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Draft civil marriage law submitted to Parliament

Future bloc MP Serge Torsarkissian submitted a civil marriage draft law to Parliament Tuesday, saying he hopes it will bring an end to ongoing debate on the issue. Instead, the bill has already provoked criticism from activists.

Draft civil marriage law submitted to Parliament

Future bloc MP Serge Torsarkissian submitted a civil marriage draft law to Parliament Tuesday, saying he hopes it will bring an end to ongoing debate on the issue. Instead, the bill has already provoked criticism from activists.

UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Houthis' stance

The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.

Saudi king keeps tight grip on oil

Saudi Arabia’s subtle change in the lineup of energy policymaker since the accession of King Salman to the throne in late January appears to give the monarch’s inner circle a tighter grip on the kingdom’s oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.

Netanyahu’s empty words

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial and long-anticipated speech to Congress Tuesday contained all of the predictable generalizations and sweeping statements that could have been expected, but whether or not it will have the intended outcome is more difficult to predict.

Netanyahu’s empty words

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial and long-anticipated speech to Congress Tuesday contained all of the predictable generalizations and sweeping statements that could have been expected, but whether or not it will have the intended outcome is more difficult to predict.

Much more is needed to overwhelm ISIS

The intense debate taking place across the world in recent months about the precise nature of and motivating forces behind ISIS is impressive and useful, but still incomplete.

Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard’s McLaren team said Tuesday.

Sagesse, Riyadi file appeals against league bans

Sagesse and Riyadi filed respective appeals Tuesday to protest the decision of Lebanese basketball’s governing body to ban American scorer Terrell Stoglin for three games and Riyadi’s Ali Mahmoud for five for their part in Sunday’s skirmish that blighted the Beirut derby.

High-scoring South Africa thump Ireland

South Africa put one foot in the World Cup quarterfinals by batting past the 400-run mark for the second successive match to hand Ireland a thumping defeat by 201 runs with five overs to spare at Manuka Oval Tuesday.

Rare ‘alien of the deep’ goblin shark found

A rare sea creature described as an “alien of the deep” has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body.

Nimble 2-Series injects fun back in BMW

If I’ve learned anything since we first introduced The Daily Star’s automotive fixtures several months ago, it’s that test-driving new cars would be impossible without the support of many people.

UN: World eating too much sugar

Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the WHO says the world is eating too much sugar.

Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of honor

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has stripped veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of an honor she bestowed on him in 2006, basing the move on his conviction for child sex crimes last year, an official notice on Tuesday revealed.