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Merkel to focus on refugee issues 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Beirut Thursday afternoon to hold talks with Lebanon’s leaders on economic issues and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Merkel to focus on refugee issues 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Beirut Thursday afternoon to hold talks with Lebanon’s leaders on economic issues and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Coalition faces tough battle for Hudaida seaport

The Arab-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hudaida airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen’s main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war.

Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK

Airbus issued its strongest warning yet over the impact of Britain's departure from the European Union, saying a withdrawal without a deal would force it to reconsider its long-term position and put thousands of British jobs at risk.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Wawrinka rocked by Queen's blow

Stan Wawrinka's Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow as the Swiss star crashed to a 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1 defeat against Sam Querrey at Queen's Club on Wednesday.

Hamilton: Ferrari doing better, but will falter

Mercedes are playing catch-up but Ferrari will falter, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said after German rival Sebastian Vettel won in Canada Sunday to take over at the top of the drivers’ standings.

On flowers, sad portraits, pop art 

After some downtime, Zico House, Sanayeh’s renowned artist space, is hosting “Talent Unbound,” a thematically diverse group exhibition punctuated by workshops and artist talks.

On flowers, sad portraits, pop art 

After some downtime, Zico House, Sanayeh’s renowned artist space, is hosting “Talent Unbound,” a thematically diverse group exhibition punctuated by workshops and artist talks.

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of trial

An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm.

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of "Last Week Tonight" and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country's crackdown on human rights.

Dali Triangle illustrates artist’s surrealism

If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and a conspicuous mustache but not really much else, then a visit to Spain’s “Dali Triangle” will not only make for a fantastic road trip, but will also show that there’s so much more to the renowned surrealist artist’s work.

EU agrees 32 pct renewables target for 2030

EU negotiators agreed Thursday to increase the share of renewables in the bloc's energy production to 32 percent by 2030, a higher target than in draft rules but short of the level sought by some governments and the European Parliament.