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New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council

The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria is briefing the Security Council for the first time after visiting key countries with influence on any possible solution to the deeply entrenched conflict.

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

EDL workers to stage new strike

EDL’s full-time workers have called for a three-day strike starting Thursday to protest the government’s procrastination in giving promotions and higher ranks to the employees.

EDL workers to stage new strike

EDL’s full-time workers have called for a three-day strike starting Thursday to protest the government’s procrastination in giving promotions and higher ranks to the employees.

Saudi metro in race against time

The sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said Wednesday.

Shameful inequality

Lebanese have made several bids in recent years to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, with the planet’s largest bowl of hummus or tabbouleh, plate of kibbeh, or longest dabkeh dance line.

Shameful inequality

Lebanese have made several bids in recent years to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, with the planet’s largest bowl of hummus or tabbouleh, plate of kibbeh, or longest dabkeh dance line.

F1’s chickens come home to roost

Talk of financial crisis in Formula One is nothing new, but the absence of back-markers Caterham and Marussia from this week’s U.S. Grand Prix after they went into administration has concentrated minds.

England’s Rose targets career-high ranking

Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world No. 2 over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters starting from Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brewer recreates beer found in 1840s shipwreck

A Finnish brewery has recreated a Belgian beer from bottles that sank 170 years ago on a ship in the Baltic Sea, giving connoisseurs a chance to taste the tipple of their great-great-great-grandfathers.

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.