Aoun 'regrets absence of brotherly kings, presidents who have their excuses for not showing up' to summit
Aoun calls for meeting of Arab institutions, financing funds over reconstruction of war-ravaged Arab states
Aoun calls for meeting of Arab institutions, financing funds over reconstruction of war-ravaged Arab states
Pope mourns Mediterranean shipwrecks that claimed 170 lives
Pope Francis has expressed sorrow over the lost lives of 170 migrants who drowned in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea.
2 arrested over Northern Ireland car bomb, New IRA suspected
Northern Ireland police have made two arrests in relation to Saturday's car bomb in Londonderry and their main line of inquiry is that the New IRA militant group was...
Bomb explodes on southern edge of Damascus
A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated...
Aoun: Lebanon calls on international community to ensure conditions for safe return of Syrian refugees
Aoun: Lebanon calls on international community to ensure conditions for safe return of Syrian refugees
Berri to attend AESD summit: Ferzli
Speaker Nabih Berri will not boycott Sunday’s Arab economic summit despite rumors to the contrary, a top aide to him said Saturday.Speaker Nabih Berri will not boycott...
Arab leaders arrive in Beirut for AESD
Top Lebanese officials greeted Arab leaders Saturday upon their arrival in Beirut for the 2019 Arab Economic and Social Development summit.
Britain's only options are second Brexit referendum or close EU ties: Labour
Britain's only options are a second Brexit referendum or forging a close economic relationship with the European Union, the main opposition Labour Party said Sunday.
Mexico pipeline blast killed 66 people: state governor
The governor of Mexico's Hidalgo state, Omar Fayad, said Saturday that 66 people had been killed and 76 injured in a pipeline explosion on Friday evening.
Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad
Italian authorities are still hunting 30 "terrorists" on the run abroad, the interior ministry said Saturday, days after far-left activist Cesare Battisti was jailed...
A bomb blast hit the capital of war-torn Syria Sunday and a "terrorist" was arrested, state media said, in a rare attack in the city that has been largely insulated from violence.
US is aware of need to protect Kurds: French minister
The United States is increasingly aware of the importance of protecting its Kurdish allies even as it withdraws from Syria, French defense minister Florence Parly said...
Iraqi PM makes first visit to protest-hit Basra
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi visited Basra Sunday, his first trip as prime minister to the southern province where lagging services spawned a water crisis and...
Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties as Netanyahu visits
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the majority-Muslim nation of Chad Sunday for what he called a "historic" trip, as the two countries restored...
Iran denies allegations of spying on German army
Iran has dismissed allegations by German prosecutors that an army employee was spying for Tehran.
Carlos Ghosn improperly received $9 million in compensation from a joint venture between Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automakers said Friday, raising the possibility of their ousted chairman facing a fresh charge of embezzlement.
AESD summit to focus on ‘needs of Arab people’
The Saudi ambassador to Arab League said Thursday that the Arab economic summit to be held over the weekend in Beirut would mainly focus on the welfare and economic...
Saudi bonds to join JPMorgan in $119B addition
Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf nations will join JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s emerging-market bond indexes this month, potentially paving the way for billions of dollars in...
Brazil's farm minister worried about Israel embassy move
Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said Friday the farm sector is worried that President Jair Bolsonaro's plan to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to...
France pushes Japan to accept Renault-Nissan merger
Japanese media reported Sunday that France wants a merger between Renault and Nissan following the arrest of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, but according to...
How pressing are Lebanon’s financial challenges?
Financial strains in Lebanon have been brought into focus by turbulence on markets where its dollar-denominated sovereign bonds suffered a heavy sell-off last week...
Dollar deposits up slightly in 2018: Salameh
Dollar accounts in Lebanon represented 70 percent of total customer deposits in 2018, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Wednesday, a slight increase from the previous...
Debt restructuring off table, Eurobonds rise
The prices of Lebanese Eurobonds bounced back again Monday after officials reiterated that there was no intention to restructure the public debt.
Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf nations will join JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s emerging-market bond indexes this month, potentially paving the way for billions of dollars in inflows into the securities.
Booming Qatar-Turkey trade to hit $2B in 2018
Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous year and underscoring Ankara’s...
Erdogan gets emergency powers if economy at risk
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was granted emergency powers that give him broad authority to act when Turkey’s financial stability is deemed to be under threat....
Turkish home sales to foreigners surged in 2018
Turkish home sales to foreigners last year surged at more than triple the pace in 2017 as buyers flocked to benefit from a weaker lira.
Japanese media reported Sunday that France wants a merger between Renault and Nissan following the arrest of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, but according to France's economy minister changing the current set-up is "not on the table."
Trump-Deutsche links in sights of investigators
Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business...
European shares jump on U.S.-China news
European shares jumped to their highest level in six weeks as signs of a detente in the trade war between the United States and China lifted markets from Wall Street to...
China offers to eliminate U.S. trade imbalance
China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest...
Pound set for biggest weekly gain vs euro in more than a year on Brexit hopes
The pound weakened Friday as investors took profits after a stellar rally this week that set the currency up for its biggest weekly gain against the euro in more than a...
International meetings such as the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit are the pinnacle of public relations events. For countries that have the honor of hosting, they are a chance to showcase their hospitality, security and organizational skills, and for their leaders to connect with peers and iron out differences.
Take the civil route
Musa Sadr is a national icon revered by Muslims, Christians and peace-loving Lebanese of all sects.
Making every development dollar count
In 2017, $146 billion was spent on aid and development. Even this large sum remains a fraction of what would be needed to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable...
The human-rights movement needs America
These are disheartening times for international human-rights advocates.
What Americans are fighting for in Manbij
If you wonder what the four Americans who were killed Wednesday in Manbij, Syria, were doing there, let me describe a few images from a visit to that city last February...
Chance of a lifetime
Since the advent of the 1975-90 Civil War, Lebanon has had a reputation as a cauldron of conflict for much of the world that doesn’t truly know the country.
The clock is ticking
The Lebanese have always prided themselves on being the only democracy in a jungle of dictatorships.
All the shuttle diplomacy, horse-trading, conditions and disputes over ministerial seats and portfolios may seem to keep the political scene in Lebanon active, but the...
In 2017, $146 billion was spent on aid and development. Even this large sum remains a fraction of what would be needed to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Trump’s brain drain
America’s high-quality universities are among the key sources of its greatness. Every year, top students from all over the world vie for access to graduate and...
How U.S. monetary policy has tamed China
Chinese leaders do like their slogans, and where foreign policy is concerned, two have reflected Beijing’s thinking in recent times. The first is the cautious principle...
Run down the Brexit clock
The overwhelming defeat that Britain’s Parliament inflicted upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was fresh confirmation that there is no substitute for...
If you wonder what the four Americans who were killed Wednesday in Manbij, Syria, were doing there, let me describe a few images from a visit to that city last February that illustrate their mission of helping stabilize this area after Daesh (ISIS) was expelled.
Trump lost the chance his populist campaign gave
Donald Trump is giving an unintentional gift to the burgeoning field of Democratic presidential candidates: He is teaching them how they can win.
It’s time for Congress to curb president’s powers
HWatching the struggle over funding for a border wall, I am struck by the way in which, in one sense, Donald Trump has already achieved success.
Life without the steadying hand of Mattis
At home and abroad, people are now asking a question they’ve dreaded for nearly two years: How will the erratic presidency of Donald Trump function without the...
What Trump’s decision means on the front lines
The voice of Gen. Mazloum Abdi, the Kurdish commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces militia, is tight and controlled as he describes President’s Donald Trump’s...
Liverpool and England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders.
Heartbroken Cedars remain in safe hands
Miodrag Radulovic remains the man to take Lebanon forward despite the Cedars’ painful exit from the Asian Cup group stage.
Federer knocked out by Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas
Roger Federer's bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his...
Birthday boy Tiafoe topples Dimitrov to reach quarters
Unseeded American Frances Tiafoe gifted himself the perfect 21st birthday present by stunning Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6(6) 6-7(1) 7-5 in the fourth round of...
Siakam lifts Raptors over Suns, Embiid shines for Sixers
Pascal Siakam banked in the winning shot at the final buzzer as the Toronto Raptors won their eighth consecutive home game with a 111-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns...
Ansar boost attack with Saad signing
Ansar’s already thriving attack was reinforced Friday following the signing of American-Lebanese forward Soony Saad.
Barcalona biggest tests still to come
With half of the season gone, Barcelona own a five-point lead at the top of La Liga, boast two strikers with as many goals as any other team and look on course for...
Guardiola, others weigh in on ‘Spygate’
Pep Guardiola virtually passed it off with a shrug.
Roger Federer's bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his nation's first Grand Slam quarter-finalist.
'Agitated' Djokovic regrets meltdown in floodlight fury
Top seed Novak Djokovic admitted he should have "known better" than to let a floodlight row get to him after copping a code violation during a mini-meltdown in the...
Sharapova stuns Wozniacki, Nadal, Federer roll on
Maria Sharapova stunned defending champion Caroline Wozniacki to sweep into the Australian Open last 16 Friday and join ice men Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who...
Serena in charge as Djokovic races past Tsonga
Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic won an emotional...
Pascal Siakam banked in the winning shot at the final buzzer as the Toronto Raptors won their eighth consecutive home game with a 111-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns Thursday.
Curry and Warriors outgun Pelicans, Harden sizzles in loss
Stephen Curry scored 41 points and sank nine three pointers as the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the New Orleans...
Warriors score record 51 points in 1st quarter in win over Nuggets
The reigning champion Golden State Warriors amassed an NBA record 51 first-quarter points Tuesday on the way to a 142-111 win over Denver in a duel for the Western...
Haidar stars as Beirut trounce Atlas
Ali Haidar finished with a game-high 21 points as Beirut Club bounced back from three straight losses with a 97-72 rout of Atlas in the Lebanese Basketball League at...
Red-hot Curry delivers 48 pts, Raptors edge Wizards
Stephen Curry scored 48 points and drained 11 three pointers as the Golden State Warriors stretched their win streak to four straight with a 119-114 victory over the...
Two generations of quarterback talent go head-to-head Sunday as the battle for Super Bowl berths reaches its climax with the most eagerly anticipated Conference Championship round in years.
Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in championships
Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes.
Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships
The NFL's highest-scoring offenses face off in the conference championships next Sunday.
Rams oust Cowboys, Chiefs down Colts to advance in NFL playoffs
A record-setting rushing performance sparked the Los Angeles Rams over Dallas and into the NFL playoff semifinals Saturday alongside with Kansas City Chiefs, whose...
Takeda: No bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid
Japan's Olympic Committee head Tsunekazu Takeda said on Friday he has not been indicted by French authorities and that no improper actions such as bribery took place in...
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher turned 50 Thursday with Formula One and his fans paying tribute to the sport’s most successful driver with a mixture of celebration and sorrow.
Director Peter Jackson is up front about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
Theft of church painting baffles Belgian police
It’s probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn’t stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves.
Lady Gaga wins best original song at Golden Globes
Lady Gaga's songwriting chops have won her the second Golden Globe of her career.
Majida el-Roumi serenades Saudi historical ruins
Renowned Lebanese soprano Majida el-Roumi performed at the Winter at Tantoura festival in Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula province Friday night, marking the stars first...
First Thai cave rescue film due out on mission anniversary
A Thai-born director who took just weeks to shoot the first film about the dramatic cave rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team says his focus is on authenticity and...
Banksy 'snow' pollution mural sold for over $130,000
A mural by elusive British street artist Banksy depicting a child enjoying falling snow that is in fact pollution from a burning bin has been sold for over 100,000...
‘The Upside’ is a cliche-ridden mess
It’s said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and “The Upside” doesn’t disprove that notion.
Israeli museum to drop 'McJesus' sculpture after protests
An Israeli museum plans to withdraw a sculpture depicting the McDonald's mascot as the crucified Jesus following protests which briefly united the country's 1948...
A Thai-born director who took just weeks to shoot the first film about the dramatic cave rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team says his focus is on authenticity and the mission's "unsung" heroes, with book publishers and Hollywood studios jostling to make their versions of the saga.
Trump's burger-fest brings roasting from late-night TV
Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV...
'Game of Thrones' final season to debut on April 14
"Game of Thrones" fans, get ready.
Alfonso Cuaron wins Golden Globe for best director
Auteur Alfonso Cuaron picked up the third Golden Globe of his career Sunday for directing "Roma," his deeply evocative, semi-autobiographical paean to growing up in...
Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia: media
Netfilx pulled an episode of the comedy show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after kingdom officials complained,...
British actor Hugh Grant has a plea for the thief who broke into his car: Please return the script that was inside.
Kevin Spacey charged with indecent assault in groping case
Kevin Spacey was formally charged Monday with the indecent assault of a teenager who alleged the U.S. actor groped him at a bar in Massachusetts in 2016.
Louis Vuitton’s designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.
Divers swim with giant great white off Oahu
An enormous great white shark - believed to be one of the biggest on record - has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers who took a swim with the predator.
What the latest dieting studies tell us
Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among...
Starving to obese: Nutrition crisis prompts SOS call for change
With billions of people either starving or obese, poor diets have become a leading cause of disease and death, prompting calls for a new approach in 2019 to how food is...
Japan launches satellite for artificial meteors
A rocket carrying a satellite on a mission to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower blasted into space Friday, Japanese scientists said.
Givenchy designer does debut menswear show
Designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her first menswear collection for storied house Givenchy at Paris menswear week Wednesday as actress Laura Dern caught up with the...
Lingerie looks for new bottom line after #MeToo
“We haven’t yet found a better way of selling knickers than a beautiful bottom,” says Sarah Stagliano, one of a new breed of French lingerie designers grappling with...
Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing shoes
In the 1980s, the “Back to the Future” film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers.
Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year. Two major studies last year provided more fuel for a particularly polarizing topic - the role carbs play in making us fat.
South African jazz artist plays guitar during brain surgery
South African jazz artist Musa Manzini has played his music all over the world, but one performance stands out – strumming his guitar while surgeons operated on his...
China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night
A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two...
Chinese seed from lunar lander sprouts on moon
A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.
The right to human relevance
Artificial Intelligence is the new rising technology that is affecting every aspect of our daily lives, evolution of societies and governance of institutions.
Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades
It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating...
Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter.
SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit’s auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda.
Designed for the track, developed for the road
Acknowledged as a pioneer of race driven technology, McLaren finally decided to build a sports car to be driven every day of the week.
In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate change will affect the world's oceans.