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Lebanon rallies behind Army on its day 

Lebanese leaders marked Army Day Friday with calls for the quick election of a new president, as Army chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi urged the military to be ready to confront threats posed by Syria-based Islamist militants and Israel.

Lebanon rallies behind Army on its day 

Lebanese leaders marked Army Day Friday with calls for the quick election of a new president, as Army chief Gen. Jean Kahwagi urged the military to be ready to confront threats posed by Syria-based Islamist militants and Israel.

Bank of Beirut profits rise by 13.84 percent 

Bank of Beirut, one of the leading banks in Lebanon, recorded a net profit of $89 million in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 13.84 percent compared to the same period of 2014.

Bank of Beirut profits rise by 13.84 percent 

Bank of Beirut, one of the leading banks in Lebanon, recorded a net profit of $89 million in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 13.84 percent compared to the same period of 2014.

IMF approves $1.7B loan installment to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund announced Friday the approval of a $1.7 billion loan installment to Ukraine despite uncertainty about the country’s debt sustainability and a conflict with separatist forces.

Libya turmoil disrupts food imports

Imports of food, including wheat, are dropping sharply to Libya, which has the highest per capita bread consumption in the world, as foreign shippers run scared of making direct deliveries due to worsening turmoil.

Arsenal out to make statement against Chelsea

Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Sunday, with the Gunners hoping to prove they are the real deal and finally a match for the Premier League champions ahead of the new season.

Mercedes need to sort out their starts

For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.

Cedars get serious as Asia Championship looms 

The Lebanese national basketball team is set to start serious preparations for the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship which is due to take place from Sept. 23 until Oct. 3 in Changsha, China.

Detroit, Bethlehem Banksys to sell in California

A large street mural painted on a derelict Detroit auto factory by elusive British artist Banksy is going up for auction in Beverly Hills and could fetch up to $400,000 for a local nonprofit group, according to Julien’s Auctions.

Jon Stewart quits fake newscast for real

After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.