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Insurance firms defying economic odds

Lebanese insurance is among the very few sectors that are still recording a fair growth in an economy dragged down by years of political and security complications, according to said Assaad Mirza, president of the association of Lebanese insurance companies.

Insurance firms defying economic odds

Lebanese insurance is among the very few sectors that are still recording a fair growth in an economy dragged down by years of political and security complications, according to said Assaad Mirza, president of the association of Lebanese insurance companies.

UAE’s Gulf Navigation cuts capital

United Arab emirates shipper Gulf Navigation said Wednesday it had cut its capital by two-thirds and written off accumulated losses worth 1.1 billion dirhams ($300 million), key parts of a turnaround plan designed to solve its debt problems.

Carlos Slim to dismantle Mexican empire

Billionaire Carlos Slim is bowing to imminent antitrust legislation by planning a breakup of America Movil SAB’s phone operations in Mexico rather than risk profit-crushing restrictions if his company does nothing to curb its dominance.

Detached leaderships

As Israel was busy firing hundreds of rockets at Gaza Tuesday evening, much of the Arab world was wrapped up in the admittedly enthralling Germany – Brazil World Cup semifinal.

Detached leaderships

As Israel was busy firing hundreds of rockets at Gaza Tuesday evening, much of the Arab world was wrapped up in the admittedly enthralling Germany – Brazil World Cup semifinal.

How our region is preparing for suicide

It was obvious several years ago, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Iran’s president and the Islamic Republic was expanding its power in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian areas and Yemen, that this endeavor would provoke a backlash from the Sunni Arab states.

Djokovic ends Federer record dream

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star’s dream of a record eighth triumph in an epic struggle.

Home win for Hamilton after Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix Sunday and slashed Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.

Light and dark contrast at Tony Ward

Lebanese designer Tony Ward Tuesday took aim at his ever-diversifying clientele with an equally varied line of haute couture based on the contrasts between lightness and darkness.

Light and dark contrast at Tony Ward

Lebanese designer Tony Ward Tuesday took aim at his ever-diversifying clientele with an equally varied line of haute couture based on the contrasts between lightness and darkness.

Chanel spiky and modern at Paris fashion

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday delighted haute couture's new breed of deep-pocketed customer with a collection just like them -- young, modern and in many cases Asian.

Study paves way for simple Alzheimer's test

British scientists identify a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s, an important step towards developing a test for the incurable disease.

Orientalist fantasy meets the C21st

Since the publication of Edward Said’s critique of Western cultural representations of the Middle East, “Orientalism” in 1978, Westerners seeking to depict “the Orient” in words or imagery may approach the task with a hint of trepidation.

Orientalist fantasy meets the C21st

Since the publication of Edward Said’s critique of Western cultural representations of the Middle East, “Orientalism” in 1978, Westerners seeking to depict “the Orient” in words or imagery may approach the task with a hint of trepidation.