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Tripoli city council votes out mayor, deputy 

Tripoli will be without a mayor and deputy mayor until Friday, after former Mayor Ahmad Qamareddine and former Deputy Mayor Khaled al-Wali were ousted by the Tripoli Municipal Council. The council members Tuesday gave Qamareddine and Wali votes of no confidence in a meeting headed by the ex-mayor in the presence of north Lebanon Gov. Ramzi Nohra.

Tripoli city council votes out mayor, deputy 

Tripoli will be without a mayor and deputy mayor until Friday, after former Mayor Ahmad Qamareddine and former Deputy Mayor Khaled al-Wali were ousted by the Tripoli Municipal Council. The council members Tuesday gave Qamareddine and Wali votes of no confidence in a meeting headed by the ex-mayor in the presence of north Lebanon Gov. Ramzi Nohra.

Trump rolls out new asylum policy

Dozens of immigrants lined up Tuesday at a major Mexico border crossing, waiting to learn how the Trump administration’s plans to end most asylum protections would affect their hopes of taking refuge in the United States.

Regime airstrikes kill 11 civilians

Regime airstrikes Tuesday killed 11 civilians in opposition-held northwest Syria, the target of months of bombardment by the government and its ally Russia, a monitoring group said.

Beirut fourth most expensive city in region 

The mid-2019 Cost of Living Index produced by crowdsourced global database Numbeo ranked Beirut fourth-highest among 21 Arab cities and 157th among 377 cities around the world, Byblos Bank’s “Lebanon This Week” economic report said. Numbeo, a global statistics website based in Belgrade, enables users to share and compare information about the cost of living between cities and countries worldwide.

Beirut fourth most expensive city in region 

The mid-2019 Cost of Living Index produced by crowdsourced global database Numbeo ranked Beirut fourth-highest among 21 Arab cities and 157th among 377 cities around the world, Byblos Bank’s “Lebanon This Week” economic report said. Numbeo, a global statistics website based in Belgrade, enables users to share and compare information about the cost of living between cities and countries worldwide.

UAE plans oil trade overhaul to boost clout

The United Arab Emirates’ state-run ADNOC, long seen as one of the most conservative oil firms in the Middle East, plans an overhaul for its trading operations as it seeks to emulate the success of rival oil majors and bolster its regional influence. The company has splurged on hiring former employees of private-sector peers and wants to launch a regional oil benchmark, possibly this year, similar to international markers Brent and WTI, four sources familiar with the plans said.

Central bankers sick of playing Superman

Global central bankers are again in the driving seat when it comes to propping up the world economy, but many are demanding governments join them in the rescue effort.

Atletico to sign Trippier from Tottenham

England defender Kieran Trippier is on the verge of moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, reports in the Spanish and British media said Tuesday. English newspaper the Daily Telegraph said Trippier, 28, has traveled to the Spanish capital ahead of a move worth 20 million pounds ($25 million).

Atletico to sign Trippier from Tottenham

England defender Kieran Trippier is on the verge of moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, reports in the Spanish and British media said Tuesday. English newspaper the Daily Telegraph said Trippier, 28, has traveled to the Spanish capital ahead of a move worth 20 million pounds ($25 million).

Hamilton takes record sixth British GP win

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton hailed his home fans after celebrating a record sixth British Grand Prix win Sunday and stretching his lead over luckless Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 39 points. Bottas, on pole position, finished a distant second after a safety car period turned the race decisively in Hamilton’s favor by handing the home favorite a free pit stop in a thrilling race.

Ras Beirut artisan inspires mural in Hamra 

Anyone stumbling onto the crossroads of Tannoukhiyeen and Kuwait Streets, known by many Ras Beirut residents as “Abu Taleb” (after a shop that used to occupy a nearby corner), will find a new mural.

Ras Beirut artisan inspires mural in Hamra 

Anyone stumbling onto the crossroads of Tannoukhiyeen and Kuwait Streets, known by many Ras Beirut residents as “Abu Taleb” (after a shop that used to occupy a nearby corner), will find a new mural.

Iranian bread a fixture of Kuwaiti tables

Khalil Kamal makes sure he regularly visits Kuwait’s popular Souq al-Mubarakiya, where he enjoys his favorite kebab meal with onion, rocket and freshly baked Iranian bread.

Iranian bread a fixture of Kuwaiti tables

Khalil Kamal makes sure he regularly visits Kuwait’s popular Souq al-Mubarakiya, where he enjoys his favorite kebab meal with onion, rocket and freshly baked Iranian bread.

Jumbo surprise outside Nigeria’s megacity

The jungle was so thick that Emmanuel Olabode only found the elephants he was tracking when the great matriarch’s sniffing trunk reached out close enough to almost touch.