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Lebanese pushing for Himalayan conservation 

Joyce Azzam came into the spotlight earlier this year when she became the first Lebanese woman to summit the highest peaks on all of the world’s seven continents, an accomplishment seven years in the making.

Lebanese pushing for Himalayan conservation 

Joyce Azzam came into the spotlight earlier this year when she became the first Lebanese woman to summit the highest peaks on all of the world’s seven continents, an accomplishment seven years in the making.

‘Appalling’ arson attack on Japan anime studio

A man shouted “die” as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation’s worst mass murder in nearly two decades.

Israeli demolition order stokes Palestinian fear

Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem have drawn international criticism, amid Palestinian fears that a precedent would be set for other buildings along the barrier route.

Salameh: BDL won’t subscribe to T-bills at 1 pct 

Banque du Liban has no intention of subscribing to Treasury bills at 1 percent interest, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Wednesday, but added that BDL would seek new alternatives to help the Finance Ministry cut the deficit.

Salameh: BDL won’t subscribe to T-bills at 1 pct 

Banque du Liban has no intention of subscribing to Treasury bills at 1 percent interest, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Wednesday, but added that BDL would seek new alternatives to help the Finance Ministry cut the deficit.

Sudan turmoil drives fears of economic collapse

Sales have tumbled at Hashem Abul Fadel’s shopping centers in Sudan, where he and fellow business owners fear that months of political turmoil could bring on a full-scale economic collapse.

France to search for candidate to head IMF

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said earlier Thursday he will lead talks on finding a single European candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as head of the International Monetary Fund.

Hamilton takes record sixth British GP win

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton hailed his home fans after celebrating a record sixth British Grand Prix win Sunday and stretching his lead over luckless Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 39 points. Bottas, on pole position, finished a distant second after a safety car period turned the race decisively in Hamilton’s favor by handing the home favorite a free pit stop in a thrilling race.

Representing the Palestinian cause 

“The most absurd assignment was given to me by the director of the Sygma agency,” photographer Fouad Elkoury recalls, “who was happy to pay me a huge salary for me to stay in Tunis, where [Yasser] Arafat had actually moved to, and catch him, with a cigar, in his bathtub, in a foam bath.

Representing the Palestinian cause 

“The most absurd assignment was given to me by the director of the Sygma agency,” photographer Fouad Elkoury recalls, “who was happy to pay me a huge salary for me to stay in Tunis, where [Yasser] Arafat had actually moved to, and catch him, with a cigar, in his bathtub, in a foam bath.

Jumbo surprise outside Nigeria’s megacity

The jungle was so thick that Emmanuel Olabode only found the elephants he was tracking when the great matriarch’s sniffing trunk reached out close enough to almost touch.