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Protesters stop ISF from removing barriers 

Lebanese protesters Tuesday resisted security forces’ attempt to remove metal barriers that blocked roads in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, the epicenter of anti-government protests.

Protesters stop ISF from removing barriers 

Lebanese protesters Tuesday resisted security forces’ attempt to remove metal barriers that blocked roads in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, the epicenter of anti-government protests.

Syria forces recapture most of key town

Regime forces recaptured most of Maaret al-Numan Tuesday, a semideserted town of symbolic and strategic importance in Syria’s last major rebel-held bastion, state media and a war monitor said.

Crunch time as govt to decide on bond payment

Crisis-ridden Lebanon finally has a government again and at the top of its agenda will be whether to repay a Eurobond that will be maturing in six weeks. After lawmakers passed the 2020 budget Monday, the new Cabinet’s next major decision will be what to do about the $1.2 billion of bonds due on March 9.

Crunch time as govt to decide on bond payment

Crisis-ridden Lebanon finally has a government again and at the top of its agenda will be whether to repay a Eurobond that will be maturing in six weeks. After lawmakers passed the 2020 budget Monday, the new Cabinet’s next major decision will be what to do about the $1.2 billion of bonds due on March 9.

Currency crisis brings new hardship to Yemen

A flare-up of a currency war between Yemen’s foes has sent the riyal crashing, aggravating a humanitarian crisis that has already driven millions to the brink of famine after five years of conflict.

IMF sees medium-term risks to global economy

The International Monetary Fund Tuesday urged policymakers to keep a close eye on financial vulnerabilities such as rising debt levels that could pose medium-term risks to the global economy and said further monetary easing was not the answer.

Klopp defends stance on FA Cup replays

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is adamant he has to take a stand over the clash between the midwinter break and FA Cup replays or nothing will ever change.

Klopp defends stance on FA Cup replays

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is adamant he has to take a stand over the clash between the midwinter break and FA Cup replays or nothing will ever change.

‘Miracle’ man Federer saves seven match points

Swiss great Roger Federer said “I believe in miracles” after he saved seven match points in a five-set nail-biter against 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren to go into an Australian Open semifinal with Novak Djokovic Tuesday. The six-time champion, struggling physically, saved three match points at 4-5 in the fourth set and four more in the tie-breaker to scrape through 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-3.

Fog likely to figure in probe of fatal crash

Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft.

Red Bull secure Verstappen for four years

Max Verstappen has signed to stay at Red Bull until the end of 2023 in a clear vote of confidence in the former world champions’ Formula One title potential and their Honda partnership.

‘The Turning,’ a messy take on madness

It’s seldom a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering, “Wait, um ... What?” Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm” or “Interesting!” but something more like an exasperated sigh of confusion. “I sat through an hour and a half for this?”

‘The Turning,’ a messy take on madness

It’s seldom a good sign when a movie ends with a bold, shocking flourish and much of the audience can be heard muttering, “Wait, um ... What?” Not, “Ooh” or “Wow” or “Hmm” or “Interesting!” but something more like an exasperated sigh of confusion. “I sat through an hour and a half for this?”

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.