In the fifth consecutive week of Lebanon’s mass protests, hundreds of employees of state-owned mobile companies Alfa and touch have protested to demand caretaker Telecommunications Minister Mohamed Choucair sign their collective work contract.
Man who crossed into Israel returned to Army
A Lebanese man who crossed the southern border into Israel over the weekend was returned to the Army Monday via the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon, an Army statement said.
At Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape
Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing...
Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data showed Monday, confirming a sharp rise under the leadership...
Airstrike on Libya biscuit factory kills seven
At least seven civilians were killed, most of them foreign workers, and 30 wounded in an airstrike Monday that hit a biscuit factory in southern Tripoli, Libya’s Health...
Pension plan isn’t fully baked: officials
Along with the controversial general amnesty bill, the roster of legislative proposals slated to head to Parliament (if it isn’t postponed) Tuesday includes a...
Beirut Marathon Association cancels 2019 race
The 2019 Beirut marathon was cancelled after being postponed due to nationwide protests across the country, the Beirut Marathon Association announced Monday.
Alfa, Touch employees protest, demand benefits
ozens of employees at mobile companies Alfa and Touch protested at Riad al-Solh Square Monday, demanding that caretaker Telecommunications Minister Mohamed Choucair...
Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles.
Police in Georgia detain protesters demanding early election
Police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters near Georgia's parliament Monday and arrested several, a Reuters reporter said.
Trump tweets he might be willing to testify in impeachment inquiry
U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine "even though I did nothing wrong."
Russia detains activists after giant blow-up whale protest near Kremlin
Russian police detained two activists Monday after they floated a giant inflatable killer whale on the Moskva River outside the Kremlin to call on authorities to...
At least seven civilians were killed, most of them foreign workers, and 30 wounded in an airstrike Monday that hit a biscuit factory in southern Tripoli, Libya’s Health Ministry said.
Iran spy agency leaks reveal vast sway in Iraq
Reports Monday on a trove of leaked Iranian intelligence documents drove home the depth of its influence in Iraq, where anti-government protesters have accused Tehran...
Kuwait PM declines reappointment
Kuwait’s caretaker Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier Monday, rebuffing the offer from the ruling emir after submitting the...
Iran in new nuclear deal breach: IAEA
Iran has breached another limit of its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating slightly more than 130 tons of heavy water, a substance used in a type of reactor...
Iran breaches another nuclear deal cap, on heavy water stock
Iran has breached another limit of its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating more than 130 tonnes of heavy water, a moderator used in a type of reactor Iran is...
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 at lower interest rates.
Lebanon car sales drop 27 pct in first 10 months
New car sales in Lebanon continue to plunge as the economy experiences sharp deterioration.
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.
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.
ABL sets week limit of $1,000 for dollar accounts
The Association of Banks in Lebanon agreed a set of temporary directives for commercial banks including a $1,000 cap on weekly withdrawals from U.
ABL calls on banks operating in Lebanon to reopen Tuesday
ABL calls on banks operating in Lebanon to reopen Tuesday
Bank employees end strike, banks to open Tuesday or Wednesday: source
Bank employees end strike, banks to open Tuesday or Wednesday: source
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 Max has stymied the U.S. company’s sales campaigns at the biennial event.
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.
Aramco in race for IPO record
Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the price range set by the oil giant Sunday
Crown jewel stirs loyal Saudi demand for Aramco
From taxi drivers to preachers, Saudis clamoring to own part of state oil giant Aramco went online and to local banks Sunday at the start of a long-delayed share sale...
Disappearing dollars drive trading dependence
As dollars dry up, global finance is growing increasingly dependent on opaque currency trading to keep cash flowing.
ECB: climate change risks in bank stress tests
The European Central Bank is considering including climate-change risks in future European banking stress tests, ECB Vice President Luis De Guindos said Thursday.
Alibaba launches $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group launched the share sale for its Hong Kong listing Wednesday, braving unrest in the global financial hub to try to raise up to...
Powell: Sustained expansion likely for US economy
U.S. central bankers see a “sustained expansion” ahead for the country’s economy, with the full impact of recent interest rate cuts still to be felt and low...
Eleven thousand dollars. It’s a lot of money.
Green markets for equitable growth
The climate crisis and the 2008 financial crisis are two sides of the same coin.
The impeachment blues
The most dismaying thing about the impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump is that they are falling so short of the constitutional gravamen of the...
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.
Uprising washes over moderate voices
Last month I closed my eyes and held hands with fellow Lebanese forming a human ring across the country to express our solidarity, unity and commitment to build a...
China’s risky endgame in Hong Kong
Although the rapid escalation of violence in Hong Kong seems terrifying enough, things may be about to get much worse. The communique of the recently concluded fourth...
Lebanon’s morale-boosting result against South Korea last week was somewhat tempered by the news that overseas triumvirate Hilal al-Helwe, Bassel Jradi and Joan Oumari were doubtful for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at home to North Korea.
England impress but coach knows finals different
The numbers behind England’s successful Euro 2020 qualification highlight just how emphatically Gareth Southgate’s side have secured their place in next year’s finals.
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.
Ronaldo hits 99 as Portugal head to Euros
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 99th international goal as the defending champions edged past Luxembourg 2-0 in difficult conditions away from home Sunday...
Winks, Mount net first England goals
England wrapped up their impressive Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 4-0 rout of Kosovo Sunday as maiden international goals from Harry Winks and Mason Mount...
City’s appeal against probe thrown out
Manchester City’s attempt to halt a UEFA investigation into allegations that the club breached financial fair play regulations has failed after its appeal to the Court...
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.
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.
‘Ford v Ferrari’: Racing, friendship at 230 mph
You don’t need to be a motor racing fan to watch “Ford v Ferrari” because the battle to win is played out as much between the men making the cars as those behind the...
Protest graffiti fills posh Beirut Downtown
A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of color to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon’s uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the...
Banderas opens Malaga theater with ‘Chorus Line’
Hollywood star Antonio Banderas threw open the doors of his own theater in his hometown of Malaga in southern Spain Friday, with an inaugural performance of “A Chorus...
Electronic music festival rocks Tunisian desert
A two-day electronic music festival got underway Saturday in the southern Tunisian desert where the original Star Wars movie was filmed, drawing thousands of fans and...
Munir al-Shindi could not get parts for his classic cars in the blockaded Gaza Strip, so he decided to fashion his own solution.
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...
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...
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...
Iraqi Kurds turn to Zoroastrianism as faith, identity entwine
In a ceremony at an ancient, ruined temple in northern Iraq, Faiza Fuad joined a growing number of Kurds who are leaving Islam to embrace the faith of their ancestors -...
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.