Protesters reacted with fury earlier this month when President Michel Aoun, during a speech, told anti-government demonstrators that “if they see no decent people in this state, let them emigrate.”
Aoun promises anti-corruption Cabinet
President Michel Aoun Thursday promised the formation of an “efficient” and “productive” government that would fulfill the peoples’ ambitions and aspirations, but he...
Hill tells U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting ‘falsehoods’
President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry Thursday not to promote “politically...
Labour unveils ‘radical and
ambitious’ plan to remake Britain
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party’s election manifesto Thursday, setting out plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on...
Netanyahu charged in corruption cases
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country deep in political...
Revolution's giant fist goes up in flames
A giant fist in Martyrs’ Square emblazoned with the word “Revolution” in Arabic was lit on fire in the early hours of Friday morning, the 37th day of Lebanon’s uprising...
Ex-inmates protest Fakhoury questioning delay
A session to interrogate Amer Fakhoury, who oversaw the torture of thousands at the Khiam prison during Israel’s occupation of Lebanon, has been postponed again - even...
Flight tracker shows high number of cancellations
The Beirut airport’s flight tracker was showing an unusually high number of canceled flights around noon Thursday, with most of them coming from other Arab countries.
President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Belgian boy to become world’s youngest
As he cradles his young puppy in his arms, Laurent Simons looks much like any other 9-year-old boy.
OPEC+ likely to extend oil supply cuts until June: sources
OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid-2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting Saudi Arabia's...
Prince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over Epstein
A lawyer for some of the alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday said they wanted to speak to Prince Andrew about his links to the late convicted sex offender.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country deep in political disarray after two inconclusive elections this year.
IAEA urges Iran to explain uranium particles
The U.N. nuclear watchdog Thursday urged Iran to explain the presence of uranium particles at an undeclared site, as a landmark deal aimed at curbing Tehran’s atomic...
U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran's information minister
The United States imposed sanctions on Iran's communications minister Friday for his role in "widescale internet censorship," a reference to a five-day-long nationwide...
Security forces reopen key Iraqi port: port sources
Iraqi security forces dispersed by force on Friday protesters who had been blocking the entrance to the country's main Umm Qasr port near Basra and reopened it, port...
Iran releases British-Iranian academic on bail
A British-Iranian anthropologist held in Iran for three months has been released on bail, his wife told state news agency IRNA Wednesday.
The failure of the political class to implement reforms and the one month long anti-government protests have pushed the country’s economy to the brink of collapse as some economists predicted that GDP growth would drop below zero percent at the end of 2019 if no major breakthrough occurs by then.
Yields push bonds into Venezuela territory
The political crisis in Lebanon has sent yields on some of its dollar bonds into triple digits. Rates on the government’s $1.2 billion of notes maturing in March next...
OPEC+ likely to extend oil supply cuts until June
OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid-2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting Saudi Arabia’s...
Tunisian phosphate miner seeks revival
Tunisia says it’s on track to restore once economically crucial phosphate output to levels approaching those before the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, as its beleaguered...
Carole Ghosn wants husband in France
A year after the dramatic arrest of Carlos Ghosn, his wife said the fallen auto titan should face trial in France because he won’t be given a fair hearing in Tokyo.
Banks erect financial ‘fence’ as crisis sweeps
Lebanese banks are liquid but operating in a very strong “wave of uncertainty,” the banking association head said, describing temporary controls introduced this week as...
Business as usual as banks reopen under security
Lebanese banks reopened most of their branches Tuesday under the watchful eyes of the security forces to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted operations in this sector...
Obegi proposes using gold as collateral
The head of BEMO Bank wants to break an entrenched taboo as a means of exiting the financial crisis: Using part of Lebanon’s gold reserves as collateral to borrow money...
OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid-2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting Saudi Arabia’s push for stable oil prices amid the listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco.
Aramco IPO banks face pared payday of $90M
The army of banks working on Saudi Aramco’s listing will earn combined fees of $90 million or less, according to three sources involved in the process, after the oil...
Emirates wants new Boeing jet tested
Emirates, the largest customer of Boeing’s upcoming 777x aircraft, wants the plane to be put through “hell on Earth” in testing to ensure it is safe to fly and meets...
Airbus scores order win in Dubai
Airbus SE secured deals valued at $30 billion from two Middle Eastern carriers on the second day of the Dubai Air Show, pulling ahead of Boeing Co., whose grounded 737...
Fed fretted about economic risk
Federal Reserve officials stressed that risks to the U.S. economy remained elevated as they agreed to put interest rates on hold following their third cut this year.
China says will strive to reach ‘phase one’ deal
China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said...
World’s rich rattled, seek old-fashioned security
A few blocks from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, 46 Park Lane resembles a private club with wood-paneled walls and an ornate fireplace dating back to Britain’s Victorian...
Return of short-selling bans
New moves to curb short-selling in some countries have set the stage for a renewed battle between free market advocates and authorities aiming to check investors they...
One more timber of America’s bipartisan foreign policy collapsed this week when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reversed a 41-year State Department legal judgment that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank were “inconsistent with international law.”
Success of protests depends largely on the media
People all over the world are resorting to mass demonstrations to express grievances and press unmet demands.
Value pluralism is essential for sustainability
For much of 2019, news broadcasts and social media have been filled with unsettling images of forests engulfed in flames, leaving behind charred, dead landscapes,...
Heading toward a U.S.-China tech war?
President Donald Trump last week seemed to be nearing a preliminary truce in his trade war with China.
Crime, excessive punishment in Tunisia
Since the 2010-2011 Tunisian revolution, reformers have increasingly focused on the need to “humanize” the country’s criminal justice system and make it more consistent...
How we can reverse the death of Venice
Some of the worst flooding in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St. Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco....
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp faces an anxious wait over the fitness of forward Mohamed Salah as the Premier League leaders prepare for a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Neymar set for Barca comeback
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has again been left frustrated by Neymar after the Brazilian took time out from recovering from his latest injury to fly to...
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.
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.
Warriors nightmare deepens
The Golden State Warriors crumbling dynasty was dealt another jackhammer blow Wednesday when superstar Stephen Curry suffered a broken hand against the Phoenix Suns.
Mourinho vows to bring success to Spurs
New Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, who described himself as happy and humble, has vowed to bring success to the struggling north London club and said they...
Pressure on City as Lampard back at the Etihad
It has been a long two weeks for Pep Guardiola, left to stew on Manchester City’s defeat to leaders Liverpool, while his players were away on international duty.
Solskjaer relaxed at Man Utd despite Pochettino availability
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says every manager would want his job but he feels no extra pressure after Mauricio Pochettino became available following...
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...
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...
Nadal beats Medvedev to keep Finals dream alive
Rafael Nadal came back from the dead against Daniil Medvedev Wednesday to keep his ATP Finals hopes alive and boost his chances of finishing as the year-end No. 1.
Nick Folk kicked three field goals and Julian Edelman executed a trick play as the New England Patriots clinched their 19th straight winning NFL season with a 17-10 victory over Philadelphia Sunday.
Marquez wins MotoGP at Valencia
World champion Marc Marquez clinched his 12th MotoGP victory of the season in Sunday’s final race in Valencia ahead of French rookie Fabio Quartararo.
Chinese swimmer Sun rejects dope test charge
Chinese swimming star Sun Yang, facing a ban of up to eight years for missing an out-of-competition test, told an appeals court Friday that dope testers were at fault...
Nasty helmet-swinging fight mars Browns win
Baker Mayfield threw four touchdowns as the Cleveland Browns rolled over the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 Thursday, in a game that was marred by a last-minute...
Titans topple Chiefs, Falcons stun Saints
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 418 yards and three touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Tennessee Titans spoiled his return from injury with a...
If things go his way, Lewis Hamilton can clinch his sixth drivers’ world title triumph in the rarefied atmosphere of the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend.
Elia Suleiman says that for the past six months a lot of people have asked him how he managed to empty the streets of Paris.
Eastwood restores Atlanta bomb hero’s legacy
Clint Eastwood’s new film restores the “hero” status of the security guard whose life was ripped apart by claims he bombed the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the director and...
Paola Yacoub’s grounded perspectives
“I don’t want to document a situation. I have nothing to say,” Paola Yacoub remarks.
A Picasso for 100 euros: Draw offers rare chance
It is the closest that anyone outside the superrich is ever likely to get to owning a painting by Picasso. A canvas by the Spanish master worth more than 1 million...
On models, sketchbooks, uprising
Gerhard Richter was in Lebanon for the opening of his 2012 solo show here, at the Beirut Art Center.
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 drags on.
Gaza man wheels and deals to restore classic cars
Munir al-Shindi could not get parts for his classic cars in the blockaded Gaza Strip, so he decided to fashion his own solution.
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...
Saudi's new tourism industry faces huge training challenge
Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to tourists, but faces huge challenges to train an estimated one million staff needed to operate the sector, according to the head of...
California winds slacken, helping firefighters control blazes
Winds that have fanned California's wildfires have calmed, helping firefighters contain blazes that have destroyed homes and forced mass power outages since late last...
Saudi hopes tourism pioneers will bring economic bonanza
In Riyadh's old quarter, a small group of Polish holidaymakers exploring the mud-brick Masmak Fort were making history as some of the first foreign tourists to visit...
Poor evidence cannabis improves mental health: study
People with psychiatric disorders may want to pass on the joint - at least until further research is done, a new Australian study suggests.
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.
Winds that have fanned California's wildfires have calmed, helping firefighters contain blazes that have destroyed homes and forced mass power outages since late last month.
Pope demands 'predators' stop plundering the Earth
Pope Francis said Sunday it was time for "predators" to stop plundering the Earth for financial gain, holding up the "scarred face of the Amazon" as a warning.