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UN questions Israel on Palestinians' rights

U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water.

Egypt signs with six firms to dredge new canal

Egypt signed contracts with six international firms Saturday to carry out dredging of the new Suez canal, the flagship project in President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s program to revive an economy battered by years of political turmoil.

Practice what you preach

Lebanon’s interior minister engaged in a good deal of candor when he spoke over the weekend about responsibility for the security situation in the country.

Practice what you preach

Lebanon’s interior minister engaged in a good deal of candor when he spoke over the weekend about responsibility for the security situation in the country.

Beheadings demand civilization’s response

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard got himself into a bit of mischief by describing the strikes as a kind of ultimate spectacle: “the absolute event, the ‘mother’ of events, the pure event.

Nejmeh register first win of title defense

Stuttering champions Nejmeh finally arrested their poor league form with a narrow 1-0 win over Tripoli Sunday, while Ahed climbed to the top of the standings after thumping Shabab al-Ghazieh 3-0 in matchday three of the Lebanese Premier League.

Nejmeh register first win of title defense

Stuttering champions Nejmeh finally arrested their poor league form with a narrow 1-0 win over Tripoli Sunday, while Ahed climbed to the top of the standings after thumping Shabab al-Ghazieh 3-0 in matchday three of the Lebanese Premier League.

Rossi rolls back the years after Marquez fall

Valentino Rossi rolled back the years to win his sixth premier class Australian Grand Prix Sunday after world champion Marc Marquez’s cruise to a pole-to-flag victory was ended suddenly by a crash on lap 18.

Serena slams Russian chief for sexist bullying

World No. 1 Serena Williams slammed Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpishchev for making an “extremely sexist, racist and bullying” comment, after he described her and sister Venus as the “Williams brothers.”

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.

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.

Thin is in for grilled zucchini

Summer may be done, but the proliferation of zucchini continues. And we might as well make the most of it. Because even though zucchini is available all year, the end-of-summer crop is always something special.

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.

Frears, 'Leviathan' honored at London Film Festival

Director Stephen Frears was honored with a fellowship of the British Film Institute (BFI) Saturday at a ceremony at the London Film Festival, where Russian movie "Leviathan" won the event's official award.