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Fighters battling Daesh gather trove of document

U.S.-backed forces fighting to drive Daesh (ISIS) out of northern Syria have gathered a massive trove of documents and data belonging to the militant group, potentially shedding more light on its operations, a U.S. military official said Wednesday.

Can Lebanon cover your health care costs? 

A Cabinet decision Wednesday to cover part of the health expenses of Lebanese receiving treatment abroad raised the hopes of Rozine Moughlian, a 56-year-old mother of two, who is in urgent need of a liver transplant that she cannot afford.

World Bank total Lebanon pledges to hit $1.5B 

The World Bank renewed its commitment to support Lebanon over the next three years as the amount of grants and loans earmarked to this country will reach over $1.5 billion, World Bank Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj said.

World Bank total Lebanon pledges to hit $1.5B 

The World Bank renewed its commitment to support Lebanon over the next three years as the amount of grants and loans earmarked to this country will reach over $1.5 billion, World Bank Director for the Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj said.

A year after Iran deal, oil flows but money stuck

A jump in oil exports, business deals signed with global companies and inflation tamed: One year since Iranian negotiators gathered with the world’s top diplomats to unveil their nuclear accord and Iran’s economy is on the mend.

No weighty City squad problems

Manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports that a small number of Manchester City players turned up for preseason training overweight but stressed the importance of keeping players fit ahead of the new Premier League season.

No weighty City squad problems

Manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed reports that a small number of Manchester City players turned up for preseason training overweight but stressed the importance of keeping players fit ahead of the new Premier League season.

Wawrinka tested in two-hour Youzhny tussle

Stanislas Wawrinka had to pass a stern test lasting two hours before emerging with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) victory over Mikhail Youzhny for a third-round berth at the Toronto Masters.

Duncan thanks team-mates in open letter

Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the Spurs website

IAAF confirms Russia’s athletes ban

The global governing body for athletics Wednesday stood behind its ban on Russia’s track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all avenues explored in Moscow’s attempts to get the team readmitted.

Ecclestone’s mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($36.5 million) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine.

Most of ‘Trainspotting’ cast reunited in sequel

Some 20 years after “Trainspotting” delighted critics and shocked Hollywood with its vivid depiction of Scotland’s heroin subculture, fans have been given a sneak peek of the hotly anticipated sequel.

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

Hungarian novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century Hungarian literature, died aged 66 Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer his publisher said.

As iPhone sales sag, Apple touts apps, services

You can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in the coming months. And for good reason: They’re just about the only part of Apple’s business that’s growing right now.

Saab brings New York glam to the catwalk 

Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.

Years on, Toyota Yaris sliding on former glory 

For a country afflicted with a creaky infrastructure, especially on the transportation and energy fronts, and a society which for the most part is as much concerned about global warming as it is about the price of tea in China, the Lebanese mindset ironically is probably among those best suited to rapidly embrace an energy-conscious, eco-friendly culture that seeks to curb reliance on fossil fuels.

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say.

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