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Towns solve power problem privately

Nearly 25 years after the Civil War ended, the state-owned electricity company, Electricite du Liban, is still unable to keep the lights on around the clock, despite promises by successive governments to provide a constant supply.

Towns solve power problem privately

Nearly 25 years after the Civil War ended, the state-owned electricity company, Electricite du Liban, is still unable to keep the lights on around the clock, despite promises by successive governments to provide a constant supply.

Achkar: Hotel revenues down 60 percent

Most hotels in Lebanon this summer season experienced a drop in their occupancy rates by 40 percent and a steep fall in their revenues by around 60 percent compared to 2009 and 2010, the head of a hotelier association said.

Achkar: Hotel revenues down 60 percent

Most hotels in Lebanon this summer season experienced a drop in their occupancy rates by 40 percent and a steep fall in their revenues by around 60 percent compared to 2009 and 2010, the head of a hotelier association said.

Egypt tourism could fully recover in 2015

Egypt’s tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world’s biggest country, the tourism minister said.

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), maker of the Xbox video game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion, in a bid to boost its Xbox and mobile businesses.

Shameless power play

Hostage-taking, blackmail and extremism dominated Lebanon’s headlines Monday, but it was unrelated to the takfiri group ISIS – instead, it was the same old sad saga of the country’s power network.

Shameless power play

Hostage-taking, blackmail and extremism dominated Lebanon’s headlines Monday, but it was unrelated to the takfiri group ISIS – instead, it was the same old sad saga of the country’s power network.

A new Asian pipeline brings hope

Amid the avalanche of bad news in recent weeks, one positive development got little attention – a development that could help advance peace between India and Pakistan, improve chances for reconciliation in Afghanistan, undermine energy blackmail by Russia, and keep economic pressure on Iran while nuclear negotiations continue.

Real out to break jinx in European Cup

It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football.

Real out to break jinx in European Cup

It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football.

Formula E begins: not with a whimper but a crash

The crowd surged to its feet with a gasp as Nicolas Prost’s car struck Nick Heidfeld’s as they battled for first place, sending Heidfeld into a barrier and corkscrewing into the air at the inaugural Formula E electric race in Beijing.

Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition.

Best three weeks for $10M winner Horschel

Billy Horschel felt “surreal” after producing the best three weeks of his golfing career just when he needs to, capping an astonishing playoff run with a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship Sunday.

Swiss watchmakers not watching out for Apple Watch

Apple may be known for revolutionizing the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the US tech giant's latest foray into their world.

Swiss watchmakers not watching out for Apple Watch

Apple may be known for revolutionizing the world of music and mobile phones, but Switzerland's centuries-old luxury watchmakers are unimpressed with the US tech giant's latest foray into their world.

Jet Ski race sorts the men from the buoys

Those who associate Jet Skiing with the adrenaline junkies who zip perilously along the country’s crowded beaches got a more sophisticated view of the sport over the weekend, during the Lebanon Water Festival’s Jet Ski race.

‘The Imitation Game’ takes top prize at Toronto

“The Imitation Game,” a biopic about British mathematician and World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, confirming its status as an early Oscars contender.

‘The Imitation Game’ takes top prize at Toronto

“The Imitation Game,” a biopic about British mathematician and World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, confirming its status as an early Oscars contender.

Sam Smith holds onto top spot in UK album charts

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith held onto the number one spot in Britain's album charts on Sunday, seeing off a strong challenge from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the Official Charts Company said.