Friday, Nov 30


Frankfurt prosecutor says Deutsche Bank raid continues for second day


A police raid of Deutsche Bank's headquarters in Frankfurt and other offices continued for a second day Friday over money laundering allegations linked to the Panama Papers, a spokeswoman for the Frankfurt prosecutor's office said.


Litani River Authority clears unauthorized structures near river


Litani River Authority personnel accompanied by police starting clearing away unauthorized structures near the river in Tyre on Friday, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Japan court extends Ghosn detention

A Tokyo court Friday extended the detention of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, local media said, after his arrest on allegations of financial misconduct that have shaken the auto industry.

World leaders set to convene Argentina summit clouded by disputes


A summit of the world’s top economies will open Friday with leaders struggling over fallout from a U.S.-China trade war that has roiled global markets and bracing for the kind of divisive geopolitical drama that President Donald Trump…

Quentin Tarantino marries singer and model Daniella Pick

Quentin Tarantino has married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick. People magazine reports that the couple was married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Ukraine urges NATO to deploy warships


Ukraine’s president is urging NATO to deploy warships to the Sea of Azov in a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could worsen tensions between the two countries after a weekend confrontation in the…


Syria says downs 'hostile targets' in suspected Israeli attack


Syrian air defenses shot down "hostile targets" Thursday, state media said, in an area regional intelligence sources said contains Iran-backed assets, while Russian media said no Israeli jet had been downed as earlier reported.

ISF arrests man suspected of people smuggling, extortion

The Internal Security Forces has arrested a man suspected of smuggling people across the border from Syria, a statement from the agency reported Friday.

Four suspects killed in Army raid in Baalbeck


Four wanted suspects were killed as the Lebanese Army raided the Baalbeck towns of Al-Sharawneh and Iaat early Friday morning, the state-run National News Agency reported.

We can still save the Litani River


I don’t want the cancer to kill me protestors chanted earlier this month in the Bekaa village of Hawsh al-Rafqah.

Army detains almost 400 Syrians in Bekaa raids


The following security-related incidents were reported across Lebanon.


Attorney's plea caused by Trump's dream of a Moscow tower

Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.

Lebanon a hub of digital opportunity: web CEO


If the internet is to remain an open space, Lebanon might be well-placed to play a role in keeping it that way, according to Andrew Sullivan, the CEO and president of the Internet Society.

G-20 talks on communique ‘very difficult’


G-20 member nations were still struggling to reach agreement on major issues including trade, migration and climate change as world leaders began arriving in Buenos Aires ahead of a summit starting Friday.

Hariri steady as ISF chief slams those causing ‘strife’

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri remained firm Thursday in his opposition to Cabinet demands by pro-Hezbollah MPs as he faced blistering attacks from a former Syria-backed minister.


Lebanese businessman jailed in Paris drug money trial

A shadowy businessman from the Lebanese diaspora was sentenced in Paris Wednesday to seven years in prison for being a lead member of a crime ring that laundered Colombian drug money through luxury jewelry.

Thursday, Nov 29


Arsenal and Chelsea power on in Europa League


Londoners Chelsea and Arsenal both enjoy high-scoring Europa League wins as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers were left with work to do on the final matchday to qualify for the next stage.

Divine punishment: Ninja oath uncovered in Japan


Japanese researchers have uncovered a rare, centuries-old, ninja oath pledging never to divulge the secrets of their spying and sabotage skills on pain of divine retribution for generations.

SUVs compete for spotlight at LA Auto Show


As buyers flock to SUVs and pickup trucks instead of sedans, automakers are revealing their latest offerings for the growing market at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Rusting on the roads, Madagascar’s tough little classic cars trundle on and on


Once a common sight across Europe, much-loved French cars from a bygone era rattle along the streets of Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo, doing their duty as private vehicle, taxis or even police cars.

UNESCO adds reggae to global cultural heritage list


Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves won international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, has secured a coveted spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures.

Neymar steps up as Tuchel gets it right with PSG


Paris Saint-Germain had been waiting for such a performance from Neymar, and the Brazilian more than delivered in Wednesday’s Champions League victory over Liverpool.

The game’s not over in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’


In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn’t root for the latter?

Madrid touted for postponed Copa Libertadores final


Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium may host the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors postponed after fan violence over the weekend, Spanish media said Thursday.

Exploring surfaces to another world


The Visit, the latest exhibition at Galerie Tanit by Chafa Ghaddar, blends contemporary art practices and fresco techniques in a series of 23 abstract paintings.

Cedars collapse in second half against SKorea


When Bassel Bawji’s tip-in made it an 11-point game with seconds remaining in the first half, victory, it seemed, was within touching distance for Lebanon.

Klopp left to hope for Anfield magic after more away-day ills


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp now has to hope that Anfield will again bring the best out of his team in their decisive final Champions League group game against Napoli after Wednesday’s damaging defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.

Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York Thursday and pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in…

Turkey names embassy street after Malcolm X


Turkey Thursday changed the name of the street on which the new U.S. Embassy will be located, renaming it after the U.S. black Muslim civil rights campaigner Malcolm X, an AFP correspondent said.

Trump support for MBS leaves Turkey with tough choices


Eight weeks since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, U.S. President Donald Trump’s unwavering support for the kingdom’s powerful crown prince has left Turkey in a bind.