Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Joumblatt expressed support for Saudi Arabia Monday in the midst of the case of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
ISF arrests three suspects for selling fake gold jewelry
The Internal Security Forces earlier the week arrested three men caught selling fake gold in Mount Lebanon, an ISF statement reported Monday.
French fuel depots targeted as 'yellow vest' protesters persist
Protesters angry over high fuel prices blocked access to fuel depots and stopped traffic on major roads on Monday after the government refused to back down on fuel...
Indonesia mosques spreading radicalism to government workers: official
Dozens of Indonesian mosques that cater to government workers are spreading radicalism and calling for violence against non-Muslims, the country's intelligence agency...
Egyptians celebrate Prophet Mohammad's birth but miss sugar dolls
Nostalgic Egyptians are reminiscing over the ceremonial sugar dolls that were once the highlight of festivities to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, as...
Derian hits back at Nasrallah, affirms support for Hariri
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian said in a televised news conference Monday that nobody can force conditions on the government formation process, in an implicit...
Two unidentified suspects stole a car off Riyaq Highway
Two men stole a car Monday morning on the Riyaq Highway, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Qatari emir confirms will attend AESD summit in Beirut
Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has confirmed that he will attend the 2019 Arab Economic and Social Development summit slated to be held January in Beirut, a...
Protesters angry over high fuel prices blocked access to fuel depots and stopped traffic on major roads on Monday after the government refused to back down on fuel taxes after a weekend of demonstrations across France.
NKorea defector soldier is general's son: report
The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general's son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong...
Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire
The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while...
May sticks to Brexit deal as opponents seek formal challenge
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Monday to stick to her draft European Union divorce deal as dissenting lawmakers in her own party tried to trigger a leadership...
Nostalgic Egyptians are reminiscing over the ceremonial sugar dolls that were once the highlight of festivities to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's birthday, as traditional practices slowly die out.
Syrian army says Daesh cleared from southeastern desert
The Syrian army said Monday Daesh (ISIS) militants had been cleared from a rugged area in southeastern Syria, where they had been holding out for months against a...
Israeli fire wounds 25 in Gaza: Health Ministry
At least 25 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in northern Gaza, the strip's Health Ministry said Monday.
Yemen govt to take part in peace talks in Sweden
Yemen's internationally recognized government announced Monday that it has informed United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths that it will take part in proposed peace talks...
25 fighters killed in clashes between pro-Turkey fighters in Afrin
Clashes between Turkish-backed rebel factions vying for control in Syria’s Afrin have left 25 fighters dead since Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has...
Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Thursday that Lebanese commercial banks have succeeded in maintaining the inflow of foreign currency deposits with the support of BDL, which helped preserve an acceptable level of economic activity in the country.
Real estate index rises over 17 pct in Q3
The index that tracks demand for properties in Lebanon improved in the third quarter of 2018 after the Parliament approved the allocation of LL100 billion ($66.6...
Egypt’s energy dreams materialize
Egypt is looking to use its vast, newly tapped undersea gas reserves to establish itself as a key energy exporter and revive its flagging economy.
King Salman to open mine project, crown prince to attend G-20
Saudi Arabia's crown prince will participate in a G-20 summit in Argentina at the end of the month, Al Arabiya television reported Monday.
Bitcoin sinks to new 13-month low
Bitcoin slumped to a new 13-month low on Monday, with the biggest cryptocurrency touching $5173.
Politics chokes Lebanon’s access to Gulf markets
Lebanese exporters rejoiced last month when the Syrian government opened a key land crossing with Jordan that had been closed by years of war, restoring a much-needed...
BDL to maintain upgrades to bank oversight
Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh Tuesday reiterated BDL’s determination to continue upgrading the supervision of all banks and financial institutions to avoid a...
US keeps squeezing Hezbollah’s cash stream
Washington has succeeded in drastically slashing the financial resources of Hezbollah and will continue until the party’s finances run dry, Marshall Billingslea,...
IMF-backed tax law passes in Jordanian Parliament
Jordan’s Parliament approved a new IMF-backed tax law Sunday after introducing some changes in a move to push ahead with crucial fiscal reforms to lower record public...
DP World: Trade tensions will make 2019 tricky
Global ports operator DP World believes international trade tensions such as those between the United States and China will make 2019 challenging but not unmanageable,...
Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against cooperating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas.
Recovery in European stocks loses steam, Renault tanks on CEO reports
European shares inched higher on Monday as signs of an easing in U.S.-China trade tensions boosted mining and technology stocks, while carmaker Renault sank on media...
Bitcoin breaches $5,000, plumbs fresh 13-month low
Bitcoin fell below $5,000 Monday for the first time in over a year, slumping to a fresh 13-month low on the Bitstamp platform as a broad sell-off in cryptocurrencies...
Greece eyes pot of gold as medicinal cannabis licensed
Greece issued Monday the first licenses to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country, part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market worth billions.
Passive investing makes for end-of-day whirlwind
The rise of passive investing on Wall Street has concentrated stock market action in the final moments of the trading day, exacerbating steep, last-minute nosedives in...
After a tense few days, courtesy of a fiery speech over the weekend by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah that seemed to smother any possibility of a breakthrough in the formation of a much-needed government, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri offered the Lebanese people a semblance of hope with his measured response.
Lebanon in jeopardy
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah didn’t mince words over the weekend, coming out with a loud-and-clear, “My way or the highway,” abandoning any attempts at...
May’s Brexit deal: Next stop, Parliament
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Nov. 14 that her Cabinet had agreed to a draft Brexit agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The ripple effect of the U.S. sanctions on Iran
The U.S. sanctions on Iran, that took effect on the fifth of this month, include, basically, the sectors of transportation, banking and energy.
Trump’s summit-shy Asia policy benefits China
It’s easy to get distracted by the circus of the Trump presidency.
The picture is gradually growing clearer, and it has become quite evident that March 8 and its sponsors have an ample supply of rabbits in their hats ready to be laid...
Loyalty to Lebanon
The region enters a dangerous new phase Monday, as the U.S. administration restores sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
Not time for antics
In Lebanon, the spirit of partnership in governance is not a luxury but the one thing that allows 18 different sects to coexist in peace in this tiny country.
Why Egypt’s media narrative infuriates Christians
On Nov. 2, at least seven Egyptian Christians were shot dead and another 17 injured in an attack on a minibus leaving a baptism at the Monastery of Saint Samuel the...
America’s overt payback for China’s espionage
While the bombastic U.S.-China “trade war” has been getting the headlines, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have been waging a quieter battle to combat...
Why freedom of assembly still matters
It is now common knowledge that many democracies around the world are under pressure.
The world is adapting to Trump as president
One of the assumptions that economists sometimes use to frame their models is to specify that some variables will be held constant, a concept that’s expressed with the...
Things don’t always work themselves out
When confronting bad news these days, many tend to assume that it’s just a bump on the road and that things will work out.
U.S. needs leader to capture technology
A conference here to gather American business and military experts to discuss the coming revolution in artificial intelligence was a good Election-Day measure of the...
Mattis walks Trump tightrope on troops at border
When President Trump issues an election-time order to send up to 15,000 troops to confront what many experts say is a nonexistent threat on the U.S.-Mexico border, what...
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday that he had pitched the idea of a joint bid between his country, Portugal and Morocco to host the 2030 World Cup.
Mahrez double books Algeria’s spot at African cup
Riyad Mahrez scored two goals as former winners Algeria qualified for next year’s African Nations Cup finals Sunday, with Guinea, Mauritania and the Ivory Coast also...
Zverev stuns Djokovic to win ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev emphatically announced his arrival at the top of the men’s game by stunning Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title Sunday.
Zverev shocks Federer to reach final of ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev shocked Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Saturday to set an ATP Finals decider against either Novak Djokovic or Kevin Anderson.
LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97
There was a time when LeBron James getting pestered by Lance Stephenson would have worked out wonderfully for the Miami Heat.
Germany out to dent Dutch dreams after bad year
Germany want to end their “slap in the face” year by beating the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen Monday and preventing the Dutch from reaching the Nations League knockout...
Kane fires England to Nations League finals
England fought back to qualify for the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League as Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane scored late goals in a pulsating 2-1 victory over Croatia,...
Rogic, Kruse rested for clash against Lebanon
Attacking midfielder Tom Rogic and winger Robbie Kruse are nursing minor injuries and have been omitted from Australia’s 24-man squad for Tuesday’s friendly against...
Zverev sets up tasty Federer clash at ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev’s long-predicted arrival at the summit of men’s tennis is taking too long for some impatient observers but he took another step forward by beating John...
Zverev sets up Federer last-four clash at ATP Finals
Alexander Zverev set up a last-four clash against Roger Federer in the ATP Finals after seeing off John Isner 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 on Friday while Novak Djokovic will take on...
Djokovic eyes semis after dismissing Zverev
Novak Djokovic moved closer to a place in the semifinals of the ATP Finals as the world No. 1 dispatched Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-1 Wednesday.
Curry speaks on Warriors’ issues
Golden State’s Stephen Curry knows that the rift between teammates Kevin Durant and Draymond Green might be viewed by outsiders as something that can doom the Warriors...
Rockets thrash ‘banged up’ Warriors
The Houston Rockets humbled the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors 107-86 Thursday in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals.
James rules over Chamberlain, to conquer Jordan
Lebron James took another milestone as he passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fifth most prolific scorer in National Basketball Association history Wednesday.
LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA's 126-117 win over Blazers
LeBron James had a season-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's career scoring list and leading the Los...
World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was "temporarily" stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was charged with forgery in Switzerland.
Molinari crowned Race to Dubai champion
Francesco Molinari clinched the Race to Dubai title after Tommy Fleetwood failed to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, where England’s Danny Willett...
Promoter: Mayweather will compete at MMA event
Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather’s proposed fight against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa will definitely go ahead on New Year’s Eve, according to the CEO of the...
Wilson, Seahawks drive past Packers
Russell Wilson hit tight end Ed Dickson for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5:08 remaining as the Seattle Seahawks rallied from an early double-digit deficit to defeat...
Molinari retains control in Race to Dubai
Italy’s Francesco Molinari kept his grip on the European Tour’s season-defining crown despite two late bogeys in a 4-under-par 68 that kept him within two shots of the...
Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso won the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix Sunday, as 13 riders failed to finish a chaotic rain-lashed race.
Hamilton: Team energy will power Mercedes on
Lewis Hamilton has told his Mercedes Formula One teammates they are all “legends” after completing a fifth successive constructor and driver title double in Brazil...
Schumacher still the G.O.A.T.: Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton Monday deflected all suggestions that he might be the greatest Formula One driver of all time, saying that seven-time champion Michael Schumacher remains...
Hamilton wins fifth F1 title
Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Vinales wins Aussie race as Marquez jinx strikes
Maverick Vinales powered to a dominant victory at the Australian MotoGP Sunday as newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez was dramatically forced out after a...
Daniel Schwartz recalls how, early in his career, he met an eccentric fellow with a Contax camera and six expensive lenses.
New essays by Jonathan Franzen
One subject comes up frequently in Jonathan Franzen’s latest collection of essays how to live responsibly in the face of our all but certain extinction as a species.
Spice Girls add new tour dates as fans snap up tickets
Best-selling 90s girl band the Spice Girls added extra dates to their U.K. tour Saturday after fans from around the world raced to buy tickets when they went on sale.
British pop band Spice Girls reunites for UK tour
British pop band the Spice Girls said Monday they would reunite for a British tour next June although there was no mention of whether Victoria Beckham would take part.
Marvel’s Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man,...
Missing St. Mark mosaic finally back in Cyprus
One of the last missing pieces of Byzantine art that was stolen from Cyprus in the 1970s was handed back last week by a renowned, and proud, Dutch art investigator.
Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago
Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples...
A new arts center opens in Dubai
It’s a restive time in the MENA region. In the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, and the ongoing socio-economic strains that provoked them, the region is experiencing...
Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday.
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died, his daughter tells TMZ
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died, his daughter tells TMZ
Tunisia sees post-revolution cinema revival
Tunisian filmmakers are making the most of newfound freedoms to tackle issues banished for decades from the silver screen, prompting a post-revolution cinema revival.
Perry, Haddish somber at ‘Nobody’s Fool’ premiere
At the world premiere of his new film “Nobody’s Fool,” Tyler Perry expressed hope that “good people” from all backgrounds will “step up and do the right thing” to end...
Leigh eyes present day with historical drama
British director Mike Leigh first turned his hand to historical drama with “Mr. Turner” in 2014.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Idris Elba's daughter has been chosen as the Golden Globe Ambassador to assist with the glitzy awards ceremony.
Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in hot Fiji for 3-day visit
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by hundreds of flag-waving well-wishers on Tuesday after arriving in Fiji for a three-day visit as part of their tour of the...
Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90
Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died.
Harry and Meghan travel in different style on Australia tour
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took separate boats Monday to Queensland's Fraser Island as their tour of Australia and the South Pacific continued with a reduced...
It was the Roaring ’20s. Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, the New York Yankees had just won their third World Series title and Mickey Mouse made his debut on the silver screen.
Rome sights include monumental eyesores
Rome’s monumental problems of garbage and decay exist side by side with the Italian capital’s glories, including the Colosseum.
Climate change may zap male fertility: scientists
Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances.
New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
Home designers optimistic in uncertain times
From abstract paintings and velvet sofas to Orthodox icons and Persian carpets, the 11th annual Art of Living exhibition strikes visitors with a staggering array of...
In Jordan’s Petra, sirens warn of flash floods
In ancient times, Arab tribesmen dug diversion tunnels to protect their trading post of Petra against desert flash floods.
Monroe’s Golden Globe sells for record $250,000 at auction
Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said late Saturday.
Egyptians celebrate falconry heritage
Egyptian falconers gathered in the desert of Borg al-Arab near Alexandria to celebrate World Falconry Day, hoping to increase awareness of the sport and help preserve...
Pressure on girls for perfect body ‘worse than ever’: Orbach
Girls and young women are under more pressure than ever to achieve the perfect body in an oppressive social media-driven world that could never have been imagined by...
Cuban, US team up to fight cancer
Diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States may be strained but the two countries are standing shoulder to shoulder to fight a common enemy: cancer. The first...
Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy
Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was “crazy” and “inherently destructive.”
From abstract paintings and velvet sofas to Orthodox icons and Persian carpets, the 11th annual Art of Living exhibition strikes visitors with a staggering array of colorful items
Economy has Lebanese students weighing options
The second edition of the annual Education and Orientation Expo was buzzing Thursday with the energy of a few hundred Lebanese high school students thinking about what...
Need to chill out? Dbayeh ice bar goes subzero
For those looking for a touch of cold as Lebanon’s warm weather extends into autumn, a new bar in town might do the trick.
SpaceX got the green light this week from U.S. authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s.
Gene-edited food: Will shoppers buy it?
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to...
Mate 20 Pro: Top performance dominates this year’s headlines
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro demonstrates huge improvements in terms of performance, security measures and battery life.
Pocket money apps aim to help cashless kids
For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.
Dating apps use AI to help search for love
Forget swiping though endless profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a...
Adventurer Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain as he completed a 2,865 kilometer-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate Sunday. The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, had left the Kent town on June 1, swimming in a clockwise direction. He had not set foot on land once and slept in a support boat.
Tourist spots in danger for being too loved
The Philippines’ most famous resort island, Boracay, will reopen Friday after a six-month cleanup intended to fix the damage done by unrestrained mass tourism.
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product.
Harry highlights climate change in Fiji
On a royal tour to Fiji this week, Britain’s Prince Harry drew attention to the climate change threat facing the island country’s people on a daily basis.
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The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device.