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Syria regime revenues shrink as losses mount

With most of its natural and mineral resources having fallen under rebel control, Syrian state revenues have shrunk, leaving the government dependent on unstable sources of income for its survival.

Cyprus tourism income rises 15 percent

Recession-hit Cyprus recorded a 15 percent hike in key tourism revenue in March with the Lebanese topping the list of spenders, official data showed Friday.

A failure to the very end 

Like so many alleged peace mediators before him, Tony Blair resigned this week having achieved exactly nothing for the region he was meant to help.

A failure to the very end 

Like so many alleged peace mediators before him, Tony Blair resigned this week having achieved exactly nothing for the region he was meant to help.

To defeat the jihadis, know more about them 

The unexpected fall of Ramadi to ISIS this month is the latest sign of a basic intelligence problem: The U.S. doesn’t know enough about its jihadi adversaries to combat them effectively.

What next for Clippers after season of promise?

As the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to battle for the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Clippers can only reflect on what might have been after a season of rich promise ended abruptly.

Lavillenie set for Diamond League debut

France’s pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will make his 2015 Diamond League debut Saturday as he returns from a bruised shoulder at the Prefontaine Classic.

Why do men exist? Scientific study explains

Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.

A healthy muffin for a weekend picnic

For me, this has been the year of the avocado. In addition to using them in all the usual suspects my family also has been smashing them up on toast.

Bassam Fattouh honors the late Basil Soda 

With the belief that an artist’s legacy never dies, Bassam Fattouh honored his late friend, Lebanese fashion designer Basil Soda, with a makeup event celebrating his work.