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Lebanon no academic haven for Syrians

Syrian university students wishing to complete their studies in Lebanon face daunting tuition fees, language barriers and tensions with their peers on campus.

Lebanon no academic haven for Syrians

Syrian university students wishing to complete their studies in Lebanon face daunting tuition fees, language barriers and tensions with their peers on campus.

The wars of the Eastern Ghouta grind on

As a U.S.-led coalition pursues airstrikes against Al-Qaeda groups in Syria and Iraq, Syrian rebel and jihadist militias in the sprawling Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus have been experiencing their own, largely separate developments in their battles with both the regime and ISIS.

Afghan first lady edges into public life

In Afghanistan’s strictly patriarchal society women are generally hidden from public view, but Rula Ghani could be the exception after her husband paid her a heartfelt tribute at his presidential inauguration Monday.

Moscow can’t alter EU-Kiev deal: Malmstrom

Russia will not be allowed to amend a free-trade deal between the EU and Ukraine, the woman set to become the bloc’s new trade chief said Monday, rejecting Moscow’s demands.

Diplomatic disgrace

Since the creation of the U.N. in the 1940s, Lebanese foreign ministers have always done an admirable job of representing their country, from Charles Malik, who in 1948 helped co-write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Camille Chamoun.

Diplomatic disgrace

Since the creation of the U.N. in the 1940s, Lebanese foreign ministers have always done an admirable job of representing their country, from Charles Malik, who in 1948 helped co-write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Camille Chamoun.

Blanc puts faith in philosophy for Barca

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc says there is no question of his side giving up their footballing philosophy in Tuesday’s Champions League Group F encounter with Barcelona.

Blanc puts faith in philosophy for Barca

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc says there is no question of his side giving up their footballing philosophy in Tuesday’s Champions League Group F encounter with Barcelona.

Verstappen to set F1 record in Japan GP practice

Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday.

Gulf states strike athletics gold at Asiad

Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s football semifinal.

Regular physical activity essential to health

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races, but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a superstar.

US to allow TV, movie companies to use drones

U.S. aviation regulators loosened restrictions on the commercial use of drones Thursday, granting six television and movie production companies permission to use the small, remotely piloted aircraft to shoot scenes on closed sets.