The Internal Security Forces said Monday that it arrested a man with links to Daesh (ISIS) accused of planning attacks on Muslim and Christian religious sites in south Lebanon.
Russians back for talks on Syrian refugees return
A Russian delegation is set to arrive in Lebanon Tuesday to revive a plan devised by Moscow to return Syrian refugees to their homeland, a top Russian diplomat said...
China blinks on Hong Kong, but divide remains
The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful.
Indian Houdini feared drowned as stunt goes awry
An Indian magician who went missing after being lowered into a river while tied up with chains and ropes in a Houdini-inspired stunt is feared drowned, police said...
‘Sand mafias’ threaten Morocco’s coastline
Beneath an apartment block that looms over Monica beach in the western coastal city of Mohammedia, a sole sand dune has escaped the clutches of Morocco’s insatiable...
Judges announce suspension of strike, for now
Judges announced Monday that they would temporarily suspend a strike that was launched more than a month ago to protest austerity measures in the draft 2019 state...
Parliament to convene at the end of June: Ferzli
Parliament’s secretariat announced Monday that lawmakers would convene for a session at the end of this month.
In Beirut, Iran and Hamas agree to confront U.S. plan
Iran’s intelligence minister and top officials of the Palestinian Hamas movement have agreed to “confront the dangers” of Washington’s peace plan for the Middle East,...
Brain disease kills almost 100 Indian kids
The Indian state of Bihar grappled Monday with twin crises - with a brain virus potentially linked to lychees killing almost 100 children and extreme heat leaving 78...
Russia thwarts U.S. cyberattacks
Russia has uncovered and thwarted attempts by the United States to carry out cyberattacks on the control systems of Russian infrastructure, Russian news agencies cited...
Spain joins France and Germany in race to build Europe's next combat jet
Spain on Monday joined a Franco-German project to build a next-generation fighter jet, an initiative touted as key to ensuring Europe can defend itself without...
Beneath an apartment block that looms over Monica beach in the western coastal city of Mohammedia, a sole sand dune has escaped the clutches of Morocco’s insatiable construction contractors.
Algerian conservatives weigh in against democracy
While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last...
Sudan protesters urge night rallies
Sudan’s protest leaders Monday called for nighttime demonstrations and marches in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country, amid a tense standoff with the...
UNRWA urges donors to fill shortfall
Jordan: The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees said Monday it is mobilizing to replenish a $211 million shortfall in the face of U.S....
Algerian partner of Germany’s VW held over graft allegations: state TV
An Algerian court Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of family-owned firm SOVAC that is a partner of Germany's Volkswagen AG, on suspicion of...
The chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, has expressed keen interest in maintaining investment in his country of origin, Lebanon.
Ghosn’s wife urges Trump to talk to Abe
The wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn called upon U.S. President Donald Trump to raise her husband’s case with Japan’s prime minister at a summit of world leaders...
Aleppo’s scattered business owners yet to return
In the old khan, a stone courtyard off Aleppo’s medieval souk, most of the 41 cloth shops are deserted.
Egypt, Israel agree on $500 million fine over gas
Egypt reached a settlement agreement with state-owned Israel Electric Corp. to pay a reduced fine for halting deliveries of natural gas, ending a dispute that started...
Firms urge Trump not to expand tariffs
What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn’t already hit with 25...
Boustani: Russia, Europe eye oil and gas sector
Russian and European firms are mulling investments in Lebanon’s nascent oil and gas sector as it prepares to launch offshore drilling by the end of 2019, Energy...
Officials pledge to focus on digital economy
Turning Lebanon into a digital economy with up-to-date digital infrastructure will be one of the biggest challenges facing the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri
Experts talk turning Beirut into a ‘smart city’
If Beirut wants to become a “smart city,” it shouldn’t count on its government randomly “appifying” its services. Instead
Iran faces pressure to accept OPEC+ July meet
Russia’s energy minister was set to arrive in Tehran Monday, hoping to nail down a new date for the next meeting of OPEC and its oil-producing partners.
Riyadh eyes privatization deals worth $533M
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Sunday that the government will finalize privatization deals worth 2 billion riyals ($533 million) before the end of this year,...
Turkey hits out at Moody's after credit rating cut
Turkey on Saturday lambasted Moody's ratings agency after it cut Ankara's credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the...
What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn’t already hit with 25 percent import taxes?
Boeing dealt new blow as Airbus launches A321
Boeing suffered a fresh setback on the opening of the Paris Airshow Monday as its engine supplier announced a delay for the U.S. planemaker’s all-new 777X jet while...
U.S sanctions will cost billions: Huawei
Huawei’s founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant’s revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a...
Ghosn's wife urges Trump to help her husband
The wife of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn urged U.S. President Donald Trump to raise her husband's case with Japan's prime minister at a summit of world...
Boeing says 'sorry' for Max crashes, seeking renewed trust
Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain trust...
It’s safe to say that we have seen tolerance for racism around the world drop drastically in recent decades, even in Africa and South America.
Let’s hope that the stockpiles of venom and slander leveled against Prime Minister Saad Hariri - either by design or flagrant insinuation - and against what he...
As populists rise, Latam’s economies will fall
Though U.S. President Donald Trump tends to grab most of the headlines, he is hardly a global exception.
What’s wrong with environment impact assessments
Walhi, Indonesia’s largest environmental organization, recently took the government to court for issuing construction permits to a Chinese company based on what it...
Is Iran-U.S. tinderbox about to ignite?
As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of “unprovoked attacks” near the Strait of Hormuz, video screens behind him showed thick black smoke billowing from...
Deal with the devil
A recent article on the Khartoum massacre in respected daily The Guardian headlined, “The military crackdown in Sudan lays bare the dark heart of Bashir’s regime.”
Palestine not for sale
U.S. President Donald Trump has distinguished himself in that any statement, speech or tweet he makes immediately receives the fact sheet treatment, highlighting...
Recent days have seen FPM leader Gebran Bassil navigating Lebanese politics in a rudderless boat, overloaded with delusions of grandeur, sailing into uncharted waters.
Taming the Wild West of digital health innovation
Digital technology is revolutionizing our daily lives.
America squanders its power
Last week we watched an unusual spectacle.
The Afghanistan conundrum
In January 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani publicly admitted that without American support, his government and the Afghan National Army could not last very long.
As U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of “unprovoked attacks” near the Strait of Hormuz, video screens behind him showed thick black smoke billowing from the two tankers that were struck Thursday.
Trump’s actions, D-Day words clash
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke the right words in commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, but did he mean them?
Mueller went out like a lamb
What happens when one side in a dispute plays carefully by the rules and the other side repeatedly lies, threatens and intimidates?
Will Trump ease up on Huawei? Don’t be so sure
With the Huawei case, as with so many other Trump administration gambits, the puzzling question is whether the president is using tough tactics to make a deal - or...
Accept responsibility for your militants
For sheer hypocrisy, it’s hard to match the European nations that are refusing responsibility for dozens of their nationals who became militant “foreign fighters” over...
Ahed put on a defensive master class before pilfering a precious 1-0 win away to Jordanian side Al-Wehdat in the AFC Cup West Zonal semifinals Monday.
China, Spain move to last 16, Germany win big
China and Spain played out a goalless draw that saw both sides advance to the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup Monday, while Melanie Leupolz set Germany on their way to...
Golden trio tightening grip on men’s game
It has been more than 15 years since Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began their collection of Grand Slam titles and the bad news for anyone eyeing...
Paris bookends remarkable decade for Barty
Ashleigh Barty hated her first trip to Paris but 10 years later, after one of the more remarkable tennis journeys, she woke up in the French capital Sunday as queen of...
Davis trade a win-win for both sides
The saga is over.
Huge crowd to celebrate Raptors’ NBA crown
A crowd estimated at more than one million people gathered across downtown Toronto on Monday for a parade to celebrate the Toronto Raptors winning their first NBA title.
Roma great Totti leaves club slamming the door
AS Roma’s former captain and record goalscorer Francesco Totti left his job in the management team Monday, bitterly complaining that the club’s U.S. owner had never...
Sarri returns to Italy to coach Juventus
Serie A champions Juventus appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach Sunday, hoping that his ambitious possession-based game would extend their dominance of Italian...
It has been more than 15 years since Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began their collection of Grand Slam titles and the bad news for anyone eyeing tennis’ big prizes is their stranglehold on men’s tennis is as tight as ever.
Nadal claims record-stretching 12th French Open
Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem...
Federer suffers worst Slam loss in 11 years
Defending champion Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals Friday, to move within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros...
Barty, Vondrousova reach Roland Garros final
Ashleigh Barty and Marketa Vondrousova set up a Roland Garros final showdown Friday, shrugging off a sexism row which had seen their semifinals shifted away from the...
Fury downs Schwarz in second-round TKO
British heavyweight Tyson Fury made quick work of German Tom Schwarz Saturday as he danced and jabbed his way to a dominant second-round TKO before finishing his...
Leonard’s future with Raptors blurry
The Toronto Raptors took down the dynastic Golden State Warriors to win Canada’s first NBA title but now face perhaps their toughest battle yet as they try to convince...
A global game now has a truly global champ
The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room.
Injuries pile up, Warriors’ reign ends
In the end, they were just battered and broken.
Few Stanley Cup trophies have ever been as heavy as the one earned Wednesday by the St. Louis Blues, who lifted the weight of a championship-starved city that had long been on the wrong side of history.
Woods, Koepka ready for classic U.S. Open test
The 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach has the makings of a classic as Tiger Woods returns to the scene of a signature triumph to take on a new generation of stars led by...
'Very seriously' injured Froome out of Tour de France
Chris Froome will miss the Tour de France after hitting a wall at high speed and suffering severe injuries in a training accident at the Criterium du Dauphine...
Women boxers striking a blow for equality in Cuba
In the musty funk of a Havana boxing gym, Idamelys Moreno smacks a series of whomping right hooks into a heavy punching bag.
Ferguson beats Cerrone by TKO in lightweight bout
Tony Ferguson’s path to the lightweight title is becoming clear. He won by technical knockout after a medical stoppage in a lightweight fight against Donald Cerrone at...
MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his home Grand Prix of Catalunya Sunday after Honda teammate Jorge Lorenzo took out the Spaniard’s main rivals in a mass crash on the second lap.
Alonso gets second Le Mans win, title with Toyota
Double Formula One champion Fernando Alonso struck lucky and won the Le Mans 24 Hours sports car race for the second year in a row Sunday with Toyota teammates Kazuki...
Hamilton takes controversial Canada win
Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ record winning start to a season Sunday when he was handed a controversial victory, courtesy of a disputed stewards’ decision to...
Hamilton and Mercedes set their sights on seven
The sevens are aligning for Lewis Hamilton in Canada with another of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One records in his sights as Mercedes aim for a seventh win in seven...
Petrucci takes first MotoGP win at Mugello
Danilo Petrucci, an Italian riding for local team Ducati, held off defending world champion Marc Marquez to gain a first ever MotoGP victory Sunday in the Italian Grand...
A peculiar figure welcomes anyone entering Galerie Cheriff Tabet these days.
Van Goghs ‘suicide’ revolver to go on auction
The revolver with which Vincent van Gogh is believed to have shot himself is to go under the hammer Wednesday at a Paris auction house.
US fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95
Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes...
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli dies at age 96
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, famed for operas, films and television, has died in Rome at the age of 96.
Economy takes center stage at new Paris museum
Do consumers make rational choices?
'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020
A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her...
Concert celebrates ‘sea-loving’ Beirut
The Roman Baths came to life Friday night for Milad Tauk’s “Beirut, The Sea Lover,” the closing show of the Samir Kassir Foundation’s Beirut Spring Festival.
Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died Monday at the age of 95, her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper said.
Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer.
Paris rediscovers appetite for its ‘bouillons
Every weekend a queue snakes down the street not far from the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Aerosol chemo offers hope for stomach cancer
“Classic chemotherapy was awful … but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new...
U.S. measles outbreak hits 1,022 cases this year
The United States' worst measles outbreak in a quarter-century spread to Idaho and Virginia last week as public health authorities Monday reported 41 new cases of the...
Souk el Tayeb celebrates 15th anniversary
“I used to bake saj at home,” Rima Massoud recalled. “At first I was embarrassed to take my saj oven down to the market.
Tough sell: Baijiu, China's potent tipple, looks abroad
It may be China's national spirit, but for London bartender Ellie Veale it's clear from the first swig why baijiu has not caught on overseas.
Men’s looks shine, literally, in Milan
Milan Fashion Week for spring-summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season.
I, Chatbot: Getting your news from a talkative automaton
“Do you ever lie to your friends?”
“Classic chemotherapy was awful … but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol.
Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research
To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded –...
Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'
High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices...
Amgen drug shows high response rate in small lung and colon cancer trial
An experimental Amgen Inc. drug that targets a specific genetic mutation significantly reduced tumor size in half of evaluated patients with advanced lung cancer in a...
Eating options sprout as veganism takes root
Patrick Aramouni, also known as “the Shirtless Vegan” on Instagram, came to Lebanon two months ago for the sole purpose of opening a vegan restaurant.
Proof’s in the pastry for Lebanese culinary scene
Flour milling has always been the Bakalian sisters’ family business.
Dancing, discarded food at anti-waste Disco Soup
At the Badaro Farmers Market, a group of volunteers prepare and hand out lemonade and tomato soup to passersby.
For years, scientists have used a tool akin to a pair of scissors for the complex task of gene-editing, but a newly discovered technique using “jumping genes” could offer a seamless, safer alternative.
Star Wars game creator tries to rival Fortnite
Electronic Arts Inc., creator of a Star Wars line of video games, showed off two of its newest titles, illustrating how the industry is wrestling to compete with the...
Ai-Da, humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition
Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper.
A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s classic “Around the World in 80 Days.”
NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020
NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station for tourism and other business ventures as of next year, as it seeks to financially disengage from the...
Pioneering sustainable tourism in Bangladesh
The sandy shores of Cox’s Bazar dissolve into the Bay of Bengal, and on either end into the horizon.
Bangladesh, off the beaten track
Many will have heard of Bangladesh as a populous country with a large majority-Muslim population, sitting on the Bay of Bengal next to its much larger neighbor, India.
Istanbul’s ferry can be a soulful experience
It’s already one of the world’s most original commutes the ferry trip between Istanbul’s European and Asian sides gives a daily quarter of a million passengers...
A rainforest area the size of Spain will have been destroyed by firms growing consumer staples such as palm oil in the decade to 2020, industry’s self-imposed deadline to end deforestation, Greenpeace said Tuesday.
Iraqis turn to ecotourism to save marshes
Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down...