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Lebanon mourns Shiite scholar Sayyed Fahs

Lebanon bid farewell to prominent Shiite scholar Sayyed Hani Fahs in a grand funeral Friday that was attended by the country’s top officials and a high-profile Palestinian delegation.

Lebanon mourns Shiite scholar Sayyed Fahs

Lebanon bid farewell to prominent Shiite scholar Sayyed Hani Fahs in a grand funeral Friday that was attended by the country’s top officials and a high-profile Palestinian delegation.

Iranian youths behind ‘Happy’ video sentenced

Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and the homemade video’s director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday.

Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells jury

Arab Bank Plc never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors Thursday during closing arguments at the bank’s civil trial on charges of financing terrorism.

Persian pretense

The dramatic events unfolding in Yemen have seen a bold offensive by the Houthi movement in the capital Sanaa, defused with difficulty Friday after dozens of people lost their lives in the violence.

Persian pretense

The dramatic events unfolding in Yemen have seen a bold offensive by the Houthi movement in the capital Sanaa, defused with difficulty Friday after dozens of people lost their lives in the violence.

Hamas and Fatah have behaved shamefully

There is little in the Middle Eastern political scene these days more shameful than the sheer incompetence and irresponsibility of both leading Palestinian political groups, Hamas and Fatah, in moving ahead to implement their national reconciliation government.

Li Na, China’s tennis revolutionary

Li Na single-handedly sparked a tennis revolution in Asia and became one of the world’s most successful athletes thanks to her fierce determination to overcome the odds.

Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement.

Diversity on show at Asian Games opening

The 17th Asian Games opened in a mulch-colored blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted K-Pop routines Friday, as athletes from the world’s most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea.

Divers vie for best photo of submerged city

Divers showed off their photography skills while exploring a submerged ancient Phoenician city at the second annual International Underwater Photography Contest in Tyre.

Sweeteners boost diabetes risk: study

Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.

'Maze Runner' sets hopes on Dylan O'Brien

When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Nicki Minaj

A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career.

Hunger Games’ Kravitz has a hunger to make music

At 50, Lenny Kravitz is an American in Paris. After acting in “The Hunger Games,” he’s returned to music with a new album he says just poured out of him during shooting of the box office smash.