The Energy Ministry has come up with a somewhat final pricing system for the electricity generator subscription rate, caretaker Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Tuesday.
Outcry as Syrian teen dies after police chase
The light reaches only a short way down the six-story ventilation shaft, at the bottom of which Ahmad al-Zoubi was found dead three days after he went missing.
Corbyn pushes for vote on new Brexit referendum
British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use...
Attack shows Taliban strength at outset of talks
With one of the deadliest attacks of Afghanistan’s 17-year-old insurgency just hours before a new round of peace talks, the Taliban rammed home its message that it...
Bashir visits Qatar as fresh Sudan protest erupts
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Tuesday for a two-day visit to Qatar, state media reported, in what is his first trip abroad since nationwide protests against...
MPs look at new media in legal overhaul
Parliament’s powerful Administration and Justice Committee examined political publications, including online media, Tuesday during a session devoted to a draft bill...
Army arrests suspected Mossad agent
The Lebanese Army arrested a suspected Mossad agent thought to have been involved in the attempted assassination of Hamas official Mohammad Hamdan, the Army’s...
Joumblatt blasts presidency over Druze sheikh invite
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Joumblatt Tuesday criticized the invitation to Sunday’s Arab economic summit of a Druze sheikh from outside the ranks of the...
British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use Parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.
Why are France, Germany renewing vows?
The leaders of France and Germany signed a treaty Tuesday renewing their friendship and pledging greater cooperation between their two nations.
Bombing, Brexit chaos revive memories of NIreland's 'Troubles'
In the Northern Irish border city of Londonderry, residents voiced concern on Tuesday that a car bombing last weekend could mark the opening of a fresh chapter of...
Police station attacked, cars torched in Portugal protests
Unidentified attackers threw petrol bombs at a police station in the Portuguese city of Setubal and torched cars in Lisbon Tuesday, hours after a protest against...
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Tuesday for a two-day visit to Qatar, state media reported, in what is his first trip abroad since nationwide protests against his rule erupted last month.
1948 Palestinians to use anti-Arab vote slogan
1948 Palestinian lawmakers plan to commandeer Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim in the last election that Arabs were heading to the polls “in droves” to...
Palestinian dead as Israel shells Gaza
Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip has left one Palestinian dead and two others wounded after an Israeli soldier was shot along the border of the coastal enclave.
Israel, U.S. test ballistic missile interceptor
The Israeli and U.S. defense ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases.
Palestinians to refuse remaining U.S. aid
The Palestinian government will refuse all U.S. government aid for fear of lawsuits, officials said Tuesday, throwing the future of security coordination and projects...
The chairman of BLOM Bank, one the two largest lenders in Lebanon, expects his bank to record a slightly higher profit in 2018 compared to 2017 but projects a drop in earnings for the banking sector in 2019 due to the high cost of deposits.
Car sales in Lebanon drop by 11 pct
The drop in car sales in Lebanon in 2018 was another indication that the economic slowdown and political paralysis have hit most businesses in the country.
Saudi Aramco eyes U.S. gas acquisitions: CEO
Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend “billions of dollars” there as it aims...
Egypt sees more volatile exchange rate
Egypt’s stagnant exchange rate is likely to see more movement after a system that guaranteed foreign investors could repatriate dollars was terminated, but the central...
IMF pessimism, trade tensions make stocks sickly
Global growth pessimism drove down world shares and commodity markets Tuesday and left investors seeking refuge in the dollar, government bonds and gold.
Qatar to buy $500M in Lebanese govt Eurobonds
Lebanon got a shot in the arm Monday after Qatar announced that it plans to subscribe to $500 million in government bonds.
Qatar to buy $500 million of Lebanese government bonds
Qatar’s foreign minister announced Monday that his country intends to buy $500 million of Lebanese government bonds, according to a statement from the Qatari Foreign...
IFC ready to invest $1B in Lebanon a year
The International Finance Corporation is willing to provide Lebanon with $1 billion in investments and soft loans each year if the government starts executing fiscal...
Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend “billions of dollars” there as it aims to become a global gas player, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.
Arab states beware of easy foreign capital
The taps of foreign capital are about to open on some states in the Middle East, thanks to their inclusion in key emerging-market indexes.
Saudi stocks enjoy strongest start since ’95
Saudi stocks are enjoying their best start to a year in more than two decades amid improving prospects for oil prices and ahead of their long-awaited inclusion in major...
IMF lowers Saudi, regional growth forecasts
The International Monetary Fund Monday lowered its 2019 economic growth forecast for Saudi Arabia and the region over low oil prices and crude output along with rising...
Ghosn’s time at Renault runs out
Renault SA’s board is preparing to name new leadership as it negotiates with jailed Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn over the terms of his departure, people familiar with...
Davos all about ‘Globalization 4.0.’ What’s that?
The organizers of this year’s World Economic Forum have done their traditional best to introduce another buzz phrase as the theme for the annual gathering in the Swiss...
No-deal Brexit is 'obviously the worst case scenario': IMF's Lagarde
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told CNBC on Tuesday that Brexit poses uncertainty for Europe and U.K. and that a no-deal Brexit is "obviously the worst case...
Renault says will hold board meeting Thursday to replace Ghosn
French carmaker Renault said Tuesday that it will hold a board meeting Thursday to name a replacement for its boss Carlos Ghosn, who remains in custody in Japan over...
International meetings such as the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit are the pinnacle of public relations events. For countries that have the honor of hosting, they are a chance to showcase their hospitality, security and organizational skills, and for their leaders to connect with peers and iron out differences.
Take the civil route
Musa Sadr is a national icon revered by Muslims, Christians and peace-loving Lebanese of all sects.
Daesh lives on
On Jan. 16, Daesh (ISIS) claimed an attack on the Syrian city of Manbij that killed 19.
Two years of the Trump foreign policy
First, the good news. Amid the daily drama and questions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s actual relationship with Vladimir Putin and his Russia, pieces of a...
The world economy goes Hollywood
If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended - indeed, from the whole crazy decade since the Global...
Chance of a lifetime
Since the advent of the 1975-90 Civil War, Lebanon has had a reputation as a cauldron of conflict for much of the world that doesn’t truly know the country.
The clock is ticking
The Lebanese have always prided themselves on being the only democracy in a jungle of dictatorships.
All the shuttle diplomacy, horse-trading, conditions and disputes over ministerial seats and portfolios may seem to keep the political scene in Lebanon active, but the...
Trump, Macron and the poverty of liberalism
No Western liberal would disagree that Donald Trump’s election was a disaster for American society, while that of Emmanuel Macron was a triumph for French society.
Boosting women’s economic empowerment
The three words “women’s economic empowerment” have been very common in development circles for the last few years.
Saving adolescents from having unplanned children
My country is overwhelmed with teen pregnancies.
If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended - indeed, from the whole crazy decade since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 - it is this: As they say in Hollywood, “Nobody knows anything.”
Let’s get real about purpose
One year ago, BlackRock chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to 500 CEOs asking them to rethink their sense of purpose.
The Gdansk murder and Poland’s polarized politics
The murder of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz has sent Poland into a tailspin.
The EU is a great idea that has gone awry
As we watch Britain going through the paroxysms relating to Brexit, it is easy to view its decision to leave the European Union as an act of foolishness, a...
What Americans are fighting for in Manbij
If you wonder what the four Americans who were killed Wednesday in Manbij, Syria, were doing there, let me describe a few images from a visit to that city last February...
Qatar beat Iraq 1-0 in a full-blooded contest to reach the Asian Cup quarterfinals Tuesday as title-chasing South Korea dodged a bullet in order to secure their progress.
Search for missing footballer Sala suspended
Police on the British island of Guernsey Tuesday suspended a search for a missing plane carrying new Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala, warning that survival chances...
Nadal marches on as Kvitova makes semis
Rafael Nadal continued his relentless march towards an 18th major title Tuesday as an emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semifinal since a...
Serena outslugs Halep as Djokovic battles on
A fired-up Serena Williams slugged past world No. 1 Simona Halep Monday as she inches ever closer to a 24th Grand Slam title, while Novak Djokovic survived a battle to...
Sagesse get another Champville thrashing
Champville inflicted another damaging defeat on past rivals Sagesse Sunday, trouncing the fallen giants 99-66 for their fifth win in six in the Lebanese Basketball...
Ronaldo avoids jail but fined for tax fraud
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay 3.57 million euros ($4.1 million) for committing tax fraud when he was at...
Boateng wants to ‘win it all’ after Barca move
Kevin-Prince Boateng acknowledged Tuesday that he will not be a starter after his shock move to Barcelona, but he is determined to win everything with the Spanish...
Plane missing over English Channel, media says Cardiff City's Sala on board
French maritime authorities said Tuesday that a light aircraft lost radar contact over the English channel late Monday, but could not confirm whether Cardiff City...
Rafael Nadal continued his relentless march towards an 18th major title Tuesday as an emotional Petra Kvitova swept into her first Grand Slam semifinal since a terrifying knife attack almost ended her career.
Serena edges top seed Halep to reach quarters
erena Williams staved off a spectacular fightback from world number one Simona Halep to win 6-1 4-6 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Monday.
Federer, Kerber stunned as Nadal through
Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by fiery Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open Sunday on a day of upsets that...
Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas
Roger Federer's bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his...
Champville inflicted another damaging defeat on past rivals Sagesse Sunday, trouncing the fallen giants 99-66 for their fifth win in six in the Lebanese Basketball League.
Siakam lifts Raptors over Suns, Embiid shines for Sixers
Pascal Siakam banked in the winning shot at the final buzzer as the Toronto Raptors won their eighth consecutive home game with a 111-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns...
Curry and Warriors outgun Pelicans, Harden sizzles in loss
Stephen Curry scored 41 points and sank nine three pointers as the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the New Orleans...
Warriors score record 51 points in 1st quarter in win over Nuggets
The reigning champion Golden State Warriors amassed an NBA record 51 first-quarter points Tuesday on the way to a 142-111 win over Denver in a duel for the Western...
Haidar stars as Beirut trounce Atlas
Ali Haidar finished with a game-high 21 points as Beirut Club bounced back from three straight losses with a 97-72 rout of Atlas in the Lebanese Basketball League at...
Five-time champion Tom Brady guided the New England Patriots into their third consecutive Super Bowl, where they will face a Los Angeles Rams squad that advanced Sunday in dramatic but controversial fashion.
Cejudo defends belt with fast win over Dillashaw
Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York.
Old guard v young guns in NFL conference clashes
Two generations of quarterback talent go head-to-head Sunday as the battle for Super Bowl berths reaches its climax with the most eagerly anticipated Conference...
Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in championships
Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes.
Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships
The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday.
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher turned 50 Thursday with Formula One and his fans paying tribute to the sport’s most successful driver with a mixture of celebration and sorrow.
For documentary filmmakers, there’s no place like the Sundance Film Festival.
‘Capharnaum’ nominated for an Oscar award
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki has become the first female Arab filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar, for her “Capharnaum.”
Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died
Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis – and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many...
Lady Gaga wins best original song at Golden Globes
Lady Gaga's songwriting chops have won her the second Golden Globe of her career.
Fun facts and figures from this year's Oscar nominations
Some fun and interesting facts about Tuesday's nominations for the 91st Academy Awards
Iraq mourns beloved archaeologist Gailani
Iraq Monday mourned the loss of Lamia al-Gailani, a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild the Baghdad museum after it was looted following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion...
‘Gotti,’ Trump get Razzie ‘worst film’ nods
John Travolta’s mob movie flop “Gotti” and President Donald Trump were nominated Monday for the Razzie Awards for the worst films of 2018 after a year that organizers...
Saudi Arabia reviving its ancient past
Bathed in light, musicians belt out melodies among pre-Islamic desert ruins in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a heritage trove at the center of efforts to put the reclusive...
Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis – and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more, has died. He was 82.
Majida el-Roumi serenades Saudi historical ruins
Renowned Lebanese soprano Majida el-Roumi performed at the Winter at Tantoura festival in Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula province Friday night, marking the stars first...
'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nods with 10 each
Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 10 each.
Nadine Labaki's Capernaum nominated for Oscar for best foreign language film
Nadine Labaki's Capernaum nominated for Oscar for best foreign language film
First Thai cave rescue film due out on mission anniversary
A Thai-born director who took just weeks to shoot the first film about the dramatic cave rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team says his focus is on authenticity and...
Trump's burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV
Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV...
U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, French officials said Tuesday.
4 weddings and a robbery? Hugh Grant seeks script return
British actor Hugh Grant has a plea for the thief who broke into his car: Please return the script that was inside.
Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault in groping case
Kevin Spacey was formally charged Monday with the indecent assault of a teenager who alleged the U.S. actor groped him at a bar in Massachusetts in 2016.
Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats.
No politics, please for Baghdad bikers
Roaring along Baghdad’s highways, the “Iraq Bikers” are doing more than showing off their love of outsized motorcycles and black leather: They want their shared...
What the latest dieting studies tell us
Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among...
Starving to obese: Nutrition crisis prompts SOS call for change
With billions of people either starving or obese, poor diets have become a leading cause of disease and death, prompting calls for a new approach in 2019 to how food is...
WhatsApp limits forwarding to fight ‘fake news
Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday that it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost...
Marie Kondo show spotlights women’s unpaid work
A hit Netflix show featuring a Japanese guru who claims decluttering can change your life has sparked a global craze for tidying - and shone a light on the amount of...
Use your noodle: Tokyo metro offers free food to ease crowding
One of Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers’ hearts is through their stomachs, and is now offering free food to ease rush hour...
Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt show
The black box construction branded “DIOR” was so big that it had even obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower.
Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year. Two major studies last year provided more fuel for a particularly polarizing topic - the role carbs play in making us fat.
Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp announced Monday that it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.
‘Super blood wolf moon’ woos sky watchers across globe
An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and in the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the...
Japan launches satellite for artificial meteors
A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower blasted into space Friday, Japanese scientists said.
Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.
China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night
A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two...
Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter.
SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit’s auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda.
Designed for the track, developed for the road
Acknowledged as a pioneer of race driven technology, McLaren finally decided to build a sports car to be driven every day of the week.
More of the billions of tons of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said Tuesday.
Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab
In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help...