A U.S. destroyer docked at the Beirut Port early Saturday, being the first U.S. warship to do so in more than 30 years.
First stage of Dbayeh-Tripoli public cycle lane launched
The first stage of a public cycle lane that will stretch from Dbayeh to Tripoli was inaugurated Sunday.
Large forest fire blazing near Athens
More than 160 firefighters Sunday battled to contain a large fire near Athens blazing for a second day amid gale force winds, officials said.
Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China
Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain's consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up...
Thousands return to government-seized areas in northwest Syria: state media
Thousands have returned to their hometowns in northwest Syria after military advances by government loyalist against jihadists and allied rebels, state media said Sunday.
Thunderstorms, high winds in Lebanon this weekend
Autumn is set to arrive in Lebanon in earnest this weekend, with meteorologists predicting rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms in some places.
Hezbollah MP slams Fakhoury's entry to Lebanon
Hezbollah MP Ibrahim Musawi Saturday condemned the ease with which the former commander of an Israel-linked prison was able to enter Lebanon without arrest.
Golden opportunity: Hariri upbeat on CEDRE launch
Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Friday the implementation of CEDRE investment projects, worth billions of dollars pledged to Lebanon by international donors, would...
At least 22 people injured in deck collapse
Hospital officials say at least 22 people were injured when decks collapsed on one another at a three-story home at the Jersey Shore.
'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam
"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the...
Rescue boat with 82 migrants can dock at Italian isle: Italy
A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard said Saturday it has received permission to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, in a possible sign Italy's hard line...
Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete
Turkey's defense ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that...
Afghan Taliban rescind ban on Red Cross
The Afghan Taliban rescinded a months-long ban on the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) working in areas under their control Sunday and restored security...
Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within range of its missiles: Tasnim
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers were within range of Iranian missiles, a day after Yemen's Iran-aligned...
Yemeni Houthis claim attacks on Aramco plants: TV
Yemen's Houthi group claimed responsibility for drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco plants in the kingdom's Eastern Province on Saturday, the group's military spokesman...
Lebanon is still considering the option of a new dollar debt sale and has not yet announced any issuance, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil told Reuters Thursday.
Dollar demand ‘nothing unusual’, Lebanese bankers say
Demand for cash dollars is "nothing unusual" and banks are satisfying client requests to exchange Lebanese pounds for the U.S. currency, senior banking sources said...
Saudi prince’s oil diplomacy makes mark
Since the launch of its strategy to revive global oil markets three years ago, one of the biggest challenges faced by OPEC and its allies is that not all the producers...
Top bankers hit Dubai Ritz to work on Aramco IPO
Dozens of bankers from Citigroup Inc. to JPMorgan Chase & Co. descended on the heart of Dubai’s financial district Thursday to start work on the mammoth initial public...
Euro surges as investors see ECB stimulus over
The euro rocketed to a 17-day high against the dollar Friday as German government bond yields surged on the back of investors thinking the European Central Bank was...
Lebanon to pay top yield on new Eurobonds
The Lebanese government is expected to pay the highest yield in its history on the forthcoming Eurobonds issue, bankers and analysts said Monday.
Lebanon unlikely to default on debt: IFF
The London-based Institute of International Finance has said that despite a recent Fitch downgrade of Lebanon’s rating to CCC from B-minus, the country is unlikely to...
Lebanese Eurobonds undervalued: Goldman
International investment bank Goldman Sachs has said Lebanon’s Eurobonds are worth more than the current prices.
Since the launch of its strategy to revive global oil markets three years ago, one of the biggest challenges faced by OPEC and its allies is that not all the producers have pulled their weight.
OPEC+ tells members to make pledged cuts
OPEC+ responded to growing concerns that a slowing economy could tip the oil market back into surplus by applying additional pressure to members that haven’t...
U.S. June oil exports surpassed Saudi Arabia
The U.S. briefly became the world’s No. 1 oil exporter as record shale production found its way to global customers, and there are prospects for more.
Algeria looks to shrug off foreign debt taboo
Algeria signaled it may reverse its long-held aversion to outside financing and lift some foreign-investment restrictions as the protest-hit OPEC member struggles to...
The euro rocketed to a 17-day high against the dollar Friday as German government bond yields surged on the back of investors thinking the European Central Bank was done stimulating the ailing eurozone economy after cutting rates Thursday.
LSE rejects HKEX $39B takeover offer
The London Stock Exchange emphatically rejected the Hong Kong bourse’s $39 billion takeover offer Friday, opting to stick with its planned purchase of data and...
ECB vows stimulus buys for as long as needed
The European Central Bank promised an indefinite supply of fresh asset purchases and cut interest rates deeper into negative territory Thursday, an effort to prop up...
Trump reverses course, seeks negative rates
U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday called on the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve to push interest rates down into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by...
US briefly overtakes Saudi Arabia as top oil exporter: IEA
Global oil demand is weathering economic headwinds, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Thursday, buoyed by lower prices brought on by abundant supply as the...
The two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict has suffered blow after blow over the years.
Set aside politics
As Lebanese political leaders kick off their mission to rescue the economy with a conference called for by President Michel Aoun, the one indisputable fact is that we...
Trump’s North Korean appeasement
Having met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un three times - all to great fanfare - U.S. President Donald Trump may still believe that denuclearization is underway in...
World, U.N. must reduce population growth
On Sept. 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Score one for American diplomacy
Six weeks ago, Turkey was threatening to invade the Kurdish region of northeast Syria.
Running out of time
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intransigence has been locked in high gear for the past few months.
There’s no need to reiterate that Lebanon faces numerous challenges, not least the dire economy and Israeli violations.
Focus on recovery
All of Lebanon has been waiting with bated breath for Standard & Poor’s report, due later today, on the country’s credit rating.
Having met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un three times - all to great fanfare - U.S. President Donald Trump may still believe that denuclearization is underway in the Hermit Kingdom.
Who lost Argentina, again? Reprising a tragedy
Investors and economic observers have begun to ask the same question that I posed in an article published 18 years ago: “Who lost Argentina?”
Should we worry about income gaps?
At the beginning of classes every autumn, I tease my students with the following question: Is it better to be poor in a rich country or rich in a poor country?
End of world’s most successful party
Britain’s Tories are arguably the most successful political party of the modern age.
Chance to reset the table in Afghanistan
Every president since Jimmy Carter has dreamed of signing a peace agreement at Camp David.
Trump’s diplomacy in China has no clear policy
As we move into the fall, there’s one overriding foreign-policy priority for America: Find a strategy to deal with a rising China that protects U.S. interests but...
Why U.S. is losing information war
Richard Stengel, a former Time editor who became the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy, writes that he was once an information “idealist.”
Is a weary public tuning out of politics?
You could say many things to describe a week in which President Trump got in a snit about buying Greenland, called the Federal Reserve chairman an “enemy,” reversed his...
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia.
Leipzig await Bayern in bumper clash
Coach Julian Nagelsmann has called on RB Leipzig to confirm they are Bundesliga title contenders when they face reigning champions Bayern Munich in one of two...
Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slams
Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard...
Nadal finds unlikely second home at U.S. Open
Unlike at his beloved Roland Garros, success did not arrive overnight for Rafael Nadal on the unforgiving hard courts of the U.S. Open, where he surged to within a...
U.S. clinches worst big-tournament finish
The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It’ll go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.
Liverpool leave EPL title rivals breathless
Liverpool’s sizzling start to the Premier League season has left their title rivals breathless and the red-hot leaders are expected to maintain their perfect record...
Neymar could make PSG return Saturday
Neymar could return to action for Paris Saint-Germain Saturday following four months of absence after the Brazilian was selected in the matchday squad for the Ligue 1...
Barca need to deliver against Valencia
With Lionel Messi still injured, faltering La Liga champions Barcelona host Valencia Saturday needing to prove they can excel without their talisman.
Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him.
Nadal takes five-set U.S. Open thriller for 19th Slam title
Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title in thrilling fashion on Sunday by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7,...
Canada toasts ‘Queen B’ Andreescu after triumph
Most Canadians had never heard of Bianca Andreescu a year ago but Sunday they woke up to realize her U.S. Open triumph was not a dream and she had in fact claimed the...
Nadal beats Berrettini to reach U.S. Open final; Medvedev next
Rafael Nadal has moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title overall by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over...
Shocker: France beat U.S. in WC quarters
The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006...
Greece fury after NBA MVP Antetokounmpo exits WC
Greece are calling for the officials who oversaw their final game at the basketball World Cup to be banned after NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and his team exited the...
Jokic ejected as Spain stun Serbia at World Cup
All-Star Nikola Jokic was ejected for “a stupid reaction” in the third quarter as strongly fancied Serbia were stunned 81-69 by Spain to blow the basketball World Cup...
Spain squeeze into World Cup quarters
Title-contenders Spain produced a devastating late burst to seal a 67-60 victory over Italy and squeeze into the basketball World Cup quarterfinals Friday - and take...
Tyson Fury shouldn’t have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he’s arguably the best heavyweight fighter in Sweden.
Brady’s Patriots stomp Steelers; Chiefs beat Jags
Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and 341 yards (311 meters) as the New England Patriots began the defense of their Super Bowl title with a 33-3 rout of Pittsburgh...
Australia overcome stubborn England to keep Ashes
Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series with just one test remaining.
Khabib returns to face Poirier in Abu Dhabi
The last time Khabib Nurmagomedov was in an octagon, he didn’t leave through the door.He’s hoping to make an exit more befitting a champion this weekend.
Rodgers, Packers down Bears in NFL season opener
The Green Bay Packers defense stepped up to give rookie head coach Matt LaFleur a winning debut with a 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears Thursday in the first game of...
Charles Leclerc triggered a frenzy of Ferrari celebration Sunday after holding off a racelong Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010.
Leclerc fastest in practice for Monza
Charles Leclerc set the pace in practice for his Ferrari team’s home Italian Grand Prix Friday with Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hot on his heels for...
Leclerc empowered for Ferrari home race
Charles Leclerc will be propelled by an upgraded Ferrari power unit and his own raw emotions this weekend when he bids to claim a second career victory at the Italian...
Leclerc leads Vettel in Belgium
Charles Leclerc knocked teammate Sebastian Vettel off the top of the timesheets to go fastest on a dominant opening day of practice for Ferrari ahead of the Formula One...
Fondation Liban Cinema President Maya de Freige received the honorable distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres Thursday night, awarded by France’s Culture Minister Franck Riester.
Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’ elegant but flawed
Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his...
Stars rally around Elissa after retirement decision
The pop star Elissa received an outpouring of support over the past 24 hours, calling for her to reconsider a recent decision to quit the music industry that she has...
Lebanese star named best Arab actress 2019
Lebanese star Nadine Njeim was Friday night named “best Arab actress 2019” at the Arab Satellite Awards for her performance in the Ramadan series “Khamse w Noss” (Five...
Cairo palace to return to former glory
A once splendid but long-dilapidated Egyptian palace built for a trailblazing Ottoman governor is being restored to its former glory and is on course to open next year,...
Celebrities, politicians pay respects to Asmar
Lebanon bade farewell to TV legend Simon Asmar at the St. Georges Cathedral in Beirut Friday, before he was laid to rest in his hometown of Ghazir.
Lebanon’s prison conditions, in black-and-white
Letitia Gallery’s short-term exhibition “Lebanese Prisons” takes a closer look at the poor conditions of detention centers around the country, through the lens of...
The pop star Elissa received an outpouring of support over the past 24 hours, calling for her to reconsider a recent decision to quit the music industry that she has likened to the mafia.
Lebanese star Nadine Njeim was Friday night named “best Arab actress 2019” at the Arab Satellite Awards for her performance in the Ramadan series “Khamse w Noss” (Five Thirty).
Eleven more women have accused Spanish opera star Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct, allegations that the leading tenor described Thursday as “riddled with inconsistencies.”
Fashion influencer Ferragni steals show at Venice festival
The longest queues at the Venice Film Festival have not been to see Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt or Scarlett Johansson.
Red, red wine ... could be good for digestive system
Time to raise a glass to better gut health?
Aquafina drives recycling platform
With a commitment to public responsibility and in line with the company’s long-established values of caring for the environment by reducing waste and acting for the...
Casino du Liban celebrates Greek culture
Seated at wooden tables covered in blue and white cloth, the sound of sea nearby and the ultramarine domes of Santorini in the background, it was easy to forget dinner...
Germany celebrates 70 years of currywurst sausage
Germans Wednesday celebrated 70 years of the currywurst, a Berlin specialty of sliced sausage smothered in curry powder and ketchup, as they celebrated its national day.
Five ways the right lighting can elevate your home
When you shop for a new sofa or another piece of furniture, it’s not hard to envision how it might look in your living room.
Chess offers Nigerian slum kids new move
Crowds of children bustle around chessboards in Nigeria’s Lagos, figuring out their next moves as part of a project that aims to bring hope in one of the city’s...
In Ethiopia, a rehabilitation center takes on qat addiction
Yonas Getu Molla started chewing qat as an architecture student, when he and his friends would munch on the leafy stimulant late into the night to help them study.
Heart attacks halved by daily polypill: study
A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third, and heart attacks by...
Seated at wooden tables covered in blue and white cloth, the sound of sea nearby and the ultramarine domes of Santorini in the background, it was easy to forget dinner was still being served in Lebanon.
Phoenicia creates gastronomic experience
Grape harvesting tour, wine tasting and a lunch of local ingredients, prepared by international chefs.
Coffee Culture: Resurrection of a trend
Among the daily rush of customers ordering coffee to go in Hamra’s Rossa Cafe sits a group of men in their 70s and 80s
Family carries on dream at Moussa Castle
Ziad al-Maamari grew up helping his father build a castle.
Scientists reported Thursday they had picked up human-like electrical activity in lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops. It’s not clear whether the pea-sized brains are conscious: the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not because the activity resembles that of preterm babies, but they cannot say for certain, opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research.
Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before
When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her...
Rolling Stones get name on Mars rock that rolled
There is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars, and it’s giving Mick, Keith and the boys some serious satisfaction.
Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet - or at least on Facebook.
Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon
An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the far side to study previously discovered water deposits.
The idea of starting a Russian choir in rural Australia began as a vodka-fueled lark, but five years on a rag-tag bunch of farmers, lawyers and laborers have become unlikely international folk heroes.
Star Wars hotel like a cruise into space
It’s going to be a cruise to nowhere, but that will be just fine with die-hard “Star Wars” fans.
Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, which has survived invasions, fires and earthquakes since it was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago, now faces a new menace in the form of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten to inundate poorer neighborhoods and archaeological sites, prompting authorities to erect concrete barriers out at sea to break the tide.
Australia lowers reef outlook to ‘very poor’
The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals’ condition from “poor” to “very poor” due to warming oceans.
Wake up and smell the coffee from Ukrainian sunglasses
Ukraine’s innovative OCHIS eyewear brand is getting customers to literally smell the coffee - by making sunglasses out of coffee waste.
NASA looks into melting ocean ice above Greenland
Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland’s coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited...
Banana industry on alert as disease arrives in Colombia
It might not be obvious at the supermarket, but the banana industry is fighting to protect the most popular variety of the fruit from a destructive fungus.