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Erdogan to be sworn in as president

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.

Harb unveils telecoms upgrade plans

Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to expand the mobile network and crack down on jammers and repeaters in a bid to improve the quality of services provided by the two mobile operators touch and Alfa.

Harb unveils telecoms upgrade plans

Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to expand the mobile network and crack down on jammers and repeaters in a bid to improve the quality of services provided by the two mobile operators touch and Alfa.

IMF chief Lagarde under investigation

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation for her role in an arbitration case during her time as French finance minister.

Time for reflection

The Gaza of today does not resemble the Gaza of before this latest war, and nor should it.

Time for reflection

The Gaza of today does not resemble the Gaza of before this latest war, and nor should it.

Three timelines are shaping the Middle East

Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East: the short-term timeline of daily struggles and politics; the medium-term timeline of geopolitical shifts, which is measured in decades; and the long-term timeline of sociocultural transformation, or what the historian Fernand Braudel called the longue durée.

Arsenal, Bilbao book tickets to CL

Alexis Sanchez’s first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season, while Napoli were eliminated after a 3-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao.

Arsenal, Bilbao book tickets to CL

Alexis Sanchez’s first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season, while Napoli were eliminated after a 3-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao.

China’s Peng sends Radwanska to early exit

Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the U.S. Open by upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-3 6-4 on a hot, humid Wednesday at Flushing Meadows.

Rosberg: My version of events is different

Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton’s version of events after the Mercedes teammates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix Sunday.

Federer’s slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) victory over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S. Open Tuesday, with NBA great Michael Jordan leading the cheering.

Bolt ends season, will not run in Zurich

World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100-meter in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said Sunday.

Beyonce, J Lo in Lebanese designs at VMAs

For a country as small as Lebanon, keeping an eye on its multitude of young fashion designers, with workshops from Dubai to London, can leave one spinning in circles

Beyonce, J Lo in Lebanese designs at VMAs

For a country as small as Lebanon, keeping an eye on its multitude of young fashion designers, with workshops from Dubai to London, can leave one spinning in circles

Ford planning new hybrid to compete with Prius

Ford Motor Co. has plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, two sources with knowledge of the company’s plans told Reuters Wednesday.

Tourists revel at Spain tomato-squishing fiesta

Half-naked revelers pelted each other with tomatoes and bathed in red goo Wednesday in Spain’s Tomatina, a fiesta that draws thousands each year for “the world’s biggest food fight.”