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UNIFIL head prepares to leave on high note 

With the experience of four tours in Lebanon now behind him, outgoing UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Beary has witnessed some of the most violent periods in the country’s history. When he leaves next month, however, it will be on the back of the quietest period since the force was established.

UNIFIL head prepares to leave on high note 

With the experience of four tours in Lebanon now behind him, outgoing UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Beary has witnessed some of the most violent periods in the country’s history. When he leaves next month, however, it will be on the back of the quietest period since the force was established.

Complacency looms over AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that “dangerous complacency” may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

The reality of Daesh in Iraq

At his post-summit news conference with President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday, President Donald Trump praised the U.S.-led coalition’s “successful campaign” that had “just about eradicated” Daesh (ISIS) in Syria.

EU observers praise Lebanon election 

The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Lebanon told President Michel Aoun Monday that the mission’s assessment of the May parliamentary elections was “very positive,” according to a statement from Aoun’s office.

Bankers allay concerns on pound devaluation 

Rumors surrounding the eventual devaluation of the Lebanese pound has kept growing in the past few weeks, despite the repeated assurances by Central Bank governor Riad Salameh that the national currency is stable, and will remain stable.

Bankers allay concerns on pound devaluation 

Rumors surrounding the eventual devaluation of the Lebanese pound has kept growing in the past few weeks, despite the repeated assurances by Central Bank governor Riad Salameh that the national currency is stable, and will remain stable.

Dubai recipe for economic success looks stale

In Dubai’s posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down about 15 percent from a year ago – a sign, some fear, that the wealthy emirate’s recipe for economic success is getting stale.

Microsoft shares at all-time high

Microsoft Corp. shares rose about 5 percent to an all-time high Friday, after investors cheered another blockbuster quarter, backed by growth in its legacy software business and Azure cloud computing services. Shares of one of the technology world’s oldest and best-known names rose nearly 4 percent to $108.20 in early trade, adding more than $30 billion to a market capitalization that was already $802 billion at Thursday’s close.

Neymar rules out transfer from PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. “I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo.

Neymar rules out transfer from PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar Thursday sought to quash speculation about his future, insisting he planned to remain with French giants Paris Saint-Germain. “I’m staying, I’m staying in Paris, I have a contract,” Neymar told reporters at an auction to raise money for his charitable foundation in Sao Paulo.

Djokovic claims fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic proved conclusively he remains one of the biggest beasts in men’s tennis by outplaying South African giant Kevin Anderson to claim a fourth Wimbledon title Sunday.

NBA OKs Leonard-DeRozan deal, pending physicals

San Antonio agreed to ship Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, according to multiple reports, ending more than seven months of off-court drama for the Spurs.

Zach attack flourishes at a cold, wet Carnoustie

Former winner Zach Johnson continued his love affair with the British Open by joining fellow American Kevin Kisner on top of the leaderboard midway through the second round Friday. While the 42-year-old Johnson was plotting his way to a four-under 67 in cold, wet conditions at Carnoustie, Tommy Fleetwood (65) and Rory McIlroy (69) were delighting the home fans by moving into title contention.

Verstappen has Red Bull on top in Germany

Max Verstappen Friday kept Red Bull on top of the German Grand Prix practice time sheets – and Lewis Hamilton off them – after teammate Daniel Ricciardo was fastest in the first session.

Beiteddine celebrates flamenco 

The stage of Beiteddine Palace’s Al Midan could easily have been mistaken for the facade of a Spanish villa Thursday night, as the Antonio Gades Dance Company performed two of their world-renowned flamenco shows.

Beiteddine celebrates flamenco 

The stage of Beiteddine Palace’s Al Midan could easily have been mistaken for the facade of a Spanish villa Thursday night, as the Antonio Gades Dance Company performed two of their world-renowned flamenco shows.

Bee Gee honored with knighthood

Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb received a knighthood from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, where he was honoured for his services to music and charity.

Morocco’s polluted beaches cause a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometers across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco’s beaches should be a magnet – but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

Morocco’s polluted beaches cause a stink

Blessed with a coastline that stretches for hundreds of kilometers across flat sandy expanses and rugged coves, Morocco’s beaches should be a magnet – but a litter crisis risks repelling sun seekers, citizens say.

American returns to Tyre to thank Sadr sister 

During the summer of 1982, I was employed by Catholic Relief Service to serve as their director in Tyre charged with the responsibility to deliver humanitarian assistance to Lebanese and Palestinian victims of the Israeli Defense Forces invasion.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi

British engine-maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the “flying taxi,” which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years