Police arrested 106 suspects on miscellaneous charges over the past 24 hours, authorities said Saturday
Police arrest suspect involved in robbery
Police arrested a suspect involved in stealing LL150 million ($100,000) from a company in Baabda's Hazmieh, the Internal Security Forces announced on Saturday.
Brazil's Temer vows Brazil to survive corruption scandal
President Michel Temer insists that a growing corruption scandal in his government will not paralyze Brazil as it struggles to emerge from its deepest recession in...
EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech
The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonise how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to...
Morocco, US stage joint military exercise
Moroccan and U.S. forces are among nearly 1,300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and...
Akkar residents briefly block road to protest 'illegal competition'
Demonstrators in the northern district of Akkar Saturday blocked the main road in Akkar al-Atiqa with burning tires to protest "illegal competition" from Syrians.
Civil Aviation Authority delegation inspects Qleiaat airport
A delegation from Lebanon's Civil Aviation Authority Saturday inspected the Rene Mouawad airport in Qleiaat to evaluate the means needed to operate it.
Army commander says situation 'under control'
Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun Saturday affirmed that the security situation in the country is under the military's control
President Michel Temer insists that a growing corruption scandal in his government will not paralyze Brazil as it struggles to emerge from its deepest recession in history.
Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania.
Hazard fires Chelsea into Cup final as Conte gamble pays off
Germany pushes plan to boost private investment in Africa
Narrowing the gap between rich and poor is key to avoiding a destructive rise in populism, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday as he laid out a...
Moroccan and U.S. forces are among nearly 1,300 troops from across the world taking part in a major military exercise in southern Morocco, the American embassy and military officials said.
Russia says two ISIS 'bandits' killed near Caucasus
Russian law enforcers have shot dead two "bandits" from an ISIS sleeper cell near the volatile North Caucasus region who were plotting to kill religious leaders,...
Turkey's justice minister says contesting referendum moot
Turkey's justice minister slammed the main opposition party Saturday for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there...
Hundreds join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces advance
Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people fled Mosul Saturday after Iraqi forces retook two more districts in the west of the city from...
Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his U.S. counterpart Friday at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to...
Lebanon was put on the spotlight again as the U.S. Congress planned to review additional and tougher sanctions against Hezbollah and all its affiliates and allies, a move that could have negative political and financial ramifications on the country if the proposals passed without amendments.
GCFF adds funds for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan
Syrian refugees in Lebanon received additional funding from the Global Concessional Financing Facility, bringing the total of concessional funding to $1 billion, the...
Mideast spotlight shines on entrepreneurs
A mobile app to track school buses, Arabic cooking videos on YouTube and even a portable bidet are finding support from governments in the Gulf as a slide in oil prices...
From a Syrian kitchen to TV CEO
For Syrian cook and entrepreneur Alia Adi, the kitchen is also a filming set.
IMF members delete anti-protectionism pledge, keep currency commitments
Member countries of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday pledged to work to reduce global imbalances but failed to repeat their past pledge to resist all forms...
Consumer confidence up but falling again
The Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index increased by 16 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, a statement issued by Byblos...
Lebanon seeks boost in Russia trade cooperation
The Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Industry in North Lebanon signed a cooperation agreement with RUARIA LLC, a Russian trade company in the framework of the...
Chinese look at opportunities in Lebanon
A high-ranking Chinese business delegation is currently visiting Beirut to explore new investment opportunities and to increase trade between the two countries.
A mobile app to track school buses, Arabic cooking videos on YouTube and even a portable bidet are finding support from governments in the Gulf as a slide in oil prices forces states to cull cushy public sector jobs and look to entrepreneurs to plug the gap.
Saudis plan cheap loans to spur economy
Saudi Arabia may offer “almost interest-free” loans to companies in labor-intensive industries, as part of a plan to stimulate an economy squeezed by low oil prices and...
In West Bank, a $1.4B bet on better times
When Bashar Masri wants a sense of the ebb and flow of Israeli-Palestinian relations, he has two options: He can glance out the window or check his bank statement.
Oil producers reach initial deal to extend cuts
A number of major crude-producing countries reached an initial agreement to extend output cuts, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said Thursday, as persistently high...
Member countries of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday pledged to work to reduce global imbalances but failed to repeat their past pledge to resist all forms of protectionism.
Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro
The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's...
Brexit makes campsites cool again
Before last year’s Brexit vote, Scott McCready was struggling to fill his holiday cabins on the coast of southwest England.
Euro shares fall, French stocks under pressure
French blue-chip stocks underperformed other European benchmark indexes Friday as investors retreated from risky bets ahead of a too-close-to-call first round of French...
Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea Friday as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall...
A storm was brewing in the wake of Hezbollah’s invitation to the media to tour the south in a clear challenge to the government’s policy of adhering to 1701 – the Security Council resolution itself and the presence on the border of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
In Lebanon there is clear separation between the powers of the presidency, the premiership and Parliament.
Planning for a potential Le Pen presidency
After the United Kingdom’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph in the U.S. presidential election last year, you might...
Will economic illiteracy trigger a trade war?
Nearly 100 days after U.S. President Donald Trump took office, he and his commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, continue to commit an economic fallacy that first-year...
Can young prince refashion Saudi Arabia?
Two years into his campaign as an agent of change in this conservative oil kingdom, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman appears to be gaining confidence and...
Mired in arms
It is no secret that there are hundreds of thousands of firearms in Lebanon.
Playing with fire
Lebanon is on a precipice– a serious one, if we are to not mince words – and it is certain politicians that are pushing us there.
Hopefully last stretch
Lebanon is in dire need of a new electoral law, and on that there is unanimity with no margin for political maneuvering.
After the United Kingdom’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph in the U.S. presidential election last year, you might imagine that Europe’s chancelleries have developed detailed contingency plans for a victory by the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.
The mullah-led development model, a new approach
A long-standing debate in economics – and among social scientists more broadly – centers on how best to deliver international aid to developing countries.
Why scientists are marching
On April 22, scientists from around the world will mark Earth Day by participating in an unprecedented “March for Science.”
The coming French revolution
In a few weeks, France will elect its next president.
Two years into his campaign as an agent of change in this conservative oil kingdom, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman appears to be gaining confidence and political clout to push his agenda of economic and social reform.
Trump could learn from Harry Truman
The only modern president who rivaled Donald Trump in his lack of preparation for global leadership was Harry Truman.
How to avoid Trump Derangement Syndrome
I didn’t really believe that there was such a thing as Trump Derangement Syndrome – hatred of Donald Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment.
On Syria, Trump confronts a moral test
Even for a president who advertised his coldblooded pragmatism, the moral dimensions of leadership find a way of penetrating the Oval Office.
Trump’s tough talk is cheap. Policy is harder
As international crises and foreign policy challenges mount, the world looks to the United States for a broad, consistent strategy that can be relied upon over time.
Paris St. Germain took the Ligue 1 lead after goals by Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria earned the French champions a 2-0 home win against Montpellier on Saturday.
Bournemouth looks safe in EPL after slaying Middlesbrough
Bournemouth looks safe in its second straight English Premier League campaign after damaging Middlesbrough's chances in a 4-0 win on Saturday.
Nadal to face Ramos-Vinolas for 10th Monte Carlo title
Rafael Nadal beat David Goffin 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday in a controversial semi-final at the Monte Carlo Masters to put himself on the brink of a 10th title at the clay...
Sharapova to face Vinci with critic Radwanska waiting
Maria Sharapova was drawn to face veteran Italian Roberta Vinci in her opening match at next week's Stuttgart tournament as the five-time Grand Slam champion returns...
Savor some unpredictability as NBA playoffs begin
Say this about the NBA playoffs: It's usually quite predictable.
Swansea stops rot by beating Stoke but still in drop zone
Swansea ended a six-game winless run by beating Stoke 2-0 but the team remains in the English Premier League relegation zone.
Costa, Hazard rested for FA Cup semi
Antonio Conte made an FA Cup selection gamble as the Chelsea manager left Diego Costa and Eden Hazard out of the starting line-up for Saturday's semi-final against...
Barca ready for 'must win' Clasico with or without Neymar
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said he is preparing for Sunday's "must-win" Clasico against Real Madrid with or without Neymar as Spain's Court for Sport (TAD) warned the...
Rafael Nadal beat David Goffin 6-3, 6-1 on Saturday in a controversial semi-final at the Monte Carlo Masters to put himself on the brink of a 10th title at the clay court showpiece.
Wrist injury rules Nishikori out of Barcelona
Japan's Kei Nishikori was forced to pull out of this week's Barcelona Open on Saturday, citing a wrist injury.
Ramos-Vinolas beats Pouille to reach Monte Carlo final
Albert Ramos-Vinolas continued his stunning run at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday by dispatching Lucas Pouille 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to reach the final.
Sasnovich puts Belarus one up against Swiss
Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic in a three-set thriller on Saturday to give Belarus the lead in their Fed Cup semi-final.
Thunder survive Rockets, claw back in series
Russell Westbrook's latest triple-double came with plenty of help from his teammates, and translated to a 115-113 NBA playoff victory for the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday
Westbrook fined $15,000 for profanity after loss
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Friday for using inappropriate language during a post-game interview session, the league...
Bulls lose star guard Rondo to broken right thumb
Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a broken right thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely, the NBA club announced Friday in a major setback to their playoff...
Cavaliers stunning rally puts Pacers on brink
LeBron James led a second half assault as the Cleveland Cavaliers set a playoff record by storming back from a 25-point halftime deficit to defeat the Indiana Pacers...
Veteran Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi was killed Saturday after colliding with a van while out training on his bike, his Astana team said, calling him "a great champion"
Klitschko admits he was boring
Wladimir Klitschko was never really embraced by the average boxing fan, despite dominating a lackluster heavyweight division for the better part of a decade.
Czech ice hockey great Augustin Bubnik dies at 88
Czech ice hockey great Augustin Bubnik, whose international career was abruptly ended by communist persecution, died on Tuesday. He was 88.
New blow as Gilbert ruled out of Giro
On-form Belgian Philippe Gilbert will miss next month's Giro d'Italia with a kidney problem, his Quick-Step team said Tuesday.
121st Boston Marathon is Meb's last, Rupp's first
Meb Keflezighi's last Boston Marathon.
Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff says he is considering introducing team orders in a bid to halt Ferrari's momentum in this year's world championship
Bottas takes first career pole position in Bahrain
Finland's Valtteri Bottas claimed a first career pole position on Saturday when he edged out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Rowland targets F2 title to further F1 bid
Second chances for unproven drivers are scarce in Formula One.
Revamped F1 season already living up to its hype
A pair of multiple world champions level on points, Mercedes and Ferrari neck-and-neck. This season’s revamped Formula One is already living up to the hype.
Meet the new boss? Not yet, says Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone Friday made his first appearance in a Formula One paddock since the sport's American take-over by Liberty Media and revealed he has yet to meet his...
He has ruffled feathers with his backing of home streaming as a model for watching features, but Steven Spielberg cheered traditionalists Thursday with a spirited defense of the movie theater.
Croatia's Catholic Church seeks ban of provocative Jesus play
Croatia's powerful Catholic Church on Saturday sought the banning of a play by a controversial director which depicts Jesus Christ raping a Muslim woman.
‘O’Reilly Factor’ not the same without Bill
Through four days of Bill O’Reilly’s enforced vacation, his show’s viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of his substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg...
Hollywood honors actor, veteran activist Sinise
Oscar-nominated actor and longtime armed forces champion Gary Sinise was honored Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a markedly military ceremony.
Mac DeMarco finds rock flair in carefree spirit
For most artists playing Coachella days before a new album, the premier festival would be an obvious place to plug the upcoming release. Mac DeMarco is different.
In The Boss Baby it’s clear who wears the diapers
Some of the best animated films have been inspired by fairy tales, ancient Greek fables or mythology.
For Tribeca, a new political moment to reconcile
Founded as it was, in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, political currents have always flowed through the Tribeca Film Festival.
Illusions of shape and perception
Without the minute details, the beauty of the natural world would be hard to see.
Through four days of Bill O’Reilly’s enforced vacation, his show’s viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of his substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld.
Once preposterous, now immediate; Margaret Atwood on 'Handmaid's Tale'
Margaret Atwood did not have any creative control over the latest adaptation of her dystopian novel "The Handmaid's Tale," but she was very clear what she didn't want.
First 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer thrills fans
Disney debuted its highly-anticipated first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at a fan event in the United States on Friday, sending the internet into a frenzy of...
Legend to voice, produce a virtual reality series
Fresh off his co-starring role in “La La Land,” John Legend is trying another medium: virtual reality.
Lady Gaga, sensual and acrobatic, debuts song at Coachella
Lady Gaga debuted a R&B-tinged love song Saturday as she headlined the Coachella festival, where the pop diva cast herself as sensual rather than sensational
Year of the glitch: Sound fails Radiohead at Coachella
Radiohead salvaged a headlining set at the Coachella festival from disaster Friday, following a glitch-plagued opening in which the audio system repeatedly crashed.
Kiev slams Eurovision call to allow Russian singer
Ukraine Saturday complained of "unprecedented and unacceptable" calls from the Eurovision Song Contest's organizers for it to lift an entry ban on Russia's contestant.
First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes
Afghanistan's first – and only – all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.
One year after Prince's death, the pop legend's purple-clad fans converged Friday on his estate for a festive celebration, but some found it marred by commercialism and questions that still surround his overdose.
Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes
Britain Friday marked Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday with gun salutes, as the monarch celebrated quietly at home.
Ousted Fox host O'Reilly could get $25M
Former Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly will receive an exit payout of as much as $25 million after being ousted over sexual harassment allegations, according to American media...
Julia Roberts named People's 'most beautiful' for record 5th time
Julia Roberts was named People magazine's world's most beautiful woman for a record 5th time on Wednesday, but the actress said she thought her best years were yet to...
Prince search warrants lay bare struggle with opioids
Court documents unsealed in the investigation into Prince's death paint a picture of a man struggling with an addiction to prescription opioids and withdrawal, with...
When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."
Premature hippo a happy hit for Ohio zoo after gorilla death
A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an emotional lift to...
Researchers turn water into ‘virtual lemonade’
It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it’s simply water.
Prosthetic arm designed by undergrads lets girl play violin
The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the...
Tripoli’s new language institute offers immersion
The Levantine Institute of Tripoli – unique in its location and core mission – welcomed the local community and potential students to a rooftop event last weekend in...
Harvard researchers find copy of US Declaration of Independence
Harvard University researchers say they've discovered a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence.
No clues on who hid gold inside British piano
British officials say they’ve been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a “life-changing” amount of money.
Bugs for dinner? New Aussie food trend has legs
With a twist of fresh lime and a dash of salt Sydney chef Nowshad Alam Rasel flavors a hot pan full of crickets, tossing them over a flaming stove.
Russian, American two-man crew blasts off to ISS
A Russian and an American blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, the first two-person launch to the International Space Station in over a...
American, Russian arrive at International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule delivered an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station on Thursday
'Super-Earth' orbiting nearby star boosts search for extra-solar life
Astronomers on Wednesday announced the discovery of a "super-Earth" orbiting a nearby star which may offer the most promising target yet in the search for life beyond...
The Levantine Institute of Tripoli – unique in its location and core mission – welcomed the local community and potential students to a rooftop event last weekend in anticipation of the center’s opening later this month.
Sanaa Ayoub launches sparkling fashion collection
Lebanese fashion designer Sanaa Ayoub launched her 2017 spring/summer collection earlier this week, with a range of looks best described as eveningwear flirting with...
Before last year's Brexit vote, Scott McCready was struggling to fill his holiday cabins on the coast of southwest England
Bangkok 'unique' despite street stall edict: Thai tourism boss
Bangkok's street food culture will survive a crackdown on vendors, Thailand's tourism chief vowed Thursday, assuring travelers that a city renowned for its chaotic...
Thai ‘Sin City’ finds abstaining from sex hard
In a daring nautical themed outfit, sex worker May confidently predicts the survival of Thai sleaze town Pattaya despite a junta attempt to tame the kingdom’s “Sin City.”
Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands
Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums
Essentials of Buenos Aires: Evita, tango and pope's hometown
During Buenos Aires' heyday, fabulous wealth flowed into the city from Argentina's agricultural heartland, turning the country into one of the world's richest by the...
I often remind myself that to truly appreciate something old, I must judge it not by today’s standards, but according to those prevailing at the time of its conception.
Timeless Mercedes roadster that refuses to age
Pick pretty much any mass-produced car rolling off the factory floor today. It looks spiffy and smart doesn’t it, all gleaming with its new coat of paint, sprightly...
Giddy Up! Automakers raise horsepower, speed to new heights
Fred Croatti often drives his silver Dodge Charger Hellcat to the grocery store, turning heads as he rumbles through the parking lot with a supercharged 6.2-Liter...
Black Badge: The dark side beckons
Sometimes you need to tackle a topic head on, call a spade a spade if you will, and here it is: No one ever dropped several hundred thousand dollars on a Rolls-Royce...
A Rolls-Royce Dawn and a sibling’s escapades
It turns out I make a good assistant.
The epilepsy medication valproate is responsible for "severe malformations" in 2,150 to 4,100 children in France since the drug was first marketed in the country in 1967, according to a preliminary study by French health authorities.
Baby with eight limbs gets new lease on life in India
A baby born with eight limbs, including two protruding from his stomach, has undergone surgery in India to successfully remove the extra arms and legs, in an operation...
Global tobacco death toll still climbing
The percentage of men and women who use tobacco every day has dropped in most nations since 1990, but the total number of smokers and tobacco-related deaths has...
Orphaned bear cubs win hearts in Montenegro
Two orphaned bear cubs have captured hearts in Montenegro after a farmer rescued them from starving to death in the wild.
One in 10 US women with Zika had deformed fetus or baby
About one in 10 women in the United States who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant had a fetus or baby with deformities last year, U.S. government scientists...