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Ras Baalbek’s Christians take up arms

In the dark of night a group of around 10 armed men donning military fatigues and carrying Kalashnikovs gathered at a house near the edge of Ras Baalbek, close to where Islamist militants have tried to infiltrate the town on a few occasions.

Ras Baalbek’s Christians take up arms

In the dark of night a group of around 10 armed men donning military fatigues and carrying Kalashnikovs gathered at a house near the edge of Ras Baalbek, close to where Islamist militants have tried to infiltrate the town on a few occasions.

Israel military shoots down Syrian warplane

The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights Tuesday morning – the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau.

Karzai takes one last swipe at U.S.

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn’t wanted peace in Afghanistan.

Lebanese apple growers want government support

The government needs to take some practical measures to shore up Lebanon’s ailing apple production, the farmers’ association said Tuesday as north Lebanon growers complained about their inability to sell their produce at reasonable prices.

Lebanese apple growers want government support

The government needs to take some practical measures to shore up Lebanon’s ailing apple production, the farmers’ association said Tuesday as north Lebanon growers complained about their inability to sell their produce at reasonable prices.

Philips to split in two

The head of Philips said Tuesday the 120-year-old Dutch giant would be split in two, its health care-lifestyle division separated from the historic lighting business, in a dramatic streamlining move.

Silent coalition

Arab countries have been noticeably reticent in announcing their participation in the first instance of military action in Syria by the anti-ISIS coalition.

Silent coalition

Arab countries have been noticeably reticent in announcing their participation in the first instance of military action in Syria by the anti-ISIS coalition.

Ill Williams follows seeds out of Wuhan

World No. 1 Serena Williams added her name to the list of slain seeds Tuesday at the Wuhan Open, after the American was forced to retire from her second round match against France’s Alize Cornet because of illness.

‘Three Rs’ spell out lead for Hamilton

For a Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the “Three Rs” – Radios, Rosberg and Reliability.

Dubuisson brings modesty to Ryder Cup week

Enigmatic French rookie Victor Dubuisson has already brought a sense of “je ne sais quoi” to this week’s Ryder Cup countdown – and it applies as much to his European teammates as it does to everyone else.

Keg is tapped: Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revelers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in the 16-day annual extravaganza.

Hermel oasis provides relief from drought

It’s been a long, dry summer. The idea of anything coming out of the government taps is now a joke, Lake Qaraoun, the country’s largest freshwater body, has shriveled to an oversized puddle and there have even been rumors of rain dances in the south.

Mad Men skirts kick off Paris Fashion Week

Nine days of Paris fashion got off to a retro start Tuesday, with a 1960s-inspired collection from Corrie Nielsen, featuring beehive hair and Mad Men-style looks with futuristic, voluminous twists.

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.

Kris and Bruce Jenner to divorce

Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian reality television family, on Monday filed for divorce from her husband Bruce Jenner, the gold medal-winning Olympic decathlete, almost a year after they announced their separation.

Kris and Bruce Jenner to divorce

Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian reality television family, on Monday filed for divorce from her husband Bruce Jenner, the gold medal-winning Olympic decathlete, almost a year after they announced their separation.

Batman prequel 'Gotham' premieres on US TV

The backstory of Batman's many villains came to life Monday in a new US television drama series that Fox hopes will help lift its prime-time ratings out of the doldrums.