Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan Tuesday expressed his "full confidence" in President Michel Aoun, saying that his presidential powers are not up for discussion
New complications mar movement on vote law
There is never a dull day in the electoral law debacle as the issue was further complicated Monday after Speaker Nabih Berri said that Parliament would press on with...
Police arrest Ethiopian wanted for murder
Internal Security Forces Tuesday announced the arrest of an Ethiopian domestic worker wanted for the murder of 86 year-old Salman Khiami
Migrants rescued from a rubber boat that left Libya last week said as many as 30 people were trampled or drowned during their voyage as this year's Mediterranean death toll climbed to more than 1,700, the U.N. said Tuesday
S.Sudan troops tried for rape, murder in Juba compound attack
A South Sudan military court Tuesday opened the trial of 13 soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba last...
2 Saudi policemen hurt in bombing in restive Shiite town
Two policemen were wounded when a bomb exploded in Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority live, state news agency SPA...
Suicide bomber kills 16 at Baghdad ice cream shop
A suicide bombing at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop killed at least 16 people, officials said Tuesday, an attack claimed by ISIS
Egypt, Russia discuss fight against terror
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi Monday held talks in Cairo with Russia’s foreign and defense ministers on ways to battle “terrorism,” his office said.
Solidere has requested London Stock Exchange to delist its Global Depositary Receipts from the British bourse effective June 29, 2017, due to low trading volumes.
Torbey: Washington keen to protect banks
A proposal to expand sanctions on Hezbollah and some of its associates maybe drastically watered down before it is introduced in the U.S. Congress, a leading banker...
Kingdom inflows top $35B on MSCI: Deutsche
Saudi Arabia could attract tens of billions of dollars in foreign investments in the Arab world’s biggest stock market if it’s added to MSCI Inc.’s emerging-markets...
Saudi reserves dip below $500 billion
Saudi Arabia’s net foreign assets dropped below $500 billion in April for the first time since 2011 even after the kingdom raised $9 billion from its first...
Back in the skies, BA must now repair reputation
British Airways must turn its attention to repairing its brand after a weekend of chaos and criticism caused by a major IT outage that grounded flights from London’s...
Renewal of Salameh’s term draws praise
Most bankers and economists hailed the renewal of Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh’s term but stressed the step is not enough if not matched by serious government...
Bifani projects precrisis capital inflows
Capital inflows to Lebanon are expected to reach pre-Syrian crisis levels while GDP is expected to grow 2.5 percent in 2017, Finance Ministry Director-General Alain...
Industrial exports fall in February
Industrial exports dropped by 11.7 percent in February 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, a statement issued by the Industry minister said Monday.
Saudi Arabia could attract tens of billions of dollars in foreign investments in the Arab world’s biggest stock market if it’s added to MSCI Inc.’s emerging-markets index, according to Deutsche Bank AG’s chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa.
Egypt approves $2.48 billion social aid program
The Egyptian government approved a social spending plan to support lower and middle income families after inflation surged to the highest levels in decades following...
Saudi-Russian oil linkup strengthens
An oil alliance between Saudi Arabia and Russia was once deemed unthinkable. Yet a prolonged partnership looms in the face of their shared adversary – the oversupply...
MedGulf weighing sale of business
The Mediterranean & Gulf Insurance & Reinsurance Co., a Saudi insurer known as MedGulf, is weighing putting itself up for sale, according to three people familiar with...
British Airways must turn its attention to repairing its brand after a weekend of chaos and criticism caused by a major IT outage that grounded flights from London’s two main airports.
Italy lags sluggish European stocks
European shares inched lower in quiet trading Monday with Italian stocks left behind as talk over a possible early election weighed, hitting banks.
Lower-rated eurozone bonds suffer
Lower-rated southern European government bond prices fell Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of worsening relations between Europe and some of its...
Go against the flow: Buy in May
“Sell in May and go away” is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there’s no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year.
Young Chinese in the red with easy credit
When Wu Qi and her husband traded in their Mazda 3 for a more expensive Mercedes Benz sedan, they applied for a 200,000 yuan ($29,000) bank loan to help pay for it.
The reputable press in the U.S. has always been a monitor of the accuracy of politicians’ statements, and the number of fact sheets on Donald Trump’s utterances would have made them the most eligible for the Guinness Book of World Records had they not been overshadowed by the drivel spewed by our own Foreign Minister and FPM leader Gebran Bassil.
Terror knows no religion
Terrorism has proven yet again that it knows no religion, this time with masked gunmen in three SUVs carrying out a preplanned attack on a bus full of Coptic Christians...
Dubai’s alternative judiciary
The emirate of Dubai, which has weaned itself off natural resources earlier than neighboring states, is focused on attracting international financial companies to its...
In first trip abroad Trump falls in the crack
During his campaign for president, and the first three months of his presidency, Donald Trump was the champion and the main stoker of American Islamophobia.
Midterms might become the ‘impeachment election’
President Richard Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics.
Media with blinkers
Now that the fanfare of Donald Trump’s trip to the Holy Land is over, and all they have to show for it are moments of entertainment, including Melania’s slap of her...
Fight terror unfettered
As a people whose own region has long been the victim of terrorism, we can’t but condemn in the strongest manner the bombing attack that struck Manchester and express...
In using terms such as historic, milestone and message of peace to describe his visit to the Holy Land, Donald Trump is hardly inventing the wheel.
The emirate of Dubai, which has weaned itself off natural resources earlier than neighboring states, is focused on attracting international financial companies to its tax-free enclaves.
The TPP’s second act
When U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership this past January, many observers saw that decision as a boon for China.
Ex-GOP lawmaker tabled for FBI top job
Many analysts have argued that the next FBI director shouldn’t be a politician.
Awakening from the Trump nightmare
The American people can escape from the ordeal of Donald Trump’s presidency in one of three ways.
Trump vs. Comey is he said, he said scenario
For most of his life, Donald Trump has found words to be his friends. He has used them to build his business, dramatize his achievements and embellish his...
Scandals cast cloud over Trump overseas trip
As President Donald Trump embarks on his first overseas trip, he’s embracing the same defiant strategy adopted over a generation ago by an embattled predecessor,...
The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger
I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly.
A survival guide to abuse of power
On Tuesday night, a few hours after President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement that he was firing FBI Director James Comey, a prominent Republican politician gave me...
Ernesto Valverde’s appointment as Barcelona coach has been a long time coming and he has been chosen as Luis Enrique’s successor due to his wealth of experience, but he faces a huge task to rejuvenate a side showing signs of decline.
Time for Juventus to bring trophy home: Allegri
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has labeled 11-time winners Real Madrid favorites for the Champions League final, but said the “optimistic” Italians intend on...
Nadal, Djokovic cruise in French Open
Rafael Nadal launched his pursuit of a record 10th French Open title in convincing fashion, while defending champion Novak Djokovic eased to victory under the gaze of...
Kuznetsov senses upset over vulnerable Murray
World number one Andy Murray's recent form of just four wins in eight claycourt matches is clear evidence that he can be beaten, the Briton's French Open opponent...
LeBron says has beaten teams like Warriors before
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may need a Herculean effort to upset the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals but the game’s most prolific playoff scorer...
Huddersfield into Premier League
Huddersfield Town returned to the top flight of English football for the first time in 45 years after a nail-biting 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading in the...
Ten talking points from the Serie A season
Serie A has lost some its allure in the last few seasons, yet with its unpredictable club owners and the tactical nous of its coaches, it remains one of the most...
Liverpool's Clyne out of England squad
Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne has withdrawn from the England squad due to injury, national team manager Gareth Southgate revealed Tuesday
Rafael Nadal launched his pursuit of a record 10th French Open title in convincing fashion, while defending champion Novak Djokovic eased to victory under the gaze of new coach Andre Agassi.
Kerber in historic loss, tearful Kvitova returns
Angelique Kerber became the first top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros as tearful Petra Kvitova swept to victory in her first match since surviving a...
Battling Kyrgios ready to play through pain
Nick Kyrgios is having a "hard time" with hip and shoulder injuries but the Australian said he has done all he can to be ready for his French Open first round match...
Wilander tells it straight at Roland Garros
Three-time Roland Garros champion Mats Wilander reflects on Day One of the French Open. The Swedish former world No. 1 is in the French capital soaking up all the...
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may need a Herculean effort to upset the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals but the game’s most prolific playoff scorer said he has beaten similar teams before.
Underdog Cavs insist plenty of finals bite
Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Let’s be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals.
Reading equipped to handle playoff final pressure: Stam
Reading can draw on the experience of being involved in plenty of high pressure situations to overcome Huddersfield Town in Monday's Championship playoff final and...
No surprise: It’s Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals
Here they go again. For the third straight year, it’s Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals.
'King' James reigns as Cavs book rubber match with Warriors
The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a...
Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released.
Farah runs year’s fastest 5,000
British double Olympic champion Mo Farah made his last U.S. track race a special one, running the year’s fastest 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League...
Khan wants Brook after Spence Jr. takes title
Britain’s former light-welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan wants to end years of failed negotiations and finally take on compatriot Kell Brook, he told Sky...
Dumoulin stuns to make Giro d’Italia history
Tom Dumoulin won the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia in sensational style Sunday to make history as the first Dutch winner of the three-week Italian race.
Khan wants Brook bout after Spence Jr takes title
Britain's former light-welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan wants to end years of failed negotiations and finally take on compatriot Kell Brook he told Sky...
It used to be a case of guessing the winning margin for Mercedes in the constructors’ championship, and a toss-up between which of its two drivers would win the Formula One title.
Vettel mirrors Schumi as Ferrari end Monaco jinx
Sebastian Vettel stretched his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points Sunday after becoming the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win...
Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indy 500
The Andretti family has struggled for decades to win the Indianapolis 500. As a car owner, though, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane.
Mercedes now the underdogs, says Wolff
Once-dominant Mercedes are now the underdogs in the Formula One title race, team boss Toto Wolff said after rivals Ferrari took a resounding one-two in Monaco Sunday
Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Raikkonen
Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points.
Lynne Ramsay was the “nearly” woman of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. In a year when actresses were never more vocal about the need for more female directors in male-dominated Hollywood, and many critics predicted she would be the first woman to win its top Palme d’Or prize outright, she went home with only a joint best screenplay prize.
Improvisation a ‘way of life’ for Maalouf
Trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of Eastern and Western sounds, believes improvisation is “a way of life.”
How Hollywood is giving stars digital facelifts
Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn’t look a day over 26 in the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.
Naughty poodle scoops Cannes prize
A misbehaving giant poodle has scooped top prize for a canine performance at the Cannes film festival, despite what organizers lamented as a “pawcity of dog roles” this...
Some musicians cancel concerts after Manchester blast
The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has shaken the music world, with some artists canceling upcoming gigs and others planning to go...
Wimpy Kid 4 is a long, gross haul
Poor Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott. Between “Clueless” and “That Thing You Do!” they separately led two of the most charming and rewatchable all-ages...
Bourgeois art world skewered in ‘The Square’
A sumptuous Stockholm museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art is at the center of “The Square,” a Palme d’Or nominee at Cannes that switches between...
Met works to rebound from money woes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a behemoth of culture and wealth, is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems.
Arab series tells stories of Daesh women
They are mothers, daughters, wives – and suicide bombers.
Iranian film 'A Man of Integrity' wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on...
Hayek: Hollywood treats actresses like monkeys
Salma Hayek has laid into Hollywood sexism, saying the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and gets rid of them once they realize they are smart.
The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England has shaken the music world, with some artists canceling upcoming gigs and others planning to go ahead as scheduled.
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52.
Janet Jackson separates from husband, plans to resume tour
Janet Jackson has confirmed a rumored split with her husband and says plans to resume the world tour she called off more than a year ago during her pregnancy with her...
'Baghdaddy': New York turns Iraq war into musical
The Iraq war may not sound like musical comedy, but an Off-Broadway revival is spinning intelligence failures and tragedy into a farce that offers potent messages for...
Chris Cornell's widow has penned a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life.
Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years
A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.
Beyonce, Jay Z celebrate twins at star-studded baby shower
Beyonce and Jay Z have celebrated the impending birth of their twins with a star-studded baby shower.
Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on
Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world's most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a...
Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself
Rock musician Chris Cornell's wife on Friday disputed "inferences" that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an...
Dancers from across the U.S. and Spain will gather in New Mexico for the 30th anniversary of a pre-eminent international flamenco festival.
Selective memory? Hong Kong and the British
From its rattling trams and racecourses to its legal system and the ubiquitous consumption of Spam, Britain’s colonial legacy still resonates through Hong Kong.
Britain’s real-life ‘Iron Man’ has high hopes
The British inventor of an Iron Man-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as a fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries...
New Zealand space launch reaching for stars
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
Lebanese photographer visits U.S. Lebanons
The Lebanese are not the only people who live in Lebanon.
Inmates can order Italian pizza made in jail
How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago.
College teaches veterans to heal mental wounds
Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had...
King Tut’s bed, chariot leave Cairo for new home
The first of the many wondrous artifacts found in Egyptian boy king Tutankhamen’s tomb were transported carefully through Cairo’s streets Tuesday to their new home near...
The British inventor of an Iron Man-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as a fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries ranging from entertainment to the military.
Dubai firm dreams of taking icebergs for water
A Dubai firm’s dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles.
Robotic exoskeleton prevents falls by elderly
Scientists unveiled a lightweight, robotic, outer “skeleton” Thursday that can detect when someone loses their balance, correct their gait, and prevent their fall.
What’s holding back self-driving cars?
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the...
Sidon opens second park in as many years
Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon witnessed another major step forward for the environment Friday after it opened its second public park in as many years.
Ladies of Harley: Passion for motorcycles
When on the road with the Ladies of Harley, Talar Partiyan and Loulwa Khater – both keen riders – say they transcend reality and feel totally at ease.
Gothic meets couture in new Demirdjian collection
Soft lines met rough edges at the launch of Lebanese fashion designer Garen Demirdjian’s 2017 spring/summer couture collection and new eponymous brand at his fashion...
A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world’s first research center devoted to ninja – the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.
Nepal wants to limit age for Everest
Family and supporters Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed...
In an exclusive interview with the The Daily Star, Negib Debs, general manager of Gargour Automotive Co., sheds light on the strategies and initiatives that led to the resurgence of Alfa Romeo and the cars’ singular traits.
Classic Z: Datsun’s charming, cheap ’70s racer
Continuing with our look back at cars that were quite popular in the 1970s, including in Lebanon, we bring you the Z-cars, classics from the Land of the Rising Sun.
The genie in a bottle: A not so Mini legacy
There are far too many things we take for granted today.
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.
400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak: WHO
Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the...
Pope backs efforts on Huntington's but opposes embryo research
Pope Francis on Thursday threw his weight behind a global push for a cure for deadly Huntington's disease but said scientists should not use human embryos in stem cell...
Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity: study
Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled...
Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths
Health authorities are investigating nine suspected cases of Ebola in a remote corner of northern Congo, including two deaths, the country's health minister said Friday.