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Lebanese downbeat about country: poll

More than three-quarters of Lebanese think the economic situation in Lebanon is extremely poor, according to a recent poll, and perceptions were even worse when it came to the political situation.

Lebanese downbeat about country: poll

More than three-quarters of Lebanese think the economic situation in Lebanon is extremely poor, according to a recent poll, and perceptions were even worse when it came to the political situation.

Outgoing Tunisia premier backs broad coalition

Tunisia’s next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.

U.N. slams police shootings of blacks in U.S.

A U.N. watchdog Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the U.S., days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests.

Financial firms’ balance sheets up 2.98 percent

According to Central Bank statistics, the consolidated balance sheet of investment banks operating in Lebanon grew by 2.98 percent during the first three quarters of the year 2014 to nearly $4.11 billion, up from nearly $3.99 billion as at the end of 2013.

Egypt crackdown adds to Gaza blockade woes

Already struggling under the weight of an Israeli blockade, Gazans are now feeling the effects of an Egyptian exclusion zone along their shared border that has sent prices soaring.

More U.S. dishonesty

The situation on the ground in Syria is extremely complicated, in contrast to the skies, where things are crystal-clear.

More U.S. dishonesty

The situation on the ground in Syria is extremely complicated, in contrast to the skies, where things are crystal-clear.

Obama’s dangerous embrace of war

One of the surprising aspects of following U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from within the United States, as I have done for several months now on an extended visit, is the peculiar gap between ordinary citizens’ sentiments and the fact that the United States is actively militarily engaged in several countries in the region.

After records Messi focuses on silverware

With the distraction of two individual scoring records safely out of the way, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi can turn his full focus on helping the club win the major silverware that eluded them last season.

After records Messi focuses on silverware

With the distraction of two individual scoring records safely out of the way, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi can turn his full focus on helping the club win the major silverware that eluded them last season.

Williams have Mercedes in their sights

Williams are back among Formula One’s top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old.

Ivanovic off to winning start in IPTL debut

Ana Ivanovic demolished Daniela Hantuchova in an impressive International Premier Tennis League debut Friday, but said it was “hard to imagine” the game evolving to adopt the much faster format.

Hughes’ death puts safety in the spotlight

Phillip Hughes’ death from head injuries has reopened the decades-old debate on how batsmen can be protected from a hard, five-and-a-half ounce projectile traveling around 145 kilometers per hour.

Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees

How do you get to know a tree? This is the question that puzzled Salma Talhouk, an American University of Beirut professor in landscape design, when she set out to create her new book, “Trees of Lebanon.”

Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees

How do you get to know a tree? This is the question that puzzled Salma Talhouk, an American University of Beirut professor in landscape design, when she set out to create her new book, “Trees of Lebanon.”

Hungary, where goose is king - and eaten

It isn’t to everyone’s taste, and animal rights activists wish the custom would vanish entirely, but anyone who ever fancied eating foie gras – fattened goose liver – would have done well to be in the Hungarian capital this past month.

Charlie Day: We think we’re good bosses

From playing the screeching, illiterate, cat food-eating Charlie Kelly on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to the hapless, tortured, dim-witted Dale in “Horrible Bosses,” Charlie Day has found his niche with oddball characters.

Charlie Day: We think we’re good bosses

From playing the screeching, illiterate, cat food-eating Charlie Kelly on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to the hapless, tortured, dim-witted Dale in “Horrible Bosses,” Charlie Day has found his niche with oddball characters.

One Direction makes Billboard history

British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign.

Unknown letter from Camus to Sartre found

A previously unknown letter between two of France’s most famous writers, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, has been discovered after having been kept in a frame above an autograph collector’s fireplace since the 1970s.