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MPs expected to extend Parliament’s mandate

Lawmakers are expected to meet in a crucial legislative session next week to extend Parliament’s mandate for more than two years, overriding opposition from civil organizations, in a move designed to prevent the country from descending into deeper political malaise.

MPs expected to extend Parliament’s mandate

Lawmakers are expected to meet in a crucial legislative session next week to extend Parliament’s mandate for more than two years, overriding opposition from civil organizations, in a move designed to prevent the country from descending into deeper political malaise.

Industrial exports shrink by 13 percent

The raging war in Iraq, fierce competition and high cost of insurance premiums caused Lebanon’s industrial exports to shrink by 12.9 percent in the first five months of 2014, compared with the same period of 2013.

Industrial exports shrink by 13 percent

The raging war in Iraq, fierce competition and high cost of insurance premiums caused Lebanon’s industrial exports to shrink by 12.9 percent in the first five months of 2014, compared with the same period of 2013.

Egypt planning minister calls for legal review

Egypt needs an “economic revolution” to recover from damage caused by political instability as it seeks to attract billions of dollars in foreign investment and repair its state finances, Planning Minister Ashraf al-Arabi said.

Ebola challenge

With a fatality rate of 70 percent and no certified cure, people around the world are understandably concerned about Ebola.

Ebola challenge

With a fatality rate of 70 percent and no certified cure, people around the world are understandably concerned about Ebola.

Victory just the medicine for fit-again Nadal

An ongoing appendix problem didn’t affect Spanish former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal as he breezed through 6-2, 6-2 in his first round match with Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors Monday.

Victory just the medicine for fit-again Nadal

An ongoing appendix problem didn’t affect Spanish former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal as he breezed through 6-2, 6-2 in his first round match with Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors Monday.

Fittipaldi in top panel for Bianchi crash probe

Former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is part of a panel named Monday to propose new safety measures after the Japan Grand Prix crash that left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life.

Williams, Halep enjoy opening wins

Serena Williams shook off the rust and a feisty challenge from Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic to open the defense of her WTA Finals title with a 6-4 6-4 victory in the opening match of the elite eight-player tournament Monday.

Riyadi clinch 14th Hariri title

Riyadi wrapped up their record 14th Houssam Din al-Hariri tournament title and fourth in a row after defeating Moroccan champions AS Sale 87-66 in the finals Friday.

Moscow hotel goes halal to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special halal service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.

Ebola: Five questions about the killer virus

The highly contagious Ebola virus, which has killed more than 4,500 people in west Africa since December and has fueled global alarm, is among the most dangerous ever identified.

On the road to find the world’s funniest person

It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other.

'Fury' wins war at N. American box office

Brad Pitt's new war movie "Fury" slayed its way straight to the top of North America's box office, knocking "Gone Girl" out of first place, industry data showed Monday.

Lorde's 'Royals' banned by baseball rivals

Lorde's smash hit "Royals" is suddenly taking on a renewed significance -- and, to one set of sports fans, unwelcome -- as the Kansas City Royals head to baseball's World Series.