Hezbollah Tuesday called for each district to open its own landfill as a speedy solution to the lingering waste crisis, already posing health hazards to Lebanese citizens.
Heat, power cuts drive up need for ice
“Cool down with cold juice!” Issam Moussa shouted as he pushed a cart of colorful, fresh juices through the southern city of Sidon.
Turkey prosecutors wants 18 journalists jailed for 'terror propaganda'
Turkish prosecutors asks for jail sentences of up to seven and a half years for 18 journalists on charges of making propaganda for a terrorist group after publishing a...
Gadhafi loyalists stage rare protest in eastern Libya
Supporters of toppled Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi stage a rare demonstration in the eastern city of Benghazi, shouting 'Moammar, Moammar,' but dispersed after...
Obama, UN leader discuss climate change, other issues
President Barack Obama says the world 'has to step up' to help combat climate change and adds that the United Nations will continue to press other countries to take...
Sidon residents protest prolonged electricity cuts
Security forces deployed Tuesday near Electricite du Liban's Sidon headquarters as residents protested the severe electricity rationing that is taking place in the city.
Lebanese killed fighting alongside ISIS in Hassakeh
A Lebanese man from the southern city of Sidon was killed fighting alongside ISIS in Syria's Hassakeh province, media reports said Tuesday.
Future: Aoun pullout key to ending vacuum
MP Michel Aoun’s withdrawal from the presidential race is the first essential step toward ending the vacancy in the country’s top post, a senior Future Movement source...
Turkish prosecutors asks for jail sentences of up to seven and a half years for 18 journalists on charges of making propaganda for a terrorist group after publishing a picture from an Istanbul hostage siege
Syria army plane crash toll rises to 37: activists
A Syrian military aircraft that crashed during a bombing run over rebel-held territory killed at least 37 people and injured more than 60, activists say
UN: Arab League open to Yemen monitoring mission
The United Nations says the Arab League had indicated it would consider sending peace monitors to conflict-torn Yemen if a cease-fire was agreed, as pro-government...
US-led coalition targets ISIS with more airstrikes
The United States and its allies target ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq with 19 more airstrikes, the task force leading the operations says
President Barack Obama says the world 'has to step up' to help combat climate change and adds that the United Nations will continue to press other countries to take action
Judge remands brother of Moroccan who died trying to reach Spain in suitcase
A Spanish judge on remands in custody a French man of Moroccan origin whose brother died from suffocation while trying to enter Spain illegally hidden inside a suitcase...
Croatia celebrates, Serbia mourns military operation 20 years on
Zagreb cheered and Belgrade wept as they marked the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm, which ended the war sparked by Croatia's proclamation of independence from...
Fox News readies list of top 10 Republicans in 1st US debate
Fox News announces its decision on the 10 top polling Republican candidates - out of a field that has mushroomed to 17 - who will be invited for its first debate this...
Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of Arctic
Russia presses a claim at the United Nations for an additional 1.2 million square kilometers (463,000 square miles) of Arctic shelf, an area of escalating international...
An executive at a leading international consulting firm underscored the ability of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to boost the economy and push Lebanon forward, saying the information and communications technology (ICT) sector’s full potential should be recognized.
Salameh: We will help banks seeking consolidation
The Central Bank is willing to facilitate mergers or acquisitions among banks if they desire to do so in a bid to contain the mounting financial cost of compliance,...
Win or lose, U.S. stocks get earnings bang
Investors in U.S. stocks are rediscovering the power of earnings.
China’s slowdown threatens eurozone core
Few parts of the world will remain unscathed by the plunging stock markets and economic slowdown rocking China, but the companies of Europe’s soft underbelly may...
Saudi Arabia’s mobily slumps to six-year low
Etihad Etisalat Co. shares fell to the lowest level in more than six years as the Saudi phone operator resumed trading following a two-month suspension.
Bank of Beirut profits rise by 13.84 percent
Bank of Beirut, one of the leading banks in Lebanon, recorded a net profit of $89 million in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 13.84 percent compared to the...
Tourism in Lebanon unhurt by trash crisis
Jean Abboud, president of the Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, denied claims that the trash crisis in Lebanon has discouraged tourists from coming to the...
Turning social media into a tool for profit
Social media leaders Thursday provided insight on how investment, engagement and influence in the sector can transform and create great returns for businesses.
German carmakers buy Nokia mapping
German carmakers BMW, Audi and Daimler have teamed up to buy digital mapping service HERE for 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion) from Nokia, the Finnish telecoms group...
Greek stocks plunge, banks hammered, after crisis
Greece’s stock market closed with heavy losses Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the eurozone.
Ex-trader jailed 14 years for LIBOR rigging
Ex-trader Tom Hayes was sentenced to 14 years in jail by a London court Monday after being found guilty of conspiring to rig LIBOR benchmark interest rates following a...
Iran oil output to rise a week after sanctions
Iran can boost oil production in one week after international sanctions are lifted, and OPEC’s refusal to accommodate Iran in export markets would result in lower crude...
Oil price slump slows UAE recruitment market
Lower oil prices have hit the job market in the United Arab Emirates, as expatriates look beyond the Gulf finance hub for employment, a survey showed.
Iran wants to buy 90 planes a year
Iran plans on buying 80 to 90 Airbus and Boeing passenger planes per year until 300 are in place to replace its ageing fleet, media reported Sunday, quoting a civil...
Egypt: Over half of summit pledges done deals
Egypt has turned more than half of initial agreements signed at a March investor conference into investment projects, the planning minister said, as Cairo tries to...
It seems that more than four years down the line, the international community appears finally to be working on a political solution to the war in Syria.
How to fight Israeli terror
State-sponsored terrorism has long been the norm in Israel and the occupied territories, but we are now seeing an increase in individual terror networks, emboldened by...
Iran, North Korea and nuclear deals
It didn’t take long, but according to the Korea Central News Agency, the North Koreans are underwhelmed by the Iran nuclear deal – and thus unlikely to follow suit.
The paths toward a defeat of ISIS
We know where ISIS comes from, but we don’t know what it is, other than resembling as close as possible a political monster.
Discovering myself through novel reading
Every few years I take a few months’ break from reading books on the contemporary political and social issues of our days, and instead plunge into the exhilarating...
Lion’s share of attention
Outrage has erupted recently over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist.
All talk, no action
When the Lebanese Cabinet convenes, average people – who feel like they’re sinking – might pay attention hoping they will be thrown some sort of lifeline, no matter how...
Stuck in a vicious cycle
The violence that has flared up in Ain al-Hilweh recently is a sad reminder of the total disconnect with Palestine that afflicts the refugee population there.
Security reform is a way out of Yemen’s crises
Yemen’s security sector, much like the country’s political system, has historically reflected the niche interests of its ruling elite, thriving on a system of patronage...
Trump’s win would mean a Republican downfall
At this point in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill.
Do economics trump politics in the new Europe?
The negotiations leading up to the recent tentative deal on Greece’s debt brought into relief two competing visions of the European Union: the flexible, humane and...
Every few years I take a few months’ break from reading books on the contemporary political and social issues of our days, and instead plunge into the exhilarating world of fiction.
‘Syria is history,’ Bashar tells us
President Bashar Assad’s address last weekend, in which he admitted that the Syrian armed forces were losing territory because they were suffering from “manpower”...
Will the U.S. and Turkey help Syria?
The historic developments this week along the western portion of the Turkish-Syrian border pack more drama than a hundred Turkish television soap operas.
The lone-wolf era will put America to the test
“He acknowledged the truth, he gives [allegiance], the order has been given, his heart beats, he accepts, butterflies kick in ... The target is given, the...
EU moves may raise the heat on Israel
Events related to the Iran nuclear agreement, the war in Yemen, and the battle against ISIS tend to dominate the headlines from the Middle East these days.
A Palestinian team from the Gaza Strip will host West Bank opposition for the first time in 15 years Thursday after Israel gave the visitors permission to cross its territory for the clash between the two lands' respective cup holders
Ferdinand advises Stones to choose United over Chelsea
Former England international Rio Ferdinand feels Everton's John Stones should pick Manchester United over Chelsea if the defender prefers more playing time
IAAF denies allegations of not following up suspicious tests
The ruling body of world athletics strongly rejects suggestions that it failed to follow up on suspicious blood test results involving thousands of athletes over more...
Sjostrom, Hosszu set records at swim championship
The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships.
Mercedes need to sort out their starts
For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world...
Terry brushes off Arsenal’s Shield win
Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier...
Rodgers delights at new strikeforce
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after the forwards made their first-team debuts in the club’s...
Injured Ibrahimovic ruled out of PSG's season opener
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Paris St Germain's Ligue 1 season opener at Lille on Friday because of a knee injury
The ruling body of world athletics strongly rejects suggestions that it failed to follow up on suspicious blood test results involving thousands of athletes over more than a decade
Water quality on agenda as IOC leaves for Brazil
The water quality for competitors at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be on the agenda when the International Olympic Committee travels to Brazil for talks this...
Indigenous AFL star to play on after racism row
One of Australia’s most high-profile indigenous sportsmen is set to play on, his coach said Monday, with Adam Goodes humbled by the support received after persistent...
Some doping test results ‘dangerous’
Some of the readings from athletes’ blood tests leaked by a whistleblower for a report exposing suspected doping were so extreme they were “downright dangerous,” one of...
For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.
Revenge comes hot, spicy for Ferrari’s Arrivabene
Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but hot and spicy is tastier for Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene.
Vettel wins for Bianchi and Ferrari
German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi Sunday when he stormed to victory for Ferrari in a dramatic...
Perez unhurt after crash-landing upside down
Mexican Sergio Perez scrambled free from the wreckage of a heavy crash that left his Force India upside down on the track, halting first practice for the Hungarian...
Hamilton on top again as Kvyat surprises
Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull in Friday’s second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s Hungarian...
Spaniard Rafa Nadal turned the tables on Italian Fabio Fognini to win the Hamburg Open Sunday and claim his 67th career title – winning 7-5, 7-5 on the red clay.
Nadal sets up Hamburg Open final against Fognini
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dismissed Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Hamburg Open final against Fabio Fognoni.
Nadal sets up Seppi semifinal clash in Hamburg
Top seed Rafael Nadal defeated fifth seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2 Friday to set up a Hamburg semifinal clash against Italian veteran Andreas Seppi.
Nadal makes winning start at Hamburg Open
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame a sluggish start to beat Fernando Verdasco 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the Hamburg Open Tuesday.
Karlovic beats Stepanek, reaches semis in Colombia
Top-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia overcame a slow start to defeat veteran wild card Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Friday to reach the Claro...
The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa Saturday – starting with a dunk straight from the tipoff by Luc Mbah a Moute.
Wenger beats Mourinho at last
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claimed victory over Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho at the 14th attempt as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal gave the FA Cup winners a 1-0...
Cedars get serious as Asia Championship looms
The Lebanese national basketball team is set to start serious preparations for the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship which is due to take place from Sept. 23 until Oct. 3...
Cedars look to naturalize American Holman
Lebanon have set their sights on naturalizing Riyadi’s former American center Elijah Holman to boost the national squad, which will take part in the Asian Championship...
LeBron James agrees two-year deal with Cavs
LeBron James has ended speculation about his future after agreeing a two-year deal which will see him remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, multiple reports...
“Sherlock” fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it “going on for a long while.”
Downton producer open to big-screen film
With “Downton Abbey” coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility.
Thank the ancient Romans for ‘street food’
Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move?
Batroun opens to songs of immortal Aznavour
There aren’t many great performers with lifelong musical careers.
Lynn Anderson, singer of “Rose Garden,” dies
Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” has died. She was 67.
Maisie Williams has 'significant role' on 'Doctor Who'
When viewers see Maisie Williams on the new season of "Doctor Who," she'll be a brand-new character, not someone from the Doctor's past.
Hollywood’s female superhero problem
Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man.
Three more 'Game of Thrones' seasons likely, HBO says
HBO's most-watched series, the medieval fantasy drama "Game of Thrones," will likely continue through three more seasons, a network executive said on Thursday, as he...
Cecil the lion lights up New York's Empire State building
A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling...
A comprehensive stroll through an oeuvre
The Beirut Exhibition Center is nowadays hosting “Raid of the Furthest Horizons,” a retrospective show devoted to the work of Lebanese artist Wajih Nahle (b. 1932).
Detroit, Bethlehem Banksys to sell in California
A large street mural painted on a derelict Detroit auto factory by elusive British artist Banksy is going up for auction in Beverly Hills and could fetch up to $400,000...
Family, friends expected for private Bobbi Kristina funeral
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, was born and raised in the shadow of her famous parents' hugely public life.
Snoop Dogg stopped by Italian customs carrying $422,000
Snoop Dogg has had another run-in with European authorities.
Woody Allen on marriage: 'I was paternal - it worked'
Acclaimed American film director Woody Allen has given a rare interview and made even rarer remarks about his controversial marriage to the adopted daughter of his...
Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia
Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service says, apparently for making comments that...
Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last.
'Rose Garden' country singer Lynn Anderson dead at 67
Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s hit "Rose Garden," has died at the age of 67, news reports said Saturday.
U2 welcomes the Clintons, Springsteen at New York show
For its last of eight shows at Madison Square Garden and the finale to its North American tour, U2 welcomed some very famous guests.
Mariah Carey to receive star on Walk of Fame
Mariah Carey will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week.
Swedish police briefly hold US rapper Snoop Dogg
US rapper Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said Sunday.
NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.
Vatican skeptical about close encounters of the third kind
The recent discovery of an Earth twin has boosted chances there is intelligent life on other planets.
Reinventing Spain’s ageless art of flamenco
Stamping her heels to the strumming of a guitar, Merche Esmeralda, 68, twirls her black shawl in the sunshine as the Madrid traffic streams by a roundabout behind her.
Exhibition traces changing face of Russias dolls
From cheery peasant girls in Tsarist times to Soviet-era cosmonauts to today’s Pussy Riots, the changing face of Russia’s matryoshka nesting dolls reflects the...
So funny it hurts
Here in Lebanon nothing draws a crowd like food, fun and catastrophe.
No new contact with comet lander, scientists say
European scientists says that had once again failed to make contact with the Philae comet lander, which has struggled to maintain reliable communication link since...
Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'
A group of leading tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, issue a stern warning against the development of...
YouTube stars find acceptance online, in person at VidCon
Ingrid Nilsen has been brought to tears.
Hitchhiking robot’s trip across U.S. ends abruptly
A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S.
Jon Stewart quits fake newscast for real
After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung...
Child expert urges intuitive parenting
Parents should lose the flash cards, learning apps and other educational gadgets and strategies de jour, advises Stephen Camarata, a child development researcher and...
Flashback brings Broummana back
The first ever edition of “Flashback,” a summer exhibition of Lebanese designers and concept stores, is being held in Broummana over the weekend.
‘Beit’ project creates home away from home
In 2004, Kamal Mouzawak founded Souk El Tayeb, the first market in Lebanon to promote local organic produce and support small-scale farmers, working to endorse a sense...
Turning phobia into art: Rami Kadi’s Lucioles
At Paris Fashion Week Lebanese designer Rami Kadi faced his fears head on, transforming his phobia for insects into glamorous pieces of clothing.
New concept store caters to the dynamic woman
Lebanon’s fashion-loving women will be able to shop for American apparel and accessories at One Melrose, a modern concept store that just opened its doors at Beirut...
In an otherwise arid stretch of eastern New Mexico is a seemingly bottomless, deep blue swimming hole that has built up quite a reputation.
Hiking trails around Annapurna deemed safe after Nepal quake
The most popular trekking trail in Nepal escaped damage during April's devastating earthquake and is safe for hikers to return, an assessment team said Thursday.
Timbuktu's mausoleums restored years after destruction
Fourteen mausoleums in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu that were destroyed by Islamic extremists have been restored by the United Nations.
SUVs: They’re big and bad so handle with care
Besides a perpetual political crisis that seems to characterize Lebanon, one thing you can always count on in this country is the sight of swarms of sports utility...
Germany’s Nuerburg links cars racing with nature
Race drivers call it “The Green Hell” and it has taken dozens of drivers’ lives, but Germany’s Nuerburgring car-racing track offers unparalleled excitement for car...
Ask pretty much anyone today what they think of the Dodge Charger and “cop car” will probably be the first words they utter.
Old muscle cars ruled then, and they still rule now
If there’s one thing that’s hard to argue with it’s that American muscle cars of today are vastly more powerful than those produced in the latter half of the 20th...
Mercedes-Benz slam dunks a winner with A-Class
Some facts are simply too well-established to be challenged.
Why a hatchback has your back
When it comes to buying cars, convenience usually tops people’s list of criteria so it’s no wonder that hatchbacks have grown increasingly popular over the decades.
Tahoe affords effortless, luxurious experience
I’ve never been particularly fond of big SUVs, a fact that I suppose is peculiar considering most everyone in Lebanon seems to think they’re the best thing since sliced...
Defective or “leaky” vaccines may lead to even more powerful viruses, according to a study on poultry that raises concerns about vaccine development in humans.
Lilly says drug slows Alzheimer’s
Patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease who took Eli Lilly and Co’s experimental drug solanezumab early in the course of their disease preserved more of their cognitive...
American gymnast shares secret: mate herbal tea
American gymnast Sam Mikulak won his second gold medal in the Pan Am Games Monday, and he’s almost certain to be in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics a year from now...