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Zouk residents decry power plant pollution 

Every morning, when Elias al-Sheikh goes on his balcony, he finds a film of black soot on the railing. He lives just 1 kilometer away from the Zouk Mikael power plant, north of Beirut.

Zouk residents decry power plant pollution 

Every morning, when Elias al-Sheikh goes on his balcony, he finds a film of black soot on the railing. He lives just 1 kilometer away from the Zouk Mikael power plant, north of Beirut.

Enough blunders by de Mistura 

The U.N. envoy to Syria is gearing up for another attempt to end the conflict but his approach now borders on the reckless. One might have expected that as the third international envoy to the crisis, Staffan de Mistura would have done his homework to avoid any pitfalls.

Enough blunders by de Mistura 

The U.N. envoy to Syria is gearing up for another attempt to end the conflict but his approach now borders on the reckless. One might have expected that as the third international envoy to the crisis, Staffan de Mistura would have done his homework to avoid any pitfalls.

Can an Arab military force really work? 

The framework nuclear agreement that Iran and the P-5 (China, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and the United States) plus Germany recently reached represents progress on one major security challenge in the Middle East.

Champville stun Riyadi to level series 

Champville silenced the critics as they defeated reigning champions Riyadi Beirut 96-88 to level the best-of-seven semifinal series 1-1 Sunday at Dik al-Mehde.

Nishikori retains Barcelona title

Kei Nishikori was crowned Barcelona Open champion for the second consecutive year after a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 victory over surprise Spanish finalist Pablo Andujar Sunday.

Hamilton still has work to do in Europe

After winning three out of four races and taking a 27-point lead in the standings, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a new challenge as he and Mercedes prepare for the start of the European season.

Curry red hot as Warriors sweep series

Golden State’s Stephen Curry put in a match-winning performance as the Warriors became the first team to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs by beating New Orleans 109-98 Saturday, completing a 4-0 series sweep.

Haute gastronomy meets haute couture 

Delectable tastes and artsy presentations characterized “Abstract Rose” the menu Lebanese couturier Tony Ward concocted with the chefs at Phoenicia Hotel’s distinguished Eau de Vie gastronomic restaurant.

Satisfying China’s demand for urban 4x4s

Car manufacturers are targeting the Chinese appetite for “crossover” vehicles, 4x4s suitable for urban terrain being snapped up by status-conscious consumers as automakers fight for sales in an otherwise slowing market.

Good-bye keys: ‘Smart locks’ let you in

When Christy and Joe Affrunti bought their Long Island, New York, house last year, one of their first projects was replacing the traditional front-door lock with one that opens using a pass code.

A slippery meeting of man and wax 

Kneeling on stage, Christophe Beranger leaned forward, slid his hands beneath a sheet of translucent wax several meters across, and lifted it.