The Public Works and Transport Committee Tuesday said it would submit a file to prosecute those responsible for failing to maintain infrastructure after flooding across the country.
A youthful Human Rights Day by excellence
The world yesterday commemorated Human Rights Day - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 1948 as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
India restores incoming SMS in Kashmir, mobile internet still cut
India was set to allow some incoming text messages into Kashmir, officials said Tuesday, four months after they were first blocked when New Delhi moved to strip the...
U.S. blacklists head of Myanmar military for Rohingya abuses
The United States blacklisted four Myanmar military leaders Tuesday, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human...
Algeria set for censured presidential vote
Algeria holds a presidential vote Thursday, which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10...
Army receives aid from U.S.
The Lebanese Army received a donation of 16 containers of ammunition from Washington, a statement from the Amy said Tuesday.
Saudi FM: important Lebanon finds way forward for stability, sovereignty
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Tuesday that stability in Lebanon, which has been rocked by more than a month of protests that forced the prime minister to resign,...
Finance and Budget Committee endorses 3 more ministerial budgets
Parliament’s Finance and Budget Committee endorsed the 2020 budgets of the Agriculture, Economy and Trade, and Education ministries Tuesday.
India was set to allow some incoming text messages into Kashmir, officials said Tuesday, four months after they were first blocked when New Delhi moved to strip the region's autonomy.
Bosnia starts to close controversial migrant camp
Bosnian authorities began Tuesday to move several hundred migrants out of a ramshackle camp near the Croatian border following international condemnation of the site's...
U.S. Democrats announce impeachment charges against Trump
Democrats announced formal charges against President Donald Trump Tuesday that accuse him of abusing power and obstructing Congress, making him only the third U.
US, Saudi rank bottom of climate class: report
The United States and Saudi Arabia are among major polluters showing "hardly any signs" of reducing their greenhouse gas production, a global assessment of countries'...
Algeria holds a presidential vote Thursday, which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10 months of demonstrations.
U.S. bars entry to ex-Saudi diplomat over Khashoggi case
The United States Tuesday barred from entering the country Mohammad al-Otaibi, the former Saudi consul general in Istanbul in October 2018, when Saudi journalist Jamal...
Lavrov says Palestinian-Israeli efforts stalling
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that efforts to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict appeared to be stalling and in critical condition. Lavrov...
Islamist militants attack hotel in Somali capital
Islamist Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the presidential residence Tuesday, police and the militant group said, without giving details...
Turkey ready to send troops to back Libya unity Cabinet
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he was ready to send troops to Libya if requested by the internationally recognized government in Tripoli.
The decision to lower interest rates on dollar and lira deposits and eventually loans would ease the cost of deposits on lenders as well as stimulate the economy in the future
Banks to cut rates on dollar, pound deposits
As expected, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh Wednesday told all Lebanese commercial banks to lower their interest rates on foreign currency deposits to a maximum of 5...
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.
Swiss central bank's $800 billion could be enlisted in climate push
The Swiss central bank could be required to pull its $800 billion balance sheet out of investments in fossil fuel companies in a move by one of the world's biggest...
BDL lowers interest rate on dollar deposits to 5 pct, Lebanese lira to 8.5 pct
BDL lowers interest rate on dollar deposits to 5 pct, Lebanese lira to 8.5 pct
Banks to slash rates on deposits in 2020
Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh is expected to introduce a new mechanism to slash the interest rates on dollar and Lebanese pound deposits and loans in 2020, in...
Lebanon’s crisis wreaks havoc next door
A financial crisis in Lebanon has hit the economy of neighboring Syria hard, choking off a vital source of dollars and dragging the Syrian pound to record lows.
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 budget under the assumption that Brent will average about $65 per barrel, according to calculations by Ziad Daoud, Bloomberg’s chief economist in the Middle East. EFG Hermes puts the budget’s assumed oil price at $60 to $62, while Capital Economics has it between $55 and $60.
Egypt inflation rises but leaves room for rates
Egypt’s inflation rate accelerated for the first time in five months, rising 3.6 percent in November as the effect of last year’s surge in prices faded but offering the...
Riyadh invested over $2 billion in Aramco IPO
Saudi government institutions invested almost $2.3 billion into the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco, a transaction that was intended to find new sources of...
Saudi central bank ready for any Aramco-related liquidity squeeze
Saudi Arabia's central bank is ready for any liquidity squeeze from Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) and is closely monitoring local banks, its governor...
The Swiss central bank could be required to pull its $800 billion balance sheet out of investments in fossil fuel companies in a move by one of the world's biggest reserve banks to tackle climate change.
U.S. trade offensive takes out WTO as global arbiter
U.S. disruption of the global economic order reaches a major milestone Tuesday as the World Trade Organization (WTO) loses its ability to intervene in trade wars,...
Transport chaos as French strike bites
Public transport in France was crippled for a fourth day Sunday as the government prepared to respond to anger over pension reforms that brought hundreds of thousands...
Paris ready to take Trump tariff threat to WTO
France is ready to go to the World Trade Organization to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to put tariffs on Champagne and other French goods in a row over...
Five things to watch out for this week
Five things to look out for this week.
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 of Iran endured what the ayatollahs, including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, subsequently described as a near-death experience at the hands of the Green revolution.
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...
Is growth passe? Facing climate change risks
It’s clear: We are living beyond our planet’s limits. Unless we change something, the consequences will be dire. Should that something be our focus on economic growth?
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.
A revolution for the soul of Lebanon
Four days into the Lebanese uprising, I woke up after a few hours of sleep, feeling sore and weary from days of demonstrating on the streets of Beirut against a corrupt...
Economic woes of Lebanon: The root causes
We all heard it and it is true.
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...
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...
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...
European Leagues tired of breakaway threats
The umbrella organization representing Europe’s domestic leagues is tired of breakaway threats, it said Tuesday in response to a proposal to create a two-division world...
Liverpool prep for Salzburg like a final: Klopp
Holders Liverpool are approaching their last Champions League group game at Salzburg as if they are playing a final as they bid to reach the last 16, manager Juergen...
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.
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...
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.
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 defend his belts in the title rematch in Saudi Arabia Saturday.
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...
Call for four-year ban over doping shocks Russia
Russia’s anti-doping chief said Tuesday he expected the country to be barred from all sporting competition for four years, after a bombshell recommendation from the...
Russians shocked over call for four-year sports ban over doping
Russia's anti-doping chief said Tuesday he expected the country to be barred from all sporting competition for four years, after a bombshell recommendation from the...
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 at Yas Marina, his 11th in 21 races this year and the 84th of his career.
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...
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 graffiti art.
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,...
‘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...
True power behind military coats
Drawing similarities between the ongoing protests in Lebanon and Iraq, Iraqi sculptor Muatasim Al Kubaisy has brought his peculiar bronze pieces to Agial Art Gallery.
Man eats $120,000 banana, uh, art work
The move was bananas ... or it could be that the work was just too appealing.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Slash emissions now or face climate disaster, UN warns
The world will miss its chance to avert climate disaster without an immediate and all-but-impossible fall in fossil fuel emissions, the UN said Tuesday in its annual...
What's at stake at this year's U.N. climate talks?
Representatives from nearly 200 countries meet in Madrid from Dec. 2-13 to flesh out rules for implementing the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change.