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Russia misses out on rise in global markets

President Vladimir Putin’s meddling in Ukraine has cost Russia dearly in financial markets. With the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, the toll is only getting worse.

Arab world ostriches

The Palestinian issue has long been called the central issue in the Arab world, but the relative lack of popular anger amid the ongoing Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip should serve as a wake-up call.

Arab world ostriches

The Palestinian issue has long been called the central issue in the Arab world, but the relative lack of popular anger amid the ongoing Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip should serve as a wake-up call.

Why the U.S. merits an absurdity prize

The bizarre role of the United States government in current events in Israel and Palestine has reached such a peak this week that someone in the realm of the absurd should create a prize for this and award the inaugural one to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Djokovic ends Federer record dream

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star’s dream of a record eighth triumph in an epic struggle.

Forever 21 to open mid-January

Forever 21, a U.S. women’s clothing retailer, will open its first store in Lebanon at City Centre in mid-January, according to the mall’s press agency.

Forever 21 to open mid-January

Forever 21, a U.S. women’s clothing retailer, will open its first store in Lebanon at City Centre in mid-January, according to the mall’s press agency.

From London’s streets to LA show, thanks to a dog

A former homeless man’s sketches of his dog George, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier he credits with changing his life, are commanding rising prices in a London gallery and have earned him a show in Los Angeles.

From London’s streets to LA show, thanks to a dog

A former homeless man’s sketches of his dog George, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier he credits with changing his life, are commanding rising prices in a London gallery and have earned him a show in Los Angeles.

Robert Downey Jr highest-earning actor: Forbes

Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and "The Avengers," is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com.

Billy Joel to be honored with U.S. Gershwin Prize

Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who penned hit tunes such as "Piano Man" and "New York State of Mind," will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Tuesday.