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Environment minister defends beach cleanup 

When Lebanon’s largest-ever beach cleanup campaign took place last week under the title “Save Our Face,” it was touted as a sign that the new Environment Ministry would take serious strides to redress Lebanon’s ecological woes.

Environment minister defends beach cleanup 

When Lebanon’s largest-ever beach cleanup campaign took place last week under the title “Save Our Face,” it was touted as a sign that the new Environment Ministry would take serious strides to redress Lebanon’s ecological woes.

‘You’re still on the wire’: Petit nears 70

Weeks from his 70th birthday, and a few decades from his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, world-famous French tightrope artist Philippe Petit continues to defy gravity.

Qatar sends experts to Gaza, eyes new power line

A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said Tuesday, marking a potential expansion of Doha’s aid efforts for Palestinians.

Fixing Lebanon’s power problems through PPPs 

The perennial problems of electricity in Lebanon, the details of which we are naturally more privy to as a result of our role as one of the Distribution Service Providers in Lebanon, are, by all accounts, as much of a technical nature as they are of a socio-economic and political one.

Fixing Lebanon’s power problems through PPPs 

The perennial problems of electricity in Lebanon, the details of which we are naturally more privy to as a result of our role as one of the Distribution Service Providers in Lebanon, are, by all accounts, as much of a technical nature as they are of a socio-economic and political one.

Saudi Arabian Airlines places big Airbus order

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the kingdom’s national airline, said Tuesday it had ordered 65 A320neo-type aircraft from Airbus, worth more than $7.4 billion at list prices, giving an early boost to the European manufacturer at the Paris Air Show.

Facebook betting high on own currency

Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant hopes will one day trade on a global scale much like the U.S. dollar.

Semenya says IAAF used her as ‘human guinea pig’

Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig, as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a “biological male” in proceedings before sport’s highest court.

Marquez wins after Lorenzo takes out rivals

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his home Grand Prix of Catalunya Sunday after Honda teammate Jorge Lorenzo took out the Spaniard’s main rivals in a mass crash on the second lap.

US fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died Monday at the age of 95, her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper said.

Aerosol chemo offers hope for stomach cancer

“Classic chemotherapy was awful … but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol.

How ‘jumping genes’ could transform gene editing

For years, scientists have used a tool akin to a pair of scissors for the complex task of gene-editing, but a newly discovered technique using “jumping genes” could offer a seamless, safer alternative.

Brands break vow not to destroy forests: report

A rainforest area the size of Spain will have been destroyed by firms growing consumer staples such as palm oil in the decade to 2020, industry’s self-imposed deadline to end deforestation, Greenpeace said Tuesday.