The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 11 people were killed and 35 wounded by airstrikes in the town of al-Sur in northern Deir al-Zor province on Tuesday.
Turkish FM: Turkey's military rights still needed in Cyprus
Turkey's right to intervene militarily in Cyprus is still necessary given recent actions that have fanned insecurity among Turkish Cypriots, the country's foreign...
Runaway cow leads police on wild chase in NYC
A cow that apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse has led police on a wild chase through New York City streets.
Cardinal at center of Ireland's clergy abuse scandals dies
Cardinal Desmond Connell, whose tenure as Dublin's Roman Catholic archbishop was dominated by revelations of pedophilia in the priesthood, has died at the age of 90.
US man charged with killing Lebanese neighbor to stand trial March 21
An Oklahoma man charged with killing his Lebanese neighbor in August is expected to stand trial before a new judge on March 21, American media reported Tuesday
Fighting smashes fragile calm in southern Sudan
Clashes between Sudan's government and rebels in South Kordofan province Tuesday smashed a months-long lull in fighting, the two sides said.
Dubai: Panel clears DP World of Djibouti allegations
Dubai's government says an arbitration tribunal has cleared port operator DP World of allegations of wrongdoing over its operation of an East African port.
South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine
South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000...
Alleged Quebec City mosque shooter makes second court appearance
The man accused in a Quebec City mosque shooting that left six people dead made a brief second court appearance Tuesday under heavy security.
Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial
A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected...
Belfast police find pipe bombs, ammo linked to outlawed INLA
Northern Ireland police say they have seized five pipe bombs and ammunition belonging to an Irish Republican Army splinter group that was supposed to have disarmed in...
Hasbani pledges urgent care without discrimination
Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani Tuesday pledged to provide treatment for all urgent care patients in Lebanon, regardless of nationality.
School bus catches fire south of Beirut
A school bus Tuesday caught fire south of Beirut as it was bringing students home, authorities said.
Lebanon judge charges four over militant ties
A Lebanese judge Tuesday charged three suspects with belonging to a militant group and another with taking part in battles in neighboring Syria.
Senator Corker meets senior Lebanese officials
U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tuesday kicked off a tour of senior Lebanese officials during a visit to Lebanon.
Demand for housing loans from low- and middle-income families has witnessed a significant increase following the election of Michel Aoun as president and the rapid formation of Cabinet.
Economic associations urge govt to drop tax hike
Representatives of economic associations in Lebanon issued a statement Sunday urging the government to drop the idea of raising taxes in the 2017 draft budget.
Russian and Libyan state oil giants sign deal
Russia's Rosneft oil giant has paved the way for investment in Libya's oil sector by signing a Cooperation Framework Agreement with the National Oil Corporation of...
Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov's sales: CEO
Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov Group's sales doubled last year, helped by demand in the Middle East for its drones, missiles, rifles and military vehicles, making up...
Peugeot to respect job pledges if Opel deal goes ahead
French car maker PSA has promised to uphold job guarantees at Opel if its plan to take over the German arm of U.S. giant General Motors goes ahead, the firm and worker...
Minister: Reciprocate treatment on drug exports
Lebanon should treat countries that complicate the export of locally made pharmaceuticals the say way they treat the Lebanese companies, Industry Minister Hussein Hajj...
Bulk of agriculture budget for salaries: minister
Agriculture Minister Ghazi Zeaiter said Thursday that his ministry can’t serve the farmers with a budget of 67 billion Lebanese pounds, 60 billion of which goes to...
ArabAd, Ipsos release results on MENA performers
This month, like every year, ArabAd and Ipsos release the figures pertaining to the MENA region’s top performers.
Russia's Rosneft oil giant has paved the way for investment in Libya's oil sector by signing a Cooperation Framework Agreement with the National Oil Corporation of Libya, it was announced Tuesday.
Seven firms to list on new Saudi stock board
Seven companies will start trading in Saudi Arabia next Sunday on a parallel market designed to boost the role of small and medium firms, the bourse said Monday
Saudi Arabia sees first deflation in over a decade
Consumer price deflation hit Saudi Arabia in January for the first time in over a decade, official data showed Tuesday, but plans for increased state revenues mean...
Saudis kick off $50B renewable energy plan
Saudi Arabia is kicking off its $50 billion renewable-energy push as the world’s top crude exporter turns to solar and wind power to temper domestic oil use in meeting...
French car maker PSA has promised to uphold job guarantees at Opel if its plan to take over the German arm of U.S. giant General Motors goes ahead, the firm and worker representatives said Tuesday
Rising protectionism, Brexit fears spark HSBC profit fall
Protectionist fears under Donald Trump and uncertainties caused by Brexit sparked a huge plunge in 2016 profits, global banking giant HSBC said Tuesday
Gold isn’t behaving the way it should
What works for gold in practice rarely works in theory.
Wanted: CEO for Greek banking’s poisoned chalice
Wanted: A chief executive to run Greece’s bank-rescue fund. Job description: Work hard and pray for a miracle.Greece has failed to find a boss for its Hellenic...
European stocks inch higher in thin trading
European stocks edged higher, with gains in miners and telecommunications firms tempered by a slide in Unilever NV.
Just days after Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th president, he took on as his first task the abolishment of Barack Obama’s legacy and the dismantlement of projects his predecessor adopted.
The majority of Lebanese are citizens whose chief concerns are their family, livelihood and security.
The European Union first
The world needs the European Union now more than ever.
Global citizens, national shirkers
Last October, British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked many when she disparaged the idea of global citizenship.
The art of the North Korean deal
U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprisingly restrained reaction to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has left many observers wondering what his next move will...
U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which brought to a halt Israel’s 2006 war against Lebanon, has regulated life in the south for 11 years and provided stability...
Trampling on hope
In an exceptionally cordial atmosphere that’s not unusual with the new occupiers of the White House, President Donald Trump in four lines poured cold water on decades...
Free press is a responsibility
Since the ’50s Lebanon’s media has suffered attacks.
China needs a new grand strategy
The Cold War ended in December 1991, when the Soviet Union disintegrated.
Learning from Bill Gates
Everyone – from elected officials and bureaucrats to voters and taxpayers – can learn from the world’s largest charitable foundation about effective development spending.
The rigid application of the Goldwater Rule
In 1964, the magazine Fact published the article “The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater.”
U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprisingly restrained reaction to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has left many observers wondering what his next move will be.
Forget the jobs, enjoy the Trump circus
Let’s say you are a Trump voter, the kind we often hear about – an honest, hardworking American who put up with Donald Trump’s unusual behavior because you wanted a...
Flynn may be gone, but questions remain
President Trump confronts complicated problems as the investigation widens into Russia’s attack on our political system.
Michael Flynn’s star burns out
A strange and circuitous path led Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn toward his fateful telephone contact in late December with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, and the flameout...
Bannon’s ideas – and his very different actions
Perhaps it’s just me, but a few weeks into the Trump presidency, between the tweets, executive orders, attacks and counterattacks, I feel dizzy.
Kevin Gameiro comes into the Atletico Madrid starting line-up for Tuesday's Champions League last 16, first leg against Bayer Leverkusen after coming off the bench to score a hat-trick at the weekend.
Isco ready to walk out on Real Madrid: reports
Spain international Isco will look to leave Real Madrid in the summer after growing tired of a lack of first team opportunities with the European champions, Spanish...
Kerber survives as leading seeds stumble in Dubai
Former world number one Angelique Kerber survived as three of the top five seeds were bundled out of the Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
No coach, no problem for Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shrugged off the absence of his coach to defeat David Goffin 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 Sunday and earn a first career title at the Rotterdam World Tennis...
Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy...
Bayer count on Chicharito to blunt Atletico threat
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez has hit goal-scoring form again for Bayer Leverkusen in a warning to Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash Tuesday
Wenger astonished by Sutton's fight after FA Cup win
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger left Sutton United with a deeper respect for non-league football after watching his Premier League charges being pushed hard by their far...
Leicester must not lose at 'fantastic' Sevilla, says Zieler
Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie Wednesday to have any hope...
Kerber keen for revival, not top spot
Angelique Kerber insisted Sunday that reviving her flagging fortunes on tour is her main priority rather than reclaiming the world No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams at...
Wozniacki wins Dubai opener after Doha final
In an all-American matchup, Alison Riske upset 11th-seeded Coco Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-4 to move into the second round at the Dubai Championships on Monday.
Roger Federer says Laver Cup will be a tough competition
The new Laver Cup team tennis tournament is supposed to be a "tough" contest, not an exhibition, according to Roger Federer.
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and second-round draft picks this summer, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday.
Lots of points, not a lot of All-Star defense
It was the fourth quarter of the All-Star Game, and a few fans started yelling loudly enough for DeAndre Jordan to hear them from his spot on the Western Conference...
Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA...
Green clarifies 'slave master mentality' remark
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green backed off his comment Friday that New York Knicks owner James Dolan used "slave master mentality" toward former Knicks...
James helps carry Cavs, Butler shines in return
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota...
Dustin Johnson secured the world No. 1 ranking in style when he smoked the field for a five-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in southern California Sunday.
Emelianenko debut at Bellator 172 canceled
Matt Mitrione was hospitalized with a kidney stone Saturday, forcing the cancellation of his fight against heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Bellator...
Rumford wins first World Super 6 title
Hometown hero Brett Rumford nailed his final drive to beat Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai 2&1 in the six-hole matchplay final to win the inaugural World Super 6...
Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr. open golf club in Dubai
Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons arrived in the United Arab Emirates for an invitation-only ceremony Saturday to formally open the Trump International Golf...
French language groups protest English-only Olympic slogan
Groups defending the French language are lodging legal protests over the English-only slogan used for Paris' 2024 Olympic bid.
Renault chiefs believe the new car they unveiled on Tuesday will see drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer propel them into the top five this forthcoming Formula One season.
Exquisite Q30S embodies future of car industry
I’ve been an avid follower of the car world my whole life and, like most other people interested in developments in the automotive industry, I’ve probably read more...
Rosberg warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry
Retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has warned his replacement Valtteri Bottas not to expect an “easy ride” from teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Ecclestone dismisses rival series rumors
Former Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed speculation that he might set up a rival series and said he would never want to undermine the...
F1 needs fresh start after ‘dictator’ Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone’s four-decade reign as a “dictator” of Formula One had to end if the sport is to have the fresh start it needs, new chairman and chief executive Chase...
A Hungarian love story about two slaughterhouse workers who connect in shared dreams won the top award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Fist Fight: Made for the teenage male
If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, “Fist Fight” is the movie for you.
Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of new film
Angelina Jolie says she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on...
Jackman sheds a tear for end of ‘Wolverine’
Hugh Jackman’s rip-roaring final turn in the “Wolverine” franchise premiered at the Berlin Film Festival Friday, as he admitted he shed a few tears saying goodbye to...
Jazz-rock fusion pioneer Larry Coryell dead at 73
Fusion pioneer Larry Coryell, one of the first guitarists to win an audience bringing a rock edge to the jazz guitar, has died. He was 73.
Rocker Khatib frees style and explores identity
Craving a new outlet despite his growing success, the indie rocker Hanni El Khatib took his cues from a perhaps unexpected source – the rap world.
Dubai street art turns sprawl into a museum
The streets of Dubai may be known for architectural excess, like Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, the Middle East’s largest shopping center.
Arctic cultures take climate fight to Berlin fest
They are fighting to preserve their ancient lifestyles and the very ground under their feet as the Arctic ice cap shrinks and the tundra’s permafrost slowly turns to...
Angelina Jolie says she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed a light on the plight of young people in various war zones today.
Jolie unveils Khmer Rouge film in 'second home' Cambodia
Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a...
Filmmaker Rosi brings Med migrant crisis to Oscars
A female voice crackles over the radio, begging for rescue from a crowded migrant boat sinking into the Mediterranean as the coastguard barks over and over: "What is...
Refugee comedy, transgender love story lead pack at Berlin fest
A European refugee comedy and a transgender love story are tipped to clinch prizes Saturday at the Berlin film festival, which has been dominated by criticism of rising...
Adele wins big at Grammys with five awards
Adele Sunday triumphed once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album of ballads, but she paid glowing tribute to her rival Beyonce,...
Vera Lynn to release new album at 100
Renowned World War II singer Vera Lynn will celebrate her next birthday by becoming the first singer in history to release a new album at age 100, her record label said...
Neil Young to induct Pearl Jam into Hall of Fame
Neil Young, nicknamed the Godfather of Grunge for his influence on the Seattle sound, will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it announced Friday
Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport.
Nicole Kidman reveals past engagement to Lenny Kravitz
Actress Nicole Kidman has revealed that she was once engaged to musician Lenny Kravitz.
Japanese manga legend Jiro Taniguchi dies at 69
Jiro Taniguchi, a legend in Japan's comic art of manga, died in Tokyo Saturday at the age of 69, leaving behind an international following for his exquisite line...
Rosie O'Donnell mirrors Steve Bannon in new Twitter pic
After saying she'd like to play President Donald Trump's controversial adviser Steve Bannon on "Saturday Night Live," comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has apparently changed...
Scarlett Johansson, post breakup, resurfaces for a gala
Scarlett Johansson made a rare public appearance since news broke that she split with husband, Romain Dauriac.
Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore.
Brazil’s economy puts damper on Rio Carnival
The Rio Carnival is a celebration of joyful excess but deep recession in Brazil means that samba schools are thinking about their budgets as much as their dance moves.
NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's...
French army grooms eagles to down drones
Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws.
Airbnb imposes limits on rentals in Barcelona
Homeowners in central Barcelona will only be able to rent out one place on Airbnb as part of new rules announced Tuesday by the home rentals website, at loggerheads...
Artisans break the mold in U.K. pottery capital
At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, startup artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into...
London Fashion Week: Versus rocks on
London Fashion Week kicked it up a notch Saturday with the latest womenswear previews for fall and winter – just as the weather in the British capital took a decidedly...
Jasper Conran reworks masculine classics at London womenswear show
British designer Jasper Conran reworked classic masculine looks for his latest womenswear collection at London Fashion Week Saturday, presenting a clean-cut line of...
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population
60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist
NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico.
Fifty-five years after first orbit, Glenn still inspires
John Glenn is continuing to inspire 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit Earth.
SpaceX rocket is launched from historic NASA pad in Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday from a historic NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida that has sat idle since the end of the space...
Homeowners in central Barcelona will only be able to rent out one place on Airbnb as part of new rules announced Tuesday by the home rentals website, at loggerheads with local authorities.
Bathers revel at alternative to Rio beach scene
In a city best known for fashionable beaches and world-class surf, bathers at one local watering hole take pride in the exact opposite – the no-fuss atmosphere of a...
In the wake of Vikings, a North Atlantic cruise
Looking out over the sea, you can almost see the Viking longboat at sail, far off in the distance.
Chinese Lunar New Year feast begins with drums
Four men in traditional yellow costumes bang large drums to announce the start of the New Year’s Eve banquet in Liuminying village.
Ford Motor will spend $1 billion to take over a robotics startup to acquire more of the expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
Looks, pep count for everything and CX-3 delivers
Up until a few weeks ago, I’d grown increasingly convinced that the auto industry simply wasn’t interested in pampering customers with modest budgets.
Hyundai’s delightful Veloster bucks convention
One of the ironies of the auto industry is that every gain in any aspect of a car comes at the expense of something else.
A New Jersey father mourning the suicide of his son figured a few dozen family friends might join the page he launched on Facebook, his attempt to share stories of kindness and to urge people to do good deeds without expecting anything in return
Malaria parasite may trigger human odor to lure mosquitoes
Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria: odor.
‘Thirdhand’ smoke may harm infants: study
The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that “second-hand” smoke also harms health.
‘Lock-in’ paralysis patients report being happy
International scientists for the first time have found a way to communicate with people who are completely paralyzed from degenerative motor neuron disease – and found...
Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs
Scientists say they've grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs inside animals to transplant...