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Pilot locked out of Airbus cockpit before crash-NYT

Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported

Arab world lags behind West in e-commerce 

The Arab world is far behind China and Western countries in terms of online shopping and E-commerce, according to a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report issued Tuesday.

Arab world lags behind West in e-commerce 

The Arab world is far behind China and Western countries in terms of online shopping and E-commerce, according to a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report issued Tuesday.

EU to reimpose sanctions on Iran freight firms

The European Union is set to put 40 Iranian shipping firms back on a list of sanctioned groups in a blow to the Islamic Republic’s transport sector which has sought an easing of trade restrictions, letters sent from the EU showed.

The U.S. must now embrace the Arab plan 

What should Israel, the Palestinians and the world make of the statement by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough that the United States expects the next Israeli government to end nearly 50 years of occupation and clear the way for a Palestinian state?

Siniora’s hard truths 

Fouad Siniora’s testimony to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon this week is doing much to explain why pro-Syrian figures expressed such harsh criticism and fiery denunciations of the former prime minister in the run-up to his appearance before the STL.

Alonso, Bottas cleared for Malaysian GP

Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas are given the all-clear to race in the Malaysian Grand Prix after missing the season's start because of injury.

Meet Tripoli's 'acrobat of dough' 

Near the Dannawi roundabout of Abi Samra in Tripoli, 31-year-old Rabih Hosher, known locally as “the acrobat of dough,” puts on a show for customers who flock to his small manakeesh shop to enjoy both his delicious food and culinary performances.

Meet Tripoli's 'acrobat of dough' 

Near the Dannawi roundabout of Abi Samra in Tripoli, 31-year-old Rabih Hosher, known locally as “the acrobat of dough,” puts on a show for customers who flock to his small manakeesh shop to enjoy both his delicious food and culinary performances.

Lagos uses beach polo to hook investors

Porsches and Jaguars are parked in the sand while businessmen and their partners, in high heels and hats, sit in the sheltered grandstands, champagne in hand.

‘World’s most beautiful boulevard’ turns 150

In 1857, bushy-whiskered Emperor Franz Joseph proclaimed that his rapidly growing imperial capital Vienna needed a radical makeover befitting Austro-Hungary’s wealth, might and technological prowess.

Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer risk

Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother at the age of 56.