Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday that Future TV would be temporarily suspended and its staff released due to financial difficulties.
Lebanon committed to UNSCR 1701: Bassil
Lebanon is committed to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, and has not attacked Israel, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Wednesday.
At least 30 civilians killed in air strike in eastern Afghanistan: govt officials
At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials...
At least 10 killed in car bomb attack in southern Afghanistan
The Taliban killed at least 10 people and wounded 90 Thursday after a car bomb targeting an intelligence services building exploded and destroyed a nearby hospital in...
Iran's Khamenei approved Saudi strike: report
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, CBS News reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed US...
Two PSP supporters questioned in Aley clashes case
Military Investigative Judge Marcel Bassil questioned Wednesday two Progressive Socialist Party members suspected of being involved in June’s Aley clashes.
Palestinian students risk missing school year
Many students recently began the new school year while others are preparing to begin in the coming days. But one group of schoolchildren risks missing out on the school...
Cousin of Assad's wife released
The cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s wife who was reported missing was released by his kidnappers overnight Wednesday, the state-run National News Agency...
At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday.
U.S. to confront China on Uighurs at U.N.
The United States is considering how it will confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1...
Trump names O’Brien national security adviser
President Donald Trump Wednesday named Robert O’Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security...
PM could recall Parliament if suspension unlawful
Boris Johnson could recall Parliament if Britain’s highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said Tuesday, after judges heard the prime...
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, CBS News reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed US official.
Trump cites options short of war with Iran
U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were...
Erdogan: 3M refugees could go to Syria safe zone
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that up to 3 million Syrian refugees could be returned to a “safe zone” it is seeking to establish in northern...
Iran shows Trump it’s too big to be crushed
Earlier this year, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that “it’s going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens.”
Poll deadlock threatens Netanyahu’s rule
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long grip on power appeared in jeopardy Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz,...
Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil said Wednesday that Lebanon intended to issue $2 billion in Eurobonds, but with interest rates lower than the market.
Jammal Trust Bank self-liquidated: Salameh
Jammal Trust Bank self-liquidated: Salameh
Saudi Arabia sees weaker 2019 GDP growth
Saudi Arabia’s economic growth in 2019 will be significantly less than the kingdom had expected because of OPEC-led oil output cuts, but the attack on Aramco had “zero”...
Saudi Arabia draws down stocks to maintain supply
Saudi Arabia will try to maintain oil supplies to its major customers by drawing down crude stored at tank farms in the kingdom and in its global network while...
Rental apparel brings new wrinkles for retail
Lisa Batitto, 54, said she had virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them.
Queues at gas stations as suppliers set to strike
Cars lined up for fuel across Lebanon Tuesday evening, as drivers rushed to fill their tanks ahead of a strike by gas station owners set for Wednesday. Proprietors of...
Gas stations closed in protest of dollar shortage
Gas stations closed Wednesday in a “pre-emptive” strike to protest a shortage of dollars that forced them to pay high rates from street currency exchange offices.
Lebanon intends to issue $2B in Eurobonds with interest rates 'much lower' than 14 pct: finance minister
Lebanon intends to issue $2B in Eurobonds with interest rates 'much lower' than 14 pct: finance minister
Saudi Arabia’s economic growth in 2019 will be significantly less than the kingdom had expected because of OPEC-led oil output cuts, but the attack on Aramco had “zero” impact on revenue, the country’s finance minister said on Wednesday.
Attack in Saudi Arabia shows oil vulnerabilities
The attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the kingdom’s crude production, fueling a record surge in prices, highlights the vulnerabilities...
Riyadh to restore output this month
Saudi Arabia will restore its lost oil output of 5.7 million barrels per day by the end of September and has managed to recover oil supplies to the levels they were at...
Syrian pound collapse deals blow to ailing shops
Mohammad Zarqawi ambled around his narrow shop in central Damascus, filling plastic bags with colorful spices and herbs, their aroma spilling out into a dim market once...
Fed cuts rates, gives mixed signals on next move
The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a...
Three things to watch for from the Federal Reserve
When it previously met in late July, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since America’s financial system stood on the edge of...
Federal Reserve cuts key policy rate for 2nd time this year, with promise to 'act as appropriate' to sustain expansion
Wall Street drops after Saudi attacks
U.S. stocks fell Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude facilities hit 5 percent of the world’s supply, but a sharp jump in crude...
The two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has suffered blow after blow over the years.
Set aside politics
As Lebanese political leaders kick off their mission to rescue the economy with a conference called for by President Michel Aoun, the one indisputable fact is that we...
Commission for disappeared needs clarity
Nine months after the passage of Law 105 on Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Lebanon, the Lebanese Justice Ministry nominated 10 individuals, including four...
Brexit ‘House of Cards’
Britain’s long-running Brexit saga has thrown up a new argument.
What will come of Hong Kong’s protests?
As tens of thousands of protesters marched down Hennessy Road toward government headquarters Sunday afternoon, chanting pro-democracy slogans and waving American flags,...
Running out of time
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intransigence has been locked in high gear for the past few months.
There’s no need to reiterate that Lebanon faces numerous challenges, not least the dire economy and Israeli violations.
Focus on recovery
All of Lebanon has been waiting with bated breath for Standard & Poor’s report, due later today, on the country’s credit rating.
Nine months after the passage of Law 105 on Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Lebanon, the Lebanese Justice Ministry nominated 10 individuals, including four women, to serve on the National Commission for the Missing and Forcibly Disappeared.
Sudan’s chance for democracy
On Sept. 8, Sudan’s first civilian Cabinet in 30 years was sworn in. Led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and comprising technocrats, it will oversee a power-sharing...
How pooling can beat stunting
In many developing countries, women come together on a regular basis to contribute their earnings to a common pot. Together, these microcontributions can pay for school...
Fiscal reality must drive Lebanese defense policy
At a time of economic recession and belt tightening, calls are emerging for a lofty and unrealistic defense policy that Lebanon can ill afford. Indeed, economic...
As tens of thousands of protesters marched down Hennessy Road toward government headquarters Sunday afternoon, chanting pro-democracy slogans and waving American flags, it was an exuberant celebration of this territory’s yearning for freedom.
Score one for American diplomacy
Six weeks ago, Turkey was threatening to invade the Kurdish region of northeast Syria.
Chance to reset the table in Afghanistan
Every president since Jimmy Carter has dreamed of signing a peace agreement at Camp David.
Trump’s diplomacy in China has no clear policy
As we move into the fall, there’s one overriding foreign-policy priority for America: Find a strategy to deal with a rising China that protects U.S. interests but...
Why U.S. is losing information war
Richard Stengel, a former Time editor who became the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy, writes that he was once an information “idealist.”
Tottenham failed to get off to a winning start in the Champions League as last season’s finalists let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Olympiakos in Greece.
I deserve more Ballons d’Or than Messi: Ronaldo
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo said he deserved to end his football career with more Ballon d’Or awards than Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi and that he hoped to...
Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slams
Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard...
Nadal finds unlikely second home at U.S. Open
Unlike at his beloved Roland Garros, success did not arrive overnight for Rafael Nadal on the unforgiving hard courts of the U.S. Open, where he surged to within a...
U.S. clinches worst big-tournament finish
The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It’ll go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.
Barca ’keeper stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1
Whether Germany coach Joachim Loew was watching or not, Marc-Andre ter Stegen delivered his message.
Greenwood key as Solskjaer turns to Utd kids
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hand promising striker Mason Greenwood a chance to lead a Manchester United youth revolution in the Europa League Thursday.
Neuer mulls Germany retirement after Euro 2020
A spat between Germany’s No. 1 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and contender Marc Andre ter Stegen could soon be settled off the pitch with the former considering international...
Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him.
Nadal takes five-set U.S. Open thriller for 19th Slam title
Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title in thrilling fashion on Sunday by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7,...
Canada toasts ‘Queen B’ Andreescu after triumph
Most Canadians had never heard of Bianca Andreescu a year ago but Sunday they woke up to realize her U.S. Open triumph was not a dream and she had in fact claimed the...
Nadal beats Berrettini to reach U.S. Open final; Medvedev next
Rafael Nadal has moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title overall by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over...
Shocker: France beat U.S. in WC quarters
The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006...
Greece fury after NBA MVP Antetokounmpo exits WC
Greece are calling for the officials who oversaw their final game at the basketball World Cup to be banned after NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team exited the...
Jokic ejected as Spain stun Serbia at World Cup
All-Star Nikola Jokic was ejected for “a stupid reaction” in the third quarter as strongly fancied Serbia were stunned 81-69 by Spain to blow the basketball World Cup...
Spain squeeze into World Cup quarters
Title-contenders Spain produced a devastating late burst to seal a 67-60 victory over Italy and squeeze into the basketball World Cup quarterfinals Friday - and take...
Another officiating insult was nothing compared to the hand injury to quarterback Drew Brees Sunday as the New Orleans Saints fell 27-9 to the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL playoff rematch. Rams quarterback Jared Goff passed for 283 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another TD.
Fury overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Wallin
Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury’s right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig...
Fury faces great unknown against Wallin
Tyson Fury shouldn’t have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he’s arguably the best heavyweight fighter...
Brady’s Patriots stomp Steelers; Chiefs beat Jags
Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 341 yards (311 meters) as the New England Patriots began the defense of their Super Bowl title with a 33-3 rout of Pittsburgh...
Australia overcome stubborn England to keep Ashes
Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series with just one test remaining.
Charles Leclerc triggered a frenzy of Ferrari celebration Sunday after holding off a racelong Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010.
Leclerc fastest in practice for Monza
Charles Leclerc set the pace in practice for his Ferrari team’s home Italian Grand Prix Friday with Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hot on his heels for...
Leclerc empowered for Ferrari home race
Charles Leclerc will be propelled by an upgraded Ferrari power unit and his own raw emotions this weekend when he bids to claim a second career victory at the Italian...
Leclerc leads Vettel in Belgium
Charles Leclerc knocked teammate Sebastian Vettel off the top of the timesheets to go fastest on a dominant opening day of practice for Ferrari ahead of the Formula One...
First editions usually have teething problems.
‘Downton Abbey’ film is stately but too safe
The “Downton Abbey” movie isn’t exactly a movie. It’s more like another season of the popular “Masterpiece Classic” show that’s been condensed to 90 minutes instead of...
Lebanese star named best Arab actress 2019
Lebanese star Nadine Njeim was Friday night named “best Arab actress 2019” at the Arab Satellite Awards for her performance in the Ramadan series “Khamse w Noss” (Five...
Forestation meets art in Beirut
With Beirut Art Week opening around town Tuesday, many art installations already dot the city’s sidewalks and galleries. One eye-catching set of sculptures now sitting...
Teen comedy revolution in the winning ‘Booksmart’
The insanely winning “Booksmart” boasts too many breakthroughs to count. There are the two leads, Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, both of whom we’ve seen before but...
David Koepp delivers chilling first novel
David Koepp’s “Cold Storage” invokes classic horror films such as the 1982 version of “The Thing” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Paranoia and mayhem ensue.
Lebanese star Nadine Njeim was Friday night named “best Arab actress 2019” at the Arab Satellite Awards for her performance in the Ramadan series “Khamse w Noss” (Five Thirty).
Eleven more women have accused Spanish opera star Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct, allegations that the leading tenor described Thursday as “riddled with inconsistencies.”
Fashion influencer Ferragni steals show at Venice festival
The longest queues at the Venice Film Festival have not been to see Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson.
Red, red wine ... could be good for digestive system
Time to raise a glass to better gut health?
Aquafina drives recycling platform
With a commitment to public responsibility and in line with the company’s long-established values of caring for the environment by reducing waste and acting for the...
Casino du Liban celebrates Greek culture
Seated at wooden tables covered in blue and white cloth, the sound of sea nearby and the ultramarine domes of Santorini in the background, it was easy to forget dinner...
Germany celebrates 70 years of currywurst sausage
Germans Wednesday celebrated 70 years of the currywurst, a Berlin specialty of sliced sausage smothered in curry powder and ketchup, as they celebrated its national day.
Five ways the right lighting can elevate your home
When you shop for a new sofa or another piece of furniture, it’s not hard to envision how it might look in your living room.
Chess offers Nigerian slum kids new move
Crowds of children bustle around chessboards in Nigeria’s Lagos, figuring out their next moves as part of a project that aims to bring hope in one of the city’s...
In Ethiopia, a rehabilitation center takes on qat addiction
Yonas Getu Molla started chewing qat as an architecture student, when he and his friends would munch on the leafy stimulant late into the night to help them study.
Heart attacks halved by daily polypill: study
A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third, and heart attacks by...
Seated at wooden tables covered in blue and white cloth, the sound of sea nearby and the ultramarine domes of Santorini in the background, it was easy to forget dinner was still being served in Lebanon.
Phoenicia creates gastronomic experience
Grape harvesting tour, wine tasting and a lunch of local ingredients, prepared by international chefs.
Scientists reported Thursday they had picked up human-like electrical activity in lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops. It’s not clear whether the pea-sized brains are conscious: the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not because the activity resembles that of preterm babies, but they cannot say for certain, opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research.
Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before
When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her...
Rolling Stones get name on Mars rock that rolled
There is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars, and it’s giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.
Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet - or at least on Facebook.
The idea of starting a Russian choir in rural Australia began as a vodka-fueled lark, but five years on a rag-tag bunch of farmers, lawyers and laborers have become unlikely international folk heroes.
Star Wars hotel like a cruise into space
It’s going to be a cruise to nowhere, but that will be just fine with die-hard “Star Wars” fans.
Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, which has survived invasions, fires and earthquakes since it was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago, now faces a new menace in the form of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten to inundate poorer neighborhoods and archaeological sites, prompting authorities to erect concrete barriers out at sea to break the tide.
Australia lowers reef outlook to ‘very poor’
The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals’ condition from “poor” to “very poor” due to warming oceans.
Wake up and smell the coffee from Ukrainian sunglasses
Ukraine’s innovative OCHIS eyewear brand is getting customers to literally smell the coffee - by making sunglasses out of coffee waste.
NASA looks into melting ocean ice above Greenland
Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland’s coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited...
Banana industry on alert as disease arrives in Colombia
It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus.