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U.S Central Command head arrives in Beirut 

United States Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel discussed military cooperation with Lebanon as well as regional security developments during Friday meetings with President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

U.S Central Command head arrives in Beirut 

United States Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel discussed military cooperation with Lebanon as well as regional security developments during Friday meetings with President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Preferential vote shakes up electoral landscape 

The newly introduced preferential vote will play a major role in the upcoming parliamentary elections as political sources say some parties will take advantage of it to strengthen their blocs while in other areas it could backfire and shrink the representation of traditional forces.

Real estate demand falls 23.7 percent in Q1 

The suspension of interest rate subsidies on housing loans in the beginning of the year caused demand for properties in the first quarter of 2018 to drop by 23.7 percent compared to the same period of 2017, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.

Real estate demand falls 23.7 percent in Q1 

The suspension of interest rate subsidies on housing loans in the beginning of the year caused demand for properties in the first quarter of 2018 to drop by 23.7 percent compared to the same period of 2017, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.

Oil price on rise as Trump blasts OPEC

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from U.S. President Donald Trump who accused OPEC of inflating prices. Faleh’s statement at a meeting of oil producers in Saudi Arabia came as crude hit the highest level in more than three years.

Sterling falls as BoE interest rate rise unlikely

Sterling fell half a percent to a fresh two-week low against the dollar Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney signaled that the central bank may not raise interest rates in May because economic data was “mixed.”

Wenger set to step down after two decades

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to stand down at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history.

Wenger set to step down after two decades

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to stand down at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history.

Nadal thrashes Thiem in Monte Carlo

Rafael Nadal crushed fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to romp into the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals Friday as he stepped up his bid for an 11th title in style.

Golden State Warriors take 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin. Golden State can close the first-round series with a win this coming Sunday afternoon in San Antonio in Game 4.

Beware Hamilton fightback, Rosberg warns

Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One rivals should beware the backlash because the four-time world champion’s dip in form will not last long, his former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg has warned.

Pacino, De Palma remember ‘Scarface’

Old “Scarface” friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic – like Tony Montana’s rise from dishwasher to drug lord – has grown in stature.

Pacquiao to launch own cryptocurrency

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he would launch a cryptocurrency to connect with fans, but also backed the regulation of virtual currencies.

As Prince’s health waned, alarm bells rang

Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction – yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

As Prince’s health waned, alarm bells rang

Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction – yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

Japanese firm to trial urine test to spot cancer

A Japanese firm is poised to carry out what it hailed as the world’s first experiment to test for cancer using urine samples, which would greatly facilitate screening for the deadly disease.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

New York banning cars from Central Park

New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.