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Salam takes tough line with Cabinet

Prime Minister Tammam Salam was firm Thursday, telling ministers that he would no longer allow them to obstruct the Cabinet’s work, as the body resumed sessions after three weeks of paralysis.

South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal

South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators say, expressing disappointment following months of discussions attempting to stop violence in the world's newest country.

Growth driven by lending: ABL chief

Bank loans are the primary reason for the economic growth in Lebanon amid a sharp drop in foreign direct investments and unchanged capital inflow, the president of the Association of Banks in Lebanon said Thursday.

Growth driven by lending: ABL chief

Bank loans are the primary reason for the economic growth in Lebanon amid a sharp drop in foreign direct investments and unchanged capital inflow, the president of the Association of Banks in Lebanon said Thursday.

Gulf arms race fuels UAE defense industry

Soaring Middle Eastern arms budgets are spurring the United Arab Emirates to build a home-grown defense industry capable of meeting more of its own military needs while exporting weapons to markets spanning Tunisia to India.

ECB raises growth forecasts

The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next.

Parody of peacemaking

Vapid U.N. “peacemaking” efforts in Syria have ground to a virtual halt, despite the periodic talks, statements and visits by those involved.

Parody of peacemaking

Vapid U.N. “peacemaking” efforts in Syria have ground to a virtual halt, despite the periodic talks, statements and visits by those involved.

Sagesse easily crush Hoops 82-54

Sagesse cruised to a comfortable 82-54 victory against Hoops at Ghazir Thursday in round one of the group stage of the Lebanese Basketball League.

Phelps could be reinstated for worlds

Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year’s World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported Tuesday.

New bridal line ‘Sow’ debuts

Tucked away in a Gemmayzeh side street, an old building played host to a silent wedding last week. Potted plants dotted the ground as lifeless brides and grooms dangled from the ceiling, but love filled the room.

New bridal line ‘Sow’ debuts

Tucked away in a Gemmayzeh side street, an old building played host to a silent wedding last week. Potted plants dotted the ground as lifeless brides and grooms dangled from the ceiling, but love filled the room.

Austria’s up-and-coming red wines

Germany is experiencing a red explosion, possibly attributable to climate change, with the result that riesling is no longer the only grape.