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Lebanese economists push for PPP 

A group of leading businessmen and economists called Thursday for the adoption of a public-private partnership (PPP) law in Lebanon during a forum organized by think tank Lebanon Institute for Strategic Affairs.

Lebanese economists push for PPP 

A group of leading businessmen and economists called Thursday for the adoption of a public-private partnership (PPP) law in Lebanon during a forum organized by think tank Lebanon Institute for Strategic Affairs.

Gulf markets end off lows after panic over Yemen

Most Middle East stock markets fell Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region launched airstrikes against Yemen’s Houthi militia, but they came well off their lows late in the day as the initial panic subsided.

Oil prices jump after Yemen airstrikes

Stock markets worldwide were knocked lower and oil prices jumped Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out airstrikes in Yemen that fueled worries Middle East energy shipments may be put at risk, although Wall Street later recovered.

NATO is at a policy impasse over Ukraine 

The NATO alliance seems stuck at a crossroads on Ukraine, unsure whether to move toward greater confrontation with Russia or accept the deadlocked “frozen conflict” that has emerged there.

Tehran’s tentacles 

Military intervention by a coalition of regional countries in crisis-ridden Yemen might appear like a sudden, dramatic shift in the conflict, but it shouldn’t have come as a surprise.

Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids

A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut is the main attraction as England face Lithuania.

Spain, England look to fresh faces in Euro bids

A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut is the main attraction as England face Lithuania.

Alonso raring to go after crash confusion

Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the preseason crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the accident.

Smith shines as Australia down India

Steve Smith’s sublime century laid the groundwork and Australia’s pace bowlers finished the job to send the co-hosts storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champions India Thursday.

Getting creative with strawberries this season 

It’s that time of the year again. Locally grown strawberries have begun appearing in grocery stores and on roadside carts around the country. The bright red and juicy fruit is at its best during these spring months, before the full heat of the summer overwhelms it.

Getting creative with strawberries this season 

It’s that time of the year again. Locally grown strawberries have begun appearing in grocery stores and on roadside carts around the country. The bright red and juicy fruit is at its best during these spring months, before the full heat of the summer overwhelms it.

Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild

They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.Teaser

Iran film portrays the Prophet Mohammad

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Mohammad despite traditional taboos against it.

Iran film portrays the Prophet Mohammad

Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Mohammad despite traditional taboos against it.

The Prodigy angry and nasty, 25 years on

Twenty-five years after gate-crashing the British music scene with a furious mix of punk attitude and electronic beats, The Prodigy is not finished with its war on bubble gum pop.