British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday police and security services knew the identity of a suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people, many of them children, at a concert in Manchester
Manchester concert suicide attack prompts security rethinks worldwide
Countries from the United States to Japan and Singapore are considering tightening security ahead of major theater and sports events following a suicide bomb attack in...
Tensions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran, U.S.
The yawning gap between Tehran and Washington has grown even wider with U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest efforts to isolate Iran, which accused the United States of...
Trump goes softer on Islam on Mideast trip
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”
Man gets robbed, beaten and abandoned in north Lebanon
A man was Tuesday kidnapped, beaten up, then thrown on the road in north Lebanon, the National News Agency reported
Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack
Thailand reassured the international community Tuesday that it would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital,...
S.Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis
South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international...
France to step up security at sporting, cultural events: minister
The French government has given instructions to organizers of sporting and cultural events in the country on security measures after the Manchester attack, French...
The yawning gap between Tehran and Washington has grown even wider with U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest efforts to isolate Iran, which accused the United States of “milking” Saudi Arabia for petrodollars.
White House puts ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on website
The White House has put “Jerusalem, Israel,” on its website.
Palestinian stabs Israeli officer, is shot: police
A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded a border policeman in the Israeli coastal city of Netanyahu Tuesday before being shot and wounded, police said
Turkish police say seeking 144 people over links to failed coup, 35 detained
Turkish police said Tuesday they are seeking 144 people including police, soldiers and prosecutors, over suspected links to the network of a U.S.-based cleric blamed by...
Police arrest member of Beirut-Mount Lebanon car theft gang
The Internal Security Forces Tuesday announced the arrest of a Syrian member of a car theft gang in the eastern Lebanon city of Baalbeck
A history of Lebanon through the TV screen
“Television has lost its magic and I am trying to bring back this magic – this is my aim,” said Zaven Kouyoumdjian, a popular TV presenter and the author of a new book...
Hariri, Saudi prince talk bilateral ties
Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday met with Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, a day after the Arab Islamic American Summit was held in Riyadh.
Cancellations mar LGBT events week
A week of LGBT-focused festivities and activism was well-received by both the community as well as local and international media, but was also marred by the latest...
Industrial exports dropped by 11.7 percent in February 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, a statement issued by the Industry minister said Monday.
Parliament committee working on budget
Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee Monday completed the first of two sessions to finalize Lebanon’s 2017 state budget.
Egypt stocks drop after surprise rate hike
Egyptian stocks fell the most in the world Monday after the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates to contain surging prices, a month after IMF remarks that...
Rouhani win seen speeding Iran oil-deals push
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is in a stronger position after his re-election to push through plans for wooing foreign investors the country needs to boost oil...
Ford names Hackett as new CEO
Ford Motor Co. is replacing embattled Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, a turnaround specialist who has been leading the automaker’s moves into...
Demand for properties falls in first quarter 2017
Demand for properties in Lebanon dropped in the first quarter of 2017 despite the election of a president and formation of a Cabinet, according to the Byblos Bank Real...
Govt to crack down on generators bills
Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil Friday warned the owners of the private generators of grave consequences if they failed to install meters to calculate the actual...
Torbey’s ABL reign may face challenge
Joseph Torbey is expected to run for another two-year term as head of the prestigious Association of Banks in Lebanon amid signs another candidate will vie for the...
Egyptian stocks fell the most in the world Monday after the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates to contain surging prices, a month after IMF remarks that were seen favoring higher borrowing costs to tame inflation.
Saudi Arabia, Iraq agree oil output cut needs 9-month extension
OPEC heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iraq agreed on Monday on the need to extend a global cut in oil supply by nine months in an effort to prop up crude prices, removing...
Saudis see all ‘on board’ to extend oil cuts
All oil producers participating in a deal to limit output agree on extending the cuts by nine months to help trim a supply glut, according to Saudi Arabia’s energy...
Blackstone unveils $100B infrastructure aim
Blackstone Group LP, the world’s biggest private equity manager, is eyeing more than $100 billion in infrastructure investments with a new strategy anchored by Saudi...
Ford Motor Co. is replacing embattled Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields with Jim Hackett, a turnaround specialist who has been leading the automaker’s moves into self-driving cars and ride sharing.
Airbus hires outside monitors for fraud probe
Airbus has appointed an independent panel including two former ministers to examine its anti-corruption practices after Britain and France launched fraud and bribery...
Disagreements surface over Asia trade deal
Asian countries disagreed over a China-backed free trade deal at talks Monday, raising questions over a target for concluding negotiations by the end of the year.
Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone
Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in...
Ford fires CEO Mark Fields, Hackett takes reins: reports
Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Mark Fields is set to leave the car maker as part of a shake-up that includes other top executive changes as the company's shares hover...
In using terms such as historic, milestone and message of peace to describe his visit to the Holy Land, Donald Trump is hardly inventing the wheel.
Writing on the wall
The message emanating from the summits held in Riyadh over the past two days – echoed by U.S. President Donald Trump in his speech Sunday – was that Iran, Hezbollah and...
Tunisia’s decentralization process at crossroads
Shafik Sarsar’s resignation as head of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) on May 9, together with two other board members, cast the authority’s...
The White House crackup
On both sides of the White House fence, near-nervous breakdowns abound.
Trump vs. Comey is he said, he said scenario
For most of his life, Donald Trump has found words to be his friends. He has used them to build his business, dramatize his achievements and embellish his...
Legacy of negativity
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil is welcome indeed to study the careers of some of the world’s most famous politicians and diplomats. Unfortunately, however, he seems to...
Cause for celebration
A couple of days ago a government decree announced that Nov. 4 would henceforth be known as Lebanese Women’s Day, but it failed to mention what exactly women in this...
Height of absurdity
As far as Middle East peace is concerned, it has become very clear that the United States’ policy toward Israel/Palestine is to not have a policy.
Shafik Sarsar’s resignation as head of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) on May 9, together with two other board members, cast the authority’s decision to hold the next municipal elections on Dec. 17, 2017 into further doubt.
Stay the course with Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani has won re-election as Iran’s president in a landslide, meaning that it is he who will be dealing with an antagonistic U.S. President Donald Trump.
The first years of this century have been heady ones for global health.
The last bastion of a profitable press
Around the world, newspapers seem to be facing imminent extinction, as a mass exodus to the internet causes their circulation to slump and their advertising revenue to...
For most of his life, Donald Trump has found words to be his friends. He has used them to build his business, dramatize his achievements and embellish his accomplishments.
Scandals cast cloud over Trump overseas trip
As President Donald Trump embarks on his first overseas trip, he’s embracing the same defiant strategy adopted over a generation ago by an embattled predecessor,...
The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger
I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly.
A survival guide to abuse of power
On Tuesday night, a few hours after President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement that he was firing FBI Director James Comey, a prominent Republican politician gave me...
Comey debacle only magnifies the Russia mystery
President Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James B. Comey will intensify focus on the issue that Trump has been so eager to dismiss – his knowledge of...
Football star David Beckham spoke of his "heartbreak" as former club Manchester United and local rivals Manchester City came together Tuesday to pay tribute after 22 people including children were killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the northern English city
Ex-Barcelona president arrested in money laundering probe
Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested Tuesday in a money laundering investigation related to image rights in the Brazilian national football team, a...
French men’s title drought relentless
No Frenchman has lifted the Musketeers’ Cup in over three decades and there is no sign of the frustrating and painful wait ending for one of tennis’s leading nations at...
New mom Azarenka to return for Wimbledon
Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka said Monday she would return earlier than planned to compete at Wimbledon this July, seven months after giving birth to son Leo.
LeBron exchanges words with fan after loss
LeBron James’ frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career.
Ajax youngsters will not freeze on the big stage: Van der Sar
Ajax Amsterdam's youthful squad will not be overawed by the occasion when they face Manchester United in the Europa League final Wednesday, former Ajax and United...
'Double bonus' awaits Man United in Stockholm, says Mata
Manchester United have had a long, hard season but the prospect of winning a European trophy and booking a spot in next season's Champions League will be enough to...
Arsenal must ensure Sanchez, Ozil stay, says Cech
Arsenal must focus on keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at the club before trying to strengthen other areas of the team for next season, goalkeeper Peter Cech has...
No Frenchman has lifted the Musketeers’ Cup in over three decades and there is no sign of the frustrating and painful wait ending for one of tennis’s leading nations at this year’s French Open.
Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters
Germany’s Alexander Zverev stunned four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first Masters title Sunday, confirming his status as a French Open danger...
Tennis-Azarenka announces comeback ahead of Wimbledon
Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka said on Monday she is "ready to start competing" again after the birth of her son and intends to target Wimbledon by taking part in...
No sign of an end to French men's title drought in Paris
By Julien Pretot
PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) - No French man has lifted the Musketeers' Cup in over three decades and there is no sign of the frustrating and painful wait...
Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs, take 3-0 lead
The Spurs were injured but Golden State was expecting a fevered fight on the home floor of the five-time NBA champions.
Desperate Spurs vow fightback against Warriors
Despite forward Kawhi Leonard being uncertain with a sprained left ankle and two disheartening NBA playoff losses at Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs have vowed to...
LeBron and Co. cruise past Celtics in Game 1 romp
LeBron James delivered 38 points and Kevin Love had a career playoff high 32 as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers opened their Eastern Conference Finals series...
Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs
Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series Tuesday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Saturday a fight against UFC champion Conor McGregor is “90 percent” likely – if he boxes again.
Gatlin wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan
Justin Gatlin of the United States clocked 10.28 seconds to win the 100 meters at a Golden Grand Prix event on Sunday.
Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia
Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria sprinted to his fourth stage victory at the Giro d'Italia on Friday in his Grand Tour debut.
McGregor agrees to Mayweather bout with UFC
Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC moving a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality.
Alonso hits Indy ‘Happy Hour,’ misses Monaco
Fernando Alonso survived his first Brickyard “Happy Hour” Tuesday, the twice Formula One world champion getting a taste of what he can expect when he lines up for the...
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after the American was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, his Honda World Superbike team said in a statement Monday.
Dixon wins Indy pole, Alonso starts fifth
New Zealand’s Scott Dixon won the pole for next week’s Indy 500 when he posted the fastest average speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday.
Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash
American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden died, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle....
Button says Monaco return poses no pressure
Jenson Button says he feels no pressure ahead of his one-off Formula One comeback with McLaren in Monaco this weekend because he has nothing riding on it.
Vinales wins in France after Rossi crashes
Spaniard Maverick Vinales won the French Grand Prix and took the lead in the MotoGP championship Sunday after Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi crashed on the last lap at...
It's not every day you hear the name "Happy Gilmore" referenced at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kristen Stewart dives into grief in Cannes directorial debut
Kristen Stewart's directing ambitions go all the way back to when she was an 11-year-old performing in the 2002 David Fincher thriller "Panic Room.
Cult series Twin Peaks makes long-awaited return
Nearly three decades after its debut, “Twin Peaks,” the cult TV series that paved the way for a new age of television, returned Sunday with cable network Showtime...
Eisenberg is Marceau in ‘Resistance’
Jesse Eisenberg will play Marcel Marceau in “Resistance,” a film written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz that focuses on the legendary mime’s involvement in the...
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52.
Alleged bomb scare briefly delays Cannes film screening
A bomb scare has caused the Cannes Film Festival to briefly evacuate the Debussy theater before the first screening of director Michel Hazanavicius' movie...
The strict necessity of the gesture
Danya Hammoud starts to dance in a prone position.
Godard’s rebel years becomes Cannes comedy
Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s towering giants, a revolutionary who in the 1960s turned filmmaking on its head.
Nearly three decades after its debut, “Twin Peaks,” the cult TV series that paved the way for a new age of television, returned Sunday with cable network Showtime taking the series from ABC, home of the first two seasons.
Wright backs Michelle Obama as president
“House of Cards” star Robin Wright, who plays a quietly Machiavellian first lady in the hit Netflix series, said Thursday that Michelle Obama should be the next U.S....
Hitch halts controversial Netflix film's Cannes premiere
The premiere of the first of two controversial Netflix movies at the Cannes film festival had to be stopped Friday amid whistles and jeers when the curtain...
Roseanne returning to ABC with Barr as star
“Roseanne,” one of TV’s rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast...
Janet Jackson separates from husband, plans to resume tour
Janet Jackson has confirmed a rumored split with her husband and says plans to resume the world tour she called off more than a year ago during her pregnancy with her...
'Baghdaddy': New York turns Iraq war into musical
The Iraq war may not sound like musical comedy, but an Off-Broadway revival is spinning intelligence failures and tragedy into a farce that offers potent messages for...
Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party becomes huge disappointment
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism expressed its deep disappointment in how a music, art and culture festival imploded, leaving hundreds stranded and angry.
Beyonce and Jay Z have celebrated the impending birth of their twins with a star-studded baby shower.
Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years
A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.
Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself
Rock musician Chris Cornell's wife on Friday disputed "inferences" that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an...
Judge rules that Prince's six siblings are his heirs
A Minnesota judge ruled Friday that Prince's six siblings are the heirs to his estate, a key step in the long battle over the pop legend's fortune.
Oops! Bella Hadid suffers wardrobe malfunction at Cannes
Supermodel Bella Hadid's high split gown has led to a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5 a.m. to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast.
From bridesmaid to bride for Pippa
After turning heads at her sister Kate’s wedding to Prince William, Pippa Middleton graduated from bridesmaid to bride Saturday at a star-studded wedding in an English...
New Zealand space launch reaching for stars
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
Dubai firm dreams of taking icebergs for water
A Dubai firm’s dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles.
Lebanese photographer visits U.S. Lebanons
The Lebanese are not the only people who live in Lebanon.
Myanmar stunt bikers dazzle on Yangon’s streets
Skidding and screeching across the concrete, the young bikers perform a carefully choreographed dance of gravity-defying stunts, a dazzling display of Myanmar’s...
China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor
Commercial development of the globe’s huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as “combustible ice” has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully...
Four dresses making tongues wag at Cannes
From a “Jerusalem skyline” gown that sparked a social media furore to a thigh-split leaving almost nothing to the imagination, these are the red carpet dresses turning...
Robotic exoskeleton prevents falls by elderly
Scientists unveiled a lightweight, robotic, outer “skeleton” Thursday that can detect when someone loses their balance, correct their gait, and prevent their fall.
What’s holding back self-driving cars?
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the...
Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads
Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of...
Sidon opens second park in as many years
Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon witnessed another major step forward for the environment Friday after it opened its second public park in as many years.
Ladies of Harley: Passion for motorcycles
When on the road with the Ladies of Harley, Talar Partiyan and Loulwa Khater – both keen riders – say they transcend reality and feel totally at ease.
Gothic meets couture in new Demirdjian collection
Soft lines met rough edges at the launch of Lebanese fashion designer Garen Demirdjian’s 2017 spring/summer couture collection and new eponymous brand at his fashion...
Festival harks back to Beirut’s ‘glory days’
Rows of green tents lined the northeast corner of Beirut’s hippodrome this week for the five-day street festival “Beirut’s Glory Days Are Back,” an event that...
A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world’s first research center devoted to ninja – the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.
Nepal wants to limit age for Everest
Family and supporters Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed...
First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run
Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the U.K. arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a...
In an exclusive interview with the The Daily Star, Negib Debs, general manager of Gargour Automotive Co., sheds light on the strategies and initiatives that led to the resurgence of Alfa Romeo and the cars’ singular traits.
Classic Z: Datsun’s charming, cheap ’70s racer
Continuing with our look back at cars that were quite popular in the 1970s, including in Lebanon, we bring you the Z-cars, classics from the Land of the Rising Sun.
The genie in a bottle: A not so Mini legacy
There are far too many things we take for granted today.
Land Rover Series: The darling of municipalities
Whenever the topic of SUVs is brought up, someone invariably mentions how they would love to own a “Range Rover” Defender.
Pope Francis on Thursday threw his weight behind a global push for a cure for deadly Huntington's disease but said scientists should not use human embryos in stem cell research regarded as the best hope of finding one.
400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak: WHO
Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the...
Swallowable balloons work to curb obesity: study
Weight-loss balloons swallowed rather than surgically inserted in the stomach were shown to be safe and effective in preliminary trials, according to findings unveiled...
Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 2 deaths
Health authorities are investigating nine suspected cases of Ebola in a remote corner of northern Congo, including two deaths, the country's health minister said Friday.
Side effects emerge after approval for many drugs
Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or...