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An open letter to Pompeo 

Your visit to Lebanon comes at a moment of both rare opportunity and significant peril for this part of the world.

An open letter to Pompeo 

Your visit to Lebanon comes at a moment of both rare opportunity and significant peril for this part of the world.

Finland tops world’s happiest countries list 

Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country of 5.5 million has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe for a balanced life not simply dependent on economic and material wealth.

Israeli forces kill three Palestinians

Israeli forces Tuesday killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing and shooting attack in the occupied West Bank two days earlier, the Israeli Shin Bet domestic security service said. Troops, police and security agents surrounded a building in the West Bank village of Abwein, north of Ramallah, in which the suspect, Omar Amin Abu Laila, was hiding according to a Shin Bet statement.

Bond backlash shows time running out for Lebanon

The market’s memory is so short when it comes to Lebanon that a few weeks of government inaction all but wiped out a bond rally fueled by Gulf aid pledges and the end of a nine-month political stalemate.

Bond backlash shows time running out for Lebanon

The market’s memory is so short when it comes to Lebanon that a few weeks of government inaction all but wiped out a bond rally fueled by Gulf aid pledges and the end of a nine-month political stalemate.

Saudis to seek $20B for planned tourist site

Saudi Arabia is targeting up to $20 billion of investments through 2035 for a planned landmark tourism destination and will hold a global investor roadshow before the end of the year, the head of the project told Reuters. Al-Ula, the site of an ancient civilization in a remote northwestern corner of the country, is part of plans by the world’s top crude exporter to diversify its economy away from oil and open up after decades of reclusion.

Bottas upstages Hamilton in ‘best race ever’

Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever.”

Tastes of Italy: Wine workshop piques palates 

From the sensual aroma of Sicilian wine to singsongy Italian chattering, there was no escaping “la dolce vita” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut Thursday, thanks to the Italian Embassy in Lebanon and the Italian Trade Agency.