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Monday - 27th May, 2019
Trump, Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf
TOKYO: U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and pr...
Saturday - 25th May, 2019
Contest for PM in play as Brexit downs May
LONDON: Fighting back tears, Theresa May said Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit,...
Friday - 24th May, 2019
2019 draft budget draws fire from FPM, LF
BEIRUT: On the eve of a crucial Cabinet session designed to wrap up the draft 2019 state budget, the...
Thursday - 23rd May, 2019
‘Calm and love’ but still no budget after 18 sessions
BEIRUT: Cabinet once again missed a self-set deadline to complete study of the draft 2019 budget Wed...
Wednesday - 22nd May, 2019
Potential for Iran attacks ‘put on hold’
WASHINGTON: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday that while threats from Iran...
Tuesday - 21st May, 2019
Ministers give ‘austerity’ budget teeth with deep cuts
BEIRUT: Ministers said they had managed to cut the deficit to 7.6 percent of GDP in the draft 2019 s...
Monday - 20th May, 2019
PM optimistic on budget progress this week
BEIRUT: Declaring that a draft austerity budget needed a decision by the Cabinet, Prime Minister Saa...
Saturday - 18th May, 2019
PM sounds alarm on govt, reforms
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday sounded the alarm about “political practices” that are...
Friday - 17th May, 2019
Lebanon bids farewell to Patriarch Sfeir
BEIRUT: Thousands of mourners and dignitaries gathered Thursday for the state funeral of former Maro...
Thursday - 16th May, 2019
Thousands of Palestinians rally to mark Nakba
GAZA CITY, Palestine: Palestinians protested Wednesday for the annual commemoration of Nakba, or cat...
Wednesday - 15th May, 2019
Cabinet works to finalize budget as pressure mounts
BEIRUT: The Cabinet, facing mounting street pressure from state employees and military veterans over...
Tuesday - 14th May, 2019
Oil tankers damaged in ‘sabotage’ attack off UAE
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates: Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in...
Monday - 13th May, 2019
Lebanon mourns Cardinal Sfeir
BEIRUT: Former Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, known for his ardent opposit...
Saturday - 11th May, 2019
Cabinet OKs raising tax on interest from bank deposits
BEIRUT: Meeting against the backdrop of renewed street protests by military veterans against propose...
Friday - 10th May, 2019
1948 Palestinians embrace their identity
KHUBBAYZA, Occupied Palestine: Loudspeakers blared nationalist Arabic music across hillsides in nort...
Thursday - 9th May, 2019
Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON/LONDON: U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iran’s steel and mining sectors Wednesday ...
Wednesday - 8th May, 2019
Strikes suspended, Cabinet to endorse budget by Friday
BEIRUT: Cabinet will endorse Lebanon’s 2019 draft budget by Friday at the latest, Information Mini...
Monday - 6th May, 2019
Death toll mounts as Israel steps up strikes on Gaza
GAZA CITY, Palestine/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel pounded the Gaza Strip Sunday, killing at least 27 P...
Saturday - 4th May, 2019
BEIRUT: In its fourth round of talks on the 2019 draft state budget Friday, the Cabinet made “limi...
Friday - 3rd May, 2019
Cabinet approves 25 budget articles in ‘very quite session’
BEIRUT: The Cabinet Thursday resumed its discussions on an austerity draft budget, approving 25 arti...
Wednesday - 1st May, 2019
Guaido urges troops to unite against Maduro
CARACAS: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the militar...
Tuesday - 30th April, 2019
Guards repel assault on Libya oil field
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya: An armed group attacked Libya’s largest oil field but was repelled after ...
Friday - 26th April, 2019
Cabinet to begin discussing austerity budget next week
BEIRUT: The Cabinet will meet in a special session next week to begin discussing an austerity draft ...
Thursday - 25th April, 2019
Zarif warns U.S. of consequences over sanctions
NEW YORK: The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling ...
Wednesday - 24th April, 2019
Daesh claims blasts as Sri Lanka mourns
COLOMBO: Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 3...
Tuesday - 23rd April, 2019
Hariri seeks to defuse tensions with Aoun over draft budget
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri sought Monday to defuse tensions with President Michel Aoun over ...
Friday - 19th April, 2019
Khartoum protesters demand civilian rule
KHARTOUM: Huge crowds of protesters Thursday thronged the Sudanese capital Khartoum a week after the...
Thursday - 18th April, 2019
Hariri primes Lebanon for ‘unprecedented’ austerity
BEIRUT: Lebanon will need to endorse the most austere budget in the country’s history in order to ...
Wednesday - 17th April, 2019
Macron hopes to fix Notre Dame in five years
PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre...
Tuesday - 16th April, 2019
Notre Dame inferno stuns
PARIS: A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it...
Monday - 15th April, 2019
Dima Jamali claims victory in Tripoli by-election
TRIPOLI/BEIRUT: Just 12 percent of eligible voters appeared to have turned out in Tripoli’s by-ele...
Saturday - 13th April, 2019
Hariri visits Tripoli in bid to boost voter turnout for Sunday
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday made his final call on the people of Tripoli to ...
Friday - 12th April, 2019
Army ousts Bashir; protesters demand civilian government
KHARTOUM: President Omar alBashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown ...
Thursday - 11th April, 2019
First photo of black hole
WASHINGTON: Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scient...
Wednesday - 10th April, 2019
Netanyahu, main rival in tight race
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger, former milita...
Tuesday - 9th April, 2019
Cabinet endorses power plan, sends strong signal on reform
BEIRUT: The Cabinet Monday sent a strong signal to the international community about its resolve to ...
Monday - 8th April, 2019
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity Sunday of Prime Min...
Saturday - 6th April, 2019
Libyan militias fight Haftar’s forces
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI: Militias in western Libya fought forces under rival army commander Khalifa Haftar ...
Friday - 5th April, 2019
Cabinet OKs second gas licensing round
BEIRUT: Lebanon took a step toward affirming its sovereignty over maritime borders with Syria and Is...
Thursday - 4th April, 2019
Corbyn says May hasn’t moved enough on Brexit
LONDON: Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May had no...
Wednesday - 3rd April, 2019
Algeria turns the page on Bouteflika
ALGIERS: Algeria’s ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation with immediate eff...
Tuesday - 2nd April, 2019
Hariri tackles electricity on first day back
BEIRUT: Fixing Lebanon’s dilapidated electricity sector topped Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s agen...
Monday - 1st April, 2019
Arabs eye U.N. resolution against Trump’s Golan move
BEIRUT: Arab leaders, long divided by regional rivalries, were united Sunday in their rejection of U...
Saturday - 30th March, 2019
Hundreds of thousands in Algeria echo Arab Spring cry
ALGIERS: Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Algiers Friday to demand the resigna...
Friday - 29th March, 2019
U.S. ready to help with Syrian refugee returns
BEIRUT: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country would be at the front of nations seekin...
Thursday - 28th March, 2019
Calm returns to Gaza after exchange of fire
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Calm returned Wednesday after Palestinian fighters in Gaza fired three rockets a...
Wednesday - 27th March, 2019
Gaza rocket threatens truce after Netanyahu warning
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Palestinians fired a rocket at Israel late Tuesday despite a cease-fire announce...
Monday - 25th March, 2019
Lebanon to overcome Pompeo effect
BEIRUT: Lebanon appeared Sunday to have staved off the negative repercussions of U.S. Secretary of S...
Saturday - 23rd March, 2019
Pompeo raps Hezbollah for ‘dark ambitions’
BEIRUT: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday lambasted Hezbollah for putting the interests of ...
Friday - 22nd March, 2019
Cabinet OKs military postings, puts power plan on track
BEIRUT: The Cabinet Thursday approved key appointments to the Military Council and cleared the way f...
Thursday - 21st March, 2019
Calm govt session expected after ruckuss
BEIRUT: Cabinet will convene Thursday after days of tension between the Free Patriotic Movement and ...
Wednesday - 20th March, 2019
Hariri unfazed by bickering, says ties with president solid
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday said he was unfazed by political bickering in the country...
Tuesday - 19th March, 2019
Tehran, Damascus demand U.S. leave Syria
BEIRUT: Iran and Syria Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Dam...
Monday - 18th March, 2019
Stories of heroism emerge from NZ attack
CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON: As New Zealanders struggled to cope with the deadly mayhem in Christchurch,...
Saturday - 16th March, 2019
New Zealand massacre shocks world
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: At least 49 people were shot to death at two mosques during midday prayer...
Friday - 15th March, 2019
Donors pledge $7B for Syrian refugees
BEIRUT: International donors have pledged around $7 billion in aid for Syria and refugees who fled t...
Thursday - 14th March, 2019
Algerian govt ready for talks with protesters
ALGIERS: Algeria’s government Wednesday declared itself ready for talks with protesters seeking ra...
Wednesday - 13th March, 2019
Lebanon urges conference to help in refugees return
BEIRUT: Lebanese leaders called Tuesday for an international conference on Syrian refugees that open...
Tuesday - 12th March, 2019
Bouteflika ditches re-election bid after weeks of protest
ALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika abandoned his bid for a fifth term in power Monday,...
Monday - 11th March, 2019
Bouteflika returns to Algeria as ruling elite turn on leader
ALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned home Sunday after spending two weeks in a ...
Saturday - 9th March, 2019
Thousands march in Algiers to demand regime change
ALGIERS: Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity Friday to challenge Presi...
Friday - 8th March, 2019
‘Differences’ delay Military Council appointments
BEIRUT: The Cabinet Thursday postponed making widely expected appointments to the Military Council, ...
Thursday - 7th March, 2019
Hundreds of Daesh militants try to escape, surrender
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria: Hundreds of Daesh (ISIS) militants surrendered Wednesday and hundreds more of t...
Wednesday - 6th March, 2019
Satterfield warns Lebanon against toeing Iranian line
BEIRUT: The United States Tuesday ramped up pressure on Lebanon to avoid toeing pro-Iran policies by...
Tuesday - 5th March, 2019
Guaido returns home to adoring crowds
CARACAS: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to his country Monday after flouting a co...
Monday - 4th March, 2019
Berri appeals for Arab help on Syrian refugee returns
BEIRUT: Speaker Nabih Berri Sunday urged Arab countries to help facilitate the return of Syrian refu...
Saturday - 2nd March, 2019
Algerians in their thousands urge Bouteflika to step down
ALGIERS: Tens of thousands of people in cities across Algeria called on President Abdel-Aziz Boutefl...
Friday - 1st March, 2019
Hariri proclaims ‘new phase’ in govt cooperation
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri asserted Thursday that the new Cabinet would be marked by coopera...
Thursday - 28th February, 2019
World urges calm as India, Pakistan on brink
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other’s fighter jets Wednesd...
Wednesday - 27th February, 2019
EU affirms commitment to Lebanon’s stability, partnership
BEIRUT: The European Union’s foreign policy chief Tuesday wrapped up a two-day visit to Beirut tha...
Tuesday - 26th February, 2019
EU leaders solidified support for CEDRE pledges
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday European leaders had solidified their support for the...
Monday - 25th February, 2019
EU, Arab leaders to boost cooperation
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boos...
Saturday - 23rd February, 2019
U.S. to leave around 400 troops in Syria
WASHINGTON/NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria: The United States will leave a total of about 400 U.S. troops split ...
Friday - 22nd February, 2019
Politics upended as Jamali removed from Parliament
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Constitutional Council unleashed a maelstrom of discontent Thursday by removing ...
Thursday - 21st February, 2019
Civilians leave Daesh-held enclave
BAGHOUZ, Syria: A convoy of trucks carrying hundreds of men, women and children left the last enclav...
Wednesday - 20th February, 2019
U.S. warns of Hezbollah’s ‘growing role’ in new Cabinet
BEIRUT: The U.S. Tuesday warned Lebanon of Hezbollah’s “growing role” in the new Cabinet, sayi...
Tuesday - 19th February, 2019
Hariri tackles CEDRE in first meeting after confidence vote
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s new government hit the ground running Monday in its first wee...
Monday - 18th February, 2019
Daesh in last stand to defend dying ‘caliphate’
BAGHOUZ, Syria: Diehard militants have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their Daesh (ISIS) “...
Saturday - 16th February, 2019
Cabinet wins confidence in 111-6 vote
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s third government received overwhelming confidence Friday in a...
Thursday - 14th February, 2019
Riaydh throws open door for Gulf tourism to Lebanon
BEIRUT: Citing an improvement in the country’s security situation, Saudi Arabia has lifted a 15-mo...
Wednesday - 13th February, 2019
Hariri vows to implement bold reforms, fight corruption
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday pledged to carry out bold reforms, fight corruption and h...
Tuesday - 12th February, 2019
BEIRUT: Amid an intensified flurry by Arab and foreign officials visiting Beirut after the formation...
Saturday - 9th February, 2019
Father dies after setting himself on fire over school payments
BKEFTIN / RAS MASQA / BEIRUT: The day before he died, George Zreik drove his taxi to the school wher...
Friday - 8th February, 2019
New govt off to flying start with swift policy statement
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s new Cabinet sailed through agreeing on a policy statement Thursday in less than ...
Thursday - 7th February, 2019
Cabinet commits to CEDRE reforms
BEIRUT: The new Cabinet is set to meet Thursday to endorse its policy statement that commits to CEDR...
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