Israel’s military announced Sunday the start of construction of an underground network of sensors along the Lebanese frontier to detect any cross-border tunnel building.
Security forces’ rubber bullets cause injuries
Downtown Beirut was shrouded in thick clouds of tear gas Sunday, as hundreds of protesters and riot police clashed for the second day in a row.
Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada
The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated...
Iran to consider withdrawal from the nuclear treaty
DUBAI/TEHRAN: Iran said Monday that it had not closed the "door to negotiations" but will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear...
Netanyahu appoints top jobs after resigning ministries
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday he would appoint three ministers in portfolios he previously held but was forced to resign from following...
No going back: protests shift toward violence
The heightened violence of clashes between protesters and security forces in Beirut over the weekend looks set to remain ongoing as Lebanon’s mass uprising nears its...
Charting three months of protest
Lebanon has been paralyzed by three months of protests demanding an overhaul of the entire political system.
Clashes escalate in central Beirut
Protests turned violent once again Sunday, as hundreds of people gathered outside Nijmeh Square
The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar and added to tensions between China and the United States.
Splits in France’s strike movement trigger fear
A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the European...
China steps up efforts to face virus outbreak
China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could...
Harry, Meghan to give up ‘highness’ titles
Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as - almost - ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday he would appoint three ministers in portfolios he previously held but was forced to resign from following criminal charges.
Iran aims to examine black boxes
Iran said Sunday it was trying to analyze the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month
Iraq protests swell as youths anger grows
Iraqi youth angry at their government’s glacial pace of reform ramped up their protests Sunday, sealing streets with burning tires and threatening further escalation...
Syria refugees bring new tastes to Kurdish Iraq
At first, no one in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Irbil would drink the bitter coffee at Syrian refugee Abdussamad Abdul-Qadir’s cafe. But now it’s a hit, part of a growing...
Jordan OKs draft law to ban Israel gas imports
Jordan’s Parliament Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in...
The Association of Banks Friday asked lenders to lower the Beirut Reference Rate in dollars to 8.5 percent from 10.3 percent and in Lebanese pounds to 11.5 percent from 13.49 percent.
LBG raises its capital by 10 percent
Another Lebanese bank announced Friday that it had raised its capital by 10 percent in compliance with a decision by the Central Bank.
Yemen’s rival powers battle over banknotes
Yemen’s warring sides opened a new front in their five-year conflict Saturday - a battle over old and new banknotes that threatens to create two economies in the same...
Iran boosts gasoil sales to neighbors
Iran is relying on its neighboring countries to sell a surplus of gasoil it has created at home due to U.S. sanctions, trade documents and industry data showed.
China stocks end higher
SHANGHAI: China stocks closed higher Monday following signs that the economy may be stabilizing, and as hopes rose for more stimulus measures to aid growth.
House committee proposes realistic 2020 budget
A lawmaker said Thursday that the budget and finance parliamentary committee has made a number of amendments to caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil’s 2020...
Emerging businesses at economic uncertainty
Beirut is globally renowned for its exceptional food, vibrant bars and unforgettable nightlife.
Lebanon to probe fund transfers since Oct. 17
Lebanon’s Central Bank’s financial watchdog has officially requested all commercial banks operating in the country to review and disclose all transfers sent out of the...
Yemen’s warring sides opened a new front in their five-year conflict Saturday - a battle over old and new banknotes that threatens to create two economies in the same state.
Oman’s sultan faces ‘balancing act’
Holders of more than $20 billion of Oman’s dollar bonds want the new sultan to push through urgent reforms to ward off a credit crunch in the Gulf’s worst performing...
ADNOC whips up $19 billion
The talk’s all been about Saudi Aramco, and the suspense of its historic drive to whip up international cash.
ADNOC attracts billions from foreign investors
Below are some of the key deals ADNOC has announced since 2018, part of Abu Dhabi’s plans to reform and modernize the economy and the state oil company, the emirate’s...
Strategists say get ready for ‘peak decade’
Amid the Alpine peaks of the Swiss resort of Davos in the week ahead, politicians, investors and executives will be busy debating whether we are witnessing peaks in key...
Investors wary of danger after market highs
Reports from Netflix, Intel and Texas Instruments next week may hint at what is to come in the December quarterly earnings season, with some investors wary of possible...
Google’s parent company hits $1 trillion
As Google-parent Alphabet Inc. became Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering...
China posts weakest growth in 29 years
China’s economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus...
More than 4 million Lebanese have become hostages to the authorities and those behind the formation of a badly needed government, falsely branded as the Cabinet agreed upon by the prime-minister-designate and the president, as stipulated by the constitution.
Decade of hope awaits
The sunshine of a new decade is about to part the clouds of 2019, and Lebanon welcomes the new year with a new shawl.
Making Europe a relevant player once again
It is increasingly clear that the European Union was not built to be a global actor. The EU is a strictly European idea, designed to bring peace and prosperity to a...
Has the world economy reached peak growth?
At the start of a new decade, many commentators are understandably focused on the health of the global economy. GDP growth this decade most likely will be lower than...
The truth about the Trump economy
As the world’s business elites trek to Davos for their annual gathering, people should be asking a simple question: Have they overcome their infatuation with U.S....
All the king’s men
It’s the season of joy, reflection and good will, with the air filled with warmth and humbleness, as we hand presents to our loved ones.
At the start of a new decade, many commentators are understandably focused on the health of the global economy. GDP growth this decade most likely will be lower than during the teens, barring a notable improvement in productivity in the West and China, or a sustained acceleration in India and the largest African economies.
Injustice riles region, not just Iran
When Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed two weeks ago, his death may have drawn the curtain on the Iranian revolution that he symbolized.
Understanding India’s Citizenship Amendment Act
A widespread and unseemly controversy has broken out in India over the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the Indian Parliament in December 2019 that fast tracks...
The real consequences of fake medicines
Niger’s government is sounding the alarm about bogus meningitis vaccines - and it is not the first time.
Liverpool stretched their commanding lead at the top of the Premier League to 16 points and advantage over Manchester United to 30 as goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah earned a 2-0 win over their rivals at Anfield. A 13th straight league win since the sides last met at Old Trafford in October continues Liverpool’s relentless run toward a first league title in 30 years, while United remain five points off the top four in fifth.
Man City held by Palace as EPL's big teams drop points
On a standout day for the Premier League's underdogs and English managers, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points Saturday.
Djokovic, Williams lead tennis into new decade
Old stagers Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will aim to keep the younger generation waiting in the wings as Grand Slam tennis enters a new decade at the Australian...
Djokovic faces Struff at Australian Open
Top seed and world No. 1 Ash Barty’s bid to end the host nation’s long wait for a homegrown Australian Open champion will begin against Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko when...
Stern made the NBA what it is today
David Stern once predicted that the NBA would have a division in Europe within 10 years.
Solskjaer: Rashford to miss Liverpool clash
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he expects top-scorer Marcus Rashford to miss Sunday’s Premier League game against leaders Liverpool but the striker...
Setien’s arrival sets Barca against Real
Barcelona’s appointment of Quique Setien, a fervent disciple of Johan Cruyff, came the day after Zinedine Zidane won his ninth final out of nine as coach of Real Madrid.
McGregor finds structure in life
Conor McGregor used to train whenever he felt like it, and he stayed up late every night.
Old stagers Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will aim to keep the younger generation waiting in the wings as Grand Slam tennis enters a new decade at the Australian Open Monday. After recent bushfire smog largely cleared in Melbourne, the view is all too familiar with Djokovic and Williams, who is seeking a record-equaling 24th Major title, installed as the bookies’ favorites.
Smoke clears in Melbourne
The Melbourne skies were largely clear of bushfire smoke Thursday as Australian Open organizers defended their decision to continue playing qualifiers during two days...
Players speak out at smoky Australian Open
Tempers flared at the Australian Open qualifying Wednesday as players battled through another day of smoky air and two of the game’s all-time greats were labeled...
Rain offers fire hope, smoke hits tennis stars
Hopes of containing Australia’s monthslong bushfire crisis rose Tuesday with heavy rain forecast, but toxic smoke in Melbourne disrupted warmup events for the year’s...
LeBron might miss time with groin injury
LeBron James aggravated a right groin injury in the first quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 111-106 loss Wednesday and could be forced to miss some court time, ESPN...
Conor Mcgregor’s opening punch bloodied Donald Cerrone’s nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished on the ground. When he paraded around the ring with an Irish flag on his shoulders to celebrate, the mixed martial arts world knew Mcgregor is back with a big bang.
Mahomes passes Chiefs past Texans
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a record-tying four touchdowns in the second quarter as the Kansas City Chiefs roared back from a 24-0 deficit and defeated the...
Titans stun Ravens, 49ers win in NFC
Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill shocked the top-ranked Baltimore Ravens with two early touchdown passes as the sixth-seeded Titans upset the Ravens 28-12 in an NFL...
Brady intends to play football in 2020
Tom Brady plans to play football this year. The 42-year-old quarterback of the New England Patriots gave his strongest indication yet that he’ll be in the NFL next...
Brady exits NFL playoffs with loss
Tom Brady walked off the field at the end of his 20th NFL season and said he plans to be back for another, when he will be 43 years old.
Max Verstappen has signed to stay at Red Bull until the end of 2023 in a clear vote of confidence in the former world champions’ Formula One title potential and their Honda partnership.
Ferrari extend Leclerc’s contract until 2024
Ferrari put their long-term faith in Charles Leclerc Monday by extending the 22-year-old’s contract for five more years until the end of 2024.
If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars’ best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks.
Oldest depiction of Venice uncovered
A Renaissance historian has unearthed the oldest known image of Venice, which dates from the 14th century and shows how even then the city of canals gripped the...
Portrait verified as missing Klimt
Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery’s wall last month is Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was stolen...
Fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro dies aged 86: family
French fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro, who described himself as a "sensual obsessive", has died in Paris at the age of 86, his family told AFP Sunday.
Design program wraps up first year
Marking the first-year anniversary of its design program FANTASMEEM, the Goethe-Institut has taken the time to reflect on the initiative’s progress.
Dutch art sleuth finds rare Hafez book
A stolen 15th-century book by the famed Persian poet Hafez has been recovered by a Dutch art detective after an international “race against time” that drew the alleged...
A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.
Thousands flee Australia fires, navy helps with evacuation
Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia’s east coast Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing...
Japan may release Fukushima water
A Japanese government agency has proposed releasing radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the environment, as storage space runs out.
Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia’s east coast Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the raging blazes.