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Bar associations cry foul over armed assault 

The Beirut and Tripoli Bar Associations went on strike Monday and warned that Lebanon was on the verge of chaos, demanding a full investigation into an armed assault that left four lawyers injured last week.

Bar associations cry foul over armed assault 

The Beirut and Tripoli Bar Associations went on strike Monday and warned that Lebanon was on the verge of chaos, demanding a full investigation into an armed assault that left four lawyers injured last week.

Putin ally says Chechen spies infiltrating Daesh

Ramzan Kadyrov, hard-line leader of Russia’s Chechen region and close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said Chechen spies loyal to Moscow had infiltrated Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and were gathering intelligence for Russian air force bombing strikes.

Import bill drops on cheap oil, strong dollar 

The sharp drop in the price of oil and the appreciation of the U.S. dollar against other foreign currencies caused the value of Lebanon’s imports to drop by more than 11 percent in 2015, a leading economist said Monday.

Import bill drops on cheap oil, strong dollar 

The sharp drop in the price of oil and the appreciation of the U.S. dollar against other foreign currencies caused the value of Lebanon’s imports to drop by more than 11 percent in 2015, a leading economist said Monday.

UAE plans to outsource most govt services

The United Arab Emirates plans to outsource most government tasks to the private sector and cut the number of ministries, Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said Monday.

U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus

Global markets have been in turmoil since the start of the year, with stocks and commodities prices reeling, eroding inflation and making central banks increasingly dovish – a trend that could continue with more weak economic data.

Confident Arsenal hopes to stifle Leicester charge

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey hopes the North London can choke Leicester City's unexpected Premier League title charge after picking up their first win in five matches in Sunday's 2-0 win over Bournemouth

Khatib returns from China, rejoins Riyadi 

Lebanese basketball icon Fadi El-Khatib returned to the country late Sunday after ending his second stint in the Chinese Basketball Association League with Fujian club, who failed to make the playoffs.

Magnussen returns with Renault F1 team

Renault announced the Formula One comeback of Danish driver Kevin Magnussen at the launch Wednesday of a new-look team that will put the French carmaker back on the starting grid as a constructor.

Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90

Astrologers predict turbulent Year of the Monkey

As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature.

Astrologers predict turbulent Year of the Monkey

As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature.

Top 10 best Valentine’s Day gifts 

For some the most awaited time of the year is just a few days away, for others it is a high-stakes, consumerist, shopping nightmare that can make or break a relationship.

Mitsubishi Lancer refuses to call it quits 

As the car industry grows more sophisticated and automobiles increasingly come packed with options that used to astonish us just a few years ago, we as consumers are becoming less and less tolerant of anything that feels remotely old-school.

France restricts blood transfusions over Zika virus

Travelers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of transmission, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Sunday