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UCC to maintain exams boycott, blames politicians

The Union Coordination Committee announced Tuesday that it would stay committed to its decision to boycott the correcting of official exams, with the long-awaited salary raise for public sector workers still to be approved.

UCC to maintain exams boycott, blames politicians

The Union Coordination Committee announced Tuesday that it would stay committed to its decision to boycott the correcting of official exams, with the long-awaited salary raise for public sector workers still to be approved.

High shipping costs hinder exports

The total value of industrial exports dropped by 14.5 percent from $1.188 billion in the first four months of 2013 to $1.016 billion during the same period in 2014, according to a report issued by the Industry Ministry Tuesday.

High shipping costs hinder exports

The total value of industrial exports dropped by 14.5 percent from $1.188 billion in the first four months of 2013 to $1.016 billion during the same period in 2014, according to a report issued by the Industry Ministry Tuesday.

Arab Bank in the dock

Arab bank, on trial in New York for allegedly supporting terrorism, is one of the biggest and most prestigious Arab banking giants in the world.

Slapstick education

In what is probably a dream come true for many teenagers across the world, the Lebanese Education Ministry has finally decided to grant certificates to tens of thousands of high school students, regardless of whether or not they even sat the exams.

Slapstick education

In what is probably a dream come true for many teenagers across the world, the Lebanese Education Ministry has finally decided to grant certificates to tens of thousands of high school students, regardless of whether or not they even sat the exams.

Arabs face a deep crisis of statehood

The dramatic expansion of the territory controlled by the “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq in the last few months has generated a historic moment of reckoning in several arenas in those two countries, which mirror similar trends across the entire region.

What’s next for the last pagans of Iraq?

With U.S. President Barack Obama having ordered airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops of food and relief supplies to refugees in northern Iraq last week, the world is finally taking action against the Islamic State.

Arsenal’s hopes survive in Istanbul

Arsenal Tuesday survived the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and a hugely energized Besiktas side to leave Turkey with a goalless draw and their hopes intact of advancing to the Champions League group stage.

Arsenal’s hopes survive in Istanbul

Arsenal Tuesday survived the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and a hugely energized Besiktas side to leave Turkey with a goalless draw and their hopes intact of advancing to the Champions League group stage.

Boisterous Ballmer rallies Clipper fans

A fist-pumping, high-fiving Steve Ballmer enthusiastically vowed to run a “hard core” NBA franchise that will win championships during a rally to introduce the new owner to Los Angeles Clipper fans.

Usain Bolt wins the Copacabana 100 meters

Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt won his first 100 meters of 2014 Sunday in an exhibition race run on Rio’s iconic Copacabana beach, two years out from the 2016 Olympics.

China fishes for growth with largest aquarium

A giant 63-meter blue whale shark statue towers over the world’s largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

‘Mission Blue’ follows an underwater hero

From the Galapagos Islands to Australia’s Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary “Mission Blue” navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe to save the planet’s threatened seas.