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Renewed calls for action on abducted journalist 

Lebanon should coordinate with European governments to look into the fate of missing Lebanese journalist Samir Kassab, the director of a media freedom NGO said Sunday, five years after Kassab was kidnapped in Syria.

Renewed calls for action on abducted journalist 

Lebanon should coordinate with European governments to look into the fate of missing Lebanese journalist Samir Kassab, the director of a media freedom NGO said Sunday, five years after Kassab was kidnapped in Syria.

Lebanese investors buy Movenpick 

The Movenpick Hotel in Beirut’s Raouche has been bought by a group of Lebanese businessmen for close to $110 million from Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Company, which is owned by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a source familiar with the deal said.

Lebanese investors buy Movenpick 

The Movenpick Hotel in Beirut’s Raouche has been bought by a group of Lebanese businessmen for close to $110 million from Saudi-based Kingdom Holding Company, which is owned by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a source familiar with the deal said.

Syria seeks to revive trade via Jordan

By reopening a key crossing with Jordan this month, the Syrian regime is inching toward a return to trade with the wider region as it looks to boost its war-ravaged economy.

Pliskova stuns Wozniacki in Singapore

Big-serving Karolina Pliskova used her most potent weapon to damaging effect as she overwhelmed defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 6-4 in their opening round robin match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Sunday.

Lakers’ early struggles are normal: James

Los Angeles Lakers’ new forward LeBron James said he was not disappointed with the defeats in the first two games and the early struggles were normal for a side that overhauled their roster in the offseason to bring in the league’s best player.

Koepka to become new world No. 1

Brooks Koepka became world No. 1 for the first time Monday after the American fended off a game Gary Woodland to earn a four-stroke victory at the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup in South Korea.

Marquez grabs fifth MotoGP title with Japan win

Spain’s Marc Marquez wrapped up his third straight MotoGP championship with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix Sunday after title rival Andrea Dovizioso fell on the penultimate lap while trying to find a way past the Honda rider.

Staging the vast dreams of youth 

“Our Vast Dreams,” the latest production of the Saida-based Minwal Theatre Company, imaginatively stages the stories of its actors Palestinian and Syrian young people living in south Lebanon.

Staging the vast dreams of youth 

“Our Vast Dreams,” the latest production of the Saida-based Minwal Theatre Company, imaginatively stages the stories of its actors Palestinian and Syrian young people living in south Lebanon.

Telling reporter Marie Colvin’s story 

Award-winning American war reporter Marie Colvin was known for her dispatches from some of the world’s most brutal conflicts. Now a new film starring “Gone Girl” actress Rosamund Pike tells her story about being fearless on the battlefront.

Spacecraft begins seven-year Mercury trip

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger

Facebook Inc. Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.