A 2-year-old child has reportedly been found to have been beaten to death by her father after he originally claimed that she had fallen off a ladder at home, the Internal Security Forces said Tuesday.
U.S. supports a prosperous Lebanon: Trump
The United States supports a prosperous, secure and peaceful Lebanon, President Donald Trump told the Lebanese president and prime minister-designate Monday.
Russian-backed proposal to limit power of chemical weapons watchdog fails
A Chinese-Russian proposal that would have limited new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria, but was...
Italian officials: Migrant rescuers mishandled medical waste
Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and accused the aid group Doctors Without Borders of illegally disposing of 24 metric tons of...
Khashoggi killing complicates Saudi rescue bid for S.African arms firm
Loss-making South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive. Its potential savior is Saudi Arabia, now drawing fierce criticism following the...
Officials hope Prophet's birthday will bring stability
Politicians and notable figures of various religious backgrounds have wished Lebanese Muslims well this week to mark the occasion of the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday.
Bassil fails to break Sunni MPs impasse
Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil failed Monday during a meeting with the six Hezbollah-backed Sunni lawmakers demanding representation in the new government to...
EU announces 100M euros for schools in Lebanon
Ahead of Universal Children’s Day Tuesday, European Union officials announced a commitment of 100 million euros ($115 million) in new funding for Lebanese schools and...
A Chinese-Russian proposal that would have limited new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria, but was opposed by Western powers, failed to win enough support in a vote at the organisation on Tuesday.
At least 40 killed in a blast in Afghan capital Kabul
At least 40 people were killed in an explosion at a wedding hall in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, said two government officials.
Spain to vote against Brexit accord if text on Gibraltar not changed: PM
Spain will vote against the European Union's draft Brexit deal on Sunday unless it is modified to make clear that the future of the disputed British territory of...
Train derails near Barcelona, killing passenger
A commuter train derailed outside the Spanish city of Barcelona Tuesday, killing one person and leaving 44 injured, the emergency services said on Twitter.
Loss-making South African arms maker Denel has a problem as it fights to survive. Its potential savior is Saudi Arabia, now drawing fierce criticism following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
WHO says Iraq river pollution toxic to fish
The World Health Organizations says laboratory tests completed after a shocking fish die-off in Iraq's Euphrates River show the water is contaminated with high levels...
Rights group: Egypt tortures, disappears children
An international rights group says Egypt has committed "shocking violations" against children, including torture and enforced disappearance.
Interior minister should be charged for fraud: Israeli police
Israeli police are recommending that charges be brought against the country's interior minister in a major corruption case.
Despite UN call for Yemen truce, new clashes around port
Fighting between Arab-led coalition forces and Yemen's Iran-backed rebels has flared up again around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, despite calls from the United...
Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Thursday that Lebanese commercial banks have succeeded in maintaining the inflow of foreign currency deposits with the support of BDL, which helped preserve an acceptable level of economic activity in the country.
Real estate index rises over 17 pct in Q3
The index that tracks demand for properties in Lebanon improved in the third quarter of 2018 after the Parliament approved the allocation of LL100 billion ($66.6...
U.S. sanction waivers provided relief, but global economy still fragile: IEA's Birol
Waivers on Iranian sanctions granted by the United States provided some relief to oil markets but the global economy is still very fragile, the head of the...
Iran to cap petrol sales to curb smuggling
Iran is reintroducing fuel cards that will cap petrol purchases in a bid to combat rampant smuggling, state media reported Tuesday.
Ghosn in no position to lead Renault: French finance minister
Carlos Ghosn should not remain in charge of Renault after his arrest in Japan, France's finance minister said Tuesday, urging the carmaker to move swiftly to install an...
Politics chokes Lebanon’s access to Gulf markets
Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed...
BDL to maintain upgrades to bank oversight
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh Tuesday reiterated BDL’s determination to continue upgrading the supervision of all banks and financial institutions to avoid a...
US keeps squeezing Hezbollah’s cash stream
Washington has succeeded in drastically slashing the financial resources of Hezbollah and will continue until the party’s finances run dry, Marshall Billingslea,...
Waivers on Iranian sanctions granted by the United States provided some relief to oil markets but the global economy is still very fragile, the head of the International Energy Agency told Reuters on Tuesday.
Iranian jobs go, firms close as sanctions bite
Tamnoush, an Iranian company that makes fizzy drinks, has shut down its production line after 16 years and laid off dozens of workers.
‘City of Gold’ Dubai starting to lose its shine
Ever since the first gleaming towers sprang out of the desert, Dubai has gotten used to rapid change.
Uber rival wants rich Arabs as drivers
Uber Technologies Inc.’s Middle East rival is offering driving jobs to some of the richest people in the Middle East.
Carlos Ghosn should not remain in charge of Renault after his arrest in Japan, France's finance minister said Tuesday, urging the carmaker to move swiftly to install an interim management team to limit the damage.
Putin, Erdogan mark key phase for gas pipeline
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting...
Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn arrested in Japan
Nissan Motor Co-Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested Monday for alleged financial misconduct and will be fired from the board this week, a dramatic fall for a leader...
Bitcoin sinks to new 13-month low
Bitcoin slumped to a new 13-month low on Monday, with the biggest cryptocurrency touching $5173.
Recovery in European stocks loses steam, Renault tanks on CEO reports
European shares inched higher on Monday as signs of an easing in U.S.-China trade tensions boosted mining and technology stocks, while carmaker Renault sank on media...
This week, we celebrate 75 years of Lebanon’s independence.
After a tense few days, courtesy of a fiery speech over the weekend by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah that seemed to smother any possibility of a breakthrough...
Rethinking the industry of animal agriculture
In mid-July, as a brutal drought decimated crops, some European dairy and meat farmers were forced to cull their herds early to reduce the number of animals they needed...
Formalizing control over Syrian religious affairs
On Oct. 10, Syrian President Bashar Assad issued Law 31 of 2018 regulating the structure and functions of the Awqaf Ministry (Religious Endowments) after a...
Trump’s summit-shy Asia policy benefits China
It’s easy to get distracted by the circus of the Trump presidency.
Lebanon in jeopardy
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah didn’t mince words over the weekend, coming out with a loud-and-clear, “My way or the highway,” abandoning any attempts at...
The picture is gradually growing clearer, and it has become quite evident that March 8 and its sponsors have an ample supply of rabbits in their hats ready to be laid...
Loyalty to Lebanon
The region enters a dangerous new phase Monday, as the U.S. administration restores sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
In mid-July, as a brutal drought decimated crops, some European dairy and meat farmers were forced to cull their herds early to reduce the number of animals they needed to feed.
How Europe’s political lines are being redrawn
French President Emmanuel Macron has framed the European Parliament election in May 2019 as a battle not between the traditional right and left, but between populists...
May’s Brexit deal: Next stop, Parliament
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Nov. 14 that her Cabinet had agreed to a draft Brexit agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The ripple effect of the U.S. sanctions on Iran
The U.S. sanctions on Iran, that took effect on the fifth of this month, include, basically, the sectors of transportation, banking and energy.
The world is adapting to Trump as president
One of the assumptions that economists sometimes use to frame their models is to specify that some variables will be held constant, a concept that’s expressed with the...
Things don’t always work themselves out
When confronting bad news these days, many tend to assume that it’s just a bump on the road and that things will work out.
U.S. needs leader to capture technology
A conference here to gather American business and military experts to discuss the coming revolution in artificial intelligence was a good Election-Day measure of the...
Mattis walks Trump tightrope on troops at border
When President Trump issues an election-time order to send up to 15,000 troops to confront what many experts say is a nonexistent threat on the U.S.-Mexico border, what...
Lebanon’s buildup for the Asian Cup will officially end Tuesday when the team faces continental champions Australia in the ANZ Stadium in Sydney at 10:30 a.m. Beirut time.
Spain, Portugal, Morocco propose World Cup bid
Spain and Portugal are considering a joint intercontinental bid with Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday.
Zverev stuns Djokovic to win ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev emphatically announced his arrival at the top of the men’s game by stunning Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title Sunday.
Zverev shocks Federer to reach final of ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev shocked Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to set an ATP Finals decider against either Novak Djokovic or Kevin Anderson.
Even in Year 16, Lebron James is refusing to stop
LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago.
Spain PM wants 2030 World Cup bid with Morocco and Portugal
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday that he had pitched the idea of a joint bid between his country, Portugal and Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup.
Mahrez double books Algeria’s spot at African cup
Riyad Mahrez scored two goals as former winners Algeria qualified for next year’s African Nations Cup finals Sunday, with Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also...
Germany out to dent Dutch dreams after bad year
Germany want to end their “slap in the face” year by beating the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen Monday and preventing the Dutch from reaching the Nations League knockout...
Zverev sets up tasty Federer clash at ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev’s long-predicted arrival at the summit of men’s tennis is taking too long for some impatient observers but he took another step forward by beating John...
Zverev sets up Federer last-four clash at ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev set up a last-four clash against Roger Federer in the ATP Finals after seeing off John Isner 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 on Friday while Novak Djokovic will take on...
Djokovic eyes semis after dismissing Zverev
Novak Djokovic moved closer to a place in the semifinals of the ATP Finals as the world No. 1 dispatched Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 Wednesday.
LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97
There was a time when LeBron James getting pestered by Lance Stephenson would have worked out wonderfully for the Miami Heat.
Curry speaks on Warriors’ issues
Golden State’s Stephen Curry knows that the rift between teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green might be viewed by outsiders as something that can doom the Warriors...
Rockets thrash ‘banged up’ Warriors
The Houston Rockets humbled the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 107-86 Thursday in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.
James rules over Chamberlain, to conquer Jordan
Lebron James took another milestone as he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fifth most prolific scorer in National Basketball Association history Wednesday.
Houston rookie safety Justin Reid’s touchdown off an interception keyed the Texans’ seventh straight NFL win Sunday, a 23-21 victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost quarterback Alex Smith to an ugly season-ending leg injury.
Powerful sheikh steps aside from IOC after forgery charge
World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was "temporarily" stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was...
Molinari crowned Race to Dubai champion
Francesco Molinari clinched the Race to Dubai title after Tommy Fleetwood failed to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, where England’s Danny Willett...
Promoter: Mayweather will compete at MMA event
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s proposed fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will definitely go ahead on New Year’s Eve, according to the CEO of the...
Wilson, Seahawks drive past Packers
Russell Wilson hit tight end Ed Dickson for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5:08 remaining as the Seattle Seahawks rallied from an early double-digit deficit to defeat...
Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso won the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix Sunday, as 13 riders failed to finish a chaotic rain-lashed race.
Hamilton: Team energy will power Mercedes on
Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes Formula One teammates they are all “legends” after completing a fifth successive constructor and driver title double in Brazil...
Schumacher still the G.O.A.T.: Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Monday deflected all suggestions that he might be the greatest Formula One driver of all time, saying that seven-time champion Michael Schumacher remains...
Hamilton wins fifth F1 title
Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Vinales wins Aussie race as Marquez jinx strikes
Maverick Vinales powered to a dominant victory at the Australian MotoGP Sunday as newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez was dramatically forced out after a...
Salon d’Automne has returned for its 33rd edition at Sursock Museum, showing a varied assortment of artworks from Lebanese artists, amateur and professional alike.
Pranksters plant a ‘Picasso’ in Romania
A writer who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a “publicity stunt,”...
Spice Girls add new tour dates as fans snap up tickets
Best-selling 90s girl band the Spice Girls added extra dates to their U.K. tour Saturday after fans from around the world raced to buy tickets when they went on sale.
British pop band Spice Girls reunites for UK tour
British pop band the Spice Girls said Monday they would reunite for a British tour next June although there was no mention of whether Victoria Beckham would take part.
Marvel’s Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man,...
Hirst uterus sculptures stand out at Qatar clinic
Fourteen giant bronze sculptures by British artist Damien Hirst graphically charting the moment of conception to birth greet patients arriving at an $8 billion hospital...
How to capture a retreating glacier
Daniel Schwartz recalls how, early in his career, he met an eccentric fellow with a Contax camera and six expensive lenses.
New essays by Jonathan Franzen
One subject comes up frequently in Jonathan Franzen’s latest collection of essays how to live responsibly in the face of our all but certain extinction as a species.
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday.
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died, his daughter tells TMZ
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died, his daughter tells TMZ
Tunisia sees post-revolution cinema revival
Tunisian filmmakers are making the most of newfound freedoms to tackle issues banished for decades from the silver screen, prompting a post-revolution cinema revival.
Perry, Haddish somber at ‘Nobody’s Fool’ premiere
At the world premiere of his new film “Nobody’s Fool,” Tyler Perry expressed hope that “good people” from all backgrounds will “step up and do the right thing” to end...
Leigh eyes present day with historical drama
British director Mike Leigh first turned his hand to historical drama with “Mr. Turner” in 2014.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Idris Elba's daughter has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the...
Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90
Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died.
Harry and Meghan travel in different style on Australia tour
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took separate boats Monday to Queensland's Fraser Island as their tour of Australia and the South Pacific continued with a reduced...
Legend has it that the intricate needlework used in embroidery known as “Lefkaritiko lace” was of such high quality that Leonardo Da Vinci himself bought a tablecloth when he visited this mountainous village during the late 15th century and gifted it to Milan’s cathedral.
Egyptian fans get U.S. wrestling off the ground
In an Egyptian schoolyard, hundreds of fans watched as amateur fighters with painted faces and dramatic costumes recreated an American-style wrestling show.
Climate change may zap male fertility: scientists
Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances.
New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
Italian cuisine celebrated in Beirut and beyond
The World Week of Italian Cuisine inaugurated its third edition over the weekend, beginning an international weeklong run of foodie events to celebrate and share...
World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis
Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by...
Mickey Mouse celebrates 90th birthday
It was the Roaring ’20s. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, the New York Yankees had just won their third World Series title and Mickey Mouse made his debut on the...
Rome sights include monumental eyesores
Rome’s monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side by side with the Italian capital’s glories, including the Colosseum.
Pressure on girls for perfect body ‘worse than ever’: Orbach
Girls and young women are under more pressure than ever to achieve the perfect body in an oppressive social media-driven world that could never have been imagined by...
Cuban, US team up to fight cancer
Diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States may be strained but the two countries are standing shoulder to shoulder to fight a common enemy: cancer. The first...
Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy
Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was “crazy” and “inherently destructive.”
The World Week of Italian Cuisine inaugurated its third edition over the weekend, beginning an international weeklong run of foodie events to celebrate and share Italian culinary traditions.
Home designers optimistic in uncertain times
From abstract paintings and velvet sofas to Orthodox icons and Persian carpets, the 11th annual Art of Living exhibition strikes visitors with a staggering array of...
Economy has Lebanese students weighing options
The second edition of the annual Education and Orientation Expo was buzzing Thursday with the energy of a few hundred Lebanese high school students thinking about what...
Need to chill out? Dbayeh ice bar goes subzero
For those looking for a touch of cold as Lebanon’s warm weather extends into autumn, a new bar in town might do the trick.
SpaceX got the green light this week from U.S. authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s.
Gene-edited food: Will shoppers buy it?
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to...
Mate 20 Pro: Top performance dominates this year’s headlines
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro demonstrates huge improvements in terms of performance, security measures and battery life.
Pocket money apps aim to help cashless kids
For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.
Dating apps use AI to help search for love
Forget swiping though endless profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a...
Adventurer Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain as he completed a 2,865 kilometer-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate Sunday. The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, had left the Kent town on June 1, swimming in a clockwise direction. He had not set foot on land once and slept in a support boat.
Tourist spots in danger for being too loved
The Philippines’ most famous resort island, Boracay, will reopen Friday after a six-month cleanup intended to fix the damage done by unrestrained mass tourism.
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product.
Harry highlights climate change in Fiji
On a royal tour to Fiji this week, Britain’s Prince Harry drew attention to the climate change threat facing the island country’s people on a daily basis.
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The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device.