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  • NEW YORK— As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue. asked Kelsey Norman, a doctoral student who plans to fly home Friday to Los Angeles from Beirut—...

  • AMMAN/ BEIRUT, March 21- Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides of the fighting said, in the opposition's first such large scale foray in over four years in the capital. For rebels, the assault has shown they are still able to wage offensive action, though their...

  • CAIRO— The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States:. Royal Jordanian flies from the Jordanian capital of Amman to New York, Chicago and Detroit. The official says Middle East Airlines, Lebanon's...

  • BEIRUT/ AMMAN, March 19- Syrian government forces battled rebels on the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the rebels attacked from a residential district towards a main square that is a gateway to the heart of the Old City, rebels and a monitor said. Sounds of shelling and gunfire could be heard in the centre of Damascus since the morning, a witness said.

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • HOMS, Syria/ BEIRUT, March 18- Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind. The agreement underlines Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's upper hand in the war, as more...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference- 1330 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. STOCKHOLM- The Riksdag Committee on Finance will hold an open hearing on monetary policy with Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves and Riksbank Deputy Governor Henry Ohlsson- 0900 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran, which it said were just "initial steps" and said Washington would no longer turn a "blind eye" to Iran's hostile actions. "The days of turning a blind eye to Iran's hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over," Flynn said in a White House...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran, which it said were just "initial steps" and said Washington would no longer turn a "blind eye" to Iran's hostile actions. The sanctions on 25 individuals and entities were the opening salvo by President Donald Trump who has vowed a more aggressive policy against Tehran and came two days...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 25 individuals and entities, ratcheting up pressure on Iran in what it said were just "initial steps" and said it would no longer turn a "blind eye" to Iran's hostile actions. "The Trump Administration will no longer tolerate Iran's provocations that threaten our interests," National...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 25 individuals and entities, ratcheting up pressure on Iran in what it said were just "initial steps" and said it would no longer turn a "blind eye" to Iran's hostile actions. "The Trump Administration will no longer tolerate Iran's provocations that threaten our interests," National...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 25 individuals and entities, ratcheting up pressure on Iran in what it said were just "initial steps" days after it had put Tehran "on notice" over a recent ballistic missile test-launch. The White House said that while the sanctions, the first actions against Iran by the U.S. government since...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The United States on Friday ratcheted up pressure on Iran, putting sanctions on 13 individuals and 12 entities days after the White House put Tehran "on notice" over a ballistic missile test. The move against Iran is the first by the U.S. government since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20 after vowing during his 2016 campaign to get tough...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 19- After years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally has a new government. Battered by war in neighbouring Syria, neglected by wrangling politicians and caught in rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the pillars of the economy- remittances from overseas workers, tourism and real estate- are not what they were. Long-term, Lebanon is searching for new...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 19- After years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally has a new government. Battered by war in neighbouring Syria, neglected by wrangling politicians and caught in rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the pillars of the economy- remittances from overseas workers, tourism and real estate- are not what they were. Long-term, Lebanon is searching for new...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 19- After years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally has a new government. Battered by war in neighboring Syria, neglected by wrangling politicians and caught in rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the pillars of the economy- remittances from overseas workers, tourism and real estate- are not what they were. Long-term, Lebanon is searching for new...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 19- After years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally has a new government. Battered by war in neighboring Syria, neglected by wrangling politicians and caught in rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the pillars of the economy- remittances from overseas workers, tourism and real estate- are not what they were. Long-term, Lebanon is searching for new...

  • PARIS, Jan 12- Qatar Airways said on Thursday it was seeking guarantees from a potential new engine supplier after delays to Airbus jet deliveries, but said Boeing was ahead of schedule on its latest version of the 777, leaving scope to bring those jets forward. Qatar Airways remains in talks with CFM International about supplying engines for an upgraded order...