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Profits of insurance firms to fall by 20 percent

Profits of Lebanese insurance companies are expected to fall by 20 percent at least in 2014, due to the rising number of car accidents and fierce competition, the head of the Lebanese Insurance Association Assaad Mirza said Thursday.

Profits of insurance firms to fall by 20 percent

Profits of Lebanese insurance companies are expected to fall by 20 percent at least in 2014, due to the rising number of car accidents and fierce competition, the head of the Lebanese Insurance Association Assaad Mirza said Thursday.

U.S. economy sees 3.5 pct growth in Q3

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.

Recognition with liability

Sweden Thursday became the latest European Union country to recognize the state of Palestine, in the latest version of a strong message that should be heeded by both sides of the conflict.

Recognition with liability

Sweden Thursday became the latest European Union country to recognize the state of Palestine, in the latest version of a strong message that should be heeded by both sides of the conflict.

Hamilton seeks to divert from F1’s problems

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton will bid to divert attention from Formula One’s looming financial crisis by seeking his fifth consecutive race win at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix.

Rose blooms, Heat sizzle without James

The Chicago Bulls welcomed former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose back from injury Wednesday with a convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks.

China specialist Levy leads in wet Shanghai

Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China’s golf courses by kicking off the European Tour’s Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters.

How to dress for All Hallow’s Eve

Spend Oct. 31 in Beirut and you might be forgiven for thinking that Halloween isn’t much more than an excuse to dress up and hit the clubs and bars.

Blind sailors set sights on the Mediterranean

Standing at the helm of a three-masted schooner, Alina Koralewska is having no trouble at all staying the course to Barcelona despite being able to see neither compass nor stars.

Five-year-olds learn coding in Britain

“Miss! We made it breathe out fire!” 10-year-old Joe exclaimed, pointing at the laptop on his desk, where he has programmed his animated dragon to belch flames into the face of the Greek hero Heracles.

Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB

Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday.

Dylan to release new album in 2015

Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.

Arabia, but bereft of Lawrence

It is 1916 in the province of Hijaz. Though on the southern periphery of the Ottoman Empire, the territory, and the pilgrimage cities of Mecca and Medina in particular, is central to the sultan’s legitimacy.