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Tears of joy as villages welcome freed soldiers

“It’s a joy we can’t express,” said Ahmad Ghieh’s father, one of five Lebanese men released over the weekend after spending weeks in captivity at the hands of a radical Syrian group, the Nusra Front.

Tears of joy as villages welcome freed soldiers

“It’s a joy we can’t express,” said Ahmad Ghieh’s father, one of five Lebanese men released over the weekend after spending weeks in captivity at the hands of a radical Syrian group, the Nusra Front.

Iran FM to meet EU's Ashton in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels, following fresh U.S. sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear program.

HK activists vow era of civil disobedience

Hong Kong democracy activists vowed Sunday to embark on an “era of civil disobedience” including mass sit-ins after China announced rules giving it control over candidates in the city’s next leadership election.

Saudi stocks richly valued but still attractive

Middle East funds are bullish on Saudi Arabia’s stock market despite concern it is getting richly valued, while they think the United Arab Emirates has bottomed out after a volatile few months, a Reuters survey showed.

Passive funds a threat for Europe’s fund managers

Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

Unify and conquer

A small demonstration in Beirut against Al-Qaeda has triggered a commotion because the flags of ISIS and the Nusra Front, which feature a phrase that is the cornerstone of Islam, were set on fire.

Unify and conquer

A small demonstration in Beirut against Al-Qaeda has triggered a commotion because the flags of ISIS and the Nusra Front, which feature a phrase that is the cornerstone of Islam, were set on fire.

Liverpool ease past Spurs, Arsenal draw

Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur Sunday, but Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester City.

Liverpool ease past Spurs, Arsenal draw

Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur Sunday, but Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester City.

Wozniacki knocks Sharapova out of U.S. Open

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki sends Maria Sharapova packing at the U.S. Open Sunday, reaching the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win over the five-time Grand Slam champion.

Marquez’s 11th win of season at Silverstone

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez returned to his winning ways Sunday, with a thrilling 11th victory of the season, in a British Grand Prix battle with fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.

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.

Rocking the music and fashion worlds

The lead singer of local rock band Mother Mantra paused between songs with an unusual request Saturday night at the group’s debut concert at the Garten nightclub in Downtown.

Rocking the music and fashion worlds

The lead singer of local rock band Mother Mantra paused between songs with an unusual request Saturday night at the group’s debut concert at the Garten nightclub in Downtown.

Pretzel shortage threatened for Oktoberfest

Bakers in Bavaria are threatening to go on strike during Germany's famed Oktoberfest over a pay dispute, depriving beer festival-goers of their traditional salty pretzel accompaniment, a report said Sunday.

Why your favorite song takes you down memory lane

Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable but a favorite song may plunge you into nostalgia, scientists said on Thursday.

Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude pix

Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported.

Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude pix

Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and pop star Rihanna, bounced around social media Sunday, in an apparent massive hacking leak, US media reported.