Lebanon - The Daily Star (Lebanon)
Monday - 22nd October, 2018
Khashoggi killing huge mistake
WASHINGTON/LONDON: Saudi Arabia Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istan...
Saturday - 20th October, 2018
Cabinet formation efforts suffer setback over LF share
BEIRUT: A flurry of intensified political activity designed to announce the formation of a new gover...
Friday - 19th October, 2018
Cabinet ‘around the corner,’ minor obstacles remain
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri are putting the final touches...
Thursday - 18th October, 2018
Britain, EU decide to take more time to get Brexit right
BRUSSELS: Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and...
Wednesday - 17th October, 2018
Cabinet could form this week as hurdles topple one by one
BEIRUT: Barring last-minute hitches, Lebanon might have a new government this week after a flurry of...
Tuesday - 16th October, 2018
Cabinet efforts stepped up ahead of Aoun-Hariri meeting
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to meet with President Michel Aoun in the next f...
Monday - 15th October, 2018
Riyadh vows response to action over journalist
DUBAI/WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappe...
Saturday - 13th October, 2018
Gloomy prospects ahead of Aoun-Hariri meeting
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to meet with President Michel Aoun in the next c...
Friday - 12th October, 2018
No positive signs in Cabinet formation, Bassil indicates
BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Thursday gave no signs that progress had been m...
Thursday - 11th October, 2018
Hariri to present Aoun with ‘modified’ Cabinet formula
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to present President Michel Aoun with an amended...
Wednesday - 10th October, 2018
Haley resigns in latest Trump shakeup
WASHINGTON: U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is resigning, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesd...
Tuesday - 9th October, 2018
Heavy arms go, but Syria rebels stay sharp
AL-ISS, Syria: The young dust-covered rebel looked out warily from a dirt trench facing opposing reg...
Monday - 8th October, 2018
Syria rebels withdraw arms from buffer zone
AL-ISS, Syria / OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Turkish-backed rebels said Sunday that they expected to finish w...
Saturday - 6th October, 2018
Israeli forces kill three Palestinians, including one child
GAZA CITY / BEIRUT: Israeli forces killed three Palestinians, including one child, in Gaza, the stri...
Friday - 5th October, 2018
Hariri confident of govt within 10 days
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Thursday called on political leaders to offer concessio...
Thursday - 4th October, 2018
Hariri ‘very optimistic’ on Cabinet after Aoun talks
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Wednesday struck an upbeat note on the formation of a n...
Wednesday - 3rd October, 2018
Iraq President Salih names Abdul Mahdi PM
BAGHDAD / SULAIMANIYAH: Iraq’s Parliament Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham S...
Tuesday - 2nd October, 2018
BEIRUT: Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Monday told Beirut-based diplomats that Israeli fab...
Monday - 1st October, 2018
Death toll from Indonesia quake soars to 832
PALU, Indonesia: The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead S...
Saturday - 29th September, 2018
GAZA CITY, Palestine: Israeli troops killed six Palestinians, including two boys aged 12 and 14, and...
Friday - 28th September, 2018
Netanyahu lashes out at Iran, Hezbollah
BEIRUT / UNITED NATIONS: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday accused Hezbollah of usi...
Thursday - 27th September, 2018
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations will help Syrian refugees returning to their homeland from Lebano...
Wednesday - 26th September, 2018
Aoun, Abdullah discuss reopening border
NEW YORK: The Nassib border crossing between Syria and Jordan was the focus of a meeting between Pre...
Tuesday - 25th September, 2018
Parliament waves through key bills in first legislative session
BEIRUT: Armed with consensus among the country’s major political blocs, Parliament Monday passed a...
Monday - 24th September, 2018
Regional tensions rise as Iran’s Guard vows revenge
DUBAI: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard vowed Sunday to exact “deadly and unforgettable” venge...
Saturday - 22nd September, 2018
STL concludes hearings, verdict set for 2019
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands: Hearings have finally come to an end at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon,...
Thursday - 20th September, 2018
Parliament to decide on key bills as Cabinet still stalled
BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday called for a legislative session of Parliament at the outset o...
Wednesday - 19th September, 2018
Israeli forces kill six Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank
GAZA CITY/RAMALLAH/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli forces killed at least six Palestinians in 24 hours i...
Tuesday - 18th September, 2018
Russia, Turkey agree to create buffer zone in Idlib
SOCHI, Russia: Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib...
Monday - 17th September, 2018
Cabinet formation totally deadlocked, new talks fail
BEIRUT: The government formation process is totally deadlocked as a new round of consultations has s...
Saturday - 15th September, 2018
We are not numbers, we are people, victim tells STL
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands: The Legal Representative of Victims Friday highlighted the trauma suffere...
Friday - 14th September, 2018
U.S. marines conduct Syria drills with rebels
AMMAN/ISTANBUL/BEIRUT: A Syrian rebel commander said Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. mari...
Thursday - 13th September, 2018
Assassination-linked phones used to pin accused at STL
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands: The second day of closing arguments in the Rafik Hariri assassination tri...
Tuesday - 11th September, 2018
Aoun calls for ‘balanced’ govt, rejects accusations
STRASBOURG, France/BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun called Monday for the formation of a “balanced”...
Monday - 10th September, 2018
Geagea slams Bassil, urges Aoun to act to save his term
BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Sunday implicitly lashed out at the head of the Free Pat...
Saturday - 8th September, 2018
Protesters in Basra turn on Iran, torch consulate
BASRA/IRBIL, Iraq: Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq’s southern city of Basra Frida...
Friday - 7th September, 2018
Basra protests trigger main Iraqi port closure
BASRA, Iraq: Iraq’s main seaport closed down Thursday following clashes between protesters and sec...
Thursday - 6th September, 2018
U.K. charges two Russians for plot to kill Skripals
LONDON: Britain charged two Russians in absentia Wednesday with the attempted murder of a former Rus...
Wednesday - 5th September, 2018
Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
WASHINGTON: Quarreling and confusion marked the Senate hearing Tuesday for Supreme Court nominee Bre...
Tuesday - 4th September, 2018
Forward progress in Cabinet impasse but more work ahead
BEIRUT: Progress was made in the Cabinet deadlock Monday although political sources said that more w...
Monday - 3rd September, 2018
Lebanon slams U.S. over UNRWA
BEIRUT: Lebanon Sunday joined the global condemnation of the recent U.S. decision to cut all funding...
Saturday - 1st September, 2018
Cabinet deadlock awaits Aoun-Hariri meeting
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s fresh consultations with political leaders have so ...
Friday - 31st August, 2018
Moallem says Syria will go all the way in rebel-held Idlib
MOSCOW/BEIRUT: Syria’s foreign minister said government forces will “go all the way” in the re...
Thursday - 30th August, 2018
PM to present Cabinet draft this week
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to present President Michel Aoun with a draft Ca...
Wednesday - 29th August, 2018
Future warns of bid to undermine 2016 pact
BEIRUT: The Future Movement’s parliamentary bloc Tuesday warned against attempts to undermine the ...
Tuesday - 28th August, 2018
Iran asks U.N. court to halt U.S. sanctions
THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Iran warned Monday that reimposed U.S. sanctions would cripple its economy a...
Monday - 27th August, 2018
Iran says no third party will limit its support to Syria
DAMASCUS: Iran’s defense minister said Sunday his country will continue its support of the Syrian ...
Saturday - 25th August, 2018
Trump Organization CFO gets immunity
NEW YORK: Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the Trump Organization’s chief financial of...
Tuesday - 21st August, 2018
BEIRUT: Lebanon should not be hostage to the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov s...
Monday - 20th August, 2018
Israel closes only people crossing with Gaza
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for...
Saturday - 18th August, 2018
Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’
MECCA: Two million Muslims are gathering in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgri...
Friday - 17th August, 2018
Pompeo names Hook as special representative for Iran
WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as s...
Wednesday - 15th August, 2018
At least 26 dead in Italian highway collapse
GENOA, Italy: A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian ...
Tuesday - 14th August, 2018
Khamenei bans negotiations with U.S.
ANKARA: Iran’s supreme leader Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of uncondition...
Monday - 13th August, 2018
Idlib weapons depot explodes, killing 39
BEIRUT: At least 39 civilians, including 12 children, were killed Sunday in a large explosion in Syr...
Saturday - 11th August, 2018
Two killed, including medic, in Gaza protests
GAZA CITY, Palestine: Two Palestinians including a medic were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza bor...
Friday - 10th August, 2018
Hariri gets wheels moving to end Cabinet stalemate
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri launched a new round of negotiations Thursday in an att...
Thursday - 9th August, 2018
Indirect Gaza truce talks with Israel ‘advanced’
GAZA CITY / OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: U.N.- and Egyptianmediated talks on a deal to tamp down tensions bet...
Wednesday - 8th August, 2018
External influences help, not hinder, govt setup
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Tuesday denied any external interference to prevent the...
Tuesday - 7th August, 2018
Iran cool on talks as U.S. sanctions target economy
WASHINGTON/ANKARA: U.S. President Donald Trump’s top security adviser Monday urged Iran to take up...
Monday - 6th August, 2018
Six arrests after attempted killing of Maduro
CARACAS: Venezuela’s government said Sunday that six “terrorists and hired killers” had been d...
Saturday - 4th August, 2018
From Portugal to Finland, Europe roasts
HELSINKI: Europe’s heat wave gripped Spain and Portugal Friday, as governments checked for forest ...
Friday - 3rd August, 2018
Apple becomes first trillion-dollar company
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has become the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trill...
Thursday - 2nd August, 2018
Aoun calls for unity Cabinet; Hariri, Geagea talk deadlock
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun called Wednesday for the formation of an all-embracing government that...
Wednesday - 1st August, 2018
Berri, Bassil break ice but Cabinet talks remain frozen
BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri discussed Cabinet formation with Free Patriotic Movement Leader Gebran B...
Tuesday - 31st July, 2018
Newly freed symbol Tamimi has no regrets
NABI SALEH, Palestine: Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi said Monday that she was deeply changed by h...
Monday - 30th July, 2018
‘Occupation must leave,’ Ahed Tamimi upon release
NABI SALEH, West Bank: Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistanc...
Saturday - 28th July, 2018
Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque after protests
BEIRUT/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM / GAZA CITY: Israeli police entered Occupied Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque ...
Friday - 27th July, 2018
Lebanon welcomes Russian proposal on refugees
BEIRUT: Lebanese officials Thursday welcomed Russia’s proposal for the return of Syrian refugees, ...
Thursday - 26th July, 2018
Aoun-Hariri accord boosts Cabinet breakthrough hopes
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri agreed Wednesday on two formu...
Wednesday - 25th July, 2018
At least 74 dead in wildfire devastation near Athens
MATI/ATHENS: Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 74 people including...
Tuesday - 24th July, 2018
Army vows crackdown after killing ‘Lebanon’s Escobar’
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army vowed to crack down on outlaws in the country after units killed Ali Zaid ...
Monday - 23rd July, 2018
State TV says Israeli strike hit Hama province
AMMAN/DAMASCUS/BEIRUT: Syrian state television said Sunday an Israeli airstrike had hit a military p...
Saturday - 21st July, 2018
Step back from brink of war, U.N. warns Israel, Gaza
BEIRUT: Fears of a large-scale conflict loomed large over Gaza after a spike in violence saw four Pa...
Friday - 20th July, 2018
Assad set to recover Golan frontier
BEIRUT / AMMAN: President Bashar Assad is set to recover control of the Syrian frontier with the Isr...
Thursday - 19th July, 2018
Pro-Assad Kfarya, Al-Foua set for evacuation
BEIRUT: More than 100 buses arrived Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from two loyalist Syri...
Wednesday - 18th July, 2018
No headway after Hariri-Bassil talks
BEIRUT: A 15-minute meeting between Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and caretaker Foreign Minis...
Tuesday - 17th July, 2018
Shock as Trump backs Putin on U.S. election meddling
HELSINKI: Standing side-by-side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump Monday refused to b...
Monday - 16th July, 2018
MOSCOW: France celebrated their second World Cup win 20 years after their maiden triumph Sunday, ove...
Saturday - 14th July, 2018
Trump changes tack on Brexit with ‘great’ trade deal
WINDSOR CASTLE, United Kingdom: U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday the United States and Britai...
Friday - 13th July, 2018
Druze representation crisis resolved
BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Joumblatt has been granted his wish to name all the...
Thursday - 12th July, 2018
Trump demands allies up NATO spending
BRUSSELS: U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany Wednesday of being a “captive” of Russia d...
Wednesday - 11th July, 2018
Sacrifices needed to hasten Cabinet formation
BEIRUT: Acknowledging political rivals’ jockeying for key Cabinet shares was delaying the formatio...
Tuesday - 10th July, 2018
Hariri, Berri to discuss Cabinet formation impasse
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is set to meet with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri Tues...
Monday - 9th July, 2018
Syria says Israel aircraft struck air base
BEIRUT: Syrian military air defenses shot down missiles and struck a military aircraft targeting the...
Saturday - 7th July, 2018
Deraa rebels agree surrender deal, hand Assad major win
AMMAN/BEIRUT: South Syrian rebels agreed to give up arms in a Russian-brokered cease-fire deal Frida...
Friday - 6th July, 2018
Israel threatens Syria and Russia over Golan deployment
JERUSALEM/DERAA, Syria: An Israeli Cabinet minister warned Syria and its backer Russia Thursday that...
Thursday - 5th July, 2018
Aoun, Joumblatt agree to defuse FPM-PSP tensions
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun and former MP Walid Joumblatt agreed Wednesday to safeguard Maronite-D...
Wednesday - 4th July, 2018
Coalition hits Yemen rebels outside Hudaida, civilians flee
KHOKHA, Yemen: Yemeni government forces backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have bom...
Tuesday - 3rd July, 2018
Aoun, Geagea agree road map to resolve Cabinet stalemate
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun and Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Monday agreed to mend fences b...
Monday - 2nd July, 2018
Lebanon’s leaders step up Cabinet formation efforts
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri have agreed to step up effort...
Saturday - 30th June, 2018
Syrian troops march south as U.N. warns of catastrophe
BEIRUT: The United Nations’ human rights chief warned Friday of a “catastrophe” in southern Sy...
Friday - 29th June, 2018
Hariri dismisses rumors of fraying ties with Aoun
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Thursday dismissed rumors that ties with President Mich...
Thursday - 28th June, 2018
Auf Wiedersehen! Germany exit World Cup
BERLIN: From chants of “goodbye” to stunned silence, Germany fans reacted with dismay to their d...
Wednesday - 27th June, 2018
Tuesday - 26th June, 2018
Trump claims ‘a lot of progress’ in Mideast
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump claimed Monday that a “lot of progress” has been made in the ...
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