Two individuals have been arrested in Bekaa on suspicion of selling a rented car, having told the rental company that the vehicle was stolen from them in a kidnapping incident, according to a statement from the Internal Security Forces.
Woman's body found on Lebanon-Syria border
The body of a Syrian woman who reportedly died a month ago was found Tuesday in the vicinity of the Al-Masnaa border crossing in east Lebanon, a security source said.
DR Congo minister urges punishment after police violence
DR Congo's minister for human rights Tuesday called for the prosecution of police who opened fire on anti-government protesters at the weekend, in a crackdown condemned...
Athens won't extradite Turk soldiers, floats possible trial in Greece
Greece will not extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Tayyip Erodogan but an offer to try them in Athens is...
Syria Kurds urge civilians to take up arms against Turk assault
Syrian Kurdish leaders called on civilians Tuesday to take up arms to defend the Afrin enclave against a Turkish assault now in its fourth day.
Kesrouan coast cleanup gets underway
The cleanup of a Kesrouan beach that was strewn with garbage following last week’s storm began Tuesday at the request of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Italian delegation talk Rome donor conference preparation
Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun discussed preparation for the upcoming Rome Conference and bilateral relations with an Italian delegation Tuesday.
Lebanon transfers its contribution to STL budget
Lebanon has transferred its 2018 contribution to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's budget, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's office announced Tuesday.
DR Congo's minister for human rights Tuesday called for the prosecution of police who opened fire on anti-government protesters at the weekend, in a crackdown condemned by the EU and UN.
US designates Briton, Belgian Daesh terrorists
The United States placed a Belgian national and a Briton suspected of being an Daesh (ISIS) executioner on its global terrorism list Tuesday, a designation that allows...
Kenyans accuse largest hospital of rape, abuse of patients
Hundreds of Kenyans held a peaceful demonstration at the country's largest public hospital Tuesday to demand that management act on allegations of rape and sexual...
Germany to end search for WWII missing
Germany's Red Cross on Tuesday said it would end its search for missing persons from World War II in 2023, leaving the fate of 1.2 million people a mystery.
Tillerson to present US strategy on Syria to European, Arab allies
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will give an outline of the United States' strategy to stabilize Syria and push ahead with a political solution when he holds talks...
Turkey says operations in Syria will end when refugees return home
Turkey's military operations in Syria will come to an end when the 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey can return safely, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said...
Egyptian army summons ex-military chief over presidential bid
Egyptian ex-military chief of staff Sami Anan was detained in Cairo Tuesday, three of his campaign organizers said, after the army summoned him for questioning over his...
Turkish shelling kills three in Syrian town: Kurdish YPG
Turkish shelling has killed three people in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, the spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Tuesday, pointing to the risk of...
It is not very common for a new and small firm to win a contract to drill for oil in the competitive markets in the Middle East.
S&P warns Lebanon of sovereign debt exposure
International rating agency S&P said Lebanese banks are well-regulated but warned their exposure to the public debt is increasing.
Russia may back Aramco IPO, enhance OPEC ties
Russian pension funds are considering investing in Saudi Arabian state oil major Aramco when it lists its stock in a move to strengthen the partnership between the...
Saudi graft settlements may top $100 billion
Saudi Arabia is winding down an unprecedented and controversial anti-corruption drive that led to dozens of princes and billionaires being detained at the Ritz-Carlton...
EU removes Panama, seven others from tax-haven blacklist, promoting criticism
European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday that eight jurisdictions, including much-criticized Panama, should be removed from the bloc's blacklist of tax...
Kingdom Holding sells stake in Beirut hotel
Saudi-based company Kingdom Holding sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for $120 million to a group of Lebanese and Arab investors, sources said Tuesday.
Beirut to host Chinese trade agency office
Lebanon has been chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lebanon’s Foreign...
Chinese trade agency selects Beirut for MENA office
Lebanon was chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry...
Russian pension funds are considering investing in Saudi Arabian state oil major Aramco when it lists its stock in a move to strengthen the partnership between the world's two top oil producers, Russia's top state investment officer said.
By Dmitry Zhdannikov
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Russian pension funds are considering investing in Saudi Arabian state oil major Aramco when it lists its stock in a move to strengthen the partnership between the world's two top oil producers, Ru
Iraq signs gas deal with U.S. firm
Iraq has signed a deal with a U.S. company to tap natural gas in one of its southern oil fields.
Libyans ditch dollars as oil prices rise
Libya’s powerful black market traders are encountering an unfamiliar sight: people showing up with bundles of dollars for sale.
IMF raises Saudi growth outlook
The International Monetary Fund Monday raised its growth projection for the deficit-hit Saudi economy on the back of higher oil prices but retained its estimates for...
European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday that eight jurisdictions, including much-criticized Panama, should be removed from the bloc's blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up.
Sterling hits a post-Brexit high of $1.40
Sterling briefly popped above $1.40 on Tuesday, extending a rally since the closing days of last year on growing investor optimism about the near-term outlook for the...
South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currency
South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading that will make the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as...
Davos elite still cautious on global economy
If things seem too good to be true in the global economy, then they probably are.
Sterling nears $1.40 on Brexit deal optimism
Sterling climbed half a percent against the euro and dollar Monday, nearing $1.40 and reaching its highest level since June 2016’s vote for Brexit, on optimism that...
The joyous festivities in Downtown Beirut over the weekend have revived the soul of Lebanon’s capital, spreading happiness among all its inhabitants and patrons who arrived in their thousands from all regions, sects and ages.
Palestine will prevail
Since he took office, President Donald Trump has shown unwavering support for Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, and his decision to recognize occupied...
What happens when health care is universal?
Two years after the death of her husband, Valeria, a 67-year-old grandmother in San José, Costa Rica, lives alone.
How economics survived the Great Recession
The tenth anniversary of the start of the Great Recession was the occasion for an elegant essay by the Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman, who noted how little the...
France inspires world on immigration debate
Emmanuel Macron is today the most admired world leader among liberals, centrists and cosmopolitans around the globe.
Backs to the wall
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year in office was marked by broken promises and the application of pressure against the Palestinians.
Use fame to spur change
Oprah Winfrey’s rousing speech over the weekend was not only a challenge to successful women to use their fame and popularity for worthy causes, such as empowering...
True face of Lebanon
Picture if you will tens of thousands of people from numerous sects joining together across the country in brotherhood to celebrate the advent of the New Year.
Disjointed Gulf-Maghreb cooperation
On Dec. 22, the United Arab Emirates prevented Tunisian women under 30 from boarding Emirates airline flights worldwide, reportedly over security concerns.
The West’s broken promises on education aid
The Global Partnership for Education, a worthy and capable initiative to promote education in 65 low-income countries, is having what the jargon of development...
Fighting cybercrime with neurological diversity
Cybersecurity is one of the defining challenges of the digital age.
U.S. learning from past mistakes
In training exercises in a mock Afghan village constructed here on a base amid swampland, the U.S. Army is applying the military lesson of the war against Daesh (ISIS):...
NKorea nuclear crisis will resume after Olympics
Sometimes diplomacy is the art of going in two directions at once, and the Trump administration seems to have chosen that sweet spot of ambiguity, for now, in managing...
Iran faces a period of instability
The most enlightening commentary on what is going on in Iran right now was written 162 years ago.
Study reveals small but powerful Iran cyberthreat
When it comes to cyberweapons, America is an elephant and Iran is a flea.
Manchester United are to hold a memorial service at Old Trafford on the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, the English football giants announced Tuesday.
Thrilled to join Utd, Sanchez says
Alexis Sanchez said he was “thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world” as he completed his move to Manchester United from Arsenal Monday.
Britain's Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis
Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Tuesday.
Cilic obstacle in way of Nadal’s semi quest
Rafael Nadal sees his quarterfinal showdown with big-match player Marin Cilic Tuesday as the time to crank up his Australian Open offensive for Grand Slam number 17.
Magic stun Celtics, Pacers stop Spurs
The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA’s Eastern Conference...
Wenger left exposed by Sanchez sale to United
When Manchester United last bought a player from Arsenal, then manager Alex Ferguson complimented counterpart Arsene Wenger on the hard bargain he drove in selling...
Attacking trio reunited as Real show their mettle
Real Madrid showed they remain a potent force Sunday as their reunited attacking trident steered them to an emphatic home victory that belied the reigning champions’...
Magical Messi hailed by Betis fans
It is easy to forget how talented Lionel Messi is when the Barcelona forward performs at such a consistently high level that you simply expect him to work wonders in...
Djokovic out but Federer into quarterfinals
Wounded 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic was sent tumbling out of the Australian Open by Korean giant-killer Chung Hyeon Monday, but ice-cool Roger Federer...
Britain's Edmund beats Dimitrov to reach semis
Britain's Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way past third seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the Australian Open semifinals.
Struggling Djokovic out but Federer into quarters
The Orlando Magic parlayed a big third quarter into a 103-95 upset of the Boston Celtics Sunday, their third win in 20 games coming against the NBA’s Eastern Conference leaders.
Rockets topple Warriors, Thunder embarrass Cavs
The Houston Rockets ended the Golden State Warriors’ 14-game road-winning streak Saturday, thwarting the NBA champions’ comeback bid in an impressive 116-108 victory.
Premier League to pay tribute to trailblazer Regis
Former West Bromwich Albion and England forward Cyrille Regis, a trailblazer for black players, who died Sunday aged 59 will be honored at all Premier League matches...
Warriors equal team record with 14th road win
Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 30 to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112 Wednesday, giving the Warriors a club...
Davis scores 45 as Pelicans defeat Celtics
Anthony Davis scored 45 points as the New Orleans Pelicans jolted the Boston Celtics 116-113 in an overtime thriller at the TD Garden Tuesday.
Russia's short track speed skating star Victor An has been banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Russian Olympic Committee confirmed Tuesday, after being implicated in a state-sponsored doping scandal.
Patriots to face Eagles in Super Bowl 52
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title.
The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52
Spence retains IBF welterweight title
Errol Spence battered Lamont Peterson on the way to an eighth-round technical knockout Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight world title.
Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC
Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou had a violent history of first-round finishes.
Lewis Hamilton’s social media posts have long been a talking point in Formula One but the absence of any from the four-time world champion so far this year is also attracting attention.
Formula One: Ferrari pay tribute as Schumacher turns 49
Italian Formula One team Ferrari paid tribute to Michael Schumacher on Wednesday as the former seven-time world champion turned 49 years
F1 champion Hamilton apologizes for video mocking nephew
Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has apologized for posting a video online in which he can be heard yelling at his young nephew for wearing a princess dress.
“Craft” is a word with diverse usages and meanings.
‘Molly’s Game’ makes for an enjoyable tumble
Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the obvious way.
Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement
Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46
Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said....
India's top court rejects bid to re-instate ban on film as Hindu groups protest
India's Supreme Court Tuesday rejected bids by two states to re-instate a ban on the release of controversial Bollywood film "Padmaavat".
Streep, Hanks deliver in ‘The Post’
“The Post” is kind of like the Yankees of movies.
Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance
For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City’s snowy Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival, leaving the...
Aliens attack in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40
Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade...
Egypt detains female singer for debauchery over racy video
Egypt has detained a female singer over a racy video posted online, the second singer to face such legal action in recent months.
Music sales soar in US, as streaming takes over market
Music sales grew at a robust pace for a third straight year in the United States in 2017 as listeners kept flocking to streaming outlets, an industry monitor said...
Russian premiere of 'Death of Stalin' film called off: TASS
The Russian premiere of "Death of Stalin, a dark, satirical movie from British director Armando Iannucci, was called off Tuesday, TASS news agency reported.
'The Shape of Water' leads Oscar nominations with 13
Fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" topped the list of Oscar nominations on Tuesday with 13 nods, including for best picture, actress and supporting actor.
‘Three Billboards’ takes top SAG honor
Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday.
Oldman, Janney, Kidman among SAG Awards winners
The Screen Actors Guild Awards is tipping the scales for some Oscar hopefuls with a best actor win for Gary Oldman for his transformation into Winston Churchill for...
Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the "father of South African jazz" who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died from prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78.
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose: Autopsy
Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of...
Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'
Woody Allen Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat...
Actor Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has acknowledged a sexual encounter with an anonymous accuser but insisted it was "completely consensual."
Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations
Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.
With a crown on his head, Marcio Matolias carefully retouches his sandcastle, sculpting and smoothing with a shovel as bathers cool off nearby in the suffocating January heat.
Paris menswear a wrap with colorful Kenzo
Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as Kenzo paid tribute to Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries,...
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin.
Early periods, menopause linked to heart disease: study
Women who started menstruating at the age of 11 or younger, or entered menopause before 47, face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study...
Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledge
Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the US economy.
Letter shows de Beauvoir’s passion for lover
French feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir’s “mad passion” for a lover 18 years her junior has been revealed in a letter published for the first time Sunday.
Dior travels back in time for menswear
Designer Kris Van Assche traveled back in a fashion time machine Saturday while Robert Pattinson explained the importance of clothes for acting roles as he attended...
Fashion’s sultan of skinny Slimane to take over at Celine
Hedi Slimane, the designer who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint Laurent, is to take over at Celine, the brand’s owners said Sunday.
Human muscle tissue grown from stem cells: study
Working human muscle has been grown from stem cells in the lab in a breakthrough that holds promise for sufferers of degenerative muscular diseases, scientists said on...
Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging...
What robot strippers say about sexism in tech
On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology’s gender fault lines – not to mention our robot future.
Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts
Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a...
Gadgets for kids still big despite concerns
The children’s section at the giant Consumer Electronics Show this week touted “innovations that enable 21st-century kids to learn and play smarter than ever.”
Germany's competition watchdog Thursday rubbished Lufthansa's claim that recent price hikes on domestic routes were purely down to automated booking software, saying companies shouldn't "hide behind algorithms".
Signature Parisian drinks and where to find them
Thirsty for fabulous sightseeing, strolling and shopping?
German high-end carmaker BMW said Friday it booked record sales for the seventh year in a row in 2017, but continued to trail rival Mercedes-Benz.
Hyundai, Aurora to release autonomous cars by 2021
Hyundai Motor Co. said Thursday it will begin selling its first self-driving vehicles by 2021 in partnership with U.S. based self-driving technology startup Aurora...
Sales of large cars remain bright spot in slowing US auto market
Automakers were on track Wednesday to report the first annual decline in U.S. sales since the financial crisis, a dip offset by continued strength in the sales of...
Let’s restrict abuse of power to the asphalt
Hey look at that, another year passed.