The use of Lebanon’s Military Tribunal should be reviewed, Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm said Friday, after the protester who kicked a minister’s bodyguard was summoned to the court earlier this week.
Health minister says there two other suspected cases
Health minister says there two other suspected cases
US Taliban agreement expected
An agreement between the United States and the Afghan Taliban is expected to be signed on Feb. 29, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Friday.
Daesh supporter pleads guilty to London bomb plot
A British woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Pauls Cathedral.
Israel announces first coronavirus case
One of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China late last year,...
Prices rose 45 percent over past months: watchdog
Prices have risen by 45.16 percent since the beginning of October, Lebanon’s Consumer Protection Association announced Friday.
Beirut Airport to upgrade security: Fahmi
The Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport will match the standards of developed countries in terms of airport security, Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said during...
Ghosn postpones suit seeking retirement pay
Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn delayed Friday a lawsuit seeking a hefty retirement payout from his former employer Renault, saying the French car-maker had not given them...
Testy EU budget talks blocked
Major contributors to the European Union's budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting that they would not stump up more funds for the bloc's...
Trump savoring scrambled Dem race
Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take...
China reports uptick in Coronavirus cases
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus Friday, boosted by more than 200 people testing positive for the disease in two prisons outside of Hubei province,...
One of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China late last year, the first case to be reported inside Israel, the Health Ministry said Friday.
Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles fired from Yemen
Saudi Arabia said Friday it had intercepted several ballistic missiles fired from Yemen towards Saudi cities as finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of...
Iran votes in elections favoring conservatives
Iranians are voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the...
Erdogan: Turkey will not withdraw from Idlib
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for "concrete action" to prevent a crisis in Syria's last rebel stronghold in a phone call with his French and German...
Coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities
The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities, a health ministry official said Friday, according to the official IRNA news agency. Iran confirmed 13 new...
The Lebanese pound fell to L.L.2,440 to the dollar Friday, reversing a three day upward trend.
Exchange shops Friday morning were selling the dollar for L.L.2,465 and buying it for L.L.2,415.
Lebanese pound rises slightly for third day
The Lebanese pound slightly rose Thursday for the third straight day, with the rate of the dollar at around L.L.2,415 as the Lebanese authorities started talks with the...
Egypt refrains from rate cut again as virus jolts global outlook
Egypt held interest rates for the second straight month as the virus outbreak in China stoked concerns over global economic growth and inflation quickened more than...
Watchdog places Iran on financing blacklist
The global dirty money watchdog placed Iran on its blacklist on Friday after it failed to comply with international anti-terrorism financing norms, a move that will...
Global central bankers scour shopping malls, manufacturers for coronavirus playbook
In the days after a new virus was identified in China on Dec. 31, global central bankers fell back on past experience for a comforting early analysis.
Financial Prosecutor charges 17 more exchange dealers
State Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim charged 17 currency exchange dealers in Beirut with violating the exchange laws Wednesday.
Lebanese Pound makes slight gains against dollar
The exchange rate of the Lebanese pound slightly dropped Wednesday after surging throughout last week.
Renault cut to Junk, capping disastrous year without Ghosn
Renault SA had its credit rating cut to junk by Moody’s Investors Service after the French carmaker posted its first annual loss in a decade and indicated operating...
Egypt held interest rates for the second straight month as the virus outbreak in China stoked concerns over global economic growth and inflation quickened more than expected.
Turkish lira weakens further
The Turkish lira and bonds slipped Friday as increasing conflict in neighbouring Syria unsettled investors, with the market also hit by a global flight to safe-haven...
Qatar Airways spends $600 million to lift stake in BA owner to 25 percent
Qatar Airways has bought a $600 million stake in British Airways-owner IAG to increase its holding to 25.1 percent, strengthening its position ahead of a change in IAG...
U.A.E. cracks down on misuse of home loans to limit risks from property slump
The United Arab Emirates is cracking down on the misuse of home loans to prevent risky borrowing as an ongoing property slump weighs on banks.
Airlines warn of first global traffic drop since 2009 on virus
The airline industry expects the first annual decline in global passenger demand in 11 years, after tallying up the initial impact of the thousands of flights canceled...
Gold just hit a seven year high on virus fears
Gold reached a new seven-year high as investors sought safety assets on concerns the coronavirus outbreak will hurt global growth
Europe’s rocky road to economic recovery just got even longer
German businessman Peter Fenkl always assumed 2020 would be an uphill battle. But less than two months into the year, it’s clear the challenge is much bigger
China cuts interest rates to battle coronavirus impact
China announced Thursday it would cut interest rates in a bid to boost the economy, as it battles the economic fallout of the new coronavirus outbreak.
Let’s be very clear: Although Lebanon’s new government will undoubtedly secure a rubber stamp vote of confidence in Parliament in the next couple of days, it has already failed to achieve it in every way that actually matters.
On verge of extreme poverty
In the past few months, Lebanese people have watched with alarm as their already-poor purchasing power saw a massive decline, and many have tried to shrug off this...
The end of the EU’s Brexit bounce
After the United Kingdom voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, policymakers and political leaders across Europe feared that they, too, would soon face a similar...
Who can beat Trump?
The U.S. presidential election in November is the most consequential in modern history. Whether the increasingly authoritarian, vindictive and dangerous Donald Trump...
Fantasy fiscal policy
Will the next recession be worse than you think? With the major central banks having little space for further interest-rate cuts, might the next cyclical downturn...
Time for action, not words
More than a week after the announcement of the disastrous Trump-Netanyahu “peace plan of the century” the media has been brimming with condemnations from the...
Palestine is not for sale
The Middle East peace plan unveiled Tuesday by U.S. President Donald Trump made one thing abundantly clear: People already on trial for crimes against their own...
Trainwreck of a deal
Fifty years ago, the respected British philosopher Bertrand Russell, who devoted his life to the search for peace with justice
After the United Kingdom voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, policymakers and political leaders across Europe feared that they, too, would soon face a similar crisis.
Social Democracy beats Democratic Socialism
It used to be an unwritten rule of U.S. politics that a socialist could never qualify for high national office. But now a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist,” U.S....
Trump’s travel ban benefits only China
Overwhelmed by the coronavirus panic, U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment folderol, and the chaotic Iowa Democratic caucuses, few took notice of the Trump...
Case for global health diplomacy
BOSTON: One of the hallmarks of an effective foreign policy is that it runs in the background, neither loud nor especially visible. Governments must urgently adopt such...
Will the next recession be worse than you think? With the major central banks having little space for further interest-rate cuts, might the next cyclical downturn become a crash? In theory, fiscal policy can go far in filling the void.
The normalization of Trumpism
Donald Trump’s speech here at the World Economic Forum went over relatively well.
FBI abused its powers with spying on Page
As America weighs abuses of power in this season of impeachment and trial, it’s worth taking a careful second look at the FBI’s behavior in its “Crossfire Hurricane”...
Impeachment brings clarity in rough days
Since Watergate, presidents and their aides have warned that impeachment is destabilizing to foreign policy.
Eden Hazard's return should prove timely ahead of a crucial week for Real Madrid, but fitting him into the team may not be a simple task for Zinedine Zidane.
Inter seeking to 'bounce back' against Sampdoria before Juventus showdown
Antonio Conte warned Inter Milan need to bounce back from recent setbacks against Sampdoria Saturday to keep pace with leading duo Juventus and Lazio, before their...
Federer to miss French Open after knee surgery
Roger Federer has said he will miss a number of tournaments, including the French Open that begins in May, after undergoing knee surgery in Switzerland Wednesday.
Emotional Osaka endures surprise Fed Cup loss to Sorribes
A tearful Naomi Osaka followed up her Australian Open disappointment with another surprise defeat Friday when she was beaten 6-0, 6-3 by world number 78 Sara Sorribes...
Red-hot Lakers beat Nuggets in overtime, Pacers snap losing streak
Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver 120-116 in overtime in the final game before the all-star break for two of the top...
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for three weeks
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, the Premier League leaders...
Guardiola calm about Sterling's flattering Real comments
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola appeared unfazed by his winger Raheem Sterling's decision to pose with a Real Madrid shirt on the front of Spanish newspaper AS in...
Guardiola will '100 percent' stay at Man City despite Euro ban
Pep Guardiola insisted on Wednesday that he will stay with Manchester City and vowed that the "truth will prevail" over their shock two-year ban from European...
Serena needs fresh approach to surpass Court, says coach
Former world number one Serena Williams must rethink her approach to Grand Slams after her latest bid to win a record-equalling 24th major prize came unstuck at...
Thiem edges closer to slam breakthrough
Dominic Thiem finished second-best for the third time in a Grand Slam final Sunday, but the 26-year-old Austrian will leave Melbourne Park confident that he is not too...
Djokovic wins eighth Australian crown
Novak Djokovic endured a fierce challenge to his Melbourne Park reign before overhauling Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 in a thriller Sunday to clinch an eighth...
Anthony Davis scored a team-high 33 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Denver 120-116 in overtime in the final game before the all-star break for two of the top teams in the West.
Williamson firing on all cylinders puts away Trail Blazers
Rookie Zion Williamson, who missed the last game with a sore ankle, scored a career-high 31 points as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers...
Raptors extend streak to 15, Bucks rally past Kings
Pascal Siakam scored 34 points as the Toronto Raptors shrugged off their injury problems to extend their winning streak to 15 games Monday with a 137-126 defeat of the...
Bogdanovic hits winner for Jazz, Celtics win seventh straight
Bojan Bogdanovic shook off a frustrating shooting night by nailing a clutch three pointer at the buzzer to lift the Utah Jazz to a 114-113 win over the Houston Rockets...
Raptors beat Brooklyn to extend club-best winning streak
Fred VanVleet scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors extended their franchise-best winning streak to 14 games with a 119-118 victory...
Jon Jones retained his title at UFC 247, beating Dominick Reyes by unanimous decision.
Tokyo Olympic boss 'extremely worried' about deadly virus
The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organizers are "extremely worried" about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on...
After leading Chiefs to Super Bowl win, the future belongs to Mahomes
The Kansas City Chiefs ended a 50-year Super Bowl drought with a dramatic 31-20 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in a breathtaking finish to the...
Shakira, Trump and Kobe: five moments from the Super Bowl halftime show
Despite standing only five-seven, Shakira occupied the Hard Rock Stadium like the NFL giants during the half-time spectacle on Sunday.
Mahomes, Chiefs aim for end to Super Bowl drought
It has been 50 years since the Kansas City Chiefs last appeared in the Super Bowl - and Patrick Mahomes is determined to make sure it has been worth the wait.
Spain's six times MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has signed a four-year contract extension with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) through to the end of 2024, the team said Thursday.
Chinese F1 postponed because of coronavirus fears
The Chinese Grand Prix scheduled for April 19 has been postponed because of the "continued spread" of the coronavirus, motorsport's governing body FIA announced...
Mercedes F1 team signal future intent with Ineos deal
Formula One champions Mercedes sent a statement of intent about their future Monday with the announcement of a five-year principal sponsorship deal with British...
The artworks are a counter narrative to the paintings he was obligated to produce as a war artist in the Iraqi army during the Gulf War.
'To All the Boys' stars on Hollywood rader
he 2018 release of the Netflix teen rom-com "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," changed the lives of its stars, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, by putting them on...
Egypt pulls plug on popular street music
The ban targets mahraganat music, rooted in impoverished Cairo suburbs, that went mainstream after Egypt's 2011 uprising
Elton John intends to finish Down Under tour
Videos of Sunday night's performance showed John breaking down in tears as he told the cheering crowd he couldn't go on any longer
Berlinale highlights diversity, Nazi past
One of Europe’s biggest cinema events alongside Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale will this year showcase female directors and political films from across the globe...
Controversy amid the glitter at Rio carnival
In a Brazil deeply polarized by President Jair Bolsonaro's far-right politics, Mangueira is planning a show with a message: It will depict Jesus returning to Earth in...
Dar El-Nimer launches outreach program
Awafi seeks to take cultural initiatives outside the walls of the Clemenceau arts space and straight to those in need
Demand for disease-themed entertainment rises
As the world confronts the spread of a deadly new virus, interest in disease-themed movies, games and TV series has exploded, with worried viewers turning to...
Polar Music Prizes fete songwriter, soprano
American songwriter Diane Warren and Russian soprano Anna Netrebko are the winners of this year's Polar Music Prizes, the Swedish award often described as the Nobel...
Rolling Stones returning to North America
Formed in 1962, the band announced a 15-city tour Thursday
One of Europe’s biggest cinema events alongside Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale will this year showcase female directors and political films from across the globe while also confronting hard truths about its own murky history
Bong happy grim comedy succeeded
Bong’s dark comic thriller about two families on the opposite ends of South Korea’s social spectrum
Coronavirus dampens China’s cinema ambitions
Normally, blockbuster films are released and consumers pack cinemas -- but this year, all was quiet
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is worth seeing
Respectful of the video game brand, “Sonic the Hedgehog” is a feel-good buddy movie for both adults and their own little aliens.
'Racist' human-hunting film now set for release
Scheduled for release last September, the film attracted the attention of Trump, who appeared to slam it as "racist."
Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people.
'True Grit’ novelist dies, aged 86
Portis was among the most admired authors to nearly vanish from public consciousness in his own lifetime. His fans included Tom Wolfe, Roy Blount Jr. and Larry...
AE Hotchner, friend to the famous, dead at 102
His street smarts and famous pals led to a loving, litigated memoir of Ernest Hemingway, business adventures with Paul Newman and a book about his Depression-era...
Hollywood mourns Kirk Douglas
As news of the 103-year-old actor's death broke, celebrities took to social media to honor his legacy.
Kirk Douglas' rags to riches story
'You know, I never wanted to be a movie actor. My goal in life was to be a star on the stage. Now I know how to do it. Build your own theater."
French fashion house Chanel said Monday it was postponing a show set for May in Beijing following an outbreak of a new coronavirus that has infected some 70,000 people across China.
Victoria Beckham's black dresses, chunky platform boots stage 'gentle rebellion'
Victoria Beckham chose black dresses paired with distinctive belts and chunky thigh-high platform boots for a collection she characterized as a "gentle rebellion" at...
Patient plays violin to save her music as surgeons remove brain tumor
A patient at a British hospital played the violin while a tumor was removed from her brain so that surgeons could preserve her ability to play music and her 40-year...
Morocco fortress village hopes to draw 'Game of Thrones' fans
Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", but fewer know they can visit the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
UAE falcon hospital a window into Emirati tradition
Eid al-Qobeissy's two birds perch majestically in the waiting room of Abu Dhabi's falcon hospital, awaiting a routine check-up ahead of their hunting trip to Azerbaijan.
Russian artist, partner held over sex tape that sank Macron ally
French police held a Russian activist and his girlfriend for questioning Sunday over a sex tape released online that brought down President Emmanuel Macron's favoured...
U.K. TV star Flack under pressure from 'show trial', management says after suicide
The management team of British TV presenter Caroline Flack, who committed suicide Saturday, has accused prosecutors of pursuing a "show trial" over domestic abuse...
Turkish author fears for her life if she returns home
Exiled Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan expected to be a convicted woman by now with a life sentence hanging over her head.
A patient at a British hospital played the violin while a tumor was removed from her brain so that surgeons could preserve her ability to play music and her 40-year passion for the instrument.