Lebanon registered 32 new coronavirus deaths and 1,695 cases in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Saturday, as another vaccine shipment arrived in the country.
Eight universities to acquire Pfizer vaccine
Eight universities in Lebanon will start acquiring coronavirus vaccines privately, seeking to kick-off the new academic year in-person, as they signed agreements with...
US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies as Russia protests called
The United States on Sunday warned Russia of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison, as the opposition politician's team...
Chadian military says advancing rebel column 'decimated'
The Chadian military said it had halted an advance by rebels coming from neighboring Libya, but the rebel group said Sunday that it was pressing ahead after the...
Gaza record record daily virus deaths
The Gaza Strip recorded its highest-ever daily toll of coronavirus deaths, authorities said Sunday, as the Israeli-blockaded territory struggles with a dearth of...
Lebanon registers 45 new coronavirus deaths, 2,008 cases
Lebanon registered 45 new coronavirus deaths and 2,008 cases, the Health Ministry said Friday, as a leading physician in the country against the pandemic warned of...
Hezbollah braces for the worst in Lebanon collapse
Lebanon's Hezbollah has made preparations for an all-out collapse of the fracturing state, issuing ration cards for food, importing medicine and readying storage for...
Ghajar blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria
Lebanon's energy minister on Thursday blamed the country's chronic fuel shortages on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies into war-torn Syria.
The United States on Sunday warned Russia of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison, as the opposition politician's team called for mass protests across Russia to help save his life.
Cuba's Raul Castro leaves the political stage, his legacy yet to be written
Raul Castro, who is retiring from high public office, for most of his life toiled in the shadow of his older brother, Fidel Castro.
Prince Philip laid to rest as queen sits alone
As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his...
Russia beefs up warship presence in Black Sea as Ukraine tensions simmer
Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval...
The Gaza Strip recorded its highest-ever daily toll of coronavirus deaths, authorities said Sunday, as the Israeli-blockaded territory struggles with a dearth of vaccines.
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck southwestern Iran along the Gulf.
Israel and Greece sign record defence deal
Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on Sunday would strengthen political and economic ties between the countries.
Senior Muslim cleric Qaradawi contracts COVID-19
Senior Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar and is a spiritual leader for the Muslim Brotherhood, has contracted COVID-19, his official...
COVID vaccination a requirement to perform Umra pilgrimage
Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement to perform the Umra pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi state TV said on Sunday, citing a government official.
The Lebanese pound nudged higher on the black market Saturday, trading at LL12,350 against the dollar.
This is how forensic auditing works
All or most Lebanese will probably follow the news of forensic auditing of the Central Bank’s accounts to determine if the governor of BDL truly violated the law.
Mideast's largest mall operator to expand amid vaccine hopes
The Middle East's largest operator of malls expects revenue and earnings to climb back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year and is moving full steam ahead...
Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor
Syria's central bank devalued the pound on Thursday, bringing the currency's official exchange rate closer to the black market rate, two days after the government...
Tech retakes market lead as investors eye yields, earnings
U.S. technology and growth stocks have taken the market's reins in recent weeks, pausing a rotation into value shares as investors assess the trajectory of bond yields...
Lebanese pound down again on black market
The Lebanese pound fell on the black market Friday, trading at LL12,450 against the dollar.
Banks transfer $240M for students abroad
The Association of Banks in Lebanon said Thursday that Lebanese lenders have transferred $240 million to Lebanese students studying abroad to cover their tuitions.
Lebanese pound up against dollar on black market
The Lebanese pound gained on the black market Thursday, trading at LL12,150 against the dollar.
The Middle East's largest operator of malls expects revenue and earnings to climb back to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year and is moving full steam ahead with plans to develop its biggest mall ever.
Syria's Assad dismisses central bank chief Karfoul
President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed Syria's Central Bank Governor Hazem Karfoul, the state news agency reported on Tuesday.
IMF: Lebanon risks economic contraction in 2021
Lebanon, in the midst of its worst financial crisis ever, is the only economy in the Middle East at risk of further contraction this year, the International Monetary...
Saudi $7 trillion investment goal puts spotlight on oil prices
In order to wean Saudi Arabia off its dependency on crude the kingdom needs higher oil prices.
U.S. technology and growth stocks have taken the market's reins in recent weeks, pausing a rotation into value shares as investors assess the trajectory of bond yields and upcoming earnings reports.
Crypto flagship Coinbase jumps 11% after stormy Nasdaq debut
Coinbase Global Inc shares jumped 11% in early trading on Thursday, a day after the cryptocurrency exchange went public in a high-profile debut on the Nasdaq that...
Coinbase listing marks latest step in crypto's march to the mainstream
Coinbase Global Inc, the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, will list on the Nasdaq on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the journey of virtual currencies from niche...
Bitcoin hits record high before landmark Coinbase IPO
Bitcoin hit a record of $62,575 on Tuesday, extending its 2021 rally to new heights.
IMF sees slower recovery for eurozone than US
The IMF said Tuesday that the eurozone economy would expand faster than previously expected in 2021, but Europe will be slower than the US to recover from the pandemic...
To stop the climate crisis from becoming a permanent catastrophe, we must limit the rise in global termperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Education beyond the pandemic
Even before the pandemic, in many parts of the world, too many children are left behind with no access to school or resources to have appropriate learning.
An Iranian nuclear deal will usher a regional Cold War
The crippling sanctions as a result of the maximum pressure policy imposed against Iran since former president Trump’s administration pulled out of the JCPOC, have...
Is Iran and China’s new strategic partnership a game changer for the Middle East?
Despite Iran’s current weakness, Beijing sees the country as a strategic prize in the long run.
Lebanon: A fragile or failed state?
Next week, the Lebanese people will be commemorating the Civil War that erupted on April 13, 1975, and ended with Taif Agreement in 1990.
The recent flurry of diplomatic activities and frequent trips by Lebanese factions to Moscow, left the impression that Russia is poised to assume a mediating role in Lebanon in an attempt to extend its influence from a war shattered Syria to a politically crippled and financially bankrupt Lebanon.
Sheffield United's relegation from the Premier League was sealed when they lost 1-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers Saturday.
Norwich promoted to Premier League despite defeat as rivals drop points
Norwich City clinched promotion to the Premier League with five games to spare on Saturday after rivals Brentford and Swansea City failed to win their Championship...
Tsitsipas beats Rublev in Monte Carlo final for first Masters 1000 title
Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 Sunday in a one-sided final in the Monte Carlo Open for his first Masters 1000 title.
Nadal's bid for 12th Monte Carlo title ended by Rublev
Rafael Nadal's bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia's Andrey Rublev, who swept to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 quarterfinal win Friday.
Curry scores 53 to pass Chamberlain for Warriors record
Steph Curry erupted with 53 points to pass Wilt Chamberlain's all-time Golden State scoring record Monday as the Warriors downed the Denver Nuggets 116-107.
Messi fires Barca to Cup final win over Athletic Bilbao
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in Saturday's Copa del Rey final to win the trophy for a record-extending 31st time.
Nketiah's late leveller saves Arsenal as Fulham suffer survival blow
Eddie Nketiah delivered a hammer blow to Fulham's bid for Premier League survival as the Arsenal striker's last-gasp goal rescued a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium...
Juve slip to fourth in Serie A after late loss to Atalanta
Juventus slipped to a last-gasp 1-0 defeat at Atalanta Sunday as Gian Piero Gasperini's side leapfrogged the champions into third place in the Serie A standings.
'Awful' Djokovic knocked out in Monte Carlo
Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters Thursday following an "awful performance" in a 6-4, 7-5 defeat by Dan Evans, while 11-time champion Rafael Nadal...
French Open delayed by a week in hope that more spectators can attend
The French Open was Thursday delayed by a week to May 30-June 13 in the hope that heightened Covid-19 restrictions in France will have eased by then to allow the...
James injury rocks Lakers in loss to Hawks
LeBron James crashed out of the Los Angeles Lakers' 99-94 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday with a right ankle injury that will sideline the NBA superstar indefinitely.
Ronnie O'Sullivan insisted Friday he had no interest in equalling Stephen Hendry's modern-day record of seven titles on the eve of defending his world snooker championship crown.
Japan hails 'bright news' of Matsuyama's Masters win
Japan sucked in its breath as Hideki Matsuyama almost blew his chance to win the Masters but the golfer's one-shot victory at Augusta National sparked a joyous reaction...
UFC's McGregor announces third fight with Poirier
Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is set for a third fight against Dustin Poirier, who became the first man to knock out him out in January.
Francis Ngannou stops Miocic, claims UFC heavyweight title
Francis Ngannou has been the next big thing in the UFC heavyweight division for several years.
International spectators to be barred from entering Japan for Olympics
International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer's Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, organizers said Saturday, setting the...
Max Verstappen kept his cool to claim a chaotic rain-hit Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Sunday as seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton recovered from a rare mistake to sneak in second.
Hamilton sees off the Red Bulls to seize his 99th pole
Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola Saturday with Red Bull's Sergio Perez joining the seven-time Formula One world...
Hamilton holds off Verstappen in epic Bahrain opener
Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes Sunday after an epic, knife-edge battle with Red Bull's Max...
Red Bull's Verstappen grabs opening pole in Bahrain
Red Bull's Max Verstappen set himself up as favorite for the first race of the Formula One season after a perfect pole position in Bahrain Saturday.
Eight Egyptian architects have won an international competition for the reconstruction of the historic Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq, selection organiser UNESCO said Thursday.
French theater group offers medicinal poetry
The project began modestly with poetry readings over the phone for anyone needing a little uplift. Planned before the pandemic, it began just at the right moment in...
Italian piano maker sees craft threatened
The 58-year-old fears his ancient trade could disappear entirely in Italy, the country that invented the pianoforte at the end of the 17th century, largely due to the...
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli serenades Saudi ruin
An area roughly the size of Belgium, Al-Ula, with its Nabatean tombs and art chiselled into caramel-hued rock, is being groomed as the centrepiece of Saudi tourism...
BAFTAs pushes diversity at film awards
American recession drama "Nomadland" and British coming-of-age story "Rocks" lead nominations at this weekend's BAFTA awards with seven nods each, but the race remains...
Libyan capital's neglected Old City gets facelift
In alleys criss-crossing the Libyan capital's Old City, construction crews are hard at work restoring former glory to architectural treasures neglected under...
Ruins, ghosts and cats: Rome's 'Area Sacra' to welcome visitors
History buffs will be able to roam the ruins of Rome's "Area Sacra," perhaps catching a glimpse of Julius Caesar's ghost, after the site becomes an open-air museum next...
Jumping the gun: Saudis keep 'Taasheer' war dance alive
In Saudi Arabia's west, classic muzzle-loading rifles are carefully prepared for the traditional "Taasheer" war dance, a striking display of leaping and gunpowder blasts.
The 58-year-old fears his ancient trade could disappear entirely in Italy, the country that invented the pianoforte at the end of the 17th century, largely due to the pandemic.
American recession drama "Nomadland" and British coming-of-age story "Rocks" lead nominations at this weekend's BAFTA awards with seven nods each, but the race remains open with a list of contenders that shines the spotlight on diversity.
World’s priciest painting not really da Vinci
‘The request by “MBS” was very clear: Show the Salvator Mundi next to the Mona Lisa, and present it as 100 percent a da Vinci,’ the French official says, but his...
Reality TV show sparks anger in Algeria
‘Le DZ à Dubaï’ (‘DZ’ being Arabic shorthand for ‘Algeria’ or ‘Algerian’) brings together a group of Algerian social media influencers, former models and rappers in a...
The curtain falls on Italian film censorship
The most famous victim of the Italian censor was Bernardo Bertolucci’s steamy Oscar-nominated 1972 classic ‘Last Tango in Paris,’ all copies of which were destroyed...
Review: In 'Tina,' the final word from a legendary survivor
In the opening moments of the HBO documentary "Tina," Tina Turner doesn't just command the stage as she's belting out "Ask Me How I Feel" for a giant stadium of fans.
Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom's vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink.
Syria reporters start Spain's first refugee-led news site
Before arriving in Madrid, Muhammed, Ayham, Okba and Moussa honed their skills as journalists during Syria's bloody civil war and now they have opened Spain's first...
Fauci sees decision on US resuming J&J vaccine by Friday
A decision on whether to end a US pause in vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 shot is likely by Friday, top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said Sunday.
J&J asked rival COVID-19 vaccine makers to probe clotting risks
Johnson & Johnson had reached out to rival COVID-19 vaccine makers to join in an effort to study the risks of blood clots, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday,...
UAE partners with Japan's iSpace to send rover to the moon in 2022
Lunar exploration company iSpace will transport a United Arab Emirates rover to the moon in 2022, the company said on Wednesday, as the UAE pushes for rapid expansion...
Dubai parts with curtain covers for restaurants in Ramadan
Dubai is parting with a longstanding requirement that restaurants be covered by curtains in the daytime during Ramadan to shield the sight of food from people fasting.
United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman
The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut.
Pandemic lends modern twist to French vintage fashion sales
In Artcurial's auction house overlooking the shuttered boutiques of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, vintage fashion expert Clara Vivien is overseeing the sale of...
Cyprus's cabinet all receive AstraZeneca shots to win over public
Cyprus's entire cabinet was inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 on Thursday in an attempt to win over a cautious public on the safety of the shots.
Europe's vaccine rollout hit by doubts over J&J, AstraZeneca shots
UPDATE 2-Arrested Suez ship fit for onward passage, manager says
Europe's choppy vaccine rollout hit more trouble on Wednesday after U.S. drugmaker Johnson & Johnson delayed its COVID-19 shot and Denmark said it would drop a similar...
US pauses J&J vaccine over rare blood clots
U.S. federal health agencies on Tuesday recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after six women under 50 who had received it developed rare...
Lunar exploration company iSpace will transport a United Arab Emirates rover to the moon in 2022, the company said on Wednesday, as the UAE pushes for rapid expansion in the space exploration business to diversify its economy.
Geneva watch expo goes digital before Shanghai switch
Geneva's international expo of fine watches opened Wednesday with an online 2021 edition before shifting next week to Shanghai, where the coronavirus is under control.
Seats filled for first all-civilian spaceflight crew
A college science professor and an aerospace data analyst were named on Tuesday to round out a four-member crew for a SpaceX launch into orbit planned later this year...
NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from asteroid for 100 years
NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.
Major British travel company Jet2 said it was cancelling holidays until late June, blaming uncertainty from UK government plans for restarting international travel that were widely condemned by airlines.
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will start putting its hands-free highway driving technology in some of its pickup truck and Mustang models later this year.
Nissan-Renault rift at center of Japanese trial of American
The trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly in a Tokyo court is increasingly focusing on a rift between Nissan Motor Co.
UPDATE 1-Musk says Tesla would be shut down if its cars spied in China, elsewhere
Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk said on Saturday his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy, his first comments on news that China's military has...
In the green forest outside Berlin, a David and Goliath-style battle is playing out between electric carmaker Tesla and environmental campaigners who want to stop its planned "gigafactory".
Beast of five teeth: Chilean scientists unearth skunk that walked among dinosaurs
A fossil of a skunk-like mammal that lived during the age of dinosaurs has been discovered in Chilean Patagonia, adding further proof to recent evidence that mammals...
In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in key Africa wetlands
Hundreds of flamingos wade past waste in the murky waters of the vast Sijoumi lagoon, a critical wetland in the heart of Tunisia's capital threatened by overexpansion.
Saudi Arabia sees fields of green with major tree-planting drive
Saudi Arabia aims to plant 10 billion trees in the coming decades as part of an ambitious campaign unveiled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday to reduce...
'Alarm bells' as African elephants see sharp decline: conservationists
Decades of poaching and shrinking habitats have devastated elephant populations across Africa, conservationists said Thursday, warning that one sub-species found in...