Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani Sunday said that trees would not be cut down as part of a project to build a parking lot and new garden in place of the Mufti Hasan Khaled Garden in west Beirut.
No amnesty for killers of soldiers: Bou Saab
Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab over the weekend said no negotiations would be held on providing amnesty to anyone involved in killing Lebanese soldiers, during a...
Waiter shot dead for being too slow with sandwich
A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said...
Northern Ireland still reckons with army killings
For many Britons, the soldiers who intervened in Northern Ireland 50 years ago last week are unsung heroes who tried to keep the peace in a region riven with sectarian...
May God ruin Trump: Tlaib’s grandmother
Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.
Sidon sources hit out at waste plant ‘blackmail’
Sources at the Sidon Municipality have criticized a local waste treatment plant of holding the city to ransom, after striking employees caused a trash crisis during Eid...
Amal condemns ‘barbarism’ of attack on doctor
The Amal Movement Sunday condemned an assault on a doctor at Tibnin Governmental Hospital in the southern district of Bint Jbeil, expressing serious concern for the...
Departures from Beirut airport to beat records
The number of passengers departing from Beirut’s airport is expected to break all records in the coming days, adding to long lines and congestion at the facility.
A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.
Daesh claims Kabul wedding attack
Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underling the dangers the country faces even...
UK to face food shortages in no-deal Brexit: leak
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the...
Maxwell now focus in Epstein sex abuse cases
She’s been called Jeffrey Epstein’s madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites, and at times his social planner and household organizer in places...
Houthis appoint ‘ambassador’ in Tehran
Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have appointed an “ambassador” in Tehran, a step condemned by the internationally recognized government as a breach of international...
Child starves as Yemen war cuts dad’s work route
Before Yemen’s war broke out four years ago, Ali Mohammad used to cross the border into Saudi Arabia to work, joining thousands of other Yemenis from his poor,...
Feminist icon blasts Israel PM over travel ban
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has called Israel’s prime minister a “bully” and says she won’t visit as long as he remains the country’s leader.
Turkish authorities seize 330 migrants attempting to cross to Greek island
Turkish authorities have seized a total of 330 migrants attempting to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos, officials said Sunday.
Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh warned Friday that floating the Lebanese pound would have deleterious effects on the economy, vowing to maintain the peg to the dollar.
Lebanon’s public debt edges up to $85.7B
Lebanon’s public debt as at the end of June climbed by 0.7 percent to $85.7 billion compared to the end of last year, figures released by the Finance Ministry showed.
Saudi-Trump tug-of-war keeps oil in $60-75 range
Ask Saudi Arabia about its preferred oil price and the kingdom will say it has no target.
Bank of Sharjah plans dollar bond sale
Bank of Sharjah PJSC plans to issue dollar-denominated bonds later this year to help the UAE lender repay existing debt, people with knowledge of the plan said.
U.S. whiskey exporters struggle after EU tariffs
When Europe’s tariffs on U.S. whiskey hit in June 2018, craft distillery Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC lost 10 percent of its sales overnight as its European distributor...
Kafalat loans drop 85 percent in first six months
Kafalat Corporation said that loans extended to small- and medium-sized companies under the guarantee of Kafalat totaled $4.3 million in the first six months of 2019,...
Hariri promises new projects to boost economy
Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Friday that the Cabinet will undertake several important measures that would set the Lebanese economy in motion.
Salameh named among best central bank heads
For the fourth time in a row, Global Finance has named Riad Salameh as one of the best central bank governors in the world with an A grade.
Aramco remains world’s most profitable company
Energy giant paid out $46.4B in dividends despite dwindling price of oil
Israeli firm stole millions using bogus options
Four Israeli citizens and the financial firms they owned or operated were sued by U.S. securities regulators for allegedly using bogus swap and option trades to steal...
The dumb money may be wising up
When the market doesn’t go your way, there’s a certain deflective comfort to be found in blaming the market. The slump in energy stocks has spurred some talk of getting...
When Europe’s tariffs on U.S. whiskey hit in June 2018, craft distillery Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC lost 10 percent of its sales overnight as its European distributor simply stopped buying its award-winning Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye whiskey.
White House: Trade war not hurting U.S.
White House officials pushed back Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on...
How Germany could boost economy if wants to act
Germany’s economy is in trouble and the government is dithering over whether to provide support in the form of fiscal stimulus.
Stocks move higher as turbulent week nears end
Stocks rose broadly in midday trading on Wall Street Friday as investors look to end a turbulent week on a positive note.
Euro traders starting to bet on break of $1.10
Options traders are starting to bet on the euro dropping below psychological support at $1.10 as the European Central Bank prepares a stimulus package amid a deepening...
It took 15 years and tens of thousands killed, displaced and scattered around the world, for Lebanon’s tribes to realize they had no choice but to coexist in peace and harmony.
At a time when Lebanon needs everyone to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the nation’s interests, we are instead witnessing the same old games meant to advance...
Maintain stability of ‘Pearl of the Orient’
Hong Kong, enjoying a reputation as “Pearl of the Orient,” is a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.
World Humanitarian Day: Women at the front line
Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to the millions of women in crises worldwide.
China challenge is America’s new Sputnik moment
One of the weirdest aspects of this year’s Democratic presidential campaign is that foreign policy, potentially one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s most vulnerable...
The pillage of Palestine
Whoever said crime doesn’t pay failed to mention that the exception is when you have the Trump administration in your corner.
How Africa can adapt to the digital revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world of work.
Democracies in danger
By abruptly revoking the special, constitutionally protected status of Jammu and Kashmir, India has become the latest major democracy to act against a minority...
The day Hezbollah blinked
A 40-day gridlock pitting Hezbollah’s Druze and Christian allies against Walid Joumblatt ended with capitulation of the former.
One of the weirdest aspects of this year’s Democratic presidential campaign is that foreign policy, potentially one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s most vulnerable issues, has been nearly absent from the debate.
In U.S.-China ties, ‘friction is the new normal’
Where is the United States heading in its confrontation with China, which moved this week from a trade dispute to a currency battle - with more dangerous tests in Hong...
U.S. intelligence shakeup could be risky
Among intelligence professionals, President Trump’s nomination of an inexperienced, partisan politician to oversee America’s spy agencies prompted deep dismay - but...
A U.S. ally in Syria confronts new threats
In the direct and disciplined voice of Gen. Mazloum Abdi, the commander of the Syrian Kurdish militia, you can hear the determination that has made the Kurds a great...
America’s military muscle in the Gulf
Ronald Dowdell was on the starboard side of the bridge, looking toward Iran, as his vessel passed through the Strait of Hormuz on July 18.
Hasan Maatouk and Soony Saad each scored a brace as Ansar swatted aside Shabab al-Ghazieh 5-0 in their Elite Cup semifinals Sunday.
PSG suffer early season defeat at Rennes
Champions Paris Saint-Germain slipped up in their second league game of the season losing 2-1 to Rennes Sunday in a repeat of April's French Cup final.
Federer, Djokovic advance as Serena pulls out
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic overwhelmed opponents at the WTA-ATP Cincinnati Masters Tuesday, where Serena Williams withdrew because of back trouble.
Kyrgios reverts to form with towel tantrum
Nick Kyrgios looked to have turned over a new leaf in recent weeks, his playful banter with fans and improved focus helping him produce some of his best tennis, but his...
Miocic stops Cormier, reclaims heavyweight belt
Stipe Miocic waited over a year to face Daniel Cormier again, and his plan for the rematch didn’t start to work until they were deep in the fourth round.
Lord’s test drawn as sub Labuschagne stands firm
The second Ashes test was drawn as Australia, chasing 267 to beat England, ended on 154 for six after an absorbing final day at Lord’s Sunday.
Zidane indicates Bale will stay after Real win
Zinedine Zidane indicated Gareth Bale would stay at Real Madrid after the Welshman led the way in a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo Saturday.
VAR issue hides chasm between City and Spurs
“I am in love with VAR,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino joked after his side escaped with a 2-2 draw at Manchester City thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ late winner for...
Eager Nadal leads ATP Montreal field
Defending champion Rafael Nadal heads the field for the ATP Montreal Masters that starts Monday with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer opting out of the key U.S. Open...
Australia’s Lyon rips through England at Ashes
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon ripped through England’s batting lineup as the hosts lost the first Ashes Test by 251 runs after being bowled out for 146 in their second...
Australia dominate England in Ashes opener
Steve Smith hit his second century of his comeback Test Sunday as Australia set England a daunting 398 to win the Ashes opener at Edgbaston.
Smith turns tide for Australia in Ashes opener
Steve Smith marked his first Test since completing a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal with a superb century to rescue Australia on the opening day...
England seek double as Auss eye Ashes history
England return to “Fortress Edgbaston” for the first Test against Australia Thursday looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and...
Honda’s world champion Marc Marquez won the rain-affected Czech MotoGP in Brno Sunday, his sixth victory of the season, and became only the fourth rider to achieve 50 premier-class victories.
Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to win
F1 leader Lewis Hamilton hunted down Max Verstappen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record-extending seventh time Sunday and surge 62 points clear in the...
Marquez in charge as MotoGP resumes in Brno
As Moto GP teams and riders gather in Brno for Sunday’s Czech GP to kick off the second half of the season, there is no doubt that defending champion Marc Marquez...
Gasly and Verstappen lead Hungarian GP practice
Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly finished ahead of teammate Max Verstappen in a rain-affected second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix Friday.
Verstappen looms large in Hamilton’s rear mirror
After two stunning wins in three races, the force in Formula One is with Max Verstappen, who will this weekend bid for another victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
“The Quarter” is perhaps what every scholar of a deceased author dreams of finding: something new and unseen in a landscape that had previously seemed finite, insurmountably bordered by birth and death.
In Tarantino’s latest, a radiant Hollywood fable
Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what’s so great about movies - or at least, what he thinks is so great about them.
'Scared' US rapper A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden assault trial
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky Thursday told a Stockholm court he felt "scared" and had tried to "walk away" before a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred...
‘Angry Birds’ can’t fly, but sequel stays aloft
It’s hard to have huge expectations for a movie called “The Angry Birds Movie 2.”
Politics may undo renaissance at Uffizi
To protect the masterpieces at the Uffizi Galleries, the Florence museum’s director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee’s bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially...
High-octane cast can’t save this messy ‘Kitchen’
It happens in even the best kitchens: You bring together top-quality ingredients and a promising recipe, but somehow the end result comes out tasting wrong, just wrong.
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky Thursday told a Stockholm court he felt "scared" and had tried to "walk away" before a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred diplomatic tensions and outraged fans.
Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs, clad in studded leather and black berets, burst out of their semicircles to break dance, their tattoo-covered arms waving neon glow sticks.
Gas masks, hard hats at Hong Kong’s protest pop-up store
Lee Ching-hei runs a pop-up store in Hong Kong.
U.S. scientists announce 3-D heart printing
U.S. scientists announced early Friday they have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen with a 3-D bioprinter, using a breakthrough technique they...
Clues on diet’s impact on cancer treatment
Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment...
An unusual haven in the mountains of Akkar
The winding road leading into the mountains in Chambouq, above the village of Qobeiyat on the far edge of Akkar overlooking the Syrian border, is pitted from the trucks...
Bro bling: Tiffany introduces men’s jewelry collection
Tiffany & Co. is launching its first comprehensive jewelry collection for men in October as it seeks to diversify its traditional customer base.
Nike shoes used in 1972 Olympic trials sell for $50,000
A pair of Nike track shoes from the 1972 Olympic trials has sold for $50,000.
‘Smart’ clothing can boost wearable tech: Singapore researchers
Researchers in Singapore have invented “smart” clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireless devices such as headphones and smart watches.
U.S. scientists announced early Friday they have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen with a 3-D bioprinter, using a breakthrough technique they say could one day create entire organs.
The winding road leading into the mountains in Chambouq, above the village of Qobeiyat on the far edge of Akkar overlooking the Syrian border, is pitted from the trucks carrying loads of watermelons and other goods from the Bekaa Valley.
Your smartphone is your confidant, your connection to the world - and one of your biggest vulnerabilities.
Chlamydia vaccine shows hope in early tests
The first chlamydia vaccine encouragingly triggered an immune response in women during preliminary clinical trials and was found to be safe, researchers said Tuesday.
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
A new locally developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream...
Sunbeam-sailing spacecraft deemed ‘success’
A small crowd-funded satellite promoted by TV host and science educator Bill Nye has been propelled into a higher orbit using only the force of sunlight blowing against...
Potentially habitable planet found in new solar system
An international team of astronomers has discovered a new solar system with a planet that could be habitable, a Spanish astrophysicist who led the research said Thursday.
Bathed in red neon light, hundreds of prostitutes ply their trade from behind windows in the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam - and that’s how they want it to stay.
‘Chernobyl’ series sends visitors to Lithuania
A HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania.
Sicily lures visitors with ‘ethical tourism’ free of Mafia taint
At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has lured hordes of visitors in its 2,500-year history.
Top spots crack down on overtourism
It is not the sheer number of tourists descending on Venice that bothers Italian food blogger Monica Cesarato so much as the type of visitor.
From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction.
Mussels as ‘superfilters’ against pollution
Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution.
Climate deniers get far more media play: study
Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fueling public confusion and slowing the response to global...
Alaska’s hottest month shifts it into ‘unfrozen state’
July 2019 now stands as Alaska’s hottest month on record, the latest benchmark in a long-term warming trend with ominous repercussions ranging from rapidly vanishing...
Diet a major factor in global warming: report
Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did.