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Lebanese economists push for PPP 

A group of leading businessmen and economists called Thursday for the adoption of a public-private partnership (PPP) law in Lebanon during a forum organized by think tank Lebanon Institute for Strategic Affairs.

Lebanese economists push for PPP 

A group of leading businessmen and economists called Thursday for the adoption of a public-private partnership (PPP) law in Lebanon during a forum organized by think tank Lebanon Institute for Strategic Affairs.

Gulf markets end off lows after panic over Yemen

Most Middle East stock markets fell Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region launched airstrikes against Yemen’s Houthi militia, but they came well off their lows late in the day as the initial panic subsided.

Oil prices jump after Yemen airstrikes

Stock markets worldwide were knocked lower and oil prices jumped Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out airstrikes in Yemen that fueled worries Middle East energy shipments may be put at risk, although Wall Street later recovered.

NATO is at a policy impasse over Ukraine 

The NATO alliance seems stuck at a crossroads on Ukraine, unsure whether to move toward greater confrontation with Russia or accept the deadlocked “frozen conflict” that has emerged there.

NATO is at a policy impasse over Ukraine 

The NATO alliance seems stuck at a crossroads on Ukraine, unsure whether to move toward greater confrontation with Russia or accept the deadlocked “frozen conflict” that has emerged there.

Tehran’s tentacles 

Military intervention by a coalition of regional countries in crisis-ridden Yemen might appear like a sudden, dramatic shift in the conflict, but it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Alonso raring to go after crash confusion

Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the preseason crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the accident.

Smith shines as Australia down India

Steve Smith’s sublime century laid the groundwork and Australia’s pace bowlers finished the job to send the co-hosts storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champions India Thursday.

Tabbah: From silk printers to jewelry craftsmen 

In the 19th century, the Lebanese Tabbah family, based then in Zahle, specialized in engraving wooden blocks for silk printing. That was the start of the family’s long and successful journey in the world of bespoke jewelry.

Tabbah: From silk printers to jewelry craftsmen 

In the 19th century, the Lebanese Tabbah family, based then in Zahle, specialized in engraving wooden blocks for silk printing. That was the start of the family’s long and successful journey in the world of bespoke jewelry.

Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild

They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.Teaser

Iran film portrays the Prophet Mohammad

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Mohammad despite traditional taboos against it.

Iran film portrays the Prophet Mohammad

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Mohammad despite traditional taboos against it.

Where will One Direction go after Malik?

David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik says he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”