Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called for a joint committee session on Nov. 27 to study graft-related draft laws.
US ready to work with a new Lebanese govt
U.S. President Donald Trump said that his country was ready to work with a Lebanese government, in a cable sent to President Michel Aoun for Independence Day, Aoun's...
OPEC+ likely to extend oil supply cuts until June: sources
OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid-2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting Saudi Arabia's...
Prince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over Epstein
A lawyer for some of the alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday said they wanted to speak to Prince Andrew about his links to the late convicted sex offender.
Iran releases British-Iranian academic on bail
A British-Iranian anthropologist held in Iran for three months has been released on bail, his wife told state news agency IRNA Wednesday.
Fakhoury questioning postponed again
A session to interrogate Amer Fakhoury, who oversaw the torture of thousands at the Khiam prison during Israel's occupation of south Lebanon, has been postponed again.
Security, military leaders commend rank and file
Top security and military leaders commended the efforts of those under their command Thursday ahead of Lebanon’s 76th Independence Day, which falls on Nov. 22.
Day 36: Students protest outside classes
Lebanese students protested outside their classes Thursday, calling on the schools and universities to go on strike on the 36th day of the nationwide uprising.
OPEC and its allies are likely to extend existing oil output cuts when they meet next month until mid-2020, with non-OPEC oil producer Russia supporting Saudi Arabia's push for stable oil prices amid the listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco.
US-China trade war could spark real war: Kissinger
Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned Thursday that an armed conflict could break out between the United States and China if they fail to resolve their...
China ready to 'fight back' over US Hong Kong bill
China warned Thursday that it was ready to take measures to "resolutely fight back" after the US Congress approved legislation supporting pro-democracy protesters in...
Kim Jong Un rejects invitation to S. Korea summit
North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in Seoul with Southeast Asian nations next week, saying "now is not the time" due...
IAEA urges Iran to explain uranium particles at undeclared site
The UN nuclear watchdog urged Iran Thursday to explain the presence of uranium particles at an undeclared site, as a landmark deal aimed at curbing Tehran's atomic...
In bid to avoid elections, Israel president to ask parliament to find PM
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin was set Thursday to task parliament with forming a government to avoid new elections, after Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz...
Iran's Guards praise 'timely' army action against protesters
Iran's Revolutionary Guards praised the armed forces Thursday for taking "timely" action against "rioters" and said calm had returned after days of unrest sparked by a...
EU urges end to Iran protest violence
The European Union urged Iran Thursday to show "maximum restraint" in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days, leaving several people dead, urging...
The failure of the political class to implement reforms and the one month long anti-government protests have pushed the country’s economy to the brink of collapse as some economists predicted that GDP growth would drop below zero percent at the end of 2019 if no major breakthrough occurs by then.
Yields push bonds into Venezuela territory
The political crisis in Lebanon has sent yields on some of its dollar bonds into triple digits. Rates on the government’s $1.2 billion of notes maturing in March next...
Aramco IPO banks face pared payday of $90M
The army of banks working on Saudi Aramco’s listing will earn combined fees of $90 million or less, according to three sources involved in the process, after the oil...
Emirates wants new Boeing jet tested
Emirates, the largest customer of Boeing’s upcoming 777x aircraft, wants the plane to be put through “hell on Earth” in testing to ensure it is safe to fly and meets...
World’s rich rattled, seek old-fashioned security
A few blocks from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, 46 Park Lane resembles a private club with wood-paneled walls and an ornate fireplace dating back to Britain’s Victorian...
Banks erect financial ‘fence’ as crisis sweeps
Lebanese banks are liquid but operating in a very strong “wave of uncertainty,” the banking association head said, describing temporary controls introduced this week as...
Business as usual as banks reopen under security
Lebanese banks reopened most of their branches Tuesday under the watchful eyes of the security forces to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted operations in this sector...
Obegi proposes using gold as collateral
The head of BEMO Bank wants to break an entrenched taboo as a means of exiting the financial crisis: Using part of Lebanon’s gold reserves as collateral to borrow money...
The army of banks working on Saudi Aramco’s listing will earn combined fees of $90 million or less, according to three sources involved in the process, after the oil giant scaled back a deal initially viewed as a golden opportunity for high finance.
Airbus scores order win in Dubai
Airbus SE secured deals valued at $30 billion from two Middle Eastern carriers on the second day of the Dubai Air Show, pulling ahead of Boeing Co., whose grounded 737...
Turkey investors use calm to extend equity rally
Turkish stocks climbed to a 19-month high Monday as investors treated the absence of negative triggers as a buying opportunity.
UAE Cabinet OKs insolvency law for individuals
The United Arab Emirates’ Cabinet passed a long-awaited insolvency law for individuals, aimed at making the country a more attractive place to do business.
A few blocks from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, 46 Park Lane resembles a private club with wood-paneled walls and an ornate fireplace dating back to Britain’s Victorian era.
Return of short-selling bans
New moves to curb short-selling in some countries have set the stage for a renewed battle between free market advocates and authorities aiming to check investors they...
U.S. building permits hit 12-year high
U.S. permits to build new homes in October shot to their fastest pace since before the Great Recession, according to economic data released Tuesday.
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.
Disappearing dollars drive trading dependence
As dollars dry up, global finance is growing increasingly dependent on opaque currency trading to keep cash flowing.
Since the 2010-2011 Tunisian revolution, reformers have increasingly focused on the need to “humanize” the country’s criminal justice system and make it more consistent with the new Constitution.
How we can reverse the death of Venice
Some of the worst flooding in Venice’s history has submerged some of the historic city’s renowned cultural sites, including St. Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco....
How the IMF can battle gradual irrelevance
This year, I didn’t attend the October annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington. Instead, I paid close attention to reports...
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.
Zelenskiy: The one that got away
The phrase “quid pro quo” is usually translated as “something for something.”
An appeal to the world for Sudan’s future
On Dec. 19, 2018, peaceful protests erupted spontaneously in cities across Sudan.
Jose Mourinho was appointed Wednesday to replace the sacked Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, with a brief to revive the flagging fortunes of a club languishing in the lower reaches of the Premier League. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager has signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Pochettino pays heavy price for raising the bar
Mauricio Pochettino paid a heavy price for the high standards he set at Tottenham Hotspur as the Argentine was sacked Tuesday after five-and-a-half years in charge that...
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.
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.
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.
Spurs gamble on Mourinho refinding golden touch
The Premier League may be the world’s biggest sporting soap opera but the plot twist revealed by Tottenham Hotspur Wednesday would win the admiration of even the finest...
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho
Factbox on Jose Mourinho, who was named manager of Tottenham Hotspur Wednesday:
NKorea cramp Cedars in damaging draw
Lebanon’s hopes of securing a place in the final round of World Cup qualification were dealt a damaging blow Tuesday after the Cedars could only muster a goalless draw...
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...
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.
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...
Nick Folk kicked three field goals and Julian Edelman executed a trick play as the New England Patriots clinched their 19th straight winning NFL season with a 17-10 victory over Philadelphia Sunday.
Marquez wins MotoGP at Valencia
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...
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.
“I don’t want to document a situation. I have nothing to say,” Paola Yacoub remarks.
A Picasso for 100 euros: Draw offers rare chance
It is the closest that anyone outside the superrich is ever likely to get to owning a painting by Picasso. A canvas by the Spanish master worth more than 1 million...
On models, sketchbooks, uprising
Gerhard Richter was in Lebanon for the opening of his 2012 solo show here, at the Beirut Art Center.
Yemeni artist Subay paints message for France
Three dangling bodies painted against a blood red background shocked passersby in central Paris Tuesday after a Yemeni artist unveiled a mural to denounce French arms’...
Show remembers the great Helen Khal
When looking into Lebanese art history and the key players from the fabled Golden Age that impacted today’s art scene, Helen Khal’s name is unlikely to come up.
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 drags on.
Gaza man wheels and deals to restore classic cars
Munir al-Shindi could not get parts for his classic cars in the blockaded Gaza Strip, so he decided to fashion his own solution.
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...
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...
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...
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.