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Khalil determined to pass draft budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Wednesday it was imperative to remove all obstacles before the endorsement of the draft budget, and that he had a constitutional formula to do so.

Khalil determined to pass draft budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said Wednesday it was imperative to remove all obstacles before the endorsement of the draft budget, and that he had a constitutional formula to do so.

EU Parliament votes in favor of Google breakup

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the breakup of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the U.S. Internet giant.

Saudis block OPEC cuts, oil price falling

Saudi Arabia blocked calls Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporters’ group for output cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low.

March into middle ages

The unfolding situation in Yemen looks set to secure the country among the world’s failed states, but in such a way that it will make Somalia appear like Sweden.

March into middle ages

The unfolding situation in Yemen looks set to secure the country among the world’s failed states, but in such a way that it will make Somalia appear like Sweden.

The U.S. is crippled in the Middle East

The next time a presidential campaign tries to convince you that its candidate has foreign policy experience by virtue of having spent a few years overseas as a child, remember Barack Obama.

Heads of state should approach ideas with passion

When I met Irish President Michael Higgins recently, sharing a platform for a speech in which he connected his newly launched “ethics initiative” to a book I co-wrote with my son – “How Much is Enough?

Williams have Mercedes in their sights

Williams are back among Formula One’s top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old.

Hughes death leaves sport heartbroken

The cricket world was in mourning Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital two days after being hit in the head by a ball.

Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees

How do you get to know a tree? This is the question that puzzled Salma Talhouk, an American University of Beirut professor in landscape design, when she set out to create her new book, “Trees of Lebanon.”

Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees

How do you get to know a tree? This is the question that puzzled Salma Talhouk, an American University of Beirut professor in landscape design, when she set out to create her new book, “Trees of Lebanon.”

Hungary, where goose is king - and eaten

It isn’t to everyone’s taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras – fattened goose liver – would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month.

ECU tampering may soon land you in legal woes

Speed enthusiasts in Lebanon have a penchant for modifying their cars to extract more power out of their engines, and no aspect of their automobiles sees more tinkering than the electronic control unit.

Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott

US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen.

Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott

US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen.

One Direction makes Billboard history

British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign.

Unknown letter from Camus to Sartre found

A previously unknown letter between two of France’s most famous writers, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, has been discovered after having been kept in a frame above an autograph collector’s fireplace since the 1970s.