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Myanmar draft cease-fire deal signed

Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed on the wording of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

S&P maintains Lebanon’s ‘stable’ ratings outlook 

International rating agency Standard & Poor’s maintained Lebanon’s long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings at “B-/B” and maintained its “stable” outlook on the long-term ratings.

S&P maintains Lebanon’s ‘stable’ ratings outlook 

International rating agency Standard & Poor’s maintained Lebanon’s long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings at “B-/B” and maintained its “stable” outlook on the long-term ratings.

Saudi Aramco signs $10 billion dual-currency loan

Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s state oil giant, has signed a $10 billion loan with 27 financial institutions, it said Monday, taking advantage of favorable market conditions to securing better borrowing terms.

Iran riches coveted by Big Oil

Outside the boardroom of BP Plc’s headquarters on London’s swanky St. James’s Square, a display case houses the geological data from Masjid-i-Solaiman, Iran’s first oil well.

Merger of factions in Syria to contain Nusra 

On March 22, the Syrian insurgency witnessed the latest in a series of mergers, when the Islamist Suqour al-Sham faction effectively subsumed itself into one of the country’s most powerful organizations, Ahrar al-Sham.

Merger of factions in Syria to contain Nusra 

On March 22, the Syrian insurgency witnessed the latest in a series of mergers, when the Islamist Suqour al-Sham faction effectively subsumed itself into one of the country’s most powerful organizations, Ahrar al-Sham.

The reasons for our Arab wars lie deep 

The latest war in the Middle East, the Saudi Arabian-led assault on Yemen to prevent the Houthi movement from taking full control of the country, has triggered a fascinating legal and ideological debate about the legitimacy and efficacy of the venture.

Detached from reality 

In speaking to the U.S. news program “60 Minutes” this weekend, Syrian President Bashar Assad said he knew he had the support of the Syrian people because he was in “contact” with them, and felt what they felt.

Westbrook scores 33 as Thunder hold off Suns

Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 Sunday and strengthen their hold on the final playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference.

Vettel win a relief for all except Mercedes

An ebullient Sebastian Vettel spoke at length about the importance of his first win for Ferrari when addressing reporters after his Malaysian Grand Prix triumph Sunday, yet his beaming smile pretty much said it all.

Power reigns supreme at 11th World Cup

The ICC hailed the 11th Cricket World Cup the “most popular ever” and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday’s final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title.

Electrifying concert by young drummers at Metro 

Hamra’s Metro al-Madina theater was pulsating with the cheers and applause of proud parents and friends Sunday as children from Drumsens studio performed a range of classics with some of Beirut’s top musicians.

Electrifying concert by young drummers at Metro 

Hamra’s Metro al-Madina theater was pulsating with the cheers and applause of proud parents and friends Sunday as children from Drumsens studio performed a range of classics with some of Beirut’s top musicians.

Comics skewer apologetic Justin Bieber at celebrity roast

Pop sensation Justin Bieber, the subject of some unflattering headlines in recent years, suffered the slings and arrows of fellow entertainers, from Kevin Hart to Martha Stewart, as they skewered his looks, music and public antics during a celebrity roast broadcast on Monday.

Comics skewer apologetic Justin Bieber at celebrity roast

Pop sensation Justin Bieber, the subject of some unflattering headlines in recent years, suffered the slings and arrows of fellow entertainers, from Kevin Hart to Martha Stewart, as they skewered his looks, music and public antics during a celebrity roast broadcast on Monday.

Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service

Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists.

Jamie Foxx criticized by LGBT group for Bruce Jenner jibes

Actor-singer Jamie Foxx came under fire on Monday from LGBT-youth group The Trevor Project for "insensitive comments" he made at an awards show about reality star Bruce Jenner and reports of his decision to transition to a woman.