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Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade

The U.S. could downgrade the country's aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to this week's crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team, Bolivia's Defense Minister said Saturday.

Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade

The U.S. could downgrade the country's aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to this week's crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team, Bolivia's Defense Minister said Saturday.

Beirut court exempts old tenants from property tax 

A Beirut real estate court issued a ruling that exempts old contract tenants from paying real estate registration fees if they buy the property they have been renting, local daily An-Nahar reported Saturday.

In Sudan, anger as economy crumbles

Mohammad Yassin’s minimarket occupies a prime spot in Khartoum but its shelves are largely empty as a plummeting currency and slew of subsidy cuts pushes prices up and customers away.

WTO seeks trade deal on 'green' products

The heavyweights of world trade, including the United States, China and Japan, meet in Geneva this weekend to establish a list of environmentally friendly products for which tariffs can be eliminated or reduced.

Argentina takes maiden Davis Cup title

Federico Delbonis swept aside Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday’s deciding rubber as Argentina clinched a first Davis Cup title with a stunning fightback in Zagreb.

Stone stretches Dunhill lead to three shots

South African Brandon Stone stretched his Alfred Dunhill Championship lead to three shots on Saturday with a six-under-par 66 for a third-round total of 199 in the European Tour event.

Donnie Yen wants to be ‘good example’

Action star Donnie Yen placed his deadly hands and feet in cement at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre Wednesday, voicing hope that his career would inspire fellow Asians to take up acting.

Neil Diamond to hit road for anniversary

Neil Diamond took “Song Sung Blue” to the top of the charts, and now he promises to leave “no song unsung” when he takes the stage next year for a world tour.

Dubai design institute gets $73.5 million 

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.

LA Car Show: A Lebanese visitor’s perspective 

Following a rather eye-opening visit to the Los Angeles Car Show a few days ago, I quickly realized that most reviews focused on the fact that manufacturers are moving to meet the demand for sport utility vehicles.

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