Paleontologists Discover Land Herbivores' Earliest Ancestor

Paleontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters' emergence on land, a study said Wednesday.A partial fossil of the animal, called Eocasea martini, is \"the first link between carnivores and herbivores, the transition,\" Robert Reisz,...

 

Experimental Drug Offers Promise in Fight against Measles

An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report Wednesday.The drug, so far tested on animals, has been effective on a virus closely related to the one that causes measles, having reduced virus levels and prevented ...

 

GlaxoSmithKline Discloses New Bribery Inquiries in Jordan and Lebanon

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is looking into allegations of bribery within its operations in Jordan and Lebanon.The company said Wednesday that it started looking into the conduct of \"a small number of individuals\" in December. It says the investigation is ongoing.

 

أوغاسبيان: يوجد توجّه داخل 14 آذار لتبني ترشيح جعجع

أعلن عضو “كتلة المستقبل” النائب جان أوغاسابيان أن الكتلة ستحضر جلسة انتخاب الرئيس الجديد في 23 الجاري، ونحن نصرّ على ضرورة اجراء الانتخابات الرئاسية لأنه موضوع مهم للواقع الحالي ولا يجوز...

 

برنامج جعجع الانتخابي وطني بعيار 24 قيراطا

جعجع أعلن برنامج ترشيح يُشبهه لرئاسة الجمهورية اللبنانية “القوية” / إصلاحات و”لا تهاون ولا تساهل في مبدأ حصرية السلاح بيد الدولة” كتب ايلي الحاج في صحيفة “النهار”: يثبت رئيس...

 

لجنة حماية الصحافيين: سوريا البلد الاكثر خطورة في العالم على الصحافيين

ذكرت 'لجنة حماية الصحافيين” أن سوريا هي 'البلد الاكثر خطورة في العالم بالنسبة للصحافيين”، وذلك في تقرير سنوي تضمن قائمة بالدول التي قتل فيها صحافيون وظلت هذه الجرائم من دون محاسبة. وعلى غرار...

 

Syrian Christians long to return to Maloula

In the Bab Touma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maloula which was retaken by government forces this week.

 

Govt: Jan-March Foreign Direct Investment in China up 5.5%

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China increased 5.5 percent in the first three months of the year despite faltering in March, the government said Thursday, though outbound investment slumped.  FDI, which excludes investment in financial sectors, totaled $31.55 billion in the March quarter, the commerce ministry said in a statement. However, ...

 

Suleiman Congratulates Geagea on his Vision for 'Strong Republic'

President Michel Suleiman has telephoned Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea to congratulate him on the announcement of his candidacy for the presidential elections and his platform, the LF chief's press office said Thursday.The terse statement said the phone conversation between Suleiman and Geagea took place on Wednesday night.

 

Report: Mustaqbal Movement to Support Geagea for Presidency

Al-Mustaqbal Movement will adopt the candidacy of its ally Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea for the presidency, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Thursday.Sources close to the LF said in remarks published in the daily that Mustaqbal lawmaker Ahmed Fatfat, who attended Geagea's presidential program launching in Maarab on Wednesday, has reportedly...