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Sidon families mourn plane crash victims

For the second day in a row, the Sidon village of Kharayeb Friday remained in a state of shock over the loss of Bilal Dheini, his wife, and their three children – Rayan, Olivia, and Malek – who were 11, 8, and 4 years old respectively.

Sidon families mourn plane crash victims

For the second day in a row, the Sidon village of Kharayeb Friday remained in a state of shock over the loss of Bilal Dheini, his wife, and their three children – Rayan, Olivia, and Malek – who were 11, 8, and 4 years old respectively.

ISIS grabs oil, gas fields, but challenges remain

As militants from ISIS establish themselves as the dominant force in the fight for oil and gas resources among rebel factions within Syria and Iraq, they are reaping windfall profits – and confronting a series of constraints on their newly gained wealth, experts say.

Ukraine seeks to skirt political crisis

Ukraine sought Friday to avoid a political crisis after the shock resignation of its prime minister, as fighting between the army and rebels close to the Malaysian airliner crash site claimed over a dozen more lives.

Solid hotel room booking in Eid

Arab and foreign tourists are booking rooms in five star hotels over Eid al-Fitr as Arab Airline companies increase the number of their flights to Lebanon by 25 percent during the period, a number of hotels and travel agencies said Thursday.

Solid hotel room booking in Eid

Arab and foreign tourists are booking rooms in five star hotels over Eid al-Fitr as Arab Airline companies increase the number of their flights to Lebanon by 25 percent during the period, a number of hotels and travel agencies said Thursday.

Riyadh hastens reform push with open bourse

Saudi Arabia’s decision to open its bourse to foreign investors is part of an accelerating series of economic reforms that may culminate in the most far-reaching change yet: higher domestic energy prices.

EU reaches initial deal on Russia sanctions

European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement Friday to push ahead with hard-hitting economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis but details remained to be worked out, diplomats said.

Nothing left to lose

Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip has dominated the headlines for much of the month, focusing attention on the appalling conditions in the densely populated, blockaded territory.

Nothing left to lose

Israel’s military campaign in the Gaza Strip has dominated the headlines for much of the month, focusing attention on the appalling conditions in the densely populated, blockaded territory.

Go to the roots when addressing Gaza

Those watching the terrible situation in Gaza today are focusing on whether or not the parties can agree to a humanitarian cease-fire that would also trigger negotiations on more profound issues of disagreement, to try and resolve the underlying conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

In Hong Kong, freedom will win in the end

On July 1, 17 years ago, I was sailing on Britain’s Royal Yacht away from Hong Kong where, at midnight the previous day, China assumed sovereignty under the terms of an international agreement with the United Kingdom (tabled at the United Nations) known as the Joint Declaration.

Djokovic ends Federer record dream

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star’s dream of a record eighth triumph in an epic struggle.

Perez confident 2015 Mexican GP will happen

Mexico will definitely be ready to host a Formula One grand prix next year after resolving the problems that prevented the country’s return this season, Force India driver Sergio Perez said Thursday.

Chardonnays offer a taste of terroir

Chardonnay is one of the great international grape varieties. Winemakers love it because it is so malleable, in the sense that chardonnay displays its origins – usually referred to as terroir – yet can also be molded to produce profound wines.

Chardonnays offer a taste of terroir

Chardonnay is one of the great international grape varieties. Winemakers love it because it is so malleable, in the sense that chardonnay displays its origins – usually referred to as terroir – yet can also be molded to produce profound wines.

Monks tap brewing to support aging members

Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs.

U.S. cave offers treasure trove of fossilized secrets

For the first time in three decades, paleontologists are about to revisit one of North America’s most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: The bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.

DiCaprio raises $25 mln at French charity gala

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has raised more than $25 million (18 million euros) at a charity gala in France for his foundation which aims at protecting the environment and endangered species.

Woody Allen back in spotlight promoting ’Magic’

Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he’s explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in “Scoop,” sending Owen Wilson on time travel in “Midnight in Paris,” or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in “The Purple Rose of Cairo.”