Morocco has offered The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum in return for accepting election defeat and stepping down, a local news website reported Tuesday.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian who tried to stab soldier: army
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian who attempted to stab a soldier at a crossing in the occupied West Bank Tuesday, the army said, with no injuries reported among...
US makes $500M grant to climate change fund: State Department
The United States has made a $500 million grant to the Green Climate Fund, meant to help developing nations combat climate change, the State Department said Tuesday.
France's Hollande told May expects quick start of Brexit negotiations: source
French President Francois Hollande told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday that negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union should begin as soon...
Lebanese Army arrests arms dealer in east Lebanon
The Lebanese Army Tuesday arrested a suspected arms dealer in east Lebanon, the National News Agency said.
Bomb blast in Baghdad kills at least seven
A car bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed at least seven people and wounded 20 Tuesday, police and medical sources said.
Jordan charges 8 with incitement against govt
Jordan Tuesday charged eight people including a former lawmaker with inciting opposition against the government over statements posted on social media, a judicial...
UN judge's detention in Turkey delays Rwandan genocide case
A lawyer for a former Rwandan government minister convicted at a United Nations tribunal of inciting and aiding genocide argued Tuesday that his client's case is being...
US ambassador to UN says Russia tearing down global order
Russia is engaging in aggressive and destabilizing actions that are threatening the rules-based international order, Samantha Power said Tuesday in her last major...
Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study
The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the...
Macri defends Argentina's spy chief after alleged scandal link
Argentina's president is defending the country's spy chief after a news report linked him to the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil's history.
Qazhaya Valley hermits make rare appearence to commemorate patron saint
North Lebanon Christian hermits Tuesday appeared to the public during an annual religious celebration of the feast of Saint Anthony the Great, their patron saint.
Lebanon officials discuss airport revamp
Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired Tuesday a meeting at the Grand Serail to discuss revamping facilities at Beirut International Airport
Hezbollah moves crashed Israeli drone to secure location: report
Hezbollah fighters Tuesday located an Israeli reconnaissance drone that crashed in south Lebanon a day before and transported it to a "secure place for inspection."
No obstructions to Lebanon state budget: Kanaan
A lawmaker Tuesday said that all of Lebanon’s parliamentary blocs agree that they need to reach consensus on the country's 2017 state budget
International ratings agency Moody’s sees growing exposure to sovereign debt in Lebanon following the Central Bank’s recent swap operation that widened lenders’ liabilities to $18 billion from $15 billion at the beginning of 2016.
Hajj Hasan heads industrialists in visit to Aoun
The goal of the Industry Ministry is to reach a GDP of $70 billion to $80 billion in Lebanon with the industry sector representing 15 percent of it, equivalent to $12...
Sisi: Pound can hit ‘fair value’ in six months
The Egyptian pound can attain its “fair value” in about six months, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, trying to reassure his anxious nation that a price surge since...
Saudi to launch multibillion renewable scheme
Saudi Arabia is set to launch a renewable energy program worth up to $50 billion, as the world’s largest oil exporter vies to diversify its economy, its energy minister...
Spanish bankers with golden parachutes land in jail
A Spanish court has jailed five former executives who got millions in severance pay from a struggling bank that later had to be nationalized, a first in a country still...
Lebanon targets 12 pct renewable energy by 2020
Renewable energy in 2020 will represent 12 percent of the country’s total electricity production and this will lead to a drop in the oil bill, said Energy and Water...
Moody’s hails Lebanon’s passage of 2 gas decrees
Moody’s rating agency suggested that the passage of two crucial decrees pertaining to gas exploration could improve Lebanon’s rating.
Gearing up for manufacturing growth in 2017
What’s on tap for Lebanese manufacturers in 2017? Nothing but net (profits, that is) as manufacturers kick off the year with an optimistic eye to the future.
The Egyptian pound can attain its “fair value” in about six months, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, trying to reassure his anxious nation that a price surge since the abandonment of currency controls is temporary.
IMF slashes Saudi Arabia growth forecast
The International Monetary Fund cut its growth outlook for Saudi Arabia on lower oil production, underscoring the challenges facing the kingdom as it seeks to overhaul...
Saudi carrier flynas signs deal for 80 Airbus planes
Low-cost Saudi carrier flynas Monday signed an $8.6 billion deal with European plane manufacturer Airbus to purchase 80 A320neo single-aisle jets
Egypt to cut subsidies, boost revenues
Egypt will make further “significant” cuts to energy subsidies, raise taxes and seek more international financing as it pursues economic reforms this year, Finance...
A Spanish court has jailed five former executives who got millions in severance pay from a struggling bank that later had to be nationalized, a first in a country still reeling from banking bailouts.
Pound rebounds on Brexit speech
The British pound rebounded above $1.23 Tuesday after Prime Minister Theresa May declared that any Brexit deal would be voted by parliament
Tobacco giant BAT buys out US firm Reynolds for $49.4bn
British American Tobacco agreed Tuesday to pay almost $50 billion (47 billion euros) for control of U.S. firm Reynolds American, creating the world's largest listed...
Who are the 8 richest? All men, mostly Americans
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology.
British pound sags ahead of May’s speech
After months of repeating the mantra that “Brexit means Brexit,” Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reveal details of Britain’s closely guarded plans for leaving the...
This week Parliament is slated for two legislative sessions to address a 47-item agenda full of pressing issues.
Practice what you preach
Reports emerged Sunday that Russia is seeking to upgrade its Hmeimin air base near Latakia and naval base in Tartous, cementing its presence in Syria.
UNSC Resolution 2334: Why history matters
On Dec. 23, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2334, stating that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of...
The struggle for Syria goes on
Ever since the state was formed in the 1920s, the struggle for Syria began.
How Trump is helping China’s strategy
Donald Trump has perhaps attacked no country as consistently as he has China.
Travesty in Paris
Though the Paris Middle East conference might look like politics, actually it is tragedy and farce.
The devil is in the details
The drafting of a new electoral law is being treated by some politicians like a crossword puzzle.
Govt turned into workshop
Since the government won the confidence of Parliament, it’s obvious that Prime Minister Saad Hariri has replaced the previous Cabinet of bluster, pontification and...
On Dec. 23, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2334, stating that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity.”
Russia is learning about Hezbollah
Hezbollah has been a useful non-state partner to Russian forces in Syria.
Donald Trump’s favorite tweets
Donald Trump has shown he has no rivals using Twitter, a technique that he has mastered and that serves him to attack enemies, deflect attention and settle personal...
Natives of the digital language
Being connected to the internet takes up the biggest portion of adolescents’ daily routines.
We need to root out the truth on Russia
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” mutters Marcellus as ghosts and mad spirits haunt Elsinore Castle in the first act of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.
The briefing on Russia that Trump should get
I’m glad that Donald Trump finally got a briefing on the unanimous conclusion of America’s intelligence agencies that the Russian government was behind the hacking of...
America is at its greatest when it’s inclusive
For America, 2016 was a dark year.
Illiberal democracy in America
Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend – the rise of illiberal democracy.
Ivory Coast were held to a 0-0 draw by Togo as they began the defense of their African Nations Cup title with an uninspiring display in the opening Group C game Monday.
China to cut foreign player numbers on pitch
China said Monday it would cut foreign player numbers in top-flight teams to curb massive spending on overseas talent, with Chelsea’s Diego Costa the latest to be...
Federer returns with a win, joins Murray
Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open.
Djokovic lays down marker at Aussie Open
Six-time champion Novak Djokovic doused big-hitting Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to win the opening match of his Australian Open title defense in Melbourne Tuesday
Warriors humble Cavaliers 126-91
The Golden State Warriors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 Monday, snapping a four-game losing streak against the reigning NBA champions
Sevilla keep impressing as title bid rolls on
Sevilla’s ambitious hopes of becoming La Liga contenders are beginning to materialize.
Zidane leans on squad to bounce back from rare defeat
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists he has no reason to panic and will once again use the depths of his squad against Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey Wednesday...
Sagna fined and warned for social media post
Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna was fined 40,000 pounds ($49,236.00) Tuesday and warned about his future conduct after a post on social media that appeared to...
Serena swats doubts, Bencic aside to advance
Two matches in four months, a dodgy knee and a sweltering day had doubts swirling around Serena Williams as she took centre court for her first round match against...
Nadal battling chronic pain, not giving up dream
Rafael Nadal Sunday revealed his battle against chronic pain, but also said that he was hopeful of keeping his Grand Slam career alive as he launches his partnership...
Murray takes aim at Australian Open jinx
Andy Murray sets out Monday to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats, even as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament’s greatest...
Dunleavy settles in, Raptors batter Knicks
Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98 Sunday
Suns beat Spurs in Mexico City
Devin Booker scored a career-high 39 points for the second straight game in Mexico City as the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 Saturday in the fifth...
Clippers get their revenge, Suns rally past Spurs
The Los Angeles Clippers avenged a Christmas Day loss with a 113-97 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers in Saturday's rematch at Staples Center arena
Cavs snap skid, Grizzlies down Rockets
The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a two-game skid Friday, with Kyrie Irving leading the way with 26 points in a 120-108 victory over the Kings in Sacramento.
Mason Crosby kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Green Bay Packers downed the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in a thrilling NFL playoff battle Sunday.
Jack, DeGale fight to draw
Badou Jack knocked out a tooth and almost knocked out the referee but he couldn’t convince the judges Saturday that he did enough against James DeGale to become the...
Patriots topple Texans, Falcons outgun Seahawks
The New England Patriots advanced to the AFC title game for a record sixth straight time as Dion Lewis scored touchdowns three different ways in a 34-16 win over the...
Storm pips McIlroy for ‘dream’ SA Open win
Graeme Storm of England defeated world No. 2 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in a playoff Sunday to win the South African Open 83 days after losing his European Tour...
Lebanese athlete wins two silver medals in ski competition
A Lebanese athlete won second place in an international ski competition, local media said Sunday
Valtteri Bottas replaced retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes Monday, with Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa coming out of retirement to take the Finn’s seat at Williams.
Mercedes Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas
Factbox on Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas, who was announced by Mercedes Monday as the replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg.
Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa back at Williams
Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will race alongside three-time champion Lewis Hamilton at Formula One team Mercedes this season.
Wehrlein joins Sauber, Bottas move imminent
German driver Pascal Wehrlein will race for Sauber this season, the Swiss-based Formula One team said Monday in a move that clears the way for Finland's Valtteri Bottas...
Lowe leaves Mercedes for ‘new challenge’
Mercedes technical head Paddy Lowe is departing the Formula One world champions and has started on a period of “gardening leave” before a likely move to rivals Williams.
The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with the exhibition “Waging Peace,” which showcases the group’s accomplishments while also illustrating work that remains to be done.
Iraqi artist recreates destroyed works
As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamist militants, an artist in nearby Irbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to...
‘Things have to change,’ Reese says
Fed up with Hollywood gender bias, Reese Witherspoon is calling for an end to the practice of handing excellent actresses only “thankless roles.”
Scorsese warns about ‘tossing away’ spirituality
Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese said despite “horrific” conflicts around the world involving religion that “we shouldn’t toss away spirituality.”
Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again
Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to...
UK's Tate art galleries get first female chief
Britain's prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country's best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the...
JT LeRoy doc explores absorbing literary scandal
To the general public, the name JT LeRoy probably rings only the vaguest of bells, if any at all.
Poets to fight Trump with words
America’s leading poets are averse to Donald Trump, and they’re not about to go gentle into that good night.
No plans to digitize Fisher in future 'Star Wars' films
The makers of "Star Wars" have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on.
New 'Twin Peaks' teaser ahead of May 21 return
U.S. cable channel Showtime on Friday aired its latest teaser-trailer for its revival of "Twin Peaks," David Lynch's cult television series, which will return on May 21...
Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints
A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white...
Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give pot a second chance.
A year on, Bowie tributes around world
Bearing flowers, lipstick and glitter, fans around the world paid tribute to rock icon David Bowie Tuesday, a year after his shocking death.
French maestro conductor Georges Pretre dies at 92
French maestro Georges Pretre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.
Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert
The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo...
First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies
Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced.
Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.
Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop
Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy.
Fans celebrate Betty White on actress' 95th birthday
Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she's still employed.
Shakira urges Davos elite to nurture future leaders
Music star Shakira urged world and business leaders at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum on Monday to support efforts to feed, educate and care for...
Gene Cernan, last person to walk on the moon, dies at 82
Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, has died at age 82, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on Monday.
This is the season of renewal, with new faces at some of Milan’s top fashion brands.
Melania Trump and the political fashion police
She may be tall, slim and a former model, but incoming first lady Melania Trump faces a new kind of fashion police – designers refusing to dress her because of her...
UK to close Halley Research Station in Antarctica for winter
British scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety.
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball...
Vienna’s homeless show tourists life on the street
On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna’s central train station.
Ringling’s evolution: Freak shows to the big top
From New York to Wisconsin to London and beyond, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has performed for millions of fans during its 146-year reign as one of...
Prized Turkey pigeons fetch top prices
As nighttime approaches in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, most of the alleyways of the city’s old bazaar are emptying out, except for one.
Mom, dad and son all share a birthday
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other’s birthday.
Scientists activate predatory switch in mice
U.S. scientists have ramped up predatory behavior in mice by stimulating a region of the brain known for its role in emotions like fear and pleasure, according to a...
Astronauts upgrade orbiting lab’s power grid
Astronauts took another spacewalk Friday to plug in new and better batteries outside the International Space Station.
Zero-emission boat preps for round-the-world trip
The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.
London Fashion Week shakes up tradition
Men and women are sashaying down catwalks together at London Fashion Week, in a shake-up of tradition backed by celebrated designers like Vivienne Westwood.
Speyside distilled: Whisky, wool and walking
Forget the three Rs. I went to Speyside, Scotland’s “single-malt capital of the world,” to brush up on the three Ws: whisky, wool and walking.
Athens, a pleasant (winter) destination
As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination than...
Full moon party defies Thai troubles
For many ravers on the tropical oasis of Koh Phangan, the origins of the Thai island’s debauched full moon parties are as hazy as their memories of the beach bash the...
Look folks, we can try all we want to pretend it isn’t true, but no one who owns or drives a car picked one randomly just to get from point A to point B.
F430 Scuderia: F1 invades Ferrari street cars
Most guys, and I suppose some girls, who first hit their teens in the ’80s had posters of the Ferrari Testarossa or the Lamborghini Countach adorning the walls of their...
991 GT3 RS: Blend of civility, sheer exhilaration
You would assume that selecting the perfect car to cap off the year would be a monumental task.
Q50 Red Sport: A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Years ago I used to have a beautiful Siberian husky named Aki, one of the most fiercely loyal dogs I’d ever had the pleasure to own.
A simple urine test can reveal whether you had steamed fish or a fat-riddled steak for dinner, and could one day end dietary dishonesty, a study published Friday said.
Less salty diets would save millions: study
Reducing salt intake worldwide by only 10 percent could save millions of lives and people who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, studies in...
Work email overload: Can law lead a fightback?
Beatrice, a busy 50-year-old manager at an airline in Paris, sounds like she would benefit from France’s new “right to disconnect” law that guarantees all employees...
Tips from the pros on how to lose weight
We make ’em, we break ’em.
French baby dies after taking product to treat Vitamin D deficiency
A 10-day-old French baby died on Dec. 21 after getting a dose of a product used to treat Vitamin D deficiencies, said a French medical safety watchdog body late Monday.