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Committee OKs health care card 

Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee Monday approved a draft law paving the way for the creation of a standardized health care card for Lebanese citizens.

Committee OKs health care card 

Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee Monday approved a draft law paving the way for the creation of a standardized health care card for Lebanese citizens.

Plastics have entered human food chain: study

Bits of plastic have been detected in the feces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain.

Revolutionary Guard on new terrorism lists

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it and Bahrain had added Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and other senior officers from its Al-Quds Force to their lists of people and organizations suspected of involvement in terrorism.

Riyadh signs deals worth $50B at conference

Saudi Arabia signed deals worth $50 billion Tuesday, showing it can still attract investment at a conference boycotted by Western politicians and global business chiefs after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Wall Street tumbles, raises concerns

Wall Street sank Tuesday as disappointing forecasts from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3M triggered alarm bells over corporate growth and added to concerns ranging from China’s slowdown to Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic isolation.

Juve take charge of group with win at United

An impressive Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford Tuesday to take command of Champions League Group H with a maximum nine points from three games and demonstrate just how far Jose Mourinho’s side are from Europe’s elite.

Juve take charge of group with win at United

An impressive Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford Tuesday to take command of Champions League Group H with a maximum nine points from three games and demonstrate just how far Jose Mourinho’s side are from Europe’s elite.

Wozniacki stays alive at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki overcame a midmatch wobble and withstood a barrage of big hitting to get her WTA Finals title defense back on track with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Petra Kvitova at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Tuesday. In the second White Group encounter of the day, Elina Svitolina moved to the brink of the semifinals with a gutsy 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Karolina Pliskova, the Ukrainian recording her second straight win of the tournament to top the pool.

Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch edges closer

A potential blockbuster rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather moved a step closer as the Filipino icon confirmed he has signed with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions. The eight-weight world champion Pacquiao said he would close out his storied career by facing “top PBC fighters” in announcing late Monday the tie-up with influential Mayweather adviser Haymon’s organization.

Marquez grabs fifth MotoGP title with Japan win

Spain’s Marc Marquez wrapped up his third straight MotoGP championship with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday after title rival Andrea Dovizioso fell on the penultimate lap while trying to find a way past the Honda rider.

Recalling ‘not long ago’ Lebanon 

In Lebanon, nearly every family has a batal a hero. For Nidal Ashkar, her father plays that role in “Not Long Ago” a musical performance weaving between song and storytelling.

Recalling ‘not long ago’ Lebanon 

In Lebanon, nearly every family has a batal a hero. For Nidal Ashkar, her father plays that role in “Not Long Ago” a musical performance weaving between song and storytelling.

Louis-Dreyfus feted for career achievement

One of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy.

Apple’s iPhone XR makes the right sacrifices

Apple offers you a simple trade-off with its new iPhone XR, the middlebrow cousin to the top-of-the-line iPhone XS. On the one hand, the XR lacks the high-resolution screen and dual-lens camera found on the XS.

Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger

Facebook Inc. Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.