A social media campaign highlighting police violence against protesters during clashes over the weekend went viral Monday.
Honduras lists Hezbollah as terrorist group
The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said Monday.
China: Coronavirus contracted from people
The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus.
Impeachment prosecutors, defense lay out arguments
President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal...
Iran says will quit NPT if case goes to U.N.
Iran said Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move...
Top ten ways to safeguard youth and our future
Lebanon has entered a year in which it is increasingly likely that the most serious effects of the economic and financial crisis will unfold.
Israel to build anti-tunnel network
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...
Iran says it may pull out of nuclear treaty
Tehran: Iran said Monday it will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if a dispute over its atomic programme goes...
Iran said Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West.
Death toll from major Yemeni rebel attack climbs to 111
The death toll from a missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on a government military camp climbed to at least 111 troops, a military spokesman said Monday, making it...
Egypt village turns profit from used tires
Residents of the Egyptian village of Mit al-Harun have for decades eked out a living by recycling old tires into baskets, landscaping materials and alternative fuels.
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...
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
Elie Zakhour, the president of the International Chambers of Navigation, said the strict capital controls imposed by banks have dealt a severe blow to shipping agencies, importers and industrialists.
ABL asks banks to slash interest rates on loans
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...
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.
Global economic integration ending for Iran
Iran’s six-year push to integrate with the global economy appears to be coming to an end. Iran Monday threatened to withdraw from its last remaining commitments to the...
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.
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.
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...
Iran’s six-year push to integrate with the global economy appears to be coming to an end. Iran Monday threatened to withdraw from its last remaining commitments to the 2015 deal that limited its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. On the same day, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pulled out of this week’s World Economic Forum, the global economy’s annual networking event in Switzerland.
IMF predicts sluggish global growth
Global growth appears to have bottomed out but there is no rebound in sight and risks ranging from trade tensions to climate shocks makes the outlook uncertain, a top...
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.
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...
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...
Putin’s meaningless coup
Vladimir Putin may be setting himself up to remain Russia’s leader well beyond the end of his presidency, to no one’s surprise. In his annual state-of-the-nation speech...
Closing the SDG gap
As global business and political leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, they should ask themselves one big question: Will the world...
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.
Vladimir Putin may be setting himself up to remain Russia’s leader well beyond the end of his presidency, to no one’s surprise. In his annual state-of-the-nation speech earlier this week, he laid out a roadmap for overhauling Russia’s political institutions, implying a major constitutional shakeup. The entire Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, immediately resigned.
The art of making impact investing really work
There is a growing consensus that capitalism needs to be reimagined. The influential Business Roundtable in the United States recently issued an appeal for corporate...
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....
Barcelona won their first game under Quique Setien, Erling Braut Haaland enjoyed a dream debut with Borussia Dortmund and Juventus ominously extended their lead at the top of Serie A. AFP Sport looks back at some of the main talking points from around Europe:
Chiefs, 49ers to clash in Super Bowl
Raheem Mostert rushed for four touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay 37-20 to book a spot in the Super Bowl where they will face Kansas City, who...
Djokovic survives scare at Australian Open
Novak Djokovic survived a scare to join Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round as heavy downpours caused chaos Monday, forcing organizers...
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...
Stern made the NBA what it is today
David Stern once predicted that the NBA would have a division in Europe within 10 years.
Guardiola targets second place
Manchester City will target second place in the Premier League and focus on cup competitions with unbeaten league leaders Liverpool too far ahead to reel in, manager...
Reds power past United, go 16 points clear
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...
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.
Novak Djokovic survived a scare to join Roger Federer and Serena Williams in the Australian Open second round as heavy downpours caused chaos Monday, forcing organizers to postpone a swathe of matches. Defending champion Djokovic was made to sweat before beating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in four sets on the first day, when fears over air pollution were replaced by disruption caused by rain.
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...
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...
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.
“It’s important to be clear that the problem is with the venue and not the association,” says Metropolis Association founder Hania Mroue. “We secured funding for all our programs, activities, etc. for the coming year. That’s still the case.
‘Parasite’ wins at SAG Awards
“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood’s award season.
‘1917’ takes top honor at PGA
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...
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.
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...
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.