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Beirut-Bekaa train line plans gain steam 

Plans to link Beirut to the Bekaa Valley via train have picked up steam in recent weeks after parliamentary committees approved a law authorizing Cabinet to construct a Beirut-Bekaa tunnel.

Beirut-Bekaa train line plans gain steam 

Plans to link Beirut to the Bekaa Valley via train have picked up steam in recent weeks after parliamentary committees approved a law authorizing Cabinet to construct a Beirut-Bekaa tunnel.

Egypt activists divided on new NGO law

Some Egyptian human rights activists Thursday hailed the country’s new law regulating non-governmental organizations as a step forward, while others dismissed it as more of the same restrictive measures.

No imminent threat to pound: economists, bankers 

The chances of a devaluation of the Lebanese pound are very remote in the short and medium term despite the negative economic indicators and the growing demand for the U.S. dollar, bankers and economists said Wednesday.

No imminent threat to pound: economists, bankers 

The chances of a devaluation of the Lebanese pound are very remote in the short and medium term despite the negative economic indicators and the growing demand for the U.S. dollar, bankers and economists said Wednesday.

Iran to strike four zeroes from its currency

Iran’s president sent a bill to Parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.

U.S. deficit to exceed $1 trillion

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported.

Archer takes six as Australia all out for 179

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England dismissed an Australia side without star batsman Steve Smith for just 179 on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley Thursday.

Marquez takes Czech MotoGP for 50th premier win

Honda’s world champion Marc Marquez won the rain-affected Czech MotoGP in Brno Sunday, his sixth victory of the season, and became only the fourth rider to achieve 50 premier-class victories.

U.S. scientists announce 3-D heart printing

U.S. scientists announced early Friday they have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen with a 3-D bioprinter, using a breakthrough technique they say could one day create entire organs.

An unusual haven in the mountains of Akkar 

The winding road leading into the mountains in Chambouq, above the village of Qobeiyat on the far edge of Akkar overlooking the Syrian border, is pitted from the trucks carrying loads of watermelons and other goods from the Bekaa Valley.

Nations eye trade in endangered species

From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction.