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'We will always fight this battle with our hands tied behind our back'

'It has taken bombings in Beirut, bombing of a Russian airliner and now terror attacks in Paris for people to realise that we are not going to achieve our objectives of destroying ISIS if we drive......

India asks UNSC to finalise global convention on terrorism

India has said the multiple terror attacks in Paris and Beirut highlight the urgent need to finalise a global convention on terrorism, asserting that the financing being provided to terrorist......

Ethiopian airlines plane crashes near Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737plane with 85 people on boardcrashed, shortlyafter taking off from Beirut. The flight was bound from Beirut for Addis Ababa. Further details are...

Israeli warplanes pound Beirut

Israeli warplanes struck twice in the Hezbollah stronghold of southern Beirut early on Friday after Shiite leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah threatened to launch rockets into Tel Aviv if the Lebanese......

Indian embassy fails stranded journalists in Beiru

Crisis management is clearly something that needs to be taken seriously in the Middle East, especially at representative embassies. Even as the crisis in Lebanon escalated, Indian journalists stuck......

The mullahs of economics

Back in 1980, just after the Iranian revolution, The Economist asked Godfrey Jansen, who was based in Beirut at the time to write a long report on militant Islam... Jansen, who died in 1998, was an......

'You can't stand on a podium and preach to India'

'India is no longer the India of the '70s and the '80s.''It's a large country with the fastest growing economy.''In working with India, you just can't go and humiliate the nation publicly.' USIBC......

Gold sinks below Rs 30k-mark, silver down by Rs 600

  Sliding for the second straight day, gold dipped below the Rs 30,000-mark by losing Rs 250 to Rs 29,850 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Tuesday, amid a subdued demand from jewellers......

Size of terror risk insurance pool might touch Rs 1,800 cr

The Indian Market Terrorism Risk Insurance Pool is likely to see an uptick in capacity with a rise in global terror incidents. According to insurance officials, the size of the pool, currently at......

Royal Jordanian to shut down Delhi, Mumbai flights

Royal Jordanian Airlines has decided to stop all its services to Mumbai and Delhi as part of its restructuring plan. RJ will stop operating to Mumbai on September 10 and to Delhi on October 31,......

Here's what keeps Katrina busy on Phantom sets

From Beirut, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif have shifted to a beautiful little town called Malerkotla in Punjab, to film Phantom, a counter-terrorism movie. The film is being directed by Kabir......

PIX: Saif, Katrina shoot in Beirut

Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan's next film, starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, is called Phantom and the shooting is in full form. Based on 26/11 counter-terrorism drama, the film is......

PIX: Lisa Ray's LOVELY Lebanon holiday

Bollywood stars go for the loveliest holidays -- exotic locations with a lot of adventure thrown in. So we decided to document their travels with a special series. Nargis Fakhri had a fun holiday......

PIX: Lisa Ray holidays in Lebanon

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Model-turned-actress Lisa Ray is holidaying in Lebanon with hubby Jason Dehni. The 44-year-old year cancer survivor shared......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

Constrained by war, Syrian athletes dream of Olympic glory

- 'I chose to be an athlete who participates in the revolution. I know that might cost me my future athletic career, I understand that very well.' IMAGE: Gymnast Ahmad al-Sawas performs gymnastic......

Asian Cup qualifiers: Iran, Qatar book berth; China wait

Three-times champions Iran cruised into the 2015 Asian Cup finals after thrashing Lebanon 4-1 on Tuesday, but China missed the chance to join them and face a nerve-jangling final qualifier after......

Singapore jails another Lebanese ref for accepting sexual bribe

A Singapore court jailed a Lebanese referee for six months on Tuesday for accepting sexual favours to fix a soccer game, a day after two fellow countrymen were jailed for the same offence amid an......

Lebanon football refs jailed in match-fixing row

A Singapore court jailed two Lebanese assistant referees for three months on Monday and postponed passing sentence on a Lebanese referee after all three pleaded guilty to accepting sexual bribes to......

Late magic settles Asian World Cup qualifiers

Three moments of late magic helped Uzbekistan, Iraq and Qatar grab key 1-0 wins in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Asian champions Japan rode their luck before edging to the brink of a place......
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Airstrikes kill 17 near de-facto Islamic State capital of Raqqa

Beirut: Syrian opposition activist groups say airstrikes have killed at least 17 people just south of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/world/syria-activist-groups-airstrikes-kill-17-near-de-facto-islamic-state-capital-of-raqqa-3491067.html
U.S. says Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

U. S. prosecutors said Joseph Asmar, 43, of Beirut, entered his plea at a hearing before U. S. District Judge Eric Vitaliano. ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-us-says-hezbollah-associate-pleads-guilty-to-money-laundering-conspiracy-2452574
Air strikes in east Syria kill more than 100 - Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes since Thursday evening have killed more than 100 people including children and other family members of Islamic State... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/wxZXh8rXygY/mideast-crisis-syria-air-raid-idINKBN18M0H7
Syrian army advances south towards rebel-held area

The Syrian army said it had retaken a swathe of territory from Islamic State in southern Syria on Thursday in a rapid advance near areas held by... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/Tl7x0R7x1Vk/mideast-crisis-syria-south-idINKBN18L1RJ
Syrian force urges Raqqa jihadists to surrender by end-May

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias promised on Thursday that no harm would come to Islamic State fighters in Raqqa who... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/TS0WDXLajE0/mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa-idINKBN18L0TR

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