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TV stations push for new cable fees

Cable subscribers in Lebanon may soon be asked to pay an additional fee, but the rumored rate hike will not be reflected in an improvement in the quality of broadcasting or an increase in the number of channels.

TV stations push for new cable fees

Cable subscribers in Lebanon may soon be asked to pay an additional fee, but the rumored rate hike will not be reflected in an improvement in the quality of broadcasting or an increase in the number of channels.

Abbas: Talks with Israel still on table

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday talks with Israel are still on the table, despite moves against the Jewish state at the U.N. and numerous failed rounds of negotiations.

Ukraine prompts EU to shake up neighbor policy

The European Union launched a review of the way it handles neighboring nations Wednesday after its policy of offering closer ties to former Soviet republics led it unwittingly into confrontation with Russia.

Private sector activity at a five-month low

Private sector activity contracted to its lowest level in five months during February, according to the BLOM Lebanon Purchasing Managers’ Index which was released Wednesday.

Private sector activity at a five-month low

Private sector activity contracted to its lowest level in five months during February, according to the BLOM Lebanon Purchasing Managers’ Index which was released Wednesday.

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal

Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to revive both the country’s damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.

U.S. companies stashing $2.1 trillion overseas

Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corporations in other industries felt pressure to bring cash back home.

Cabinet back on course

Lebanon’s Cabinet appears poised to turn the corner after months of internal bickering produced a state of paralysis.

Cabinet back on course

Lebanon’s Cabinet appears poised to turn the corner after months of internal bickering produced a state of paralysis.

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no one decided to oppose him at next month’s Asian Football Confederation elections.

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no one decided to oppose him at next month’s Asian Football Confederation elections.

Phelps could be reinstated for worlds

Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year’s World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Caritas Ashrafieh opens annual fair

The Ashrafieh Branch of Caritas Lebanon launched its three-day annual arts and crafts fair Wednesday at the Beirut district’s landmark Hotel Alexandre.

Caritas Ashrafieh opens annual fair

The Ashrafieh Branch of Caritas Lebanon launched its three-day annual arts and crafts fair Wednesday at the Beirut district’s landmark Hotel Alexandre.

Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes.

Nimble 2-Series injects fun back in BMW

If I’ve learned anything since we first introduced The Daily Star’s automotive fixtures several months ago, it’s that test-driving new cars would be impossible without the support of many people.

UN: World eating too much sugar

Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the WHO says the world is eating too much sugar.

Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of honor

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has stripped veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of an honor she bestowed on him in 2006, basing the move on his conviction for child sex crimes last year, an official notice on Tuesday revealed.