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Lebanon taps roots for tourism growth

Better known for the capital’s glittering nightlife and exclusive beach clubs, Lebanon is launching a new, ambitious strategy to promote something entirely different: rural tourism.

Lebanon taps roots for tourism growth

Better known for the capital’s glittering nightlife and exclusive beach clubs, Lebanon is launching a new, ambitious strategy to promote something entirely different: rural tourism.

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.

US plans widespread seismic testing of sea floor

The U.S. government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which led to a court battle by environmentalists in New Jersey.