Bernie Sanders urged reluctant supporters Monday to vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in order to bar Donald Trump's path to the White House, slamming the Republican as a "demagogue.
White House will not comment on Democratic email hack probe
The White House will not speculate on who might be behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, a spokesman said on Monday amid concerns hackers working for...
Egypt policeman killed in a Sinai attack claimed by ISIS
Egypt's interior ministry said a gunman shot dead a police officer in north Sinai in an attack claimed Monday by ISIS
Turkish Airlines fires personnel after failed coup: media
Turkey's state-run Turkish Airlines fired more than 100 employees, including management and cabin crew, as part of a purge at state institutions to root out supporters...
Syrians in Lebanon hit by arrests, curfews and hostility after bombings
Suicide bombings in Lebanon last month have prompted mass arrests, curfews and reported vigilante-style attacks directed at the large Syrian refugee population, leaving...
Panama Papers show Italian bribes' path to Algeria: ICIJ
Shell companies created by the law firm behind the "Panama Papers" played a central role in alleged Italian bribes paid to Algerian officials for energy contracts, an...
Turkish coup trial to be held where army once flexed its muscles
Officers accused of staging a failed coup in Turkey will stand trial in an Ankara district laden with symbolism for the country's recent history - the scene of an army...
ISIS behind suicide attack outside German music festival
An ISIS fighter carried out the suicide bombing that wounded a dozen people outside a music festival in the German town of Ansbach, the group's Amaq news agency said on...
Israel says top official to US for military aid talks
Israel said Monday one of its top security officials will visit Washington to try to advance negotiations on a new program of US security aid for the Jewish state
Dozens dead in 5 days of Yemen fighting
At least 80 pro-government and rebel troops have been killed in fighting since last week in northwest Yemen near the border with Saudi Arabia, military sources said on...
Britain, France, US back UN call for truce in Aleppo
Britain, France and the United States on Monday backed a UN call for a humanitarian truce in Aleppo after four hospitals were bombed and civilians were killed by air...
Suicide bombings in Lebanon last month have prompted mass arrests, curfews and reported vigilante-style attacks directed at the large Syrian refugee population, leaving many Syrians in the country feeling fearful and cornered.
Bekaa Valley mini-market shut over food poisoning
The Health Ministry ordered shut a mini-market in the eastern Bekaa region on Monday after seven people were recorded to have suffered food poisoning from chicken...
Lebanon judge charges two with extremist links
A Lebanese judge Monday charged two suspects with having links to an extremist group, the state-run National News Agency reported
Financial Prosecutor requests report on Litani River from health minister
Financial Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim requested from Health Minister Wael Abu Faour on Monday to forward him a report over the Litani River pollution to begin legal...
Police deny reports of deaths in south Lebanon van crash
Police Monday denied reports that two people were killed in a traffic accident in southern Lebanon a day earlier.
BLOM Bank confirmed over the weekend that it’s currently holding talks with HSBC in a bid to acquire its operations in Lebanon
Lebanese cancel Turkish holidays after coup
The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon assured Friday that the state of emergency in Turkey would have no impact on tourism or tourists, even as travel agencies confirmed...
Saudi stocks lead Gulf equity drop as volumes plummet
Saudi stocks led a retreat across Gulf Arab equities as trading volumes plunged
How the oil crisis risks taking gloss off Dubai
Crude prices, weaker currencies affect city that has been promised land for two decades
Beware the shock from fiscal stimulus
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Azzi explains adjustment to daily minimum wage
Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi Thursday assured that deducting LL4,000 from the daily minimum wage by the Cabinet would have no impact on the minimum monthly wages.
Central Bank pledges stability
Lebanon’s Central Bank chief said he will ensure local banks comply with a U.S. law targeting Hezbollah’s finances, weeks after a bomb attack at a major Lebanese lender...
Mobile and internet prices may fall soon: Harb
Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb said Wednesday that the ministry is studying the possibility of adjusting the prices of cellular and internet services.
Turkey charms investors, ignores critics
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has largely dismissed warnings from foreign leaders about the scale of the crackdown following last week’s failed putsch.
Iran seeking $60B for petrochemicals
Iran is in talks with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Total SA as part of its push to attract $60 billion in foreign investment to more than double the country’s capacity to...
Turkey’s economy to miss growth targets: Experts
Turkey will miss government economic growth forecasts this year and next following the failed coup that has hammered the lira and put renewed pressure on the tourism...
Apple iPhone sales set to pass 1B milestone
Apple is on the verge of selling its billionth iPhone, a rare achievement for any consumer electronics company and one that highlights the maturation of the smartphone...
European banks brace for downturn by further cost cuts
European banks from Barclays to BBVA are launching another round of cost-cutting as they brace for conditions to deteriorate this year, due to low interest rates, the...
G-20 will use ‘all policy tools’ to lift growth as Brexit weighs
The world’s biggest economies will work to support global growth and better share the benefits of trade, policymakers said Sunday after a meeting dominated by the...
Nintendo shares plunge on Pokemon Go warning
Shares in Nintendo plunged Monday after it warned that the Pokemon Go mania sweeping the world would not translate into bumper profits, taking the wind out of a...
For decades, in fact ever since the 1950s when the first Arab Summit was held in Egypt and then resumed in the 1960s to eventually become an institution, it has proved to be little more than a social event and in many cases the catalyst for further Arab infighting.
In Lebanon a crisis is never far away, and Thursday the Lebanese woke up to the latest hysterical headlines: Qaraoun Lake is dead.
Putting Turkey’s crackdown in context
The Turkish government’s crackdown on its opponents must be seen in the context of the trauma inflicted on the country as a result of the failed coup, but it must not...
The Syrian refugee crisis is a political issue
The conflict in Syria has caused a refugee crisis unprecedented in history. Both in terms of numbers of refugees and in the horrific stories of their escape, the crisis...
Lew heads to China to rebut Trump’s globalization attacks
After a week of relentless Republican attacks on trade deals and globalization, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is heading to a meeting in China that he hopes will steady...
Threat worse than terror
Party conventions in the United States have always been a circus, serving up the entertainment every four years.
For too long the Lebanese have lived without any good news coming from the halls of the Grand Serail.
No sense of timing
In most normal countries, whether they are democratic, autocratic or theocratic, everything from serious events such as elections and sessions of government or...
The Turkish government’s crackdown on its opponents must be seen in the context of the trauma inflicted on the country as a result of the failed coup, but it must not come at the cost of the viability of democratic institutions, according to the Atlantic Council’s Aaron Stein
Syria’s post-conflict reconstruction
We have been following the Syrian crisis since 2011, the biggest forced displacement crisis since World War II, and witnessing unprecedented violence, war crimes and...
Britain in search of a country
The Brexit vote has smashed much of the infrastructure of Britain’s economic and political relations with Europe and the world.
Egypt’s ad hoc economy, repetitive mistakes
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has portrayed himself as a figure who could bring not only political but also economic stability.
After a week of relentless Republican attacks on trade deals and globalization, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is heading to a meeting in China that he hopes will steady the global economy and ease uncertainty caused by Britain’s surprise vote last month to leave the European Union
Syria becomes ever more complicated
The failed military coup in Turkey and the country’s many links with key regional actors in Syria, Russia, Iran, NATO and clarify how difficult it has become to achieve...
America presents itself as a banana republic
Over the years, I have watched campaigns in third world countries in which one candidate accuses the other of being a criminal, sometimes even threatening to jail his...
Coup attempt is new blow to U.S.-Turkey ties
In the uproar following the attempted military coup in Turkey, relations between Washington and Ankara, already badly strained, appear to be headed for new difficulty.
Banning opposition is a failed Arab legacy
The recent and ongoing spate of decisions by several Arab governments to dissolve and ban certain political groups (mostly Sunni or Shiite Islamists) is a reflection of...
FIFA's ethics committee on Monday banned Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), for one year over misconduct surrounding the country's successful 2006 World Cup bid.
Allardyce 'very proud' to be England manager
Sam Allardyce said Monday that he was "very proud" to be named the new England manager, but refused to confirm that star striker Wayne Rooney would remain as captain
Rejuvenated Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts
World number one Novak Djokovic is looking forward to playing on his favored hardcourt surface at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but the Serb urged caution as he returns to...
Venus eyes 50th WTA title in Stanford
Top-seeded Venus Williams will play for her 50th WTA title Sunday in Stanford, in the tournament where she made her professional debut 22 years ago
College player in alleged assault released by team
A U.S. college football player, who alleges he was struck by Golden State Warrior star Draymond Green, has been released by his school, the coach said Wednesday night
Lure of Guardiola reunion sealed Man City move for Nolito
A chance to reunite with new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and the lure of Premier League football made Nolito opt for a move to England over a return to...
Weather scuppers Manchester derby in China
Manchester United's showpiece pre-season derby against Manchester City was cancelled just hours before kick-off Monday after recent torrential rain made the Beijing...
Liverpool's Origi ready to fight for first-team spot
Striker Divock Origi does not fear competition for places at Liverpool and the striker said he is ready to fight for a first team spot after the club brought in a host...
World number one Novak Djokovic is looking forward to playing on his favored hardcourt surface at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but the Serb urged caution as he returns to action for the first time since his shock Wimbledon exit
Venus Williams reaches Bank of the West semifinals
Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night.
Isner, Monfils cruise into Washington quarters
U.S. top seed John Isner and French second seed Gael Monfils breezed into the ATP and WTA Washington Open quarter-finals Thursday with impressive serving performances...
Venus Williams pulls out three set win at Stanford
Top seed Venus Williams fended off a spirited challenge in her opening match against world No. 87 Magda Linette at the WTA Tour's Stanford tournament Wednesday as she...
Duncan thanks team-mates in open letter
Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the...
Duncan’s retirement latest in summer of goodbyes
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a...
Spurs coach Popovich bids farewell to Duncan
San Antonio Spurs long time coach Gregg Popovich described five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan Tuesday as the best example of a leader any coach in the NBA could hope for
Silver wants more balance after Durant move
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday that the league might look at ways of maintaining competitive balance following Kevin Durant's blockbuster move to join the...
Russian competitors and officials Monday breathed a sigh of relief over the International Olympic Committee's decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russia, leaving it up to international sports federations to rule on their Rio participation
Australia 'disappointed' at Russia decision
The Australian government voiced disappointment Monday with the IOC's failure to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics, warning a "suspicion of compromised integrity" now...
Unlikely sporting star Froome proves dominance
Softly spoken, unfailingly polite but endowed with steely determination, Chris Froome somehow doesn’t look like a sporting superstar
Froome wins third Tour de France
Britain’s Chris Froome won his third Tour de France Sunday to confirm his status as one of the all-time greats on the world’s most grueling race
Five key figures in doping scandal that has rocked Russia
Five key figures in the doping scandal rocking Russia and the Olympics, after the International Olympic Committee Sunday decided against a blanket ban on Russian...
Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday to seize the championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg for the first time this season
Rosberg fastest in practice as Hamilton crashes
Nico Rosberg ended the opening day of practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix fastest after Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton crashed out Friday.
Rosberg signs deal to stay at Mercedes until 2018
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has signed a new contract that will keep him at Mercedes with Lewis Hamilton until the end of the 2018 season, the team...
Gold medals in Rio are barely gold at all
Gold medals are the ultimate prize in Olympic sport.
Marquez pulls clear after powering to win, doubling his lead
Spain’s Marc Marquez doubled his lead at the top of the MotoGP championship after the Honda rider roared back from a slow start off pole position to win the German...
The cast is comprised of over 100 dancers from Lebanon, Spain, Ukraine, China, UAE
French take ‘Sunday painter’ Rousseau into their hearts
He was once regarded as a bit of a joke – a self-taught “Sunday painter” who couldn’t do hands, who other artists mocked for his amateurish technique
Marvel returns to Comic-Con with showstopper
Coogler said it was an emotional experience being at the
convention once again
A touch of humor invades Star Trek Beyond
In the previous “Star Trek” installment, Spock cried. In the latest, “Star Trek Beyond,” he laughs.
Taylor Swift world’s highest-paid celebrity
At the tender age of 26, Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, pulling in a whopping $170 million over the past year, Forbes magazine said Monday.
Real-life dramas echo in Fiennes’ Richard III
Now is the summer of our discontent.
Conjuring 2 scares but not as well as the first
If “The Conjuring” was a chilling whisper, the sequel is a deafening shriek.
APEAL announces arts scholarship winners
APEAL – the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon – announced the recipients for this year’s APEAL/Maria Geagea Annual Scholarship...
Bourne-again Damon returns as spy of few words
In international espionage, discretion is considered the better part of valor.
Netflix to stream new Star Trek series
Netflix will beam the new series of cult sci-fi franchise “Star Trek” to 188 countries across the world, excluding the United States and Canada.
Turturro seeks truth in ‘Night Of’ murder mystery
In the security line at a Manhattan courthouse, Jack Stone empties the pockets of his floppy overcoat and piles the plastic bin to near capacity.
Drummer Steven Adler rejoins Guns N' Roses on summer tour
Drummer Steven Adler rejoined Guns N' Roses on stage in Cincinnati to mark his first performance with the band fronted by Axl Rose in more than a quarter century.
Mustang Sally composer Sir Mack Rice dead at 82
Mack Rice, the composer of ’60s hit “Mustang Sally” and co-writer of the Staple Singers’ landmark “Respect Yourself” has died in Detroit.
Hungarian novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century Hungarian literature, died aged 66 Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer his publisher said.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry collapses in concert
Aerosmith's hard-rocking guitarist Joe Perry collapsed during a concert in New York and was said Monday to be in stable condition at a hospital.
Sophia Loren becomes honorary citizen of Naples
Sophia Loren has been made an honorary citizen of Naples, the city that formed her and became the backdrop of many of her films.
Iranian director Kiarostami dies in France at 76: reports
Acclaimed Iranian film-maker Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76 in France following a battle with cancer, Iranian media reported on Monday.
French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies aged 93
ves Bonnefoy, France's most famous contemporary poet and celebrated translator of Shakespeare whose poems were translated into 30 languages, has died at the age of 93,...
Can’t get a room at the Rio Olympics? Worry not, the Villa Reggia has beds – oh, and sex chairs and an S&M cage
New artificial reef sunk off Florida’s Pompano Beach
Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink Saturday afternoon
Scientists looking for invisible dark matter can't find any
Scientists have come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form.
Boeing aims for supersonics and Mars
The Boeing Co. marked its centennial Friday with plans to focus on innovation, including ambitious projects for supersonic commercial flight and a rocket that could...
Chakra’s star shines in bright Paris Fashion Week
Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices...
The best fast food, picked by top chefs
At the airport. En route to another critical meeting.
Pokemon Go players risk all for their monsters
Walk into a minefield, enter a military base or simply cross the road without looking: fans of Pokemon Go are prepared to do whatever it takes to capture the likes of...
Japanese 'rent men' who are paid just to listen
From lonely pensioners to Japanese schoolgirls with shattered dreams, Takanobu Nishimoto and his crew of middle-aged men will lend an ear to clients who would never...
Bug eluded entombment in ancient amber
A chunk of amber found along the Baltic Sea in Russia provides evidence roughly 50 million years old of an extremely fortunate bug.
Having stomach troubles? Try swallowing a robot
Has your child swallowed a small battery?
Smart science: Detailed brain map unveiled
For years, doctors have had reliable charts of the body and its organs – blood circulation, digestive system, nerves and the like – but always with one frustrating grey...
Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.
Life’s a peach: Bikfaya brings people together
Winding past bars and restaurants late Friday through the busy Beirut streets balancing a box of 24 peaches with the name Bikfaya splashed across, someone calls out...
Afkart: Promoting local designers since 2002
On the sea-front boardwalk of Zaitunay Bay, Afkart exhibition 2016 opened for the 15th edition of the annual art, craft, and event show.
An unforgettable stay on the Turkish Riviera
For many families, the true definition of a holiday means not having to worry about a thing.
Summer styles that evoke the travel bug
The skies were clouding over as I strode briskly across that famous bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, ready for a productive day checking off Florentine must-sees.
Bucharest a showcase of eclectic architecture
Bucharest was once known as “Little Paris of the East.” But English, not French, is the preferred foreign language in Romania’s capital city, and 96 percent of its...
What color is paella? A chef’s answer
Of course we are familiar with the Spanish rice dish paella, we say. It is the color of a Mediterranean sunrise, a coral red or saffron yellow. Chef Rosa Camprodon...
A culinary expedition with Peru's top chef
As a teenager on the streets of Lima, Virgilio Martinez aspired to a life of extremes, hoping to become a professional skateboarder.
Jordan's newest mall debuts large-scale green technology
In Jordan's newest retail and leisure hub, the typical high-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating...
For a country afflicted with a creaky infrastructure, especially on the transportation and energy fronts, and a society which for the most part is as much concerned about global warming as it is about the price of tea in China, the Lebanese mindset ironically is probably among those best suited to rapidly embrace an energy-conscious, eco-friendly culture that seeks to curb reliance on fossil fuels.
Musk 'master plan' expands Tesla into trucks, buses and car sharing
Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk Wednesday unveiled an ambitious plan to expand the company into electric trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy...
BWW 4-Series car world’s answer to couture
I think carmakers are deliberately trying to mess with me, especially the two marques that for some reason I find myself helplessly drawn to.
Finland auctions Soviet cars abandoned by migrants
Collectors with a penchant for old Soviet cars will head to the Arctic this weekend where the Finnish customs will auction dozens of cars abandoned by migrants crossing...
Durango: A brawny rebel in a sea of conformity
If there’s one thing that’s undeniable about the car market today, it’s that customers are spoiled for choice a great deal more than they were at any time in the past.
Europe's medicine watchdog said Friday it has recommended the licencing of the first-ever AIDS prevention pill for the European Union.
Could fruit,veggies boost your happiness?
The reasons experts usually give for eating more fruit and vegetables tend to be about long-term health benefits, but piling on the produce may also improve well-being...
Redhead gene may boost skin cancer risk: study
gene variant carried by people with red hair, pale skin and freckles may boost skin cancer risk even without exposure to the Sun's rays, researchers said Tuesday.
Zika outbreak to end in 2 to 3 years, scientists predict
The Zika outbreak rampaging through Latin America will likely burn itself out in the next two to three years, based on the fact that people develop immunity to the...
Swiss biotech company tests anti-ageing promise of pomegranates
Swiss scientists have found that a substance derived from pomegranates has potential anti-ageing properties, boosting the fruit's reputation as a superfood and spurring...