Retired military servicemen protested outside the TVA building Tuesday morning to call for fair pensions, prompting security forces to bring reinforcements to the sit-in, state media reported
Sea turtle dies in trash off Sidon coast
One of the famous sea turtles that live off the south Lebanon coast was found dead Monday, the victim of something else Lebanon has recently become famous for – trash.
Kushner returns to Capitol Hill for 2nd day of interviews
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators,...
Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution
Venezuela's angry opposition is pushing for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power
Violence against Afghan journalists soars: watchdog
At least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2017, a 35 percent surge from last year, a media watchdog said Tuesday, with rampant violence on...
Water Festival starts with sailing competition
A sailing competition Sunday at the Automobile and Touring Club of Lebanon (ATCL) kicked off this summer’s annual Lebanese Water Festival.
Revitalizing Tripoli trains to reconstruct Syria
On the walls of Tripoli’s derelict train station, faded graffiti praising Syria’s former President Hafez Assad recalls a period during the Civil War when Syrian troops...
ISF cracks down on drunken driving
The Internal Security Forces renewed efforts to prevent drunken driving Monday, installing traffic checkpoints in Zgharta, Jdeideh, Zahle and other areas to test...
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators, this time for a closed-door conversation with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee
McCain to return for pivotal U.S. Senate vote on healthcare
Senator John McCain will make a return to the U.S. capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in keeping Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare afloat
Australia denies reneging on a UNHCR deal to accept refugees
The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who...
Why Ukraine forces gave up Crimea without a fight
The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine’s armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight – and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts...
At least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan in the first half of 2017, a 35 percent surge from last year, a media watchdog said Tuesday, with rampant violence on the rise in the war-torn country
U.N. sees 70 pct shortfall in aid for S. Sudan
Only 30 percent of $1.4 billion aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a U.N. official said Monday, raising fears of aid...
Kuwait MP proposes jail for Hezbollah backers
A Kuwaiti Islamist member of Parliament Monday proposed legislation calling for members and supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement to be sentenced to up to 20 years...
Italy upset over French diplomacy on Libya
A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya’s long-running crisis Monday angered Italian officials who saw it as another example of newly elected President...
Crown prince in charge as king takes holiday
Saudi crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, named heir to the region’s most powerful throne last month, took temporary charge of the country Monday as the king left on...
Ogero is upgrading the internet network to achieve higher connection speeds for the rest of the country by the year’s end, Ogero President Imad Kreidieh said.
Private sector urges recall of salary scale
Lebanon’s private sector is up in arms after Parliament endorsed new taxes and approved the salary scale for civil servants and public school teachers.
Economic pain tests crown prince’s resolve
Saudi Arabia’s drive to reduce the economy’s reliance on oil has hit a snag: its reliance on oil.
Saudi Arabia to begin sale of first local debt
Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, started the sale of its first riyal-denominated debt in 10 months, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Michael Kors to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion
U.S. retailer Michael Kors has agreed to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion, snapping up a British brand launched in the east end of London and made...
New taxes could reduce banks’ profitability
The newly endorsed taxes will probably affect Lebanese banks’ consolidated profits in the coming years but will not dissuade lenders from financing the state’s needs,...
Household sentiment decline reflects discontent
The Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index dropped by 6.3 percent in the second quarter of the year compared to the previous quarter due to the decline in household...
Illegal seaside ventures post challenge for fines
The newly endorsed fines on seaside properties will test the government’s determination to collect long overdue money from investors who profited for over 20 years from...
Qatar crisis to boost lagging airline stock
The troubles of a local rival may bring respite to Air Arabia PJSC, the worst-performing stock among major emerging-market airlines this year.
Why be a buyer of Saudi Aramco IPO
Like cats transfixed by a pigeon, the world’s bankers are quivering in anticipation of next year’s initial public offering by Saudi Aramco, the state oil group.
No winners between Riyadh, Doha as assets depend
Investors aren’t taking sides in the biggest political crisis in the Gulf in decades because their focus has already returned to oil.
U.S. retailer Michael Kors has agreed to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion, snapping up a British brand launched in the east end of London and made famous by celebrity fans including Princess Diana
Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel keeps profit goals despite Brexit
Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel said Tuesday that the outlook for the British economy remained positive despite Brexit, as it kept its forecasts for more profit and...
Europe banks struggle with shipping debt
Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry.
Pizza brands battle for Russian far-flung regions
Global pizza brands Domino’s and Papa John’s are preparing an assault on Russia’s provinces, betting they can turn a profit far from Moscow as online card payments...
Fox: Reaching U.S. trade deal won’t be easy
Removing commercial barriers with the U.S. could generate an additional 40 billion pounds ($52 billion) in trade with the U.K. by 2030, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said...
Developments on the ground near Arsal suggest the campaign to expel militants from the town’s outskirts will succeed sooner rather than later.
On verge of explosion
Israel’s outrageous actions have gone so far beyond its typical aggression that even the derelict Arab League has finally spoken, accusing the Jewish state of playing...
How to reduce Germany’s surplus
The Economist was right when it recently reported that Germany’s current-account surplus is too high.
Fostering Arab entrepreneurship
Across the Middle East and North Africa, technology hubs are emerging.
Donald Trump’s lost opportunity
There are many ways to evaluate the Trump presidency at the six-month mark. What I am struck by is the path not taken, the lost opportunity.
An Army to be proud of
The clashes seen Friday around Arsal and the Lebanese-Syrian border are in no way a surprise.
Just ink on paper
The real tragedy in America’s decision to renege on its commitment to aid Syria’s moderate rebels lies in the fact that the move surprised no one.
A political travesty
At times of heightened political interest, naysayers, party puppets, ambitious politicians and some of the more subjective media search for controversy wherever they...
The flip side of Euro-Atlantic integration
Many people equate the European Union with Europe, overlooking a few nuances along the way.
The rising wave of anti-vaxxing
Unfounded skepticism about vaccines in some communities, in developing and developed countries alike, has emerged in recent years as one of the most serious impediments...
The Middle East’s next war
With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, Daesh (ISIS) could soon be a thing of the past.
Star-crossed history of CIA paramilitary action
What did the CIA’s covert assistance program for Syrian rebels accomplish?
Is there a role for political Islam?
The diplomatic machinations that have enveloped Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar may seem like a membership feud in a Gulf club for the wealthy.
Cooperation with Russia: The right step in Syria?
When Donald Trump met Vladimir Putin Friday in Hamburg, Germany, the two presidents should have had in the back of their minds the insignia worn by the Syrian...
Daesh after Raqqa
On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the launch of the battle to liberate Raqqa from Daesh (ISIS).
Nejmeh made a major splash in the local transfer market Monday, luring Lebanon captain Hasan Maaouk back to his homeland after five years in the Gulf.
Jamaicans stun Mexico, book final with USA
Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champions Mexico Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal match.
Roddick reflects on career
International tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused...
Wimbledon trophy Federer’s hangover cure
Croaky and hungover, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn.
Lakers’ Lonzo Ball posts triple-double, in Adidas
Lonzo Ball had another strong performance in the NBA Summer League, this time in another brand of footwear.
City bank on their expensive wide boys
Nothing reflects the evolution of football’s modern full-back more than Manchester City’s decision to spend around 120 million pounds ($156.35 million) on buying three...
Ancelotti: Rodriguez will shine at Bayern
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti believes new loan signing James Rodriguez will play a key role in the engine room of the German champions as they seek to export...
Manchester United down Real Madrid on penalties
Manchester United defeated Real Madrid in an ugly penalty shootout Sunday with seven players failing to convert from the spot after their International Champions Cup...
International tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration in his career.
Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon
Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who...
Muguruza eyes more trophies, not rankings
Newly crowned Wimbledon women’s champion Garbine Muguruza says she would rather be ranked 10th in the world and win more Grand Slams than focus on reaching the top of...
Roger Federer, from Mr. Angry to Mr. Perfect
From racket-smashing enfant terrible with a bad attitude and ill-advised ponytail to universally respected sporting role model and modern icon, Roger Federer has come a...
Harden signs extension in richest NBA deal ever
James Harden became a star in Houston, and now he’s ready to call the city home.
Iguodala sticks to Warriors, Tucker joins Rockets
Free agent swingman Andre Iguodala has agreed on a three-year deal to remain with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, with the 33-year-old reserve confirming the...
Curry inks $200 million deal with Warriors
Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has clinched a new five-year deal worth $201 million, the richest contract in NBA history, ESPN reported on Friday
Rockets to take Chris Paul, Jackson leaves Knicks
A person familiar with the deal tells the Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul.
With Katie Ledecky getting the night off, Hungary’s Iron Lady seized the moment Monday at the world championship.
Golf greats salute Spieth’s British Open triumph
Golf’s greatest names hailed Jordan Spieth’s dramatic triumph at the British Open at Royal Birkdale Sunday as the new champion savored his victory by swigging from the...
Ledecky’s double gold just the start
Katie Ledecky is off to a golden start at the world championships. Make that a double gold start.
Jordan’s wild journey: Spieth wins British Open
Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected. Not like anyone could have imagined.
Kuchar ‘crushed’ by defeat to Spieth at Birkdale
American Matt Kuchar said he was “crushed” after he lost out by three strokes to compatriot Jordan Spieth in a classic head-to-head battle at the British Open Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely.
Hamilton slashes Vettel’s lead to one point
Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row Sunday while a penultimate-lap puncture slashed Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to a...
Hamilton reigns at Silverstone to cut Vettel lead
Lewis Hamilton swept to his fourth consecutive victory at the British Grand Prix on Sunday to move within a single point of world championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
Bottas doubles up in Silverstone practice
In-form Valtteri Bottas registered a “double top” ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to confirm his title credentials in Friday’s opening practice sessions ahead...
Motor racing-Hamilton on pole for home British Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Saturday with a sensational lap that left him one step away from...
Malaysia has banned "Despacito" on state radio and television, though it might be hard to slow the song's record-breaking popularity
Pussy Riot plans prison theater
The frontwoman of Russian punk provocateurs Pussy Riot is planning to recreate her prison ordeal through an immersive theatrical piece with a message to audiences – it...
Art at ex-prison shows Romanian communist horror
An art exhibition has opened at a former Romanian prison where communists tortured and killed political prisoners in a gruesome re-education program.
Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman
Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation introducing the “Justice League” and announcing a sequel to...
R.L. Stine talks ‘Goosebumps’
“Goosebumps” creator R.L. Stine got a surprise during his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con.
The frontwoman of Russian punk provocateurs Pussy Riot is planning to recreate her prison ordeal through an immersive theatrical piece with a message to audiences – it can happen to you.
Making America bait again
With its airborne sharks, over-the-top gore and endless cheesy cameos from fading stars, it ought to have flopped from the start but, fed by social media, the...
N.Y. museum honors Muppetmeister Jim Henson
Jim Henson, the relentless innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and “The Muppet Show,” is getting a permanent tribute in New York, nearly 30 years after his...
Baby Driver is toe-tapping, engine-revving jolt
There’s nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of “Baby Driver” are pure movie magic.
Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation introducing the “Justice League” and announcing a sequel to summer smash hit “Wonder Woman.”
Netflix makes ‘Hall H’ debut with big budget
Imagine “End of Watch” with orcs and fairies and magic.
GoT creators look to alternate U.S. Civil War
The creators of HBO’s hit medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” have their next show lined for the premium cable network, but this one has neither dragons nor an undead...
John Lasseter: Disney man to infinity and beyond
When John Lasseter was in high school, he was astonished to discover that people could make money from drawing.
R&B star R. Kelly on Monday denied explosive allegations that he was holding women in virtual slavery with control over all aspects of their lives
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89
Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile...
Pop star Beyonce posts first pictures of twins on Instagram
Pop star Beyonce posted the first pictures of her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, in an Instagram post on Friday
Topless protesters disrupt Woody Allen concert in Germany
Topless activists interrupted a concert by Woody Allen in Germany, calling for an end to the "culture of silence" around sexual abuse allegations against the US director
Baalbeck festival honors composer Romeo Lahoud
Baalbeck International Music Festival Friday debutted with a ‘Lebanese night’ and an honorary ceremony for renowned music composer and playwright Romeo Lahoud
HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS.
Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise
The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since...
A vacant White House job: First pet
Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside.
Handcrafting gloves for boxing legends
In a boxing world often dominated by promoters, self-promoters and glitz – exhibit A, Mayweather vs. McGregor – Alberto Reyes likes to do things the old-fashioned way:...
Peregrine falcon dies after flying into UC Berkeley window
One of two baby peregrine falcons born on the University of California, Berkeley campus died after flying into a window, university officials said Wednesday
Living healthily, learning more could cut dementia cases by a third
Learning new things, eating and drinking well, not smoking and limiting hearing loss and loneliness could prevent a third of dementia cases, health experts said Thursday
Are asteroids humanity’s ‘greatest challenge?’
Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species...
Something fishy: Thai doctors battle cancer-causing fish dish
It wasn’t until he got to medical school that Narong Khuntikeo finally discovered what caused the liver cancer that took both of his parents’ lives: their lunch.
Black women picking up firearms for self-defense
Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn’t sure she could ever shoot and kill someone, even to protect herself.
‘Let 1994 go’: Simpson racial symbolism, a relic
Justin Zimmerman was a 7-year-old black boy in Moreno Valley, California, when O.J. Simpson was on trial for murder.
Retro trend lights up London’s neon labyrinth
Whether in search of a glowing skull or a bright red heart, God’s Own Junkyard in London is a maze of multicolored neon of all shapes and sizes which is thriving on its...
Britain's Natural History Museum unveils huge whale skeleton
Britain's Natural History Museum in London suspended a gigantic skeleton of a blue whale in its main entrance Thursday, drawing attention to vanishing species in an...
Tech companies wage war on mosquitoes
American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other...
New way to see artery damage before heart disease sets in
Researchers have developed a new way to non-invasively peer into a person's arteries, detect inflammation, and possibly ward off heart disease before it becomes too...
Sexist Silicon Valley culture denounced
A growing chorus of voices denouncing sexist culture is echoing through male-dominated Silicon Valley, knocking a number of internet industry executives from their...
For three weeks, as the Tour de France riders did their thing, a team of Associated Press journalists who followed them valiantly ate and drank their way through the gastronomic offerings along the 3,540-kilometer route.
1983 shouldn’t have been particularly memorable for most people, but for me it was traumatic.
Electric cars in Beirut? The joke of the century
Developments over the past week or so have forced me to come to a startling conclusion: There’s a new crisis heading toward us and it’s unavoidable.
Tesla produces first Model 3 sedan
Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price.
MB 190E 2.5-16 Evo II: Humble start to legend
I’m still feeling nostalgic for the days when the car industry kept us enthralled and wondering what new marvelous machine they would come up with next.
Tesla says its Model 3 car will go on sale on Friday
Electric car maker Tesla says its much-ballyhooed Model 3 car for the masses will go on sale on Friday.