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Coptic Christians clash with police in Egypt

A couple hundred Christian protesters clash with police in southern Egypt after holding a demonstration in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife.

Lebanon needs $1B to support host communities

Lebanon is in need of close to $1 billion to finance urgent projects aimed at supporting host communities that are reeling under the increasing burden of around 1.6 million Syrian refugees, a senior Lebanese government representative told The Daily Star.

Lebanon needs $1B to support host communities

Lebanon is in need of close to $1 billion to finance urgent projects aimed at supporting host communities that are reeling under the increasing burden of around 1.6 million Syrian refugees, a senior Lebanese government representative told The Daily Star.

Egypt tourism could fully recover in 2015

Egypt’s tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world’s biggest country, the tourism minister said.

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), maker of the Xbox video game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion, in a bid to boost its Xbox and mobile businesses.

Shameless power play

Hostage-taking, blackmail and extremism dominated Lebanon’s headlines Monday, but it was unrelated to the takfiri group ISIS – instead, it was the same old sad saga of the country’s power network.

Shameless power play

Hostage-taking, blackmail and extremism dominated Lebanon’s headlines Monday, but it was unrelated to the takfiri group ISIS – instead, it was the same old sad saga of the country’s power network.

A new Asian pipeline brings hope

Amid the avalanche of bad news in recent weeks, one positive development got little attention – a development that could help advance peace between India and Pakistan, improve chances for reconciliation in Afghanistan, undermine energy blackmail by Russia, and keep economic pressure on Iran while nuclear negotiations continue.

Real out to break jinx in European Cup

It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football.

Real out to break jinx in European Cup

It was Alex Ferguson who once noted famously that watching the World Cup was as excruciating as visiting the dentist while offering the counterpoint that the Champions League was much more fun, quite the best competition in football.

Formula E begins: not with a whimper but a crash

The crowd surged to its feet with a gasp as Nicolas Prost’s car struck Nick Heidfeld’s as they battled for first place, sending Heidfeld into a barrier and corkscrewing into the air at the inaugural Formula E electric race in Beijing.

Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition.

Best three weeks for $10M winner Horschel

Billy Horschel felt “surreal” after producing the best three weeks of his golfing career just when he needs to, capping an astonishing playoff run with a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship Sunday.

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

Jet Ski race sorts the men from the buoys

Those who associate Jet Skiing with the adrenaline junkies who zip perilously along the country’s crowded beaches got a more sophisticated view of the sport over the weekend, during the Lebanon Water Festival’s Jet Ski race.

‘The Imitation Game’ takes top prize at Toronto

“The Imitation Game,” a biopic about British mathematician and World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, confirming its status as an early Oscars contender.

‘The Imitation Game’ takes top prize at Toronto

“The Imitation Game,” a biopic about British mathematician and World War II code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, confirming its status as an early Oscars contender.