An accident Saturday in south Lebanon led to the injury of four UNIFIL officers, the National News Agency reported.
Police arrest two suspects over theft in Beirut
Beirut police Saturday arrested two suspects over theft charges, authorities said
Extremist blows himself up as police foil Mecca plot
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan...
Qatar weighs tough Arab demands
With just days to decide, Qatar Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny...
Ferrand elected to lead Macron's lawmakers in French parliament
Former French minister Richard Ferrand, who has been fighting accusations of improper financial dealings during most of his few weeks in office, was elected on Saturday...
Future Movement blasts Iran's role in regional conflicts
Future Movement Saturday blasted Iran over involvement in regional conflicts
E.Lebanon police arrest homicide suspect
East Lebanon police Saturday arrested a lead suspect in Wednesday’s south Lebanon shooting of Maroun Hanna Nohra, a source told The Daily Star
China minister meets Lebanese officials
Lebanese officials met Friday with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to discuss various local, regional and business issues.
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.
Iran, Qatar voice support for Saudi after Mecca scare
Both Iran and Qatar on Saturday voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca despite their severed ties.
Israel pays families of flotilla victims
Israel has paid total compensation of $20 million to the families of the victims of an Israeli raid on a Turkish aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, Turkish...
At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks: officials
Suicide bombers attacked a shopping district of east Mosul that was retaken from the extremists months ago, killing at least three people, medical and security...
Former French minister Richard Ferrand, who has been fighting accusations of improper financial dealings during most of his few weeks in office, was elected on Saturday to lead President Emmanuel Macron's lawmakers in parliament.
Wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: Army
One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture...
Brexit talks clash on citizens’ rights
The European Union and Britain Friday tripped over the first item in their Brexit talks.
The dangers of putting Putin under pressure
How will Vladimir Putin respond to the growing challenges against him?
Five London towers evacuated over fire safety concerns
Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the...
The Association of Lebanese Industrialists urged the government to protect the local production from foreign competition.
Torbey announces ABL elections list
The current Association of Banks in Lebanon President Joseph Torbey announced Thursday his 12-member list that will run against the new “Change List” for ABL’s board of...
Qatar Airways seeks stake in American
Qatar Airways wants to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move cloaked so heavily in international trade and politics that American’s CEO finds it puzzling.
Turkish exports to Qatar triple in Gulf crisis
Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels to $32.5 million since four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state on June 5, Turkey’s Customs...
Western tech firms bow to Russian demands
Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when...
Productivity setbacks impede Lebanon industry
It goes without saying that the industrial sector in Lebanon remains in a challenging situation. According to 2015’s national accounts, the industrial sector’s...
It goes without saying that the industrial sector in Lebanon remains in a challenging situation.
Insurance premiums up by 4.5 percent in Q1, 2017
Insurance premiums generated in Lebanon increased by 4.5 percent to $433.5 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to $414.8 million in the same period last year.
Saudi gain is loss for Qatar reeling from slump
Add Saudi Arabia’s government changes to the reasons why investors should steer clear of Qatar.
Etihad to open lounges to economy class
Etihad Airways is to open up its lounges to economy class passengers for a fee and will start charging for chauffeur services that had been complimentary as it joins...
Etihad to open lounges to economy class passengers for a fee
Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyberattacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.
Fed: Biggest banks can withstand recession
All of the 34 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
Eurozone stays on growth road, hitting bump
Evidence built Friday that the sturdy improvement in euro zone economic growth touted by the European Central Bank is in place – albeit with some wobbles.
BlackBerry misses forecasts as service sales fall
BlackBerry Ltd. reported first-quarter sales that missed analysts’ forecasts due to an unexpected drop in its high-margin software and professional services sales,...
Forget euro breakup … sterling now deemed riskier
For years the options market that companies and investors use to hedge against big swings in currencies viewed the euro as a bigger political and structural risk than...
For decades the U.S. has indulged – without success – in trying to find a solution to the intractable Israel-Palestine problem.
The jury’s still out
The presidency made absolutely certain the table Lebanese political leaders sat around Thursday was not round, so it wouldn’t echo gatherings of the past.
An IMF bridge to somewhere for Greece?
The International Monetary Fund has resurrected an old technique – commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis – that would allow Greece to avoid a...
The Russian roulette presidency
Unless U.S. President Donald Trump decides that he has had enough, and returns to his gilded Manhattan tower, his presidency’s metastasizing crisis will continue to...
How populists win when they lose
Today, it appears that every single election in Europe can be reduced to one central question: “Is it a win or a loss for populism?”
Power to the people
The issue of Lebanon’s power supply has for years taken a life of its own, residing among the host of other supposed impossibilities and controversies switched on and...
Less talk, more action
Though all the ingredients may be present and the reasons well-established, Lebanon is not in fact witnessing a battle of the sexes.
A daily diet of terror
Whether we like it or not stories about terrorism are global and part of the daily diet of news.
The International Monetary Fund has resurrected an old technique – commonly used in the 1980s during the Latin American debt crisis – that would allow Greece to avoid a payment default next month on debt owed to European creditors.
With health care bill, the GOP mounts a heist
The “health care bill” that Republicans are trying to pass in the Senate, like the one approved by the GOP majority in the House, isn’t really about health care at all.
To defeat extremism, protect civilians
For the past six years, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic has reported comprehensively and eloquently on the systematic,...
North Korea’s real strategy
North Korea’s quest for nuclear weapons is often depicted as a “rational” response to its strategic imperatives of national security and regime survival.
Trump would be wise to leave Mueller in place
Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Donald Trump’s allies have floated the possibility that he might fire special counsel Robert...
The Middle East morass
Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the...
Are we ‘present at the destruction’?
Seventy years ago Monday, Secretary of State George Marshall delivered a Harvard commencement day address that became the framework for what we call the “Marshall Plan”...
Putin’s combativeness comes at a cost
When Russian President Vladimir Putin invited NBC’s Megyn Kelly to question him onstage at a glitzy forum here, maybe he thought he’d have an easier time than Donald...
Joachim Loew can maintain his proud decade-long record of steering Germany to the semi-finals at major tournaments with a draw against Cameroon on Sunday enough to reach the last four of the Confederations Cup.
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi berths
Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week’s Confederations...
Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer
Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semifinals Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon...
Federer beats Zverev to reach Halle quarters
Top seed Roger Federer beat Germany’s Mischa Zverev 7-6(4) 6-4 to advance to the last eight of the Halle Open Thursday as the 18-time grand slam champion sharpens his...
Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball
Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA...
Loew’s Confed Cup policy pays off for Stindl
Lars Stindl is undoubtedly the winner in regards to Joachim Loew’s decision to leave Germany’s World Cup winning stars at home and blood fringe players at the...
Spain prosecutor open to lift Messi prison term
Football great Lionel Messi could have his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud substituted for a fine after a Spanish prosecutor said Friday it was open to dropping...
Pellegrino takes over as Southampton manager
Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino was named as manager of Premier League Southampton Friday, the week after the club sacked Claude Puel.
Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semifinals Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon tuneup event.
Cilic, Muller into Queen's semi-finals
Marin Cilic set up a semi-final clash with Gilles Muller at Queen's Club as the Croatian powered to 6-4, 7-5 victory over Donald Young on Friday.
Tsonga latest star to slump at Queen’s
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the latest star to crash out of Queen’s Club as the world No. 10 was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller Wednesday.
Ex-Wimbledon champion Becker declared bankrupt
Former German tennis star Boris Becker was declared bankrupt by a court in London Wednesday after failing to pay a “substantial” long-standing debt since 2015.
Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA entry draft.
Butler traded to Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves swung a deal with the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler Thursday, reuniting the former first round NBA draft pick with his former coach Tom...
A week after Finals, the NBA in overdrive
Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez are on the move. Dwyane Wade is opting in. Pau Gasol is opting out.
Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date
Cristiano Ronaldo’s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker, who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid, was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud.
Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals
Stephen Curry was still smiling and laughing about Golden State’s second NBA title in three seasons when he made it clear the Warriors think they are just getting...
Think about this as the real fight.Forget that “event” three weeks earlier that is making such a splash.
Durant to stay with Warriors, West joins Clippers
Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new NBA champions did lose a legendary player Monday.
Tiger says he’s getting ‘professional help’
Tiger Woods, arrested three weeks ago for impaired driving, said Monday he is receiving “professional help” to manage his medications and help cope with back pain and a...
Winds of change as Koepka wins U.S. Open
The winds of change were blowing at the U.S. Open Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that...
Koepka takes road less traveled to triumph
Brooks Koepka took an unorthodox path to reaching the goal of all professional golfers Sunday but the 27-year-old Floridian said he would not change a thing after...
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen clocked the fastest lap in both of Friday’s practices ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday, but ended the second session in the wall after spinning off.
Hamilton says Ferrari still favorites
Despite his recent win at the Canadian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton still considers Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to be the Formula One favorite.
Despite recent win, Hamilton says Ferrari still favorite
Porsche complete Le Mans hat-trick
Porsche won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third year in a row Sunday with a stunning last-to-first victory in a race of retirements that left early favorites Toyota...
Porsche leaves it late to win 24 Hours Le Mans for 3rd year
Veteran German driver Timo Bernhard led Porsche to a dramatic third straight win at the 24 Hours Le Mans race to prevent a huge upset win for the lesser category Oreca...
That two people could overcome cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story.
Orwell’s son says ‘1984’ was ‘prescient’
The audience at the Broadway opening of a new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian fantasy “1984” will host a special guest – the author’s son.
Howard to take over Star Wars Han Solo spinoff
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the hotly anticipated “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm said Thursday, after sacking directing...
Noah stopped at least 10 times by police
Trevor Noah, one of the most prominent comedy hosts in the United States, has spoken out against the wider problem of racial bias among police, saying he has been...
'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination
Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had...
Unpaid Rio orchestras play the blues
When Filipe Moreira, principal dancer at the Rio de Janeiro ballet, takes to the stage, his grace and athleticism wows the audience.
Lebanon’s sweetheart makes a comeback with Lameen
Fairouz released a new single this week. Entitled “Lameen,” the jazz-inflected ballad is the first offering from the celebrated diva’s forthcoming album “Bebalee,”...
Fifth Pirates flick weary, battered
The opening scene of the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the hotly anticipated “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm said Thursday, after sacking directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Daniel Day-Lewis announces retirement
Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation, has announced his retirement from acting.
Drugs found in Fisher’s system but impact unclear
Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report shows the actress had cocaine in her system when she fell ill on a plane last year, but investigators could not determine what impact the...
Moore, Holt in uncharted waters in 47 Meters Down
While filming the shark flick “47 Meters Down,” Mandy Moore spent six weeks at the bottom of a London pool trapped inside a steel cage, hyperventilating and screaming.
Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president
Cosby lawyers demand mistrial, judge says jury can keep working
Lawyers for Bill Cosby demanded that a judge declare a mistrial in the entertainer's sexual assault case on Friday, complaining that jurors were essentially rehearing...
Dylan accused of lifting passages of Nobel lecture
A writer has charged that rock legend Bob Dylan lifted sections of his Nobel Prize lecture from SparkNotes, the free online study guide aimed at students
Cosby's fate sits with jury in Pennsylvania sex assault case
A Pennsylvania jury on Tuesday was set to enter its first full day of deliberating whether Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a female friend who had come to him for career...
Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88
Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his...
From Dolce & Gabbana to Michael Kors, major brands are catering to lucrative Gulf markets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is earning its own slot on the global fashion calendar.
Valentino headlines Paris Fashion Week menswear
Heat was in the air on the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear collections that showcased next year’s spring-summer designs.
Superhero 3-D printed hands help kids dream
Being born without fingers can be tough for any child.
Europe OKs project to seek alien life
Europe has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to sniff out habitable planets in other star systems, along with any life forms they may host.
Beirut through eyes of community veterans
Tony Bou Safi begins his day at 4 a.m., selecting produce to stock his grocery, before driving back in Geitawi neighborhood to prepare for the morning hustle of locals...
Egypt census workers detect new baby boom
Census workers going door to door in Egypt’s teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country – of more than 20 million people born in the last...
Magazine, TV channel give Afghan women a voice
Afghan women are redrawing the media landscape in the deeply conservative country with the launch of a new magazine and a television channel, risking the anger of...
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining
Hulking excavators claw at riverbanks on Indonesia’s Sumatra island in the hunt for gold, transforming what was once a rural idyll into a scarred, pitted moonscape.
Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism
U.S. social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May...
Russia threatens Telegram app with ban
Russia's state communications watchdog threatened Friday to ban the Telegram messaging app, saying the company behind the service had failed to submit company details...
Too hot to handle: Earth’s killer heat worsens
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows.Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are...
Tony Bou Safi begins his day at 4 a.m., selecting produce to stock his grocery, before driving back in Geitawi neighborhood to prepare for the morning hustle of locals purchasing their daily supplies of fruits and vegetables.
Architect breathes life into Ottoman-era mansion
Architectural gems of the Ottoman and French Mandate eras have increasingly lost the battle to age, neglect and gentrification in Lebanon’s capital – but one Ottoman...
I have a theory.
In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad.
Obesity rising in nations rich and poor
The global obesity problem now affects one in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children...
Drugs score big wins against common cancers
Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors.
Frozen tuna recalled after testing showed hepatitis A virus
Some imported frozen tuna cubes and steaks are being recalled after testing showed they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus.
Ebola epidemic in Congo 'under control': health minister
Democratic Republic of Congo has not recorded a new case of Ebola in the past 21 days - the maximum incubation period for the disease - and has now begun a period of...