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Syria's Assad appoints a new cabinet

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been fighting rebels for the last three years and been isolated by much of the world, issued a decree to form a new government on Wednesday, keeping most key ministers in place.

Kurds get seizure order axed for Texas tanker

The Kurdistan Regional Government can bring $100 million of crude ashore in Texas after a U.S. judge threw out a court order that would have required federal agents to seize and hold the cargo for the Iraqi Oil Ministry until a court there decided which government owns it.

Libya new terror hub

To avid Middle East watchers, Libya has appeared to be going the way of a failed state for some time now. Unfortunately, the U.S. and much of the West appears to have been a bit slow to catch on.

Libya new terror hub

To avid Middle East watchers, Libya has appeared to be going the way of a failed state for some time now. Unfortunately, the U.S. and much of the West appears to have been a bit slow to catch on.

Which antidote to the Islamic State?

So the United States is bombing targets in Iraq from the air, is active on the ground with hundreds of its special forces, and is exploring targets to bomb in Syria.

How the U.S. deals with immigrant children

I’ve lived in the United States for six decades. I’ve worked with presidents and Cabinet secretaries, and with the most desperate refugees from around the world.

United humiliated by MK Dons in League Cup

Manchester United sank to new depths Tuesday when they crashed out of the League Cup in the second round following a 4-0 defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.

United humiliated by MK Dons in League Cup

Manchester United sank to new depths Tuesday when they crashed out of the League Cup in the second round following a 4-0 defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.

Murray and Williams victorious in U.S. Open

Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzly veterans, and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on the steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships Monday.

Rosberg: My version of events is different

Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton’s version of events after the Mercedes teammates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix Sunday.

Sarkis in talks to return to Champville

Head coach Ghassan Sarkis has confirmed to The Daily Star that negotiations are under way for him to take over his former club Champville in the upcoming season of the Lebanese Basketball League.

Bolt ends season, will not run in Zurich

World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100-meter in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said Sunday.

Beyonce, J Lo in Lebanese designs at VMAs

For a country as small as Lebanon, keeping an eye on its multitude of young fashion designers, with workshops from Dubai to London, can leave one spinning in circles

Beyonce, J Lo in Lebanese designs at VMAs

For a country as small as Lebanon, keeping an eye on its multitude of young fashion designers, with workshops from Dubai to London, can leave one spinning in circles

Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD, wires intact

At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.