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ISF begins crackdown on traffic violations

The heaviest punishments for traffic violations under a new law came into force last week, as road safety organizations stressed strict and continuous implementation of the new rules if they were to be effective.

ISF begins crackdown on traffic violations

The heaviest punishments for traffic violations under a new law came into force last week, as road safety organizations stressed strict and continuous implementation of the new rules if they were to be effective.

Iraqi Kurds face heavy resistance in Sinjar

Iraqi Kurdish forces forged ahead with their assault Monday on a militant-held town in northern Iraq, but encountered heavy resistance from ISIS fighters whose snipers fired at the attackers and who used burning tires to create a smoke screen against coalition airstrikes.

10 injured after driver plows into French fair

At least 10 people were injured Monday, two seriously, when the driver of a van plowed into a Christmas market in the western French city of Nantes before stabbing himself, a source close to the investigation said.

Industrial exports plunge 9.2 percent

Lebanon’s industrial exports plunged by 9.2 percent in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 despite the government’s ongoing efforts to open new markets for local industries, according to the Industry Ministry.

Industrial exports plunge 9.2 percent

Lebanon’s industrial exports plunged by 9.2 percent in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 despite the government’s ongoing efforts to open new markets for local industries, according to the Industry Ministry.

Gulf’s age of plenty over after oil price crash

The boom that adorned Gulf Arab monarchies with glittering towers, swelled their sovereign funds and kept unrest largely at bay may be over after oil prices dropped by almost 50 percent in the last six months.

Russia enters full-fledged economic crisis

Russia’s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Monday, warning the full effects would be felt next year.

Tunisia sets the bar

The presidential election in Tunisia should be taken as a sign that not everything in this part of the world is generating violence, tension, anger and despair.

Tunisia sets the bar

The presidential election in Tunisia should be taken as a sign that not everything in this part of the world is generating violence, tension, anger and despair.

Napoli beat Juventus on penalties

Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 on penalties to win the Italian Super Cup Monday and deny Massimiliano Allegri a first trophy in charge of the Bianconeri.

Napoli beat Juventus on penalties

Napoli beat Juventus 6-5 on penalties to win the Italian Super Cup Monday and deny Massimiliano Allegri a first trophy in charge of the Bianconeri.

The future is Clear for Ferrari

Ferrari have recruited Jock Clear, the Mercedes engineer who helped Lewis Hamilton win this year’s Formula One world championship, as the last key element in the Italian team’s rebuilding after a dismal year.

Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and U.S. Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Sleeping with polar bears: French zoos evolve

Forget trekking to the Arctic. French tourists are opting for the luxury way to spend the night with a polar bear: beside a log fire not far from home. The only thing on ice is the champagne.

Tag Heuer changes tune, looking at smartwatches

Barely a few months after dismissing Apple’s smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a high-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm’s lineup.

Elton John marries partner under new law

British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year.

Elton John marries partner under new law

British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year.