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Private sector activity at a five-month low

Private sector activity contracted to its lowest level in five months during February, according to the BLOM Lebanon Purchasing Managers’ Index which was released Wednesday.

Private sector activity at a five-month low

Private sector activity contracted to its lowest level in five months during February, according to the BLOM Lebanon Purchasing Managers’ Index which was released Wednesday.

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal

Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to revive both the country’s damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory.

U.S. companies stashing $2.1 trillion overseas

Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corporations in other industries felt pressure to bring cash back home.

Cabinet back on course

Lebanon’s Cabinet appears poised to turn the corner after months of internal bickering produced a state of paralysis.

Cabinet back on course

Lebanon’s Cabinet appears poised to turn the corner after months of internal bickering produced a state of paralysis.

Young rescues United, Chelsea win

Ashley Young bolstered Manchester United’s bid for a Premier League top-four place with an 89th-minute winner at Newcastle United Wednesday, while leaders Chelsea preserved their five-point lead.

Young rescues United, Chelsea win

Ashley Young bolstered Manchester United’s bid for a Premier League top-four place with an 89th-minute winner at Newcastle United Wednesday, while leaders Chelsea preserved their five-point lead.

Arakji buzzer-beater rescues Riyadi

Wael Arakji scored a controversial buzzer-beating layup Wednesday night to lead league-leaders Riyadi over Homenetmen 100-99 at Manara in round one of the group stage.

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.

Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes.

Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes.

Nimble 2-Series injects fun back in BMW

If I’ve learned anything since we first introduced The Daily Star’s automotive fixtures several months ago, it’s that test-driving new cars would be impossible without the support of many people.

UN: World eating too much sugar

Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the WHO says the world is eating too much sugar.

Bjork museum retrospective tests bounds of music

In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question – just how does one put music on a wall?

Bjork museum retrospective tests bounds of music

In one of its most complex and ambitious exhibitions, the Museum of Modern Art has designed a career retrospective on Bjork that probes the question – just how does one put music on a wall?

Cate Blanchett on being evil in 'Cinderella'

After playing both real and mythical queens, a golden age screen idol and Bob Dylan, Cate Blanchett is taking on another iconic, complex character - Cinderella's evil stepmother.

Queen Elizabeth strips entertainer Rolf Harris of honor

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has stripped veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of an honor she bestowed on him in 2006, basing the move on his conviction for child sex crimes last year, an official notice on Tuesday revealed.