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Middle Eastern stocks rally

Omani stocks led a rally in most equity markets across the Middle East after oil prices had the biggest-weekly jump in more than six years.

Kiprop hat-trick puts Kenya on top in Beijing

Asbel Kiprop produced a trademark sprint finish to win a third straight 1,500-meter gold and ensure Kenya topped the medals table at successive world championships after the final night of action Sunday.

‘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.

Serena chases historic calendar Grand Slam

World No. 1 Serena Williams feels the pressure of chasing history at the U.S. Open, but she accepts the intensity as the price for dominating a generation of women’s tennis.

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.

Narcos blurs line between cartels, agents

Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in Netflix’s dark drug drama “Narcos,” a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

Iran bars Barenboim because of Israeli citizenship

Iran has barred famed conductor Daniel Barenboim from entering the Islamic republic because of his Israeli citizenship, denting plans he had for a performance in Tehran, a news agency reported Sunday.

One Lebanon gives Army $10,000 

Board members of One Lebanon handed Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi a $10,000 check to benefit the families of martyred soldiers, a statement by the NGO said Monday.

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.