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U.S., allies conduct two dozen airstrikes on ISIS

The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against ISIS militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.

Last British troops leave S. Afghanistan

Britain withdrew its last military forces from southern Afghanistan Monday after 13 years of fighting that has cost hundreds of British lives in some of the most violent regions of the country.

Beirut retail rent 37th most costly

Beirut ranked as the 37th most expensive city among 65 capital cities worldwide in property consultants Cushman & Wakefield’s 2014 survey of the world’s most expensive retail rental locations.

Beirut retail rent 37th most costly

Beirut ranked as the 37th most expensive city among 65 capital cities worldwide in property consultants Cushman & Wakefield’s 2014 survey of the world’s most expensive retail rental locations.

The $31B bet against new Brazil finance chief

Whoever is tapped by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to oversee the government’s finances in her second term, one thing is clear: There’s plenty of work to be done to win over currency investors.

UAE to loan $200M to Egypt SMEs

A United Arab Emirates state investment fund announced Monday it would provide $200 million in loans for microfinance projects in Egypt, a move it said would create more than 120,000 jobs by 2020.

A silver superpower

Most Lebanese politicians, and particularly members of Parliament, are adept at dealing with the media – and equally adept at confusing two very different things, namely quantity and quality.

A silver superpower

Most Lebanese politicians, and particularly members of Parliament, are adept at dealing with the media – and equally adept at confusing two very different things, namely quantity and quality.

Early on, ISIS targeted Sunni tribal leaders

A centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated provinces.

Time to define a Pact for America

America, once again, will have a divided government, with Democrats holding the White House, and Republicans controlling both houses of Congress.

Man City on the brink ahead of Bayern test

Manchester City are teetering on the brink of a third Champions League group-phase elimination in four seasons, ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit to the Etihad Stadium Tuesday.

Man City on the brink ahead of Bayern test

Manchester City are teetering on the brink of a third Champions League group-phase elimination in four seasons, ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit to the Etihad Stadium Tuesday.

Hamilton ready for new title fight

Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Monday he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles with Mercedes after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain title

Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau Sunday.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

On the demands of etiquette

Etiquette. The word carries with it many misconceptions, and it’s time to set the record straight. According to experts in the field, adhering to its code is meant to make life easier.

A taste of the Andes: Kaiken wines

The kaiken goose is the only bird strong enough to fly over the Andes Mountains, which reach heights of more than 7,000 meters. Each year this goose, whose name comes from the Mapuche Indian language, flies from Chile to Argentina. It has a wingspan of two meters, needed for powering across the mountains.

Multinational crew reaches space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut.

Blended frog juice a popular Peru elixir

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.

'Mad Men' creator to receive honorary Int'l Emmy

"Mad Men" stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery will be presenting a special award at the International Emmys Gala to the show's creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner who's preparing the final episodes of the 1960s Madison Avenue ad agency saga slated to air in spring 2015.