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AUB Bekaa Valley program suspension temporary

A decision by the American University of Beirut to suspend programs on its agricultural campus in the Bekaa Valley is only temporary and will be reviewed in two months, the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science Nahla Hwala told The Daily Star.

AUB Bekaa Valley program suspension temporary

A decision by the American University of Beirut to suspend programs on its agricultural campus in the Bekaa Valley is only temporary and will be reviewed in two months, the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Science Nahla Hwala told The Daily Star.

Turkey smugglers offer $20 passage to Syria

The Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar, an hour’s drive from the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, is a chaotic buzz of people waiting to pass into one of the most violent regions in the world.

Millions of Ebola vaccine doses due in 2015

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

Lebanese Central Bank plans $1B stimulus for 2015

Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 to maintain growth and support an economy hit by a more than 3-year-old conflict in neighboring Syria, according to the Central Bank’s governor.

Lebanese Central Bank plans $1B stimulus for 2015

Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 to maintain growth and support an economy hit by a more than 3-year-old conflict in neighboring Syria, according to the Central Bank’s governor.

Furious Cameron vows not to pay EU bill

British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year’s EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.

What Putin forgets

Russia’s president spent time on Friday taking a clear, unambiguous stance on what he sees going wrong with the global order, due to the behavior of the U.S., but only ended up making things murkier.

What Putin forgets

Russia’s president spent time on Friday taking a clear, unambiguous stance on what he sees going wrong with the global order, due to the behavior of the U.S., but only ended up making things murkier.

The rule of law triumphs, sort of, in the U.S.

The conviction in a Washington court Wednesday of four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards for their roles in a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead and 17 other wounded is a small, symbolic and perhaps significant act of justice in a much bigger and unresolved drama of death, destruction and impunity.

Zorro brace hands Nejmeh win

Last season’s top scorer and new Nejmeh signing Lassina Zorro opened his account with a crucial brace Friday, as the defending champions came from a goal down to see off Shabab al-Sahel 3-1 in matchday four of the Lebanese Premier League.

Zorro brace hands Nejmeh win

Last season’s top scorer and new Nejmeh signing Lassina Zorro opened his account with a crucial brace Friday, as the defending champions came from a goal down to see off Shabab al-Sahel 3-1 in matchday four of the Lebanese Premier League.

Fittipaldi in top panel for Bianchi crash probe

Former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is part of a panel named Monday to propose new safety measures after the Japan Grand Prix crash that left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life.

Sagesse, Tadamon in preseason test

Lebanese premiere sides Sagesse and Tadamon Zouk will take part in the second edition of the Qadisia International Tournament, a tuneup event before the Lebanese Basketball League gets underway on Nov. 21.

Sparkling route for 2015 Tour de France

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of grueling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial – Tour de France organizers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favor the climbers.

Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

A healthy soak in Saharan sands

As the morning sun rises over the golden dunes of Erg Chebbi in the Sahara, men and women dig holes for tourists who want to bury themselves in the sand.

Sweater knit motifs warm up fall home decor

Cozying up in a favorite sweater is one of the distinct pleasures of autumn. This fall, designers and retailers are stitching up sweater motifs on an array of home decor.

Lebanon’s bartenders aim for Bacardi Prize

Four of Lebanon’s top bartenders made it to the country final of the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition, beating eight other opponents with their own specialty cocktails.

Paralyzed man walks again after novel procedure

A paralyzed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough “more impressive than a man walking on the moon” – although others urged caution.

The Salon du Livre gears up for business

Billed as the third-largest Francophone book fair in the world, Beirut’s annual Salon du Livre is a fixture for bibliophiles well-versed in the so-called language of love.

The Salon du Livre gears up for business

Billed as the third-largest Francophone book fair in the world, Beirut’s annual Salon du Livre is a fixture for bibliophiles well-versed in the so-called language of love.