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Jumblatt, Gemayel aim to end government paralysis

MP Walid Jumblatt and former President Amine Gemayel have agreed to work to put an end to paralysis in state institutions and to secure a political cover for the Army and security forces in the battle against terrorism, a senior Kataeb Party official said Thursday.

Jumblatt, Gemayel aim to end government paralysis

MP Walid Jumblatt and former President Amine Gemayel have agreed to work to put an end to paralysis in state institutions and to secure a political cover for the Army and security forces in the battle against terrorism, a senior Kataeb Party official said Thursday.

Kurds urged to join Syria battle

ISIS fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in Turkey who urged followers to help resist the group’s advance.

Floods shut down Philippine capital

Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon cause widespread flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.

Salameh: Banks can lend more to private sector

The financial situation in Lebanon is stable and deposits are witnessing 6 percent yearly growth while the excess liquidity of $16 billion will enable banks to offer more loans to the private sector, the Central Bank governor said Thursday.

Salameh: Banks can lend more to private sector

The financial situation in Lebanon is stable and deposits are witnessing 6 percent yearly growth while the excess liquidity of $16 billion will enable banks to offer more loans to the private sector, the Central Bank governor said Thursday.

Libya’s biggest oil field stops pumping

Libya’s biggest producing oil field stopped pumping crude, deepening a reduction in OPEC output amid production cuts from Saudi Arabia and disruptions to Nigeria exports.

Weak uptake for new Euro stimulus plan

The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more – but low initial demand for its super-cheap loans shows the difficulty the ECB faces in trying to revive a stalling economy.

Strategically bankrupt

As U.S. President Barack Obama stumbles back and forth on his ISIS policy, as he has done with most foreign policy issues throughout his tenure, it becomes increasingly hard to take him seriously, or to have any real faith in his ability to see policies through.

Strategically bankrupt

As U.S. President Barack Obama stumbles back and forth on his ISIS policy, as he has done with most foreign policy issues throughout his tenure, it becomes increasingly hard to take him seriously, or to have any real faith in his ability to see policies through.

U.S. boots are already on the ground

Here’s a national-security riddle: How can President Barack Obama provide limited military support on the ground to help “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS without formally violating his pledge not to send U.S. combat troops?

Davis Cup to remain annual event: ITF chief

The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it overburdens an already-crowded schedule, the head of the sport’s governing body said Tuesday.

Title rivals relish ‘challenge’ of radio silence

Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One’s controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Woods expects ‘very full’ schedule next season

Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month’s PGA Championship but said Monday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year.

Divers vie for best photo of submerged city

Divers showed off their photography skills while exploring a submerged ancient Phoenician city at the second annual International Underwater Photography Contest in Tyre.

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.

'Friends' fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

Obsessed "Friends" fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

'Friends' fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

Obsessed "Friends" fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

'Maze Runner' sets hopes on Dylan O'Brien

When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Nicki Minaj

A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career.