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Derian wants Dar al-Fatwa to unite Muslims 

At Friday’s opening session of the newly elected Higher Islamic Council, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian told members they must work together to unite Muslims, rebuild Dar al-Fatwa and reform religious teaching amid rising inter-Muslim divisions in the region.

Derian wants Dar al-Fatwa to unite Muslims 

At Friday’s opening session of the newly elected Higher Islamic Council, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian told members they must work together to unite Muslims, rebuild Dar al-Fatwa and reform religious teaching amid rising inter-Muslim divisions in the region.

Sunbeds, souks empty after Bardo attack

It’s another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the “catastrophic” summer on the horizon for Tunisian tourism.

Germany, France usher Greece back to negotiations

European leaders told Greece Friday to return to the negotiating table for “intensive work” to wrap up a reform agreement before cash runs out, sidestepping Athens’ demand for a comprehensive, long-term solution to its troubles.

Arc of interference 

Iranian officials have recently made several high-profile visits to Syria, where they offered huge levels of financial and other support for the embattled regime of Bashar Assad.

Arc of interference 

Iranian officials have recently made several high-profile visits to Syria, where they offered huge levels of financial and other support for the embattled regime of Bashar Assad.

The puzzle in liberal democracy is how it emerged 

Nearly two decades ago, the political commentator Fareed Zakaria wrote a prophetic article called “The Rise of the Illiberal Democracy,” in which he worried about the rise of popular autocrats with little regard for the rule of law and civil liberties.

Why a joint Arab force raises doubts 

When Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced in late March after an Arab summit at Sharm al-Sheikh that leaders had agreed to create a “joint Arab military force” to respond to security threats in the region, the idea was greeted with skepticism across much of the Arab world.

Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season.

Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season.

Wary Djokovic on brink of history

Novak Djokovic can become just the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam with a maiden French Open victory, but the world No. 1 steps into Roland Garros badly bruised by his Paris history.

Hamilton aims to deny Rosberg Monaco milestone

Lewis Hamilton hopes to be third time lucky in Monaco this weekend and take revenge on Nico Rosberg by denying his Mercedes teammate a hat-trick of wins in Formula One’s most glamorous race.

Creator of The Honest Toddler turns on the sass

What are toddlers? In the addled brain of Bunmi Laditan, the mom-of-three behind the cheeky Honest Toddler on Twitter, they’re a “cross between a sociopath, a rabid animal, a cocker spaniel, a demon and an angel.”

Creator of The Honest Toddler turns on the sass

What are toddlers? In the addled brain of Bunmi Laditan, the mom-of-three behind the cheeky Honest Toddler on Twitter, they’re a “cross between a sociopath, a rabid animal, a cocker spaniel, a demon and an angel.”

Threading the needle in a Ferrari FF 

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that life hardly ever goes according to plan, as demonstrated by the situation in which I currently find myself.

Why do men exist? Scientific study explains

Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.

LUXE City Guides: Heritage Hong Kong

If you think that Hong Kong is just glass and steel, you are very much mistaken. Sure, this pearl of Asia is lustrous, but shuck the husk and you’ll discover profound riches that shine even brighter.

Mitchell may be released from hospital soon

Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge Monday.

Five female views from Beirut 

A burly man straddles a motorbike, glowering at the camera. This is not your typical macho biker dude. Instead of leather boots, he’s wearing a pair of plastic flip-flops. Instead of a helmet, his head is wrapped in a white cloth.