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Kurds urged to join Syria battle

ISIS fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in Turkey who urged followers to help resist the group’s advance.

Nazarian: 1 MW solar plant to be ready in 2015

The Energy and Water Ministry will finish constructing a 1 Megawatt solar power plant on Beirut River in early 2015, Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian said Wednesday, though he acknowledged that it would supply only a tiny portion of the country’s power needs.

Nazarian: 1 MW solar plant to be ready in 2015

The Energy and Water Ministry will finish constructing a 1 Megawatt solar power plant on Beirut River in early 2015, Energy and Water Minister Arthur Nazarian said Wednesday, though he acknowledged that it would supply only a tiny portion of the country’s power needs.

Libya’s biggest oil field stops pumping

Libya’s biggest producing oil field stopped pumping crude, deepening a reduction in OPEC output amid production cuts from Saudi Arabia and disruptions to Nigeria exports.

Weak uptake for new Euro stimulus plan

The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more – but low initial demand for its super-cheap loans shows the difficulty the ECB faces in trying to revive a stalling economy.

Strategically bankrupt

As U.S. President Barack Obama stumbles back and forth on his ISIS policy, as he has done with most foreign policy issues throughout his tenure, it becomes increasingly hard to take him seriously, or to have any real faith in his ability to see policies through.

Strategically bankrupt

As U.S. President Barack Obama stumbles back and forth on his ISIS policy, as he has done with most foreign policy issues throughout his tenure, it becomes increasingly hard to take him seriously, or to have any real faith in his ability to see policies through.

U.S. boots are already on the ground

Here’s a national-security riddle: How can President Barack Obama provide limited military support on the ground to help “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS without formally violating his pledge not to send U.S. combat troops?

Davis Cup to remain annual event: ITF chief

The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it overburdens an already-crowded schedule, the head of the sport’s governing body said Tuesday.

Title rivals relish ‘challenge’ of radio silence

Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One’s controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Woods expects ‘very full’ schedule next season

Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month’s PGA Championship but said Monday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year.

Motor Kombat: 2015 Camaro vs. 2015 Challenger

There’s something about American muscle cars that never fails to draw a smile. Maybe it’s the roar and rumble of their big V-8 engines, or those thirsty power plants’ defiant disregard for the environment.

Motor Kombat: 2015 Camaro vs. 2015 Challenger

There’s something about American muscle cars that never fails to draw a smile. Maybe it’s the roar and rumble of their big V-8 engines, or those thirsty power plants’ defiant disregard for the environment.

Divers vie for best photo of submerged city

Divers showed off their photography skills while exploring a submerged ancient Phoenician city at the second annual International Underwater Photography Contest in Tyre.

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.