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Preparations underway for Sadr memorial 

Speaker Nabih Berri will focus on Lebanon’s political crisis in a speech to be delivered Sunday during a rally to mark the 37th anniversary of the disappearance of influential Shiite Imam Sayyed Musa Sadr, a source close to the Amal Movement leader said.

Preparations underway for Sadr memorial 

Speaker Nabih Berri will focus on Lebanon’s political crisis in a speech to be delivered Sunday during a rally to mark the 37th anniversary of the disappearance of influential Shiite Imam Sayyed Musa Sadr, a source close to the Amal Movement leader said.

Militants posing as migrants? EU experts doubt it

The risk that groups like ISIS could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence agencies.

Cabinet authorizes $1.3B eurobond swap 

The Cabinet Thursday authorized the Finance Ministry to swap $1.3 billion eurobonds that mature in January 2016 and agreed to transfer cash from the reserves to pay the salaries of the civil servants.

Cabinet authorizes $1.3B eurobond swap 

The Cabinet Thursday authorized the Finance Ministry to swap $1.3 billion eurobonds that mature in January 2016 and agreed to transfer cash from the reserves to pay the salaries of the civil servants.

Iraqi Kurds vow steady payments to oil companies

Iraq’s northern Kurdish region chose the first half of September to start making regular payments to oil companies including DNO ASA and Genel Energy Plc for crude exported from the semi-autonomous area.

Sailor’s infection puts heat on Rio organizers

German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic test last week, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the regatta there, piling more pressure on organizers to move the location of next year’s sailing event.

‘Il Dottore’ looks to fix Silverstone win jinx

Italy’s Valentino Rossi and his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo will renew rivalry in their enthralling duel for the MotoGP world title at Silverstone this weekend with the legendary Italian hoping to record his first victory on the track.

More drama at Sagesse as president resigns 

Sagesse’s status as a top-flight team is once again mired in uncertainty after the current funding group led by businessman Georges Chalhoub decided to quit the club, resulting in the resignation of President Nadim Hakim.

‘We Are Your Friends’ an entertaining musical rom

Part electronic dance music tutorial and part love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, “We Are Your Friends” is a surprisingly accessible and sweet story of a group of friends standing on the cusp of adulthood with big ambition and little direction.

Ten carmakers sued over keyless ignition deaths

Ten of the world’s biggest automakers were sued Wednesday by U.S. consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano’s edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

FDA approves first pill to boost female libido

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.