The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial average extended earlier gains and the Nasdaq turned positive on Friday on reports of potential progress in easing trade tensions between the United States and its trading partners.
The U.S. State Department Friday called on Vietnam to release all "prisoners of conscience" immediately, one day after a Vietnamese court conducted a one-day trial of an activist and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
WASHINGTON,:The United States Friday said it supported the creation of an independent commission to investigate explosions in Caracas during a speech by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month, criticizing his government's…
The Internal Security Forces arrested two suspects in Tayyouneh who allegedly asked a Lebanese national to exchange currency, but then stole his money and drove off, according to a statement from the agency Friday.
The Taliban is likely to keep up its recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October but Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.
Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony Friday in honor of the victims of last year's deadly militant attacks in the city.
An Instagram user who blackmailed women for money and sex using private messages and photos he received from them on the social media platform was arrested in Tripoli, the Internal Security Forces said in a statement Friday.
On a Thursday afternoon in August, 21-year-old Jana Kobeissi, a fresh graduate of the American University of Beirut, is still on campus, running to class, working in the lab and juggling her life as an accomplished young scientist.
Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash this year.
An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country.
The Facebook page of the Quick Line travel agency in Jal al-Dib displays the typical advertisements of the trade – pictures of sparkling seaside resorts and famous tourist sites: the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Hagia Sofia.
Politicians have said legalizing the cultivation of cannabis in Lebanon would benefit those who currently farm it illicitly, while diverting money away from powerful drug lords, weakening them and possibly putting them out of work.
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Sunday.