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Shiite mosques step up security 

Quranic verses echoed from the Safa Mosque in the Beirut neighborhood of Ras al-Nabaa Monday afternoon, one of several Shiite mosques scattered across the capital.

Shiite mosques step up security 

Quranic verses echoed from the Safa Mosque in the Beirut neighborhood of Ras al-Nabaa Monday afternoon, one of several Shiite mosques scattered across the capital.

Anti-gay beating sparks new row in Morocco

Videos showing a crowd attacking a presumed homosexual in public in Morocco because of his appearance triggered fresh controversy Tuesday over social intolerance in the conservative Muslim country.

Hakim targets HRC to secure farmers aid 

Economy Minister Alain Hakim vowed Monday to step up efforts to secure financing aimed at helping farmers to export Lebanon’s agricultural produce by a sea route.

Hakim targets HRC to secure farmers aid 

Economy Minister Alain Hakim vowed Monday to step up efforts to secure financing aimed at helping farmers to export Lebanon’s agricultural produce by a sea route.

Iran’s economic boost from deal to come slowly

Iran may not see a rapid economic rebound from a potential nuclear deal that would lift the international sanctions now imposed on the country, according to new projections by Roubini Global Economics.

Greece banks shut after snap referendum call

Stunned Greeks faced shuttered banks, long supermarket lines and overwhelming uncertainty Monday as a breakdown in talks with international lenders plunged their country deep into crisis

Audacious U.S. deceit 

Monday’s meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem was instructive.

Audacious U.S. deceit 

Monday’s meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem was instructive.

When violence undermines legitimacy 

What is the best way to achieve legitimate political goals that correspond at once to clear national interests, a domestic consensus and international legitimacy?

Djokovic, Serena off to winning starts

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and five-time women’s winner Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round Monday as organizers boosted security and weathermen ramped up warnings of a crushing heatwave.

Thompson wins 200m at Jamaica nationals

Elaine Thompson celebrated her 23rd birthday by winning the 200-meter at the Jamaican trials Sunday, signaling a possible changing of the guard in Jamaican women’s sprints.

Walking the talk 

Have you noticed how it’s always the noisiest people in the room, who have the least interesting things to say?

‘Back to the Future’ hoverboard comes to life

The future is here already – or at least the one imagined for Marty McFly – with a carmaker unveiling a real, working hoverboard, like that used in the “Back To The Future” film franchise.

Why do more women than men have Alzheimer’s?

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.

Bearing witness to the chaos of Syria 

At first glance onlookers may feel overwhelmed by “Untitled,” the solo exhibition of recent acrylics by Syrian painter Asma Fayoumi, now up at Ayyam Gallery.

‘Magic Mike’ teaches star about marriage

Jada Pinkett Smith wasn’t exactly sure what she was getting into when she signed on for “Magic Mike XXL,” but she certainly didn’t expect to come out of a movie about male strippers with some new theories on her own marriage.