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U.N. would offer support in Syria safe zones: Amos

The United Nations would offer humanitarian assistance for proposed “safe zones” inside Syria even if they were created without a Security Council resolution, the U.N.’s top humanitarian official Valerie Amos said Monday.

U.N. group warns of food shortages

Countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus face food shortages, a U.N. body said Monday, adding that China had donated $6 million to its relief effort.

Beirut airport sees more travelers, fewer goods

Passenger traffic at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport increased by 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2014 over last year, as the volume of air freight suffered a painful drop of 17 percent, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation said.

Beirut airport sees more travelers, fewer goods

Passenger traffic at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport increased by 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2014 over last year, as the volume of air freight suffered a painful drop of 17 percent, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation said.

Egypt planning minister calls for legal review

Egypt needs an “economic revolution” to recover from damage caused by political instability as it seeks to attract billions of dollars in foreign investment and repair its state finances, Planning Minister Ashraf al-Arabi said.

Ebola challenge

With a fatality rate of 70 percent and no certified cure, people around the world are understandably concerned about Ebola.

Ebola challenge

With a fatality rate of 70 percent and no certified cure, people around the world are understandably concerned about Ebola.

Blind rescues point for sloppy United

Daley Blind’s late second-half strike helped a lackluster Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League Monday.

Blind rescues point for sloppy United

Daley Blind’s late second-half strike helped a lackluster Manchester United salvage a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League Monday.

Fittipaldi in top panel for Bianchi crash probe

Former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is part of a panel named Monday to propose new safety measures after the Japan Grand Prix crash that left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life.

Williams, Halep enjoy opening wins

Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic to open the defense of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament Monday.

Riyadi clinch 14th Hariri title

Riyadi wrapped up their record 14th Houssam Din al-Hariri tournament title and fourth in a row after defeating Moroccan champions AS Sale 87-66 in the finals Friday.

Moscow hotel goes halal to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special halal service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.

Ebola: Five questions about the killer virus

The highly contagious Ebola virus, which has killed more than 4,500 people in west Africa since December and has fueled global alarm, is among the most dangerous ever identified.

On the road to find the world’s funniest person

It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.

Tips to Stay fit in the fall

Fall has arrived in thunderous fashion with flooding and showers causing havoc around the country, and as people migrate back into the city from the mountains, another phenomenon occurs – gyms start to become packed again.

Lucas fills in details on Chicago museum

George Lucas is filling in some details on his planned art and movie memorabilia museum, including how the California native settled on Chicago as a location over San Francisco.