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Aoun vows to stand his ground in presidency bid

MP Michel Aoun vowed Friday to keep pushing for the presidential seat, defying former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s call for the election of a consensus candidate as the only solution to break the six-month-old presidential impasse.

Aoun vows to stand his ground in presidency bid

MP Michel Aoun vowed Friday to keep pushing for the presidential seat, defying former Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s call for the election of a consensus candidate as the only solution to break the six-month-old presidential impasse.

Damascus denies targeting civilians

Syria has lashed out at what it called “fabricated” U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with airstrikes, amid a sharp uptick in regime attacks – nearly 2,000 in the last 40 days, according to an anti-regime monitoring group.

IT task force to improve Lebanese telecom sector

Lebanese CEOs of Arab, European and U.S. technology firms will submit a plan to the Telecommunications Ministry to overhaul the telecoms sector and improve Lebanon’s position in the IT field.

Egypt crackdown adds to Gaza blockade woes

Already struggling under the weight of an Israeli blockade, Gazans are now feeling the effects of an Egyptian exclusion zone along their shared border that has sent prices soaring.

More U.S. dishonesty

The situation on the ground in Syria is extremely complicated, in contrast to the skies, where things are crystal-clear.

More U.S. dishonesty

The situation on the ground in Syria is extremely complicated, in contrast to the skies, where things are crystal-clear.

Obama’s dangerous embrace of war

One of the surprising aspects of following U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from within the United States, as I have done for several months now on an extended visit, is the peculiar gap between ordinary citizens’ sentiments and the fact that the United States is actively militarily engaged in several countries in the region.

After records Messi focuses on silverware

With the distraction of two individual scoring records safely out of the way, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi can turn his full focus on helping the club win the major silverware that eluded them last season.

After records Messi focuses on silverware

With the distraction of two individual scoring records safely out of the way, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi can turn his full focus on helping the club win the major silverware that eluded them last season.

Williams have Mercedes in their sights

Williams are back among Formula One’s top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old.

Ivanovic off to winning start in IPTL debut

Ana Ivanovic demolished Daniela Hantuchova in an impressive International Premier Tennis League debut Friday, but said it was “hard to imagine” the game evolving to adopt the much faster format.

Hughes’ death puts safety in the spotlight

Phillip Hughes’ death from head injuries has reopened the decades-old debate on how batsmen can be protected from a hard, five-and-a-half ounce projectile traveling around 145 kilometers per hour.

Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees

How do you get to know a tree? This is the question that puzzled Salma Talhouk, an American University of Beirut professor in landscape design, when she set out to create her new book, “Trees of Lebanon.”

Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees

How do you get to know a tree? This is the question that puzzled Salma Talhouk, an American University of Beirut professor in landscape design, when she set out to create her new book, “Trees of Lebanon.”

Hungary, where goose is king - and eaten

It isn’t to everyone’s taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras – fattened goose liver – would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month.

Charlie Day: We think we’re good bosses

From playing the screeching, illiterate, cat food-eating Charlie Kelly on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to the hapless, tortured, dim-witted Dale in “Horrible Bosses,” Charlie Day has found his niche with oddball characters.

Charlie Day: We think we’re good bosses

From playing the screeching, illiterate, cat food-eating Charlie Kelly on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to the hapless, tortured, dim-witted Dale in “Horrible Bosses,” Charlie Day has found his niche with oddball characters.

One Direction makes Billboard history

British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign.

Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Unknown letter from Camus to Sartre found

A previously unknown letter between two of France’s most famous writers, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, has been discovered after having been kept in a frame above an autograph collector’s fireplace since the 1970s.