A Lebanese man living in France died in a car crash there while his wife and child survived, a source from his hometown of Ehden told The Daily Star Wednesday.
Lebanese pilgrim dies during flight back from Saudi Arabia
A Lebanese pilgrim died Wednesday morning on a Middle East Airlines flight from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon, following her Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
Italy's kingmaker Mattarella holds talks after PM Conte resigns
Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins talks with key players Wednesday in a bid to end Italy's political limbo the day after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned.
Vatican acknowledges Pell abuse decision, says he has right to appeal
The Vatican Wednesday acknowledged the Australian court decision to uphold Cardinal George Pell's conviction on sexual abuse but said he has a right to another appeal.
Palestinian politician's family accuse Egypt of arresting son
The family of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of arresting Shaath's son Ramy last month.
Airport improvements bring overdue relief
Passengers at Rafik Hariri International Airport have noticed the positive effects of new procedures officially inaugurated Tuesday by Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Aoun denies U-turn on defense strategy
President Michel Aoun Tuesday dismissed suggestions that he was backtracking on his commitment to devise a national defense strategy designed to protect Lebanon against...
Cyprus receives 33 migrants, including Lebanese national
Cyprus has received 33 migrants, including a Lebanese national, who arrived by boat at the southern port of Larnaca after being escorted to shore, authorities said...
Accident not your business: Russia to nuke agency
Russia told an agency that verifies a ban on nuclear tests that a military test accident in the country’s north this month was none of its business and that handing it...
Russia and China blast U.S. missile test
Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new U.S. missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold...
French resort braces for G-7 lockdown
Surfers must stay out of the Atlantic waves, tourists will have to keep away from gleaming beaches at the height of the summer season and locals risk being unable to...
UAE rejects support claims for separatist seizure of Yemen's Aden
The United Arab Emirates Wednesday rejected accusations it supported Yemeni separatists in their seizure of the government's de facto capital Aden.
Australia joins US-led maritime security mission in Gulf
Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels travelling through key Middle East waterways after Iran seized a British-flagged...
Iranian news agency says tanker leased to shipping firms
Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to an Iranian...
Sudan's 11-member sovereign council sworn in
Sudan prepared to take two further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a...
The Lebanese commercial banks investments in foreign bonds and equities in 2018 dropped by 10.2 percent in 2018 to $3.56 billion compared to 2017
Trade deficit widens by 5 percent
Lebanon’s trade deficit in the first six months of 2019 widened by almost 5 percent to $8.4 billion due to a rise in imports in this period
Qatar to build new port in Somalia’s Hobyo
Qatar plans to build a new seaport at Somalia’s Hobyo, a potentially strategic investment in an area of East Africa fiercely contested by Gulf rivals.
How Iran uses currency reforms to withstand Trump
U.S. sanctions are battering Iran’s economy.
Shell, BA plan EU’s first waste-to-jet-fuel plant
Planes could be powered by jet fuel made from household rubbish from 2024 under plans by Shell, British Airways and Velocys to build Europe’s first large-scale plant to...
Lebanon may cross distress threshold
Lebanon’s sovereign ranking will probably be cut deeper into junk by S&P Global Ratings within days
New car sales drop in first seven months of year
New cars in Lebanon continued to reel under severe economic conditions as sales of vehicles fell by more than 22 percent in the first seven months of 2019.
Salameh: Floating pound leads to hyperinflation
Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh warned Friday that floating the Lebanese pound would have deleterious effects on the economy, vowing to maintain the peg to the dollar.
Saudi-Trump tug-of-war keeps oil in $60-75 range
Ask Saudi Arabia about its preferred oil price and the kingdom will say it has no target.
Bank of Sharjah plans dollar bond sale
Bank of Sharjah PJSC plans to issue dollar-denominated bonds later this year to help the UAE lender repay existing debt, people with knowledge of the plan said.
Aramco remains world’s most profitable company
Energy giant paid out $46.4B in dividends despite dwindling price of oil
Planes could be powered by jet fuel made from household rubbish from 2024 under plans by Shell, British Airways and Velocys to build Europe’s first large-scale plant to produce jet fuel from domestic and commercial waste.
Luxury fashion starts thinking green
On a full moon at high tide each spring, schools of grunion fish flop out of California’s coastal waters to spawn in the sand.
White House: Fundamentals of economy very strong
The “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a...
Toward recession? Keep eye on business investment
The growing consensus is that even with all the trade tensions wreaking havoc in markets and global supply chains, as long as consumers stay resilient, the U.S. will...
From bankruptcy to record low yields
Less than a decade ago, investors could barely be compensated enough to hold the bonds of Spain and Portugal for fear the nations could be severed from the European...
There’s no avoiding the fact that Lebanon’s economy is in a critical state, and something must be done to set it back on the path to recovery in order to ease concerns both here and abroad.
Hands off the Taif Accord
It took 15 years and tens of thousands killed, displaced and scattered around the world, for Lebanon’s tribes to realize they had no choice but to coexist in peace and...
Europe must oppose Trump
With U.S. President Donald Trump due to visit Europe again for the G-7 summit later this month, European leaders have run out of options for dealing with the U.S....
Why social policy should start at home
Political economy has come a long way.
China challenge is America’s new Sputnik moment
One of the weirdest aspects of this year’s Democratic presidential campaign is that foreign policy, potentially one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s most vulnerable...
At a time when Lebanon needs everyone to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the nation’s interests, we are instead witnessing the same old games meant to advance...
The pillage of Palestine
Whoever said crime doesn’t pay failed to mention that the exception is when you have the Trump administration in your corner.
With U.S. President Donald Trump due to visit Europe again for the G-7 summit later this month, European leaders have run out of options for dealing with the U.S. president.
A French G-7 that will fight inequality
The G-7 Summit presided by France will kick off this Saturday, Aug. 24, in Biarritz, in the southwest of France, where heads of states will be meeting and making...
What Russia thinks about multilateralism
When Russians hear paeans to the “rules-based” order, their standard rejoinder is to ask who is actually writing the rules.
Beware ‘moral hazard’ in Hong Kong
Watching videos of Chinese protesters singing the U.S. national anthem in the streets of Hong Kong, or hearing the tear-jerking chorus of “Les Miserables” during a...
One of the weirdest aspects of this year’s Democratic presidential campaign is that foreign policy, potentially one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s most vulnerable issues, has been nearly absent from the debate.
In U.S.-China ties, ‘friction is the new normal’
Where is the United States heading in its confrontation with China, which moved this week from a trade dispute to a currency battle - with more dangerous tests in Hong...
U.S. intelligence shakeup could be risky
Among intelligence professionals, President Trump’s nomination of an inexperienced, partisan politician to oversee America’s spy agencies prompted deep dismay - but...
A U.S. ally in Syria confronts new threats
In the direct and disciplined voice of Gen. Mazloum Abdi, the commander of the Syrian Kurdish militia, you can hear the determination that has made the Kurds a great...
America’s military muscle in the Gulf
Ronald Dowdell was on the starboard side of the bridge, looking toward Iran, as his vessel passed through the Strait of Hormuz on July 18.
Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has reignited heated views about a sexual harassment scandal involving his national teammate Amr Warda in a CNN interview which aired Monday.
Anthony Martial starting to evolve
Manchester United’s opening two games of the season have given a clear indication of the direction manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking his team but have also exposed...
Federer, Djokovic advance as Serena pulls out
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic overwhelmed opponents at the WTA-ATP Cincinnati Masters Tuesday, where Serena Williams withdrew because of back trouble.
Kyrgios reverts to form with towel tantrum
Nick Kyrgios looked to have turned over a new leaf in recent weeks, his playful banter with fans and improved focus helping him produce some of his best tennis, but his...
Ruling Smith out of third test a ‘no-brainer’
Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning Thursday after suffering concussion, a decision coach Justin Langer said was a...
Suarez who? Carroll admits low football IQ
Andy Carroll has admitted his football IQ was so low he had to use Google to find out who Luis Suarez was when he joined Liverpool in 2011.
United held at Wolves after Neves screamer, Pogba penalty miss
Manchester United were held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanders and missed out on taking top spot in the Premier League Monday as a sumptuous Ruben Neves strike cancelled out...
Bayern sign Coutinho on loan from Barca
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have signed Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan for the season, the two clubs confirmed Monday, with the player hoping for...
Eager Nadal leads ATP Montreal field
Defending champion Rafael Nadal heads the field for the ATP Montreal Masters that starts Monday with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer opting out of the key U.S. Open...
Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning Thursday after suffering concussion, a decision coach Justin Langer said was a “no-brainer.”
Miocic stops Cormier, reclaims heavyweight belt
Stipe Miocic waited over a year to face Daniel Cormier again, and his plan for the rematch didn’t start to work until they were deep in the fourth round.
Australia’s Lyon rips through England at Ashes
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon ripped through England’s batting lineup as the hosts lost the first Ashes Test by 251 runs after being bowled out for 146 in their second...
Australia dominate England in Ashes opener
Steve Smith hit his second century of his comeback Test Sunday as Australia set England a daunting 398 to win the Ashes opener at Edgbaston.
Smith turns tide for Australia in Ashes opener
Steve Smith marked his first Test since completing a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal with a superb century to rescue Australia on the opening day...
Honda’s world champion Marc Marquez won the rain-affected Czech MotoGP in Brno Sunday, his sixth victory of the season, and became only the fourth rider to achieve 50 premier-class victories.
Hamilton hunts down Verstappen to win
F1 leader Lewis Hamilton hunted down Max Verstappen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record-extending seventh time Sunday and surge 62 points clear in the...
Marquez in charge as MotoGP resumes in Brno
As Moto GP teams and riders gather in Brno for Sunday’s Czech GP to kick off the second half of the season, there is no doubt that defending champion Marc Marquez...
Gasly and Verstappen lead Hungarian GP practice
Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly finished ahead of teammate Max Verstappen in a rain-affected second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix Friday.
Verstappen looms large in Hamilton’s rear mirror
After two stunning wins in three races, the force in Formula One is with Max Verstappen, who will this weekend bid for another victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lebanese pop star Elissa announced Monday that she would be withdrawing from the limelight.
Palestinian kids set for Hamra concert
“Music means a lot to me since it raises my self-confidence and improves my team-work skills,” Hiba al-Shami said.
Rape rows risk taking sheen off Venice festival
The star-studded Venice film festival opens next week with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker.
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...
'Scared' US rapper A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden assault trial
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky Thursday told a Stockholm court he felt "scared" and had tried to "walk away" before a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred...
Life in U.S. factory under China bosses
“They refer to us as the foreigners,” says a downbeat employee at the Ohio car glass factory where hundreds of Chinese laborers have come to work, far from their wives,...
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.
Some fashionistas pride themselves on having an outfit for every occasion.
Telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet
Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting...
U.S. scientists announce 3-D heart printing
U.S. scientists announced early Friday they have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen with a 3-D bioprinter, using a breakthrough technique they...
Clues on diet’s impact on cancer treatment
Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment...
An unusual haven in the mountains of Akkar
The winding road leading into the mountains in Chambouq, above the village of Qobeiyat on the far edge of Akkar overlooking the Syrian border, is pitted from the trucks...
Mobile films bring movie magic to Syria Kurdish kids
In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin’s pranks. It’s a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema that’s...
‘Miracle house’ in Ohio draws pilgrims since 1939
Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise’s house next to a city dump in Ohio after she let it be known that miracles were...
U.S. probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases...
U.S. scientists announced early Friday they have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen with a 3-D bioprinter, using a breakthrough technique they say could one day create entire organs.
The winding road leading into the mountains in Chambouq, above the village of Qobeiyat on the far edge of Akkar overlooking the Syrian border, is pitted from the trucks carrying loads of watermelons and other goods from the Bekaa Valley.
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.
How to outsmart smartphone scammers
Your smartphone is your confidant, your connection to the world - and one of your biggest vulnerabilities.
Chlamydia vaccine shows hope in early tests
The first chlamydia vaccine encouragingly triggered an immune response in women during preliminary clinical trials and was found to be safe, researchers said Tuesday.
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
A new locally developed app helps Palestinian drivers in the occupied West Bank negotiate traffic at Israeli military checkpoints and uncover routes to towns mainstream...
Bathed in red neon light, hundreds of prostitutes ply their trade from behind windows in the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam - and that’s how they want it to stay.
‘Chernobyl’ series sends visitors to Lithuania
A HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania.
Sicily lures visitors with ‘ethical tourism’ free of Mafia taint
At the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has lured hordes of visitors in its 2,500-year history.
Top spots crack down on overtourism
It is not the sheer number of tourists descending on Venice that bothers Italian food blogger Monica Cesarato so much as the type of visitor.
From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction.
Mussels as ‘superfilters’ against pollution
Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution.
Climate deniers get far more media play: study
Climate deniers have garnered far more media attention than prominent climate scientists over the years, fueling public confusion and slowing the response to global...
Diet a major factor in global warming: report
Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did.
Alaska’s hottest month shifts it into ‘unfrozen state’
July 2019 now stands as Alaska’s hottest month on record, the latest benchmark in a long-term warming trend with ominous repercussions ranging from rapidly vanishing...