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Iraqi army months away from ISIS offensive: US

Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against ISIS and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U.S. military's Central Command say.

Lebanese Central Bank plans $1B stimulus for 2015

Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 to maintain growth and support an economy hit by a more than 3-year-old conflict in neighboring Syria, according to the Central Bank’s governor.

Lebanese Central Bank plans $1B stimulus for 2015

Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 to maintain growth and support an economy hit by a more than 3-year-old conflict in neighboring Syria, according to the Central Bank’s governor.

Libya oil to flow as rival governments face off

A struggle has broken out for control of Libya’s state-run energy sector as rival governments in Tripoli and the east compete for power, but a common interest in maintaining oil revenues will keep exports flowing for now.

Unbridled insolence

While MP Nicholas Fattoush denies physically attacking Justice Ministry employee Manal Daou, he does admit verbally abusing her, and any attack on a public servant should be taken as an attack on the national flag.

Unbridled insolence

While MP Nicholas Fattoush denies physically attacking Justice Ministry employee Manal Daou, he does admit verbally abusing her, and any attack on a public servant should be taken as an attack on the national flag.

Lille hold Everton as Napoli beaten in Bern

Everton retained top spot in Group F Thursday as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Lille in Europa League action following a day of trouble and fighting in the city center between fans and police ahead of the tie.

Lille hold Everton as Napoli beaten in Bern

Everton retained top spot in Group F Thursday as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Lille in Europa League action following a day of trouble and fighting in the city center between fans and police ahead of the tie.

Fittipaldi in top panel for Bianchi crash probe

Former world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is part of a panel named Monday to propose new safety measures after the Japan Grand Prix crash that left French driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life.

Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

Serena Williams awoke Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.

Riyadi clinch 14th Hariri title

Riyadi wrapped up their record 14th Houssam Din al-Hariri tournament title and fourth in a row after defeating Moroccan champions AS Sale 87-66 in the finals Friday.

Sparkling route for 2015 Tour de France

Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of grueling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial – Tour de France organizers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favor the climbers.

Paralyzed man walks again after novel procedure

A paralyzed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough “more impressive than a man walking on the moon” – although others urged caution.

Gehry’s art museum sails onto Paris skyline

Billowing sails of glass join the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month, when the new Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum designed by Frank Gehry opens to the public.