Three Turkish police officers were killed and nine more wounded when a roadside bomb hit a passing police bus in the largely Kurdish southeastern province of Diyarbakir Monday, security sources said.
Israeli minister: Palestinians can't stop US embassy move
An Israeli minister said Monday the Palestinians had no way to block incoming US President Donald Trump from moving his country's embassy to Jerusalem
Ivory Coast VP Duncan sworn in
Ivory Coast's former prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan was sworn in Monday as the west African nation's first vice president, taking up a post created under...
Prisoners occupy roof of Brazil jail after massacre
Dozens of inmates Monday occupied the roof of a Brazilian jail where the country's latest prison massacre took place.
Democratic Gathering to start tour on vote law
The Democratic Gathering bloc will begin a tour of Lebanese politicians to explain its stance on the country's electoral law, local media reported Monday
Assassin of Russia's Turkey envoy 'buried in unmarked grave'
A Turkish policeman who murdered the Russian ambassador to Ankara in December and was then shot dead by security forces has been buried in an unmarked grave, state...
Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli army: ministry
A Palestinian was shot dead during clashes with the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry said
Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest VP remarks on executions
Bahrain's foreign ministry summoned Iraq's ambassador in Manama to protest against remarks by Iraqi officials denouncing the execution of men convicted of a 2014 bomb...
Ivory Coast's former prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan was sworn in Monday as the west African nation's first vice president, taking up a post created under constitutional changes approved in November.
Two Canadians, one Italian, one Colombian killed in Mexico shooting
Two Canadians, one Italian and a Colombian were among five people killed during a shooting at a Mexican music festival on Monday, a top prosecutor said.
Germany's Merkel working toward spring meeting with Trump
Chancellor Angela Merkel is working to set a date this spring for a meeting with Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, German government...
Burundi to withdraw troops from AU Somalia mission
Burundi Monday began the process of withdrawing its troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) due to a dispute with the EU over the payment of wages
Jumblatt tweets target Beirut, Chouf municipalities
MP Walid Jumblatt Monday criticized what he said were "arbitrary decisions” made by the Beirut Municipality and condemned municipalities in the Chouf district over...
Lebanese Army refers extremist to judiciary
The Lebanese Army Monday referred a suspected militant to the judiciary, the military said in statement.
Israeli forces erect barricade along technical fence
Israeli forces Monday erected a sand barricade near the southern Lebanon border village of Marjayoun, state media reported
Forgery suspect arrested in east Lebanon
The Lebanese Army Monday detained a Lebanese national over forgery charges, state media reported
Renewable energy in 2020 will represent 12 percent of the country’s total electricity production and this will lead to a drop in the oil bill, said Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil.
Moody’s hails Lebanon’s passage of 2 gas decrees
Moody’s rating agency suggested that the passage of two crucial decrees pertaining to gas exploration could improve Lebanon’s rating.
Saudi carrier flynas signs deal for 80 Airbus planes
Low-cost Saudi carrier flynas Monday signed an $8.6 billion deal with European plane manufacturer Airbus to purchase 80 A320neo single-aisle jets
Egypt to cut subsidies, boost revenues
Egypt will make further “significant” cuts to energy subsidies, raise taxes and seek more international financing as it pursues economic reforms this year, Finance...
Davos elites struggle for answers in Trump era
The global economy is in better shape than it’s been in years.
Gearing up for manufacturing growth in 2017
What’s on tap for Lebanese manufacturers in 2017? Nothing but net (profits, that is) as manufacturers kick off the year with an optimistic eye to the future.
Banks willing to help finance Iraq reconstruction
Lebanese banks are willing to help finance the reconstruction drive in Iraq thanks to the big assets held by these lenders, the head of the Association of Banks in...
World Bank sees higher Mideast GDP growth
The World Bank projects GDP growth in Lebanon at 2.2 percent in 2017, 2.3 percent in 2018 and 2.5 percent in 2019, its latest report on the global economy said.
Kuwait stocks extend gains as banks weigh on UAE
Kuwait’s main stock gauge, the Middle East’s best performer this year, rose for an eighth day, while shares in the United Arab Emirates fell as investors bet banks will...
Oil prices to be much more volatile in 2017: IEA
Global oil prices will witness “much more volatility” in 2017 even though markets may rebalance in the first half of the year if the output cuts pledged by producers...
Enel CEO eyes renewable energy in Middle East
Rome-based utility owner Enel SpA is targeting renewables projects in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as oil-rich Gulf countries take advantage of the falling...
Britain may change economic model
Britain could change its economic model to regain competitiveness if it were to leave the European Union without an agreement on market access, British Finance Minister...
Echoes of Thatcher in railway battle
Rona Jeff loved her job as a PR consultant for an education charity in central London.
China, Europe drive shift to electric cars
Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America.
Goodbye passport, hello equivalence?
British bankers are lowering their sights when it comes to securing a Brexit deal that will safeguard the U.K.’s biggest industry.
Reports emerged Sunday that Russia is seeking to upgrade its Hmeimin air base near Latakia and naval base in Tartous, cementing its presence in Syria.
Travesty in Paris
Though the Paris Middle East conference might look like politics, actually it is tragedy and farce.
Russia is learning about Hezbollah
Hezbollah has been a useful non-state partner to Russian forces in Syria.
Donald Trump’s favorite tweets
Donald Trump has shown he has no rivals using Twitter, a technique that he has mastered and that serves him to attack enemies, deflect attention and settle personal...
How Trump is helping China’s strategy
Donald Trump has perhaps attacked no country as consistently as he has China.
The devil is in the details
The drafting of a new electoral law is being treated by some politicians like a crossword puzzle.
Govt turned into workshop
Since the government won the confidence of Parliament, it’s obvious that Prime Minister Saad Hariri has replaced the previous Cabinet of bluster, pontification and...
Dawn breaks over Saudi ties
Fresh winds carrying good tidings blanketed Tuesday’s cold spell in Lebanon after the cordial, warm and frank talks between President Michel Aoun and King Salman.
Natives of the digital language
Being connected to the internet takes up the biggest portion of adolescents’ daily routines.
Viewing Trump through the eyes of a strong China
When Donald Trump won the United States’ presidential election in November, he had a lot of Chinese fans.
Trump’s crazed transition to power
With Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States fast approaching, the strangest – even craziest – post-election transition in U.S. history is about...
We need to root out the truth on Russia
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” mutters Marcellus as ghosts and mad spirits haunt Elsinore Castle in the first act of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.
The briefing on Russia that Trump should get
I’m glad that Donald Trump finally got a briefing on the unanimous conclusion of America’s intelligence agencies that the Russian government was behind the hacking of...
America is at its greatest when it’s inclusive
For America, 2016 was a dark year.
Illiberal democracy in America
Two decades ago, I wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs that described an unusual and worrying trend – the rise of illiberal democracy.
Pep Guardiola suffered the largest league defeat of his managerial career as Manchester City were thrashed 4-0 by Everton, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late equalizer gave Manchester United a 1-1 draw with Liverpool Sunday.
Juventus beaten, Kalinic paves way for Viola
Fiorentina blew a hole in Juventus’ title hopes with a shock 2-1 win in Florence Sunday as Nikola Kalinic reassured fans troubled by a possible move to China with a...
Nadal battling chronic pain, not giving up dream
Rafael Nadal Sunday revealed his battle against chronic pain, but also said that he was hopeful of keeping his Grand Slam career alive as he launches his partnership...
Murray takes aim at Australian Open jinx
Andy Murray sets out Monday to end a record run of Australian Open final defeats, even as his great rival Novak Djokovic vies to become the tournament’s greatest...
Dunleavy settles in, Raptors batter Knicks
Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98 Sunday
Mahrez scores twice but Algeria held by Zimbabwe
Riyad Mahrez scored twice but Algeria had to settle for a 2-2 draw with rank outsiders Zimbabwe as their Africa Cup of Nations campaign got off to a slow start in...
Real coach Zidane stays positive after rare loss
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is confident that a first defeat in nine months which ended the club's record 40-game unbeaten run in all competitions will not have a...
Pochettino urges Spurs to draw on thrill of Foxes hunt
Mauricio Pochettino has urged his Tottenham Hotspur side to draw on the experience of their failed title bid last season to launch a successful assault for the Premier...
Rafael Nadal Sunday revealed his battle against chronic pain, but also said that he was hopeful of keeping his Grand Slam career alive as he launches his partnership with new coach Carlos Moya.
Kerber lurks as Serena chases record Slam
Serena Williams has vowed to make life difficult for top seed Angelique Kerber and a host of dangerous players out to derail her at the Australian Open, warning she is...
Top seed Kerber battles into second round
World number one Angelique Kerber battled past Lesia Tsurenko in a stuttering start to her first Grand Slam title defense at the Australian Open Monday, admitting she...
Despite nosebleed, Kyrgios blows away Elias
Nick Kyrgios shrugged off a nosebleed as he turned on the after-burners in a withering 85-minute demolition of Gastao Elias to signal his Australian open intentions...
Suns beat Spurs in Mexico City
Devin Booker scored a career-high 39 points for the second straight game in Mexico City as the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-105 Saturday in the fifth...
Clippers get their revenge, Suns rally past Spurs
The Los Angeles Clippers avenged a Christmas Day loss with a 113-97 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers in Saturday's rematch at Staples Center arena
Cavs snap skid, Grizzlies down Rockets
The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a two-game skid Friday, with Kyrie Irving leading the way with 26 points in a 120-108 victory over the Kings in Sacramento.
Leonard scores 31 as Spurs thrash slumping Lakers
Kawhi Leonard poured in 31 points in just three quarters as the San Antonio Spurs dominated in every facet of play Thursday with a emphatic 134-94 blowout of the Los...
Badou Jack knocked out a tooth and almost knocked out the referee but he couldn’t convince the judges Saturday that he did enough against James DeGale to become the unified super-middleweight champ.
Patriots topple Texans, Falcons outgun Seahawks
The New England Patriots advanced to the AFC title game for a record sixth straight time as Dion Lewis scored touchdowns three different ways in a 34-16 win over the...
Storm pips McIlroy for ‘dream’ SA Open win
Graeme Storm of England defeated world No. 2 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in a playoff Sunday to win the South African Open 83 days after losing his European Tour...
Lebanese athlete wins two silver medals in ski competition
A Lebanese athlete won second place in an international ski competition, local media said Sunday
McIlroy blows hot and cold at South African Open
Rory McIlroy may have made a hash of his start and his finish.
German driver Pascal Wehrlein will race for Sauber this season, the Swiss-based Formula One team said Monday in a move that clears the way for Finland's Valtteri Bottas to join world champions Mercedes
Lowe leaves Mercedes for ‘new challenge’
Mercedes technical head Paddy Lowe is departing the Formula One world champions and has started on a period of “gardening leave” before a likely move to rivals Williams.
Formula One waits for Mercedes announcement
The time for talking is fast approaching as Mercedes start a new year with Formula One waiting for a big announcement about who is going to replace retired world...
Bottas closer to Mercedes move
Formula One’s post-season shake-up took another spin Tuesday with Williams announcing the departure of technical head Pat Symonds while Valtteri Bottas moved closer to...
Formula One faces more change after Rosberg exit
Formula One goes into the New Year braced for change on and off the track, even if Lewis Hamilton will again start as top dog at Mercedes and firm favorite to take his...
To the general public, the name JT LeRoy probably rings only the vaguest of bells, if any at all.
Poets to fight Trump with words
America’s leading poets are averse to Donald Trump, and they’re not about to go gentle into that good night.
Scorsese warns about ‘tossing away’ spirituality
Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese said despite “horrific” conflicts around the world involving religion that “we shouldn’t toss away spirituality.”
No plans to digitize Fisher in future 'Star Wars' films
The makers of "Star Wars" have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on.
Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again
Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to...
Cuban artist tastes fame at 101
Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera has been painting for decades.
Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared of tax fraud in Paris
The Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty was cleared Thursday by a Paris court of massive tax fraud, in a long-running saga sparked by...
German concert hall premieres to standing ovation
Germany opened a spectacular concert house in Hamburg late Wednesday, accompanied by the strains of Beethoven and Wagner.
New 'Twin Peaks' teaser ahead of May 21 return
U.S. cable channel Showtime on Friday aired its latest teaser-trailer for its revival of "Twin Peaks," David Lynch's cult television series, which will return on May 21...
Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints
A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white...
Affleck expects amusing Trump presidency
Ben Affleck is an optimist.
Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give pot a second chance.
A year on, Bowie tributes around world
Bearing flowers, lipstick and glitter, fans around the world paid tribute to rock icon David Bowie Tuesday, a year after his shocking death.
French maestro conductor Georges Pretre dies at 92
French maestro Georges Pretre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.
Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert
The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo...
First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies
Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced.
Johnny Depp sued his former business managers on Friday alleging they mismanaged his earnings throughout a lucrative period of his career, although the company says the actor's spending is to blame.
Actors Johnny Depp, Amber Heard finalize bitter divorce
Film star Johnny Depp's tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized Friday, ending the couple's marriage after months of highly publicized claims by Heard...
Ryan Reynolds named 2017 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year
Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.
Alleged mastermind of Kardashian Paris robbery charged: prosecutor
Six more suspects in the October armed robbery in Paris of U.S. television reality star Kim Kardashian were charged Friday including the alleged mastermind of the...
Lord Snowdon, ex-husband of Princess Margaret, dies at 86
Lord Snowdon, the society photographer and filmmaker who married Britain's Princess Margaret and continued to mix in royal circles even after their divorce, has died....
From New York to Wisconsin to London and beyond, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has performed for millions of fans during its 146-year reign as one of the world’s biggest big tops.
Prized Turkey pigeons fetch top prices
As nighttime approaches in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, most of the alleyways of the city’s old bazaar are emptying out, except for one.
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball...
Scientists activate predatory switch in mice
U.S. scientists have ramped up predatory behavior in mice by stimulating a region of the brain known for its role in emotions like fear and pleasure, according to a...
Vienna’s homeless show tourists life on the street
On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna’s central train station.
Mom, dad and son all share a birthday
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other’s birthday.
Lessons in respect at Confucius kindergartens
Children in scholars hats bow before a statue of Confucius, the Chinese sage once reviled by Communist authorities but now enjoying a revival as parents look to instil...
French chefs hooked on fish killed by ikejime
At first glance, apart from a telltale little hole between its eyes, the inert fish looks like any other dead whiting.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.
Astronauts upgrade orbiting lab’s power grid
Astronauts took another spacewalk Friday to plug in new and better batteries outside the International Space Station.
Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March
The Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3, the same date as its global rollout in the U.S. and Europe
Zero-emission boat preps for round-the-world trip
The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.
London Fashion Week shakes up tradition
Men and women are sashaying down catwalks together at London Fashion Week, in a shake-up of tradition backed by celebrated designers like Vivienne Westwood.
Speyside distilled: Whisky, wool and walking
Forget the three Rs. I went to Speyside, Scotland’s “single-malt capital of the world,” to brush up on the three Ws: whisky, wool and walking.
Athens, a pleasant (winter) destination
As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination than...
Full moon party defies Thai troubles
For many ravers on the tropical oasis of Koh Phangan, the origins of the Thai island’s debauched full moon parties are as hazy as their memories of the beach bash the...
Look folks, we can try all we want to pretend it isn’t true, but no one who owns or drives a car picked one randomly just to get from point A to point B.
F430 Scuderia: F1 invades Ferrari street cars
Most guys, and I suppose some girls, who first hit their teens in the ’80s had posters of the Ferrari Testarossa or the Lamborghini Countach adorning the walls of their...
991 GT3 RS: Blend of civility, sheer exhilaration
You would assume that selecting the perfect car to cap off the year would be a monumental task.
Q50 Red Sport: A wolf in sheep’s clothing
Years ago I used to have a beautiful Siberian husky named Aki, one of the most fiercely loyal dogs I’d ever had the pleasure to own.
A simple urine test can reveal whether you had steamed fish or a fat-riddled steak for dinner, and could one day end dietary dishonesty, a study published Friday said.
Less salty diets would save millions: study
Reducing salt intake worldwide by only 10 percent could save millions of lives and people who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, studies in...
Work email overload: Can law lead a fightback?
Beatrice, a busy 50-year-old manager at an airline in Paris, sounds like she would benefit from France’s new “right to disconnect” law that guarantees all employees...
Tips from the pros on how to lose weight
We make ’em, we break ’em.
French baby dies after taking product to treat Vitamin D deficiency
A 10-day-old French baby died on Dec. 21 after getting a dose of a product used to treat Vitamin D deficiencies, said a French medical safety watchdog body late Monday.