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Syria rebels deploy peacekeepers in Idlib

Syrian rebel groups scrambled Friday to head off a potentially explosive round of clashes in northwest Idlib province between a leading, U.S.-backed militia and the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

Burkina Faso president quits, army steps in

Burkina Faso’s embattled President Blaise Compaore announced Friday that he was stepping down to make way for elections after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule.

U.S. tightens screws on financial institutions

Some of the Lebanese financial institutions that operate outside of the proper legal framework may be targeted by the United States unless they reorganize themselves and coordinate with the Central Bank, the secretary-general of the Union of Arab Banks said Friday.

U.S. tightens screws on financial institutions

Some of the Lebanese financial institutions that operate outside of the proper legal framework may be targeted by the United States unless they reorganize themselves and coordinate with the Central Bank, the secretary-general of the Union of Arab Banks said Friday.

U.S. consumer spending falls as wages rise

U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, but a rise in consumer sentiment to more than a seven-year high this month indicated economic growth would remain on solid ground.

A confused strategy

Several worrying signals about the anti-ISIS campaign being led by the U.S. have emerged recently, with Obama administration officials voicing doubts about the Syrian component, and suggesting that the effort should be expanded in Iraq.

A confused strategy

Several worrying signals about the anti-ISIS campaign being led by the U.S. have emerged recently, with Obama administration officials voicing doubts about the Syrian component, and suggesting that the effort should be expanded in Iraq.

Egypt follows U.S. and Israeli strategies

One of the most troubling aspects of the phenomenon of militant Salafist-takfiri groups like ISIS is the appearance of smaller groups across the Arab world that share ISIS’ ideology and methods, and in several cases have sworn allegiance to it.

Nejmeh move level at the top as Safa held

Defending champions Nejmeh recorded their third straight victory with a comfortable 2-0 win over Shabab al-Ghazieh Friday to move joint top with Safa, who were held to a goalless draw by Tripoli in matchday five of the Lebanese Premier league.

Nejmeh move level at the top as Safa held

Defending champions Nejmeh recorded their third straight victory with a comfortable 2-0 win over Shabab al-Ghazieh Friday to move joint top with Safa, who were held to a goalless draw by Tripoli in matchday five of the Lebanese Premier league.

Hamilton aims to make it 10 in Texas

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming for a big win in Texas this weekend, even if the Formula One starting grid is the smallest he has ever known it with the absence of teams Marussia and Caterham.

Riyadi rebound with win over Amal Sport

Riyadi Beirut recovered from a surprising 66-70 defeat against Ahly Egypt Wednesday, to beat Amal Sport Morocco 72-53 in Group A of the Arab Club Championship in Morocco Friday.

China specialist Levy leads in wet Shanghai

Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China’s golf courses by kicking off the European Tour’s Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters.

Taking the tedium out of making risotto

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner.

Taking the tedium out of making risotto

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner.

New York City for music lovers

There are 8 million rhythms in the naked city. New York is a center for blues, jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, punk, classical and other musical styles played in its world-class concert halls, dive bars, parks and museums.

Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB

Cases of tuberculosis are set accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday.

Sistine chapel dazzles after tech makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ’s head in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

Sistine chapel dazzles after tech makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ’s head in Michelangelo’s famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

Dylan to release new album in 2015

Rock legend Bob Dylan will release a new album in 2015, he has confirmed, after he unexpectedly put out a cover of a Frank Sinatra song.