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Opposition backs Geneva communiqué

Representatives of Syrian opposition factions meeting in Cairo over the weekend endorsed a 10-point document that emphasizes the Geneva communiqué of 2012 as a starting point for talks with the regime, just ahead of this week meetings on the Syrian crisis in Moscow.

Greek radical left wins elections

A radical left-wing party that is demanding an end to Greece’s painful austerity measures won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, threatening renewed turmoil in global markets and throwing the country’s continued membership in the eurozone into question.

ECB shifts onus to leaders to boost economy

Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said Saturday.

ECB shifts onus to leaders to boost economy

Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said Saturday.

Retreat of Russian shoppers fails to dent DSF

Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival this year, but visitors from elsewhere look set to make up the numbers at the annual retail bonanza.

Ill-advised targeting

As promised, a Syrian rebel militia leader fired a wave of rockets and mortar bombs at Damascus Sunday.

Ill-advised targeting

As promised, a Syrian rebel militia leader fired a wave of rockets and mortar bombs at Damascus Sunday.

In Davos, signs of profound economic worries

A sign of the concern among business and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, about sluggish economic growth is that one of the World Economic Forum sessions this week was titled “Avoiding a Centennial Slump” – meaning a downturn that lasts a hundred years.

Hosts win through to Cup of Nations quarters

Hosts Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations amid emotional scenes Sunday as second-half goals by Javier Balboa and Iban Edu secured a 2-0 win over Gabon in Bata.

Hosts win through to Cup of Nations quarters

Hosts Equatorial Guinea advanced to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations amid emotional scenes Sunday as second-half goals by Javier Balboa and Iban Edu secured a 2-0 win over Gabon in Bata.

Agonizing wait for Schumachers and Bianchis

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has entered a second year battling back from a horrific ski accident that has left him a recluse in his Swiss home, his condition a closely guarded secret.

Nadal back to best, Kyrgios wins thriller

Rafael Nadal looked back to his best after recent problems as exciting Australian youngster Nick Kyrgios won a memorable five-setter to reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open Sunday.

Riyadi defeat Sagesse 120-118 in epic final

Riyadi were crowned champions of the 26th edition of the Dubai International Basketball Tournament after clinching an epic 120-118 double overtime victory against arch-rivals Sagesse Saturday.

Irrepressible Vonn adds 64th jewel to crown

Lindsey Vonn added a 64th jewel to her World Cup crown when she won a Super-G in St. Moritz Sunday, her last race before the world championships at home in Beaver Creek next week.

The show must go on for Paris fashion

There was a subdued atmosphere at the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows – which began in earnest following the French capital’s worst terror attacks in decades.

The show must go on for Paris fashion

There was a subdued atmosphere at the first day of Paris Fashion Week menswear shows – which began in earnest following the French capital’s worst terror attacks in decades.

Tech barons paint rosy future at Davos

Technological advances are to explode 10 times faster than even the Internet boom in the 1990s, top tech tycoons told the global Davos elite Wednesday, but also warned that security threats this year would be worse than ever.

The Chablis region offers increasingly promising wines

The 2012 premier crus from Burgundy’s Chablis region are almost all on the market now, their quality testament to the ever-increasing amount of effort being put into the vineyards in this climatically marginal region.

Filmmakers showcase virtual reality at Sundance

Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio with a musician or in the path of an oncoming train, filmmakers are blurring the lines of reality for viewers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.