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Fears grow of fighting in W. Bekaa, Shebaa

As security concerns mount, gunmen are increasingly taking law and order into their own hands in the Western Bekaa region and the neighboring areas of Hasbaya, Rashaya and Arqoub in southeast Lebanon.

Fears grow of fighting in W. Bekaa, Shebaa

As security concerns mount, gunmen are increasingly taking law and order into their own hands in the Western Bekaa region and the neighboring areas of Hasbaya, Rashaya and Arqoub in southeast Lebanon.

Al-Shabaab stones man to death for rape

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants say they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region.

Period up to June sees spike in factory licenses

The number of industrial licenses approved in the first six months of 2014 rose to 258 permits compared to 211 in the same period last year, with much of the rise attributed to construction material and agro-food industries, the Industry Ministry said Tuesday.

Period up to June sees spike in factory licenses

The number of industrial licenses approved in the first six months of 2014 rose to 258 permits compared to 211 in the same period last year, with much of the rise attributed to construction material and agro-food industries, the Industry Ministry said Tuesday.

Iran shuns image as OPEC hawk

Iran, eager for an end to sanctions that have restricted its oil exports, is shunning its image as OPEC’s price hawk by avoiding calls for an emergency session of the group to support prices.

Total names new head, and chairman

Total names Patrick Pouyanne, currently head of refining and chemicals, as its new chief executive while former CEO Thierry Desmarest was appointed chairman, a union source tells AFP.

Tech-savvy clairvoyants

Lebanese politicians are certainly adept at two things – using technology and predicting the future.

Tech-savvy clairvoyants

Lebanese politicians are certainly adept at two things – using technology and predicting the future.

ISIS is the latest of many Islamisms

The frightening rise and expansion of ISIS, which has now triggered yet another round of American-led foreign military attacks in the Levant, continues to confound many in the region and around the world.

Letter to the editor

The following is the full text of a letter to the editor from the ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in response to two recent editorials published by The Daily Star.

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.

Wozniacki outlasts erratic Sharapova

Caroline Wozniacki put a huge dent in Maria Sharapova’s bid to finish the season as world No. 1 by overcoming some distracting bright lights to down the Russian 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-2 in their marathon opening group match of the WTA Finals Tuesday.

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.

McIlroy taking time off for legal dispute

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is taking time away from golf early next year to better deal with the multimillion dollar legal dispute he has with his former management company.

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.

Paralyzed man walks again after novel procedure

A paralyzed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough “more impressive than a man walking on the moon” – although others urged caution.

Oscar de la Renta dies at age 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

'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.

Madonna memorabilia takes center stage in celebrity auction

Costumes, gowns and jewelry worn by Madonna in films such as "Evita" and "A League of Their Own" and in the "Material Girl" music video will be the highlights of a celebrity auction next month in Beverly Hills, Julien's Auctions said on Tuesday.