A Lebanese man who crossed the southern border into Israel over the weekend was returned to the Lebanese Army through UNIFIL Monday, a statement by the Lebanese Army said.
Lebanon resembles a sinking ship: Berri
"If we do not take the necessary measures, it will completely go under,” the Parliament Speaker has said.
UK's Johnson had a 'special relationship' with U.S. businesswoman
U.S. businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri said Monday that she had "a very special relationship" with Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he was mayor of London but declined to...
Hong Kong police to use live ammo, standoff escalates
Hong Kong police threatened in the early hours Monday to fire live bullets if “rioters” did not stop using lethal weapons
Iran developed 'vast influence' in Iraq, spy agency leaks reveal
Hundreds of pages of leaked Iranian intelligence reports reveal the depth of Tehran's influence in neighboring, now protest-torn Iraq, The New York Times and The...
Protests as uprising enters second month
From Beirut to Baalbeck and Nabatieh to Tripoli, tens of thousands of Lebanese marked one month of protests Sunday in an outpouring of unity reminiscent of the first...
Gen. Aoun defends Army’s role regarding protests
The commander of the Army said Sunday that blocking roads was unacceptable, but maintained that the Army is responsible for keeping protesters safe.
Future-FPM war of words deepens political crisis
Lebanon’s political crisis deepened Sunday after attempts to agree on a new prime minister foundered on the rock of conflicting positions
U.S. businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri said Monday that she had "a very special relationship" with Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he was mayor of London but declined to say if it amounted to an affair.
Prince Andrew slammed after interview on Epstein
Britain’s Prince Andrew provoked a backlash Sunday following an extraordinary TV interview branded “disastrous” by public relations experts in which he denied having...
U.K. govt covered up war crimes: report
The U.K. government and military covered up credible evidence of war crimes by British soldiers against civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq
French 'yellow vests' shut down top Paris department store
French "yellow vest" demonstrators occupied a top Parisian department store Sunday, a day after clashes in the capital on the first anniversary of the protest movement.
Hundreds of pages of leaked Iranian intelligence reports reveal the depth of Tehran's influence in neighboring, now protest-torn Iraq, The New York Times and The Intercept reported Monday.
Rouhani warns protest-hit Iran can't allow ‘insecurity’
President Hassan Rouhani warned Sunday that riot-hit Iran could not allow “insecurity” after two people were killed in two days of unrest
From Mosul to Baghdad, a song of Iraqi solidarity, resistance
While Baghdad anti-regime protesters have clashed with riot police, their supporters in Mosul are using art to fight for change, with a new take on the resistance...
Campaigning starts in protest-hit Algeria
Campaigning for Algeria’s presidential election next month started Sunday in a country mired by protests demanding a sweeping overhaul of a decades-old political system.
Iraqi protesters block major port
Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations...
The Association of Banks in Lebanon agreed a set of temporary directives for commercial banks including a $1,000 cap on weekly withdrawals from U.
ABL calls on banks operating in Lebanon to reopen Tuesday
ABL calls on banks operating in Lebanon to reopen Tuesday
Aramco in race for IPO record
Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the price range set by the oil giant Sunday
Crown jewel stirs loyal Saudi demand for Aramco
From taxi drivers to preachers, Saudis clamoring to own part of state oil giant Aramco went online and to local banks Sunday at the start of a long-delayed share sale...
Euro recovery odds seen rising
Investors awaiting signs whether the euro is ready to stage a comeback will be closely watching next week’s regional manufacturing report.
Bank employees end strike, banks to open Tuesday or Wednesday: source
Bank employees end strike, banks to open Tuesday or Wednesday: source
ABL sets weekly withdrawal cap of $1,000 for US dollar accounts
Banks only to allow transfers abroad for urgent personal spending: ABL
Yemenis seek solar energy
When electricity was cut to Yemen’s capital four years ago after war broke out, Ebrahim al-Faqih saw a gap in the market and started selling solar panels.
Key facts about Saudi oil colossus
Explorers from the Rockefeller family’s Standard Oil Company struck oil in Saudi Arabia in 1938.
Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in IPO
Saudi Arabia Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's...
Disappearing dollars drive trading dependence
As dollars dry up, global finance is growing increasingly dependent on opaque currency trading to keep cash flowing.
ECB: climate change risks in bank stress tests
The European Central Bank is considering including climate-change risks in future European banking stress tests, ECB Vice President Luis De Guindos said Thursday.
Alibaba launches $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group launched the share sale for its Hong Kong listing Wednesday, braving unrest in the global financial hub to try to raise up to...
Powell: Sustained expansion likely for US economy
U.S. central bankers see a “sustained expansion” ahead for the country’s economy, with the full impact of recent interest rate cuts still to be felt and low...
Last month I closed my eyes and held hands with fellow Lebanese forming a human ring across the country to express our solidarity, unity and commitment to build a nation capable of withstanding the challenges of the 21st century.
China’s risky endgame in Hong Kong
Although the rapid escalation of violence in Hong Kong seems terrifying enough, things may be about to get much worse. The communique of the recently concluded fourth...
The growing threat of water wars
The dangers of environmental pollution receive a lot of attention nowadays, particularly in the developing world, and with good reason. Air quality indices are dismal...
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.
Ukrainians died as Trump played politics with aid
As the House opens public impeachment hearings into the Ukraine scandal, the bottom-line question is dead simple: Did President Donald Trump, for political reasons,...
Europe on a geopolitical fault line
Two months ago, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his fear that a “great fracture” could split...
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th international goal as the defending champions edged past Luxembourg 2-0 in difficult conditions away from home Sunday to qualify for Euro 2020.
Winks, Mount net first England goals
England wrapped up their impressive Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-0 rout of Kosovo Sunday as maiden international goals from Harry Winks and Mason Mount...
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...
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.
City’s appeal against probe thrown out
Manchester City’s attempt to halt a UEFA investigation into allegations that the club breached financial fair play regulations has failed after its appeal to the Court...
Bale says prefers playing for Wales over Real
Gareth Bale has risked deepening the rift between himself and his club by declaring he prefers playing for Wales than for Real Madrid ahead of his country’s crucial...
Lebanon defy South Korea in cosmic performance
As protests raged across the country Thursday, demonstrators’ sentiments were echoed by Lebanon’s national football; a sheer bloody-mindedness in the face of the...
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 living playing football for Barcelona.
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.
Federer excited to play Djokovic
Roger Federer said he had “flushed away” the pain of his defeat in the Wimbledon final as he prepared for a rematch against Novak Djokovic after keeping alive his hopes...
Clijsters could struggle with ‘modern’ game
Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters could struggle to compete with the top players when she returns to the WTA Tour in 2020 as the sport has become more physically...
Clippers outfox Lakers in ‘Battle for LA’
Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers won the opening round of Los Angeles’ revitalized battle for basketball supremacy Tuesday, defeating LeBron James and the Lakers 112-102...
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...
Jackson shines as Ravens hand Patriots first loss
Lamar Jackson passed for a touchdown and rushed for two others as the Baltimore Ravens carved up New England 37-20 Sunday, stamping out the Patriots’ bid for an...
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.
A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of color to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon’s uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the capital’s posh Downtown. Since Oct. 17, the chanting of tens of thousands of Lebanese denouncing the political elite has shaken the normally staid district around two Beirut squares - Martyrs’ and Riad al-Solh.
Banderas opens Malaga theater with ‘Chorus Line’
Hollywood star Antonio Banderas threw open the doors of his own theater in his hometown of Malaga in southern Spain Friday, with an inaugural performance of “A Chorus...
Electronic music festival rocks Tunisian desert
A two-day electronic music festival got underway Saturday in the southern Tunisian desert where the original Star Wars movie was filmed, drawing thousands of fans and...
Abwab opens doors to other cultures
Lebanon’s T Sakhi Architects is trying to break down doors with their interactive installation, placed street-side for Dubai Design Week.
Protest photos in public places
Beirut’s iconic Egg building was surrounded by construction hoarding until a month ago.
Munir al-Shindi could not get parts for his classic cars in the blockaded Gaza Strip, so he decided to fashion his own solution.
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...
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...
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.
Loopholes riddle Saudi reforms on 'guardianship' of women
Saudi Arabia has eased travel restrictions on women but observers say loopholes still allow male relatives to curtail their movements and, in the worst cases, leave...
Iraqi Kurds turn to Zoroastrianism as faith, identity entwine
In a ceremony at an ancient, ruined temple in northern Iraq, Faiza Fuad joined a growing number of Kurds who are leaving Islam to embrace the faith of their ancestors -...
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.