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Israel-Hezbollah engagements since 2006

Both Hezbollah and Israel have assumed a position of mutual deterrence since the 2006 war, avoiding large clashes and maintaining relative quiet along Lebanon’s southern border.

Israel-Hezbollah engagements since 2006

Both Hezbollah and Israel have assumed a position of mutual deterrence since the 2006 war, avoiding large clashes and maintaining relative quiet along Lebanon’s southern border.

AirAsia jet was in sound condition before crash

The AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month killing all 162 people was in sound condition and all crew members were properly certified, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee says.

Casino du Liban to review layoffs

Casino du Liban’s board of directors is reassessing its decision to lay off 191 employees, according to Jack Khoueiry, head of the Casino Games Employees Union.

Casino du Liban to review layoffs

Casino du Liban’s board of directors is reassessing its decision to lay off 191 employees, according to Jack Khoueiry, head of the Casino Games Employees Union.

Oil tumbles, U.S. crude prices near six-year low

Oil slumped Wednesday, with U.S. crude prices at near six-year lows, after the government reported record-high inventories in the United States that raised anxieties about the global oil glut that had pressured the market since last summer.

Don’t invite disaster

Hezbollah’s reaction to Israel’s targeting of its convoy in Syria less than two weeks ago came as no big surprise Wednesday, as the resistance party was being pushed – both politically and physically – by Israel into a response.

Don’t invite disaster

Hezbollah’s reaction to Israel’s targeting of its convoy in Syria less than two weeks ago came as no big surprise Wednesday, as the resistance party was being pushed – both politically and physically – by Israel into a response.

ISIS hostages show Japan’s vulnerabilities

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on a six-day tour of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine, when ISIS posted a video online threatening to murder two Japanese hostages, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, if his government did not pay $200 million within 72 hours.

footballBarca edge Atletico in five-goal thriller

Neymar bagged a brace as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory Wednesday.

footballBarca edge Atletico in five-goal thriller

Neymar bagged a brace as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory Wednesday.

Ricciardo gets into top gear for F1 title battle

Daniel Ricciardo reckons he can take one title off Lewis Hamilton this year – and mount a proper crack at the Briton’s Formula One crown as well – after being best of the rest to Mercedes in 2014.

Djokovic ready for another epic with Wawrinka

After booking a much-anticipated semifinal with his Australian Open title usurper Stan Wawrinka Wednesday, Novak Djokovic wasted little time reminding the Swiss of the heavy burden of being defending champion.

Pole vault legend Bubka to run for top IAAF job

Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced Wednesday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport’s greats.

Stewart, Wright hit politically minded fashion

“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart stunned crowds at Chanel’s Paris couture show Tuesday, revealing an edgy bob in a white Chanel sleeveless minidress that showed the 24-year-old is fashion savvy beyond her age.

Stewart, Wright hit politically minded fashion

“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart stunned crowds at Chanel’s Paris couture show Tuesday, revealing an edgy bob in a white Chanel sleeveless minidress that showed the 24-year-old is fashion savvy beyond her age.

Bones exhumed in hunt for Cervantes’ grave

Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have started what they hope will be the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanish writer was laid to rest.

Beaufort Castle: From military post to landmark

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon stood in front of Beaufort Castle and, addressing his soldiers, said the edifice had secured a front for his men.

Franco finds his most despicable character

Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony’s controversial comedy “The Interview” wasn’t a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller “True Story.”

Franco finds his most despicable character

Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony’s controversial comedy “The Interview” wasn’t a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller “True Story.”

Spacey skips award shows to help Arab actors

Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on “House of Cards,” to watch 34 young actors from across the Arab world perform a play as part of his foundation’s Home Grown initiative supporting local talent.