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Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.   Three years after the overthrow of...
The number of people travelling by plane each year is expected to more than double to 7.3 billion by 2034, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.   That would represents average annual growth of 4.1 percent from the 3.3...
Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further.   In a study conducted as part of a public health...
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) will help pay for female employees to freeze their eggs, signaling a willingness to spend on perks and benefits in a race to acquire top-flight talent.   From January, Apple will pay both full- and...
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday.   The wearable gadget's battery...
Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August, the head of the UN atomic energy agency said on Monday, suggesting little headway in an inquiry into suspected bomb research....
SODIC, one of Egypt's largest listed real estate developers, plans to invest LE2.4 billion (US$336 million) in 2015 and is hunting for new projects as the sector recovers from three years of turmoil, its managing director said.   Egypt'...
The partners in Israel's offshore Tamar gas field said on Sunday they are negotiating the sale of at least 5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas over three years to private customers in Egypt via an old pipeline built to send gas in the other...
 Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by "all...
The United States and four European countries jointly called on Saturday for an end to violence in Libya.   The governments of France, Italy, Germany, Britain and the United States said in a statement that they "agree that there is no...