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Syria approves visas for U.N. workers

Syria has agreed to grant visas to 47 U.N. staff members following months of haggling that have undermined U.N. relief efforts in the war-torn country, the U.N. aid chief said Thursday.

The debate over labeling migrants and refugees

Are they “migrants” or “refugees”? “Clandestini” or “illegals”? Deciding how to label the huge numbers of people moving around the globe has proved a thorny and politically loaded question for governments and the media.

Cabinet authorizes $1.3B eurobond swap 

The Cabinet Thursday authorized the Finance Ministry to swap $1.3 billion eurobonds that mature in January 2016 and agreed to transfer cash from the reserves to pay the salaries of the civil servants.

Cabinet authorizes $1.3B eurobond swap 

The Cabinet Thursday authorized the Finance Ministry to swap $1.3 billion eurobonds that mature in January 2016 and agreed to transfer cash from the reserves to pay the salaries of the civil servants.

UAE cuts September gasoline prices

The United Arab Emirates cut gasoline and diesel prices by between 8 and 9 percent for September, the second month during which the Middle Eastern country, OPEC’s fifth-largest oil producer, removed price controls.

U.S. Q2 GDP growth revised higher to 3.7 pct

The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the second quarter on solid domestic demand, showing fairly strong momentum that could still allow the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates this year.

CL draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favorable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco Thursday.

CL draw smiles on Barca, Man Utd

Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favorable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco Thursday.

More drama at Sagesse as president resigns 

Sagesse’s status as a top-flight team is once again mired in uncertainty after the current funding group led by businessman Georges Chalhoub decided to quit the club, resulting in the resignation of President Nadim Hakim.

Redford takes a walk through his buddy roles

When Robert Redford first acquired the film rights to Bill Bryson’s memoir “A Walk in the Woods,” he knew exactly who he wanted to play his Appalachian Trail hiking comrade: Paul Newman.

Ten carmakers sued over keyless ignition deaths

Ten of the world’s biggest automakers were sued Wednesday by U.S. consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in more than 5 million vehicles equipped with keyless ignitions, leading to 13 deaths.

One Lebanon gives Army $10,000 

Board members of One Lebanon handed Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi a $10,000 check to benefit the families of martyred soldiers, a statement by the NGO said Monday.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano’s edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

FDA approves first pill to boost female libido

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.