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Pope summons Mideast envoys over ISIS advance

Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of ISIS militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

Parliament to approve VAT increase for wage hike

The long-awaited salary hike for government employees and public school teachers is expected to be passed by Parliament after the Amal Movement agreed to raise the value added tax from 10 to 11 percent, lawmakers and economists said Monday.

Parliament to approve VAT increase for wage hike

The long-awaited salary hike for government employees and public school teachers is expected to be passed by Parliament after the Amal Movement agreed to raise the value added tax from 10 to 11 percent, lawmakers and economists said Monday.

Moscow can’t alter EU-Kiev deal: Malmstrom

Russia will not be allowed to amend a free-trade deal between the EU and Ukraine, the woman set to become the bloc’s new trade chief said Monday, rejecting Moscow’s demands.

Diplomatic disgrace

Since the creation of the U.N. in the 1940s, Lebanese foreign ministers have always done an admirable job of representing their country, from Charles Malik, who in 1948 helped co-write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Camille Chamoun.

Diplomatic disgrace

Since the creation of the U.N. in the 1940s, Lebanese foreign ministers have always done an admirable job of representing their country, from Charles Malik, who in 1948 helped co-write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Camille Chamoun.

Blanc puts faith in philosophy for Barca

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc says there is no question of his side giving up their footballing philosophy in Tuesday’s Champions League Group F encounter with Barcelona.

Blanc puts faith in philosophy for Barca

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc says there is no question of his side giving up their footballing philosophy in Tuesday’s Champions League Group F encounter with Barcelona.

Verstappen to set F1 record in Japan GP practice

Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday.

Gulf states strike athletics gold at Asiad

Bahrain and Qatar struck more Asian Games athletics gold Monday as their policy of cherry-picking top African talent continued to pay off, while North Korea stunned the South with a late winner in their women’s football semifinal.

Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

Regular physical activity essential to health

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races, but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a superstar.