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HRW condemns police violence in Beirut protests 

Human Rights Watch condemned in a report Thursday Lebanese police’s use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other violent deterrence methods against protesters during the recent demonstrations in Downtown Beirut.

HRW condemns police violence in Beirut protests 

Human Rights Watch condemned in a report Thursday Lebanese police’s use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other violent deterrence methods against protesters during the recent demonstrations in Downtown Beirut.

Tobacco farmers seek government support 

Tobacco farmers in Akkar called upon the government to support the sector by allowing them to expand their harvested areas while increasing the number of kgs per permit from 330 kg to 500 kg.

Tobacco farmers seek government support 

Tobacco farmers in Akkar called upon the government to support the sector by allowing them to expand their harvested areas while increasing the number of kgs per permit from 330 kg to 500 kg.

Mideast stocks fall as Saudi Arabia

Most Middle Eastern stock markets declined amid mounting concern the region’s largest economy will cut spending after oil prices slumped to the lowest since 2009.

Germany’s China exports turn into risk

Germany’s export exposure to China, for years a source of economic strength, is fast turning into a risk that raises questions about the health of other sources of growth in Europe’s largest economy.

Bolt wins fourth world 200m title

Jamaican Usain Bolt outstripps American rival Justin Gatlin to win his fourth consecutive world 200m title to add to the 100m gold he won at the weekend.

More drama at Sagesse as president resigns 

Sagesse’s status as a top-flight team is once again mired in uncertainty after the current funding group led by businessman Georges Chalhoub decided to quit the club, resulting in the resignation of President Nadim Hakim.

'Smart' solar palm trees power Wi-Fi, phones in Dubai

A new species of palm tree has started sprouting around Dubai. But instead of producing dates, the fronds of the Smart Palm harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access Wi-Fi, and charge their phones, all for free.

One Lebanon gives Army $10,000 

Board members of One Lebanon handed Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi a $10,000 check to benefit the families of martyred soldiers, a statement by the NGO said Monday.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano’s edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Elantra delivers a lesson in value to car market 

My friends, co-workers and family members keep telling me that in my selection of cars for these weekly reviews I may be going a bit overboard with the number of models from Hyundai I’ve covered.

FDA approves first pill to boost female libido

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.