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Lieberman tries to smooth ruffled feathers

When Israel scrambled two F-15 fighter jets last month to intercept an Egyptian airliner after faulty communication with the cockpit raised fears of a hijack, it took several tense minutes for the plane to be cleared to land.

Forever temporary: The refugee life 

Infrastructural challenges, a weakened state and the scale of the Syrian refugee challenge leave Lebanon unable to naturalize Syrian refugees, even if there were the will to do so, a number of officials and analysts said.

Budget deficit hits 37 percent of spending 

Lebanon’s budget deficit in the first four months of this year rose to 37.2 percent of spending compared to 33.75 percent in the same period last year, according to data release by the Finance Ministry.

Budget deficit hits 37 percent of spending 

Lebanon’s budget deficit in the first four months of this year rose to 37.2 percent of spending compared to 33.75 percent in the same period last year, according to data release by the Finance Ministry.

Oil states seen to stick by Saudis

OPEC members gathering in Vienna June 2 are expected to go along with a Saudi Arabia-led policy focused on squeezing out rivals amid signs the strategy is working.

Strikes, protests pose headache for Paris tourism

As Paris tourism struggles to overcome last November’s Islamist attacks, the world’s most visited city faces a new threat from a wave of protests and further planned strikes, tourism officials warned Monday.

Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Man United

Chelsea captain John Terry expects Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United, saying the Portuguese is the right manager to lead the 13-time Premier League champions back into contention for major honors.

Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Man United

Chelsea captain John Terry expects Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United, saying the Portuguese is the right manager to lead the 13-time Premier League champions back into contention for major honors.

Lebanon fall to Iran in WABA opener 

The Lebanese national basketball team fell to Iran 81-75 Monday in their opening game of the WABA Championship which is currently taking place in Jordan.

Harrison stuns in women’s hurdles

Keni Harrison equaled the second-fastest 100-meter hurdles ever run and fellow American Justin Gatlin breezed to a sparkling but wind-assisted 100-meter victory at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting Saturday.

Hamilton victory a boost for his mechanics

Winning the Monaco Grand Prix transformed Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One season and also provided a timely boost for those working on the triple world champion’s side of the Mercedes garage.

Anonymous Oxygen Thief a self-published success

The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he’s the author of a work so in demand at the store that it’s often out of stock.

Anonymous Oxygen Thief a self-published success

The fair-skinned man with the hoodie and dark ski cap sits on a bench outside McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan, where neither patrons nor employees seem aware that he’s the author of a work so in demand at the store that it’s often out of stock.

Carroll’s fantasy world returns to theaters

Lewis Carroll’s much-loved heroine Alice returns to the big screen for more fantasy adventures in “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” going through a mirror and then traveling back in time to help her friend, the flamboyant Mad Hatter.

Dream-makers meet for annual gala dinner 

One of the NGOs that really touches me is Tamanna, which means “Make a wish,” as they make dreams come true for children that are suffering from terminal illnesses.

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