A missing cat on a Middle East Airlines flight bound for Italy delayed the plane’s departure Friday, the state-run National News Agency reported.
STL looks into proceedings against Ayyash
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon held a public hearing Friday morning to determine whether to initiate trial proceedings against Salim Jamil Ayyash in absentia.
U.S. House panel to cast impeachment vote on Trump Friday
A U.S. House committee is scheduled to vote on charges against President Donald Trump Friday, setting up a likely showdown by the full House of Representatives next...
UK Labor's Corbyn says prepared to stay as leader until next year
Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday he did not want to go quickly after Labor suffered its worst election result since 1935 and that he was prepared to remain leader...
France, Germany, Italy urge end to Libya fighting
The leaders of France, Germany and Italy urged all sides in the Libyan conflict to cease fighting Friday, after strongman Khalifa Haftar threatened to assault Tripoli.
Boustani hands Total permit to drill 1st exploratory well
Caretaker Energy Minister Nada Boustani Friday handed Total the permit to drill Lebanon’s first exploratory well in Block 4.
Stormy weather brings 70 kph winds, heavy rains
Stormy weather over Lebanon will bring 70 kilometers per hour winds, torrential rain and snow at 1,600 meters Friday, the meteorological department at Beirut’s...
Delay in govt formation 'suicidal': Egypt envoy
The delay in forming a new government in Lebanon is ‘suicidal,’ Egypt’s newly appointed ambassador to Beirut said Friday.
A U.S. House committee is scheduled to vote on charges against President Donald Trump Friday, setting up a likely showdown by the full House of Representatives next week that could make Trump the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.
Russia raises concerns over new U.S. ballistic missile test
Russia said Friday it was alarmed after the United States tested a ground-launched ballistic missile that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range...
At least 25 injured in German apartment block blast
At least 25 people were injured in an explosion in the eastern German city of Blankenburg Monday, local police said, adding that the cause of the blast was not yet known.
French police kill man who threatened officers with knife in Paris
Police officers shot dead a man who threatened them with a knife in the Paris business district of La Defense on Friday, police sources said.
Algerians mass in capital in protest at new president
Huge crowds massed in Algeria's capital Friday in protest against the election of a former loyalist of deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika as president in a widely...
Turkey summons U.S. ambassador over Armenian 'genocide' resolution
Turkey's foreign ministry said Friday it summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara over a resolution passed by U.S. lawmakers recognizing the mass killings of Armenians a...
Iraq top Shiite cleric condemns killings, kidnappings of protesters
Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Friday condemned recent killings and kidnappings of protesters, urging the state to assert control over the...
Turkey builds Libya ties in reaction to regional rivals
Turkey’s recent moves with Libya threatening troop deployments and signing a contentious maritime deal aim to shore up a rare regional ally and preserve access to gas...
The increasing probability of debt restructuring, political uncertainty and “de facto capital controls” led Fitch to downgrade Lebanon from CCC to CC Thursday.
How Lebanese default would play out
For many bond investors it’s a matter of when, not if, Lebanon restructures its $87 billion of debt as it reels under a deepening financial crisis.
Aramco hits crown prince’s $2 trillion goal despite valuation doubts
Saudi Aramco hit the $2 trillion target sought by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Thursday as its shares racked up a second day of gains, despite some skepticism about...
Saudi Arabia hails 10 percent debut jump in Aramco shares
Saudi Aramco shares surged the maximum permitted 10 percent above their IPO price on their Riyadh stock market debut Wednesday, in a move hailed by the government as a...
Merkel faces revolt over Huawei, lawmakers seek full ban
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a potential revolt in Parliament by lawmakers seeking to override her China policy and effectively ban equipment supplier...
Moody’s downgrades three Banks over BDL circular
Moody’s rating agencies Wednesday downgraded the Baseline Credit Assessment of three Lebanese banks over the recent Central Bank circular that sets a ceiling on...
Khalil reports 40 pct govt revenue decline due to crises
The government’s revenues over the last three months fell by 40 percent and this will reflect on the projected deficit for 2020, caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan...
Fitch downgrades Lebanon to CC from CCC
Fitch downgrades Lebanon to CC from CCC
Saudi Aramco hit the $2 trillion target sought by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Thursday as its shares racked up a second day of gains, despite some skepticism about the state-owned oil firm’s value.
Aramco tops Crown Prince's $2 trillion goal as shares surge
Saudi Aramco hit the $2 trillion target sought by de-facto Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Thursday as its shares racked up a second day of gains, despite...
Saudi Arabia realistic on oil for 2020 budget
A year after a rare bullish call on oil, Saudi Arabia isn’t counting on much of an uplift from prices in 2020. The world’s biggest oil exporter has designed next year’s...
Two expected IPOs bring hope to Egypt’s bourse
Egypt’s ailing stock market could find a much-needed jolt of liquidity from two state-owned enterprises set to go public early next year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a potential revolt in Parliament by lawmakers seeking to override her China policy and effectively ban equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co. from the country’s fifth-generation wireless network.
Lagarde pledges own style as she unveils broad ECB review
Christine Lagarde used her first news conference as head of the European Central Bank Thursday to promise a broad and open-ended strategic review of the bank’s workings...
U.S., China reach deal terms, await Trump signoff
U.S. negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval, according to people briefed on the plans.
Boeing CEO to reassure FAA over 737 Max
Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg sought to reassure U.S. aviation regulators Thursday after the government expressed concerns the planemaker is...
China announces 'phase one' trade deal with US: AFP
Never has Lebanon been in a more dire situation during peacetime the situation is catastrophic on every front and all prognoses of economic and financial disaster have already come to pass.
Tackling inequality from the middle
Inequality looms larger on policymakers’ agenda today than it has in a long time. With the political and social backlash against the established economic order fueling...
Chinese CSR has changed greatly in last decade
Over the last decade, Chinese businesses have made significant strides in incorporating environmental, social, and governance issues into their decision-making.
A new hope for U.S. climate action
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) currently taking place in Madrid is supposed to prepare the ground for more ambitious national climate commitments.
Inequality looms larger on policymakers’ agenda today than it has in a long time. With the political and social backlash against the established economic order fueling the rise of populist movements and street protests from Chile to France, politicians of all stripes have made the issue an urgent priority.
Iran’s protests not an ‘internal affair’
Iranians are making a brave stand for freedom and, this time, must receive American support. It was a little over a decade ago, in June 2009, that the Islamic Republic...
A living wage for capitalism, the path forward
At 3.6 percent, unemployment in the United States remains near its lowest level since the late ’60s. There are even signs that people who had previously dropped out of...
Atalanta’s achievement in reaching the Champions League last 16 despite a dreadful start is remarkable, especially for a club of their stature, but it has also had another ominous knock-on effect.
Coman out of Bayern until January with knee injury
Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman’s knee injury which he sustained in Wednesday’s Champions League win over Tottenham Hotspur, will keep him sidelined until January...
Former world No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announced Friday that she will retire from tennis after next month’s Australian Open.
Tsitsipas win invites caution
Stefanos Tsitsipas said he was ready for a breakthrough Grand Slam victory after winning the ATP Finals in London - but a glance at recent history invites caution.
Rockets look for NBA to flip double overtime loss
The Houston Rockets lost a double-overtime thriller to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night, but the team is reportedly hoping the league will change it to a victory...
Liverpool survive Salzburg test to reach last 16
Liverpool struck twice in two minutes through Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah to avoid an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg Tuesday.
Milik treble puts Napoli through to CL last 16
Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik scored a hat-trick to send Napoli into the Champions League last 16 Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Genk as 17-year-old goalkeeper Maarten...
Atletico’s simple diet in need of a shake-up
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone recently compared his side’s no-frills style to pizza, but as his side prepare for a do-or-die Champions League match with Lokomotiv...
Davis Cup organizers hope for magic start
Eighteen nations will gather in Madrid’s La Caja Magica Monday as the men’s tennis season culminates with a revamped Davis Cup format dreamed up by a man who earns his...
Nadal ends year as number one for fifth time
Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world number one for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings Monday.
Tsitsipas beats Thiem to win ATP Finals
Stefanos Tsitsipas battled back from a set down to beat Dominic Thiem and win the ATP Finals on Sunday, emphatically staking his claim as the leader of the next...
The Houston Rockets lost a double-overtime thriller to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night, but the team is reportedly hoping the league will change it to a victory after the referees admitted blowing a call.
A Presidents Cup rivalry all but buried by decades of U.S. dominance flickered back to life at Royal Melbourne Thursday, as the unfancied Internationals stormed to a 4-1 lead by routing Tiger Woods in the four-balls matches.
MLB removes marijuana from 'drugs of abuse' under new policy
Major League Baseball (MLB) will remove marijuana from its list of banned substances and players who test positive for opioids, fentanyl, cocaine and synthetic THC will...
‘I will die trying to defend my title’: Ruiz Jr.
World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has said he fulfilled a lifelong dream when he triumphed over Britain’s Anthony Joshua in June and he would “die trying” to...
Texans topple Patriots; Ravens edge 49ers
Deshaun Watson passed for three touchdowns and caught another as the Houston Texans beat the New England Patriots for the first time in a decade with a 28-22 win Sunday.
Olympic chief says will "do everything" to ensure Russia at 2020 Games
Russia's Olympic Committee will do all it can to ensure Russian athletes take part in the 2020 Games, its chief said Thursday, as the country faces a four-year doping...
Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari chairman John Elkann have met socially but talk of a move for the six-time Formula One world champion is premature, according to chief executive Louis Camilleri.
Six things we learned from the 2019 F1 season
Lewis Hamilton left no room for doubt that he deserved his sixth drivers’ world championship title with a dominant victory in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his fifth...
Hamilton ends F1 season in style in Abu Dhabi
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the Formula One season in style Sunday by cruising unchallenged to a dominant victory in Abu Dhabi in his 250th grand...
Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton ended a triumphant Formula One season in style Sunday with a dominant victory from pole position for Mercedes in the Abu Dhabi...
Photography in Lebanon has had an impressive few years, and 2019 has been a particular highlight. Now, after almost two months of protests and a deepening economic crisis, a pall of uncertainty hangs over the whole cultural scene.
First-told story Researchers say Indonesia cave art earliest known ‘storytelling’
A cave painting found on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi appears to be the earliest known pictorial record of storytelling, according to a study by a team of Australian...
Bou Zeid will stage his one-man play at Masrah al-Madina in Hamra
“I want to talk about the irony of destiny,” said Andre Bou Zeid, “the value of life, the principles we adopt as human beings and how intensely we hang on to them.”
‘Godfather’ to ‘Irishman,’ Mafia theme thrives
Stories about the mob have become offers that Hollywood cannot seem to refuse.
French chef who 'invented' magret de canard dies aged 84
French chef Andre Daguin, credited with inventing the magret de canard dish emblematic of southwestern France and making the rich duck delicacy famous worldwide, has...
Twelve human rights, one united wall
Those who have visited the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum over the past year will have noticed a 60-meter-long wall slowly filling with vibrant and poignant...
Netflix dominates Golden Globes nominations
Hollywood disruptor Netflix dominated the Golden Globe nominations Monday as its heart-wrenching divorce saga “Marriage Story” grabbed six nods including best drama,...
French chef Andre Daguin, credited with inventing the magret de canard dish emblematic of southwestern France and making the rich duck delicacy famous worldwide, has died aged 84, his family told AFP.
“I’m a straight woman who is no longer interested in having relationships with men.”
Tough times for Yemen honey trade as war drags on
Mohammed Manea has tended honey bees northeast of Sanaa for years, but despairs that the production of "Yemen's gold" is under threat as the war engulfing the country...
Turkey moves to plain packaging for tobacco products
Turkey will switch to plain packaging for cigarettes and tobacco products from Dec. 5, the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry said Tuesday, in a move aimed at curbing...
Prague locals tire of tourists, 30 years after end of Communism
The view from Pavel Kacirek's apartment overlooking Prague's majestic Old Town Square should make it the dream home, but the hordes of tourists and clogged streets mean...
U.N. summit 'parallel universe' to climate emergency
Campaigners denounced the United Nations climate process as a "parallel universe" Thursday, as vital talks make glacial progress despite the increasing global...
Turkey will switch to plain packaging for cigarettes and tobacco products from Dec. 5, the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry said Tuesday, in a move aimed at curbing tobacco sales and discouraging smokers.
The view from Pavel Kacirek's apartment overlooking Prague's majestic Old Town Square should make it the dream home, but the hordes of tourists and clogged streets mean it no longer is.
Campaigners denounced the United Nations climate process as a "parallel universe" Thursday, as vital talks make glacial progress despite the increasing global challenges of the climate emergency.
Activist Thunberg denounces "clever accounting" in climate fight
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused political and business leaders of looking for loopholes to polish their image in the fight against climate change at a...
Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summit
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg pulled in on the overnight train to Madrid Friday, heading to a gathering of world leaders she says are failing to combat climate change.
Parents' plea to climate negotiators: Be 'real heroes' for world's children
Parents from nearly 30 countries Thursday urged negotiators at a U.N. summit in Madrid to act swiftly to curb climate change for their sake of their children, who they...
In nations rich and poor, climate disasters increasing
Japan, the Philippines and Germany top a list of countries worst hit by climate-enhanced extreme weather last year, with Madagascar and India close behind, researchers...