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Lebanese cancel Turkish holidays after coup 

The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon assured Friday that the state of emergency in Turkey would have no impact on tourism or tourists, even as travel agencies confirmed that many Lebanese had canceled their travel plans to the country following the failed coup.

Lebanese cancel Turkish holidays after coup 

The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon assured Friday that the state of emergency in Turkey would have no impact on tourism or tourists, even as travel agencies confirmed that many Lebanese had canceled their travel plans to the country following the failed coup.

Iran seeking $60B for petrochemicals

Iran is in talks with Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Total SA as part of its push to attract $60 billion in foreign investment to more than double the country’s capacity to produce petrochemicals over the next decade.

IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $445M payout

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colorful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.

Froome extends lead despite crash

Chris Froome crashed on a slippery descent but showed grit and determination to fight on and retain his race leader’s yellow jersey at the Tour de France Friday.

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

Hungarian novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century Hungarian literature, died aged 66 Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer his publisher said.

Years on, Toyota Yaris sliding on former glory 

For a country afflicted with a creaky infrastructure, especially on the transportation and energy fronts, and a society which for the most part is as much concerned about global warming as it is about the price of tea in China, the Lebanese mindset ironically is probably among those best suited to rapidly embrace an energy-conscious, eco-friendly culture that seeks to curb reliance on fossil fuels.

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