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Restrictions impede Lebanon aid to Gaza

During a lull in bombardment after yet another failed cease-fire, Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah, the only Lebanon-affiliated doctor volunteering in Gaza, reflected on the aspects of the crisis that had eluded his medical forethought.

Restrictions impede Lebanon aid to Gaza

During a lull in bombardment after yet another failed cease-fire, Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sittah, the only Lebanon-affiliated doctor volunteering in Gaza, reflected on the aspects of the crisis that had eluded his medical forethought.

Eight Azeri troops killed in clashes with Armenia

Azerbaijan said Friday it had lost eight soldiers in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region in a dramatic spike in tensions in the long-simmering conflict.

Housing institute receives cash from treasury

The state-owned Public Housing Institute got a badly needed shot in the arm when Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Thursday released $6.6 million to cover part of its outstanding dues to commercial banks.

Housing institute receives cash from treasury

The state-owned Public Housing Institute got a badly needed shot in the arm when Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Thursday released $6.6 million to cover part of its outstanding dues to commercial banks.

Why Putin has 2006 flash before his eyes

With the world watching if U.S. and European sanctions over Ukraine usher in a new Cold War, the showdown first risks sparking a return to capital controls in Russia after they were dismantled eight years ago.

Banks wary as Dubai World eyes debt revision

Economic recovery in Dubai is pushing both creditors and debtors to weigh new strategies in the $25 billion restructuring of state-owned Dubai World, one of the Middle East’s largest ever debt deals.

Stern call for action

The king of Saudi Arabia issued an impassioned plea Friday to confront all those who are seeking to hijack Islam through extremism, coupling it with a stern warning – those who fail to do so will become the first victim of extremists.

Stern call for action

The king of Saudi Arabia issued an impassioned plea Friday to confront all those who are seeking to hijack Islam through extremism, coupling it with a stern warning – those who fail to do so will become the first victim of extremists.

Hiddink not planning to tinker with Dutch team

New Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink said he would make no drastic changes to the team after their third-place finish at the World Cup, lauding the work of Louis van Gaal and suggesting he would be no slavish follower of the traditional Dutch style of play.

Hiddink not planning to tinker with Dutch team

New Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink said he would make no drastic changes to the team after their third-place finish at the World Cup, lauding the work of Louis van Gaal and suggesting he would be no slavish follower of the traditional Dutch style of play.

Venus beats birthday girl Azarenka

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams ousted fourth-seeded birthday girl Victoria Azarenka in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford.

Australian Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP

Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver.

U15 national side to mark Lebanon return to Asia

Lebanon will finally appear in an official FIBA competition after a yearlong absence due to an international ban, when the under-15 national team participate in the first round of the West Asian qualifier in Tehran between Aug. 1-5.

Loom band craze fetches French couple $1M

For millions of school children they are the must have fashion accessory of the moment. Footballer David Beckham and Britain’s Prince William have sported them. Even Pope Francis has been photographed wearing a few.

Loom band craze fetches French couple $1M

For millions of school children they are the must have fashion accessory of the moment. Footballer David Beckham and Britain’s Prince William have sported them. Even Pope Francis has been photographed wearing a few.

Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure

A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said Tuesday.

Take off your clothes to make it in TV

A contestant on a new VH1 dating show didn’t beckon a woman to walk in front of him out of politeness. He wanted to check her out from behind and didn’t need to use his imagination.