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Derian welcomes Saudi intervention in Yemen 

The Saudi-led military action against Houthi rebels was an “appropriate and proper” decision aimed at restoring stability in Yemen, Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian said Friday.

Lebanese economists push for PPP 

A group of leading businessmen and economists called Thursday for the adoption of a public-private partnership (PPP) law in Lebanon during a forum organized by think tank Lebanon Institute for Strategic Affairs.

Lebanese economists push for PPP 

A group of leading businessmen and economists called Thursday for the adoption of a public-private partnership (PPP) law in Lebanon during a forum organized by think tank Lebanon Institute for Strategic Affairs.

Gulf markets end off lows after panic over Yemen

Most Middle East stock markets fell Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region launched airstrikes against Yemen’s Houthi militia, but they came well off their lows late in the day as the initial panic subsided.

Oil prices jump after Yemen airstrikes

Stock markets worldwide were knocked lower and oil prices jumped Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out airstrikes in Yemen that fueled worries Middle East energy shipments may be put at risk, although Wall Street later recovered.

Breaking free in the great Syrian prison 

In an interview in 2004, the Syrian intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh described the last of his 16 years spent in Hafez Assad’s prisons for being a member of the Communist Party-Political Bureau.

Breaking free in the great Syrian prison 

In an interview in 2004, the Syrian intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh described the last of his 16 years spent in Hafez Assad’s prisons for being a member of the Communist Party-Political Bureau.

Tehran’s tentacles 

Military intervention by a coalition of regional countries in crisis-ridden Yemen might appear like a sudden, dramatic shift in the conflict, but it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Alonso raring to go after crash confusion

Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the preseason crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the accident.

Smith shines as Australia down India

Steve Smith’s sublime century laid the groundwork and Australia’s pace bowlers finished the job to send the co-hosts storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champions India Thursday.

Tabbah: From silk printers to jewelry craftsmen 

In the 19th century, the Lebanese Tabbah family, based then in Zahle, specialized in engraving wooden blocks for silk printing. That was the start of the family’s long and successful journey in the world of bespoke jewelry.

Tabbah: From silk printers to jewelry craftsmen 

In the 19th century, the Lebanese Tabbah family, based then in Zahle, specialized in engraving wooden blocks for silk printing. That was the start of the family’s long and successful journey in the world of bespoke jewelry.

Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild

They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.Teaser

Tanya Traboulsi’s skeptical glances of ‘home’ 

One of the things families do, it’s said, is to stage collective memories for entertainment. Digital media no doubt abets this practice, if it persists at all, but last century this sort of ritual recollection was performed using more rudimentary media.

Tanya Traboulsi’s skeptical glances of ‘home’ 

One of the things families do, it’s said, is to stage collective memories for entertainment. Digital media no doubt abets this practice, if it persists at all, but last century this sort of ritual recollection was performed using more rudimentary media.

Where will One Direction go after Malik?

David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik says he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”