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Firefighting choppers sit idle as Lebanon burns 

In the wake of devastating wildfires in Chouf, Aley and Metn, citizens and officials are questioning why three firefighting helicopters purchased for Lebanon in 2009 have been unmaintained and out of service for years.

Firefighting choppers sit idle as Lebanon burns 

In the wake of devastating wildfires in Chouf, Aley and Metn, citizens and officials are questioning why three firefighting helicopters purchased for Lebanon in 2009 have been unmaintained and out of service for years.

Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds

The Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common - they want no Kurdish state.

IMF warns global outlook ‘precarious’

The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, amid continuing trade conflicts that have undercut business confidence and investment

Maatouk earns record as Lebanon stroll to victory 

Hasan Maatouk became Lebanon’s all-time leading goal scorer as the Cedars eased past Sri Lanka 3-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Colombo Tuesday. Maatouk’s 15th-minute penalty took him past Cedars legend Roda Antar on 21 goals, before Hilal al- Helwe added a brace to seal a straightforward victory for Liviu Ciobotariu’s side.

Maatouk earns record as Lebanon stroll to victory 

Hasan Maatouk became Lebanon’s all-time leading goal scorer as the Cedars eased past Sri Lanka 3-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Colombo Tuesday. Maatouk’s 15th-minute penalty took him past Cedars legend Roda Antar on 21 goals, before Hilal al- Helwe added a brace to seal a straightforward victory for Liviu Ciobotariu’s side.

Olympic gold lures Federer to Tokyo

Roger Federer said Monday he would compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics in a bid to claim the men’s singles gold medal, the only major prize he has yet to win.

LeBron under fire for remarks on China row

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression Tuesday after he criticized a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a “misinformed” tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong. James told reporters that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “wasn’t educated” on Hong Kong and should have kept his mouth shut, as the outspoken Lakers forward waded into a charged debate that other high-profile NBA figures have shied away from.

Niners stop Rams to stay unbeaten, Texans rally

The San Francisco 49ers remained unbeaten behind a stifling defensive display Sunday, shutting down their California rival Los Angeles Rams with a convincing 20-7 victory in Los Angeles.

Cell response to oxygen work gets medicine Nobel

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anemia and cancer.

Cell response to oxygen work gets medicine Nobel

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anemia and cancer.