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Thursday - 17th January, 2019
Rai warns against changing equal power-sharing system
BEIRUT: The head of the influential Maronite Church warned Wednesday against attempts to change the ...
Wednesday - 16th January, 2019
Future bloc hails AESD meet, slams anti-Libya protests
BEIRUT: The Future Movement’s parliamentary bloc Tuesday praised the convening of the Arab economi...
Tuesday - 15th January, 2019
U.S. envoy warns of economic disaster, blasts Hezbollah
BEIRUT: A top U.S. envoy Monday urged Lebanon to form a government to avoid economic disaster.&n...
Monday - 14th January, 2019
BEIRUT: Restructuring Lebanon’s public debt is “not on the table at all,” caretaker Finance Mi...
Saturday - 12th January, 2019
GAZA CITY, Palestine: Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman during protests along the Gaza bo...
Friday - 11th January, 2019
Syrian extremists cement grip, forcing deal on Idlib rebels
AMMAN: Blacklisted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militants tightened their grip over Syria’s last major ...
Thursday - 10th January, 2019
Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop
BAGHDAD/CAIRO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq Wednesday in an unannounced stop on ...
Wednesday - 9th January, 2019
Lebanon return to Asian Cup after 19-year absence
BEIRUT: Lebanon will mark their return to the Asian Cup after a 19year absence Wednesday when they f...
Tuesday - 8th January, 2019
Red Cross rescues 500 Syrian refugees from flooded camp
BEIRUT/SIDON: The Lebanese Red Cross rescued more than 500 people from Akkar’s Semmaqieh refugee s...
Saturday - 5th January, 2019
Trump ‘ready’ for year or more of shutdown
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the U.S. government closed fo...
Friday - 4th January, 2019
Chinese lunar probe sheds light on ‘dark side’ of the moon
BEIJING: China’s burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone Thursday: landing a probe on ...
Thursday - 3rd January, 2019
Trump gives no timetable for Syria pullout
WASHINGTON / BEIRUT: U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States would get out...
Monday - 31st December, 2018
Putin tells Trump Moscow open for dialogue
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Sunday broke his silence on the Cabinet formation stale...
Saturday - 29th December, 2018
Syrian army deploys forces near Manbij
BEIRUT: The Syrian army deployed forces near Manbij in northern Syria Friday, an activist group and ...
Friday - 28th December, 2018
UAE reopens Syria embassy in boost to Assad
DAMASCUS/DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, marking a big di...
Thursday - 27th December, 2018
Israeli strikes risked air ‘catastrophe’
KFAR KILA/BEIRUT/MOSCOW: Lebanon was on the verge of witnessing a “human catastrophe” after two ...
Monday - 24th December, 2018
Protests overshadow Cabinet deadlock
BEIRUT: Emboldened by the French movement “Yellow Vests,” a few hundred Lebanese marched through...
Saturday - 22nd December, 2018
Last-minute snags delay Cabinet but hope remains
BEIRUT: Political sources remained confident a new government would be formed over the weekend after...
Friday - 21st December, 2018
Trump lashes out as govt shutdown looms
WASHINGTON: With last-minute efforts to avert a government shutdown in disarray, the White House sug...
Thursday - 20th December, 2018
Lebanon slams double standards over 1701
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s U.N. representative voiced fears of a lead-up to another Israeli invasion at a U...
Wednesday - 19th December, 2018
All we want for Christmas is ... a new government
BEIRUT: All seems to be set for the announcement of a new national unity Cabinet before Christmas af...
Tuesday - 18th December, 2018
Optimism abounds as Ibrahim set to meet Sunni MPs
BEIRUT: The head of General Security is set to meet with a group of six Hezbollah-backed Sunni MPs T...
Monday - 17th December, 2018
Hamas chief praises West Bank ‘resistance’
GAZA CITY, Palestine: Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised “resistance” in the occupied West Bank...
Saturday - 15th December, 2018
Aoun set to urge Hariri to meet with Sunni MPs
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun will urge the prime minister-designate to meet with six Hezbollah-back...
Friday - 14th December, 2018
Cabinet formation in last hundred meters
BEIRUT: The drawn-out Cabinet formation process is in its “last hundred meters,” with the final ...
Thursday - 13th December, 2018
Lebanon, U.K. sign largest bilateral trade deal
BEIRUT: Middle East Airlines and Rolls Royce inked a $300 million deal Wednesday, marking the larges...
Wednesday - 12th December, 2018
‘Yellow vests’ pledge to keep up the fight
PARIS: Many “yellow vest” antigovernment protesters in France Tuesday vowed to press on with the...
Tuesday - 11th December, 2018
Aoun launches initiative to break Cabinet stalemate
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun Monday began a new round of consultations with the country’s top lea...
Monday - 10th December, 2018
GCC calls for unity but Qatar rift lingers
RIYADH: A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qata...
Saturday - 8th December, 2018
France gears up to face new riots as Paris goes into lockdown
PARIS: France mobilized tens of thousands of police officers and made plans to shut down beloved tou...
Friday - 7th December, 2018
Lebanon to complain at U.N. over Israel action, fears attack
BEIRUT/KFAR KILA: Lebanon will file a complaint against Israel at the United Nations Security Counci...
Thursday - 6th December, 2018
Lebanon wants no escalation on border
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Wednesday that Beirut sought no escalation in the ...
Wednesday - 5th December, 2018
Lebanese Army on alert as Israel digs for alleged tunnels
KFAR KILA/BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said it stood ready to respond to developments along the souther...
Tuesday - 4th December, 2018
France mulls ‘strong gesture’ to end protests
PARIS: French leader Emmanuel Macron faced growing pressure Monday to find a way out of the deepest ...
Monday - 3rd December, 2018
Macron tells PM to hold talks after riots
PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister Sunday to hold talks with politic...
Saturday - 1st December, 2018
MBS welcomed at G-20; Trump under fire
BUENOS AIRES: G-20 leaders Friday opened annual talks rent by the deepest divisions since their firs...
Friday - 30th November, 2018
G-20 talks on communique ‘very difficult’
BUENOS AIRES: G-20 member nations were still struggling to reach agreement on major issues including...
Thursday - 29th November, 2018
Top Trump administration officials defend close Saudi ties
WASHINGTON/BUENOS AIRES: Senior members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet urged U.S. senators We...
Wednesday - 28th November, 2018
Radio host Gavin Ford murdered at home
BEIRUT: Lebanon was shocked Tuesday after hearing that British radio host Gavin Ford was found murde...
Tuesday - 27th November, 2018
Ukraine imposes martial law after dispute with Russia
MOSCOW / WASHINGTON: Ukraine’s Parliament voted Monday to impose martial law in the country to fig...
Monday - 26th November, 2018
Russia strikes Syrian rebels over gas attack
DAMASCUS: Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks ...
Saturday - 24th November, 2018
All sides unwavering as govt impasse enters seventh month
BEIRUT: The Cabinet formation process entered its seventh month of deadlock Saturday with no solutio...
Thursday - 22nd November, 2018
Aoun warns against further delays in govt formation
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun Wednesday warned political rivals against wasting more time in the for...
Tuesday - 20th November, 2018
Bassil fails to break Sunni MPs’ representation impasse
BEIRUT: Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil failed Monday during a meeting with the six Hezboll...
Monday - 19th November, 2018
Trump wants Riyadh as ally despite murder
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that the murder of Saudi j...
Saturday - 17th November, 2018
We’ve overcome bigger crises; we can solve this too
BEIRUT: Unruffled by the gloomy prospects surrounding the Cabinet formation, Prime Minister-designat...
Friday - 16th November, 2018
Defiant May vows to fight for Brexit deal
LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her draft divorce deal with the European Union...
Thursday - 15th November, 2018
Frangieh, Geagea turn page, 40 years after Ehden massacre
BEIRUT: Rival Christian leaders Samir Geagea and Sleiman Frangieh Wednesday turned the page on a blo...
Wednesday - 14th November, 2018
Hariri blames Hezbollah for delay, says govt lineup ready
BEIRUT: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said Tuesday a new government lineup is ready, blasting...
Tuesday - 13th November, 2018
Bassil launches initiative to resolve issue of Sunni MPs
BEIRUT: Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Monday scrambled in a last-ditch attempt to promote...
Monday - 12th November, 2018
Macron warns of fragile peace at WWI event
PARIS: World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end...
Saturday - 10th November, 2018
Mueller’s next steps worry White House
WASHINGTON: The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fi...
Friday - 9th November, 2018
Military freed 19 Daesh hostages
DAMASCUS: Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by Daesh since July in a ...
Thursday - 8th November, 2018
Trump fires Sessions, vows to fight Democrats on probes
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump Wednesday forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after c...
Wednesday - 7th November, 2018
Sunnis MPs’ demand aims to block Cabinet
BEIRUT: A demand by so-called “independent” Sunni MPs for representation in the new Cabinet is i...
Tuesday - 6th November, 2018
Trump’s record in focus as Americans head to polls
WASHINGTON: Americans head to the polls Tuesday in an election widely seen as a referendum on the fi...
Monday - 5th November, 2018
U.S. drops the sanctions hammer on Iran ... again
WASHINGTON/TEHRAN: U.S. sanctions on Iran were fully restored Monday, opening a new phase of conflic...
Saturday - 3rd November, 2018
U.S. restores Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s administration Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. ...
Friday - 2nd November, 2018
Turkish, U.S. forces start joint Syria patrols
ISTANBUL/MANBIJ, Syria: Turkish and U.S. troops began joint patrols in northern Syria Thursday aimed...
Thursday - 1st November, 2018
Aoun backs Hariri on Sunni MPs’ representation
BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun Wednesday backed Prime Ministerdesignate Saad Hariri’s stance on ref...
Wednesday - 31st October, 2018
Druze boycott marks Israeli local polls
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israelis voted in local elections Tuesday that saw an ally of Prime Minister Ben...
Tuesday - 30th October, 2018
Cabinet formation on track despite snag over Sunni MPs
BEIRUT: The formation of a new unity government is still on track despite the emergence of a lastmin...
Monday - 29th October, 2018
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL: Daesh (ISIS) has ousted a U.S.-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces from its...
Saturday - 27th October, 2018
Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday returned from an unannounced vi...
Friday - 26th October, 2018
Cabinet expected before Aoun marks two years as president
BEIRUT: Lebanon will have a new government before the second anniversary of President Michel Aoun’...
Thursday - 25th October, 2018
Suspected bombs target top Dems two weeks before polls
WASHINGTON / NEW YORK: Police intercepted suspected bombs mailed to former U.S. President Barack Oba...
Wednesday - 24th October, 2018
U.S. vows to get to bottom of Khashoggi case
ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey and the United States vowed Tuesday to get to the bottom of the killing of...
Tuesday - 23rd October, 2018
Still unsatisfied with Saudi accounts
WASHINGTON / ISTANBUL / DUBAI: U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he was still not satisfied wi...
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...
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