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Huge numbers face hunger in South Sudan

Some 3.6 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages – the highest levels ever experienced at harvest time – and the crisis is likely to worsen when food from the current harvest runs out next year, the World Food Program said.

All Lebanon to have fiber optic coverage by 2020 

Lebanon has already started installing fiber optics in big cities, and 85 percent of the Lebanese population will have access to the service by the end of 2017, Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb said.

All Lebanon to have fiber optic coverage by 2020 

Lebanon has already started installing fiber optics in big cities, and 85 percent of the Lebanese population will have access to the service by the end of 2017, Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb said.

In Sudan, anger as economy crumbles

Mohammad Yassin’s minimarket occupies a prime spot in Khartoum but its shelves are largely empty as a plummeting currency and slew of subsidy cuts pushes prices up and customers away.

Energy firms swoop on startups in technology race

Europe’s biggest energy companies have ploughed more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) into startups, according to Reuters calculations, with several deals announced in the past month as they accelerate a quest for new technologies to outpace rivals.

Argentina takes maiden Davis Cup title

Federico Delbonis swept aside Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday’s deciding rubber as Argentina clinched a first Davis Cup title with a stunning fightback in Zagreb.

Russia remains banned from athletics

Russia remains suspended from international athletics competition after the IAAF voted Thursday to extend the ban for state-sponsored doping with the next review scheduled for February.

Neil Diamond to hit road for anniversary

Neil Diamond took “Song Sung Blue” to the top of the charts, and now he promises to leave “no song unsung” when he takes the stage next year for a world tour.

Dubai design institute gets $73.5 million 

Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.

LA Car Show: A Lebanese visitor’s perspective 

Following a rather eye-opening visit to the Los Angeles Car Show a few days ago, I quickly realized that most reviews focused on the fact that manufacturers are moving to meet the demand for sport utility vehicles.

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