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Speech fallout to spare Future-Hezbollah talks

The Future Movement and Hezbollah will meet for a fifth round of talks Tuesday, the first time they convene after the resistance party chief said the Israeli airstrike in Qunaitra last month has shattered the rules of engagement with Israel.

Speech fallout to spare Future-Hezbollah talks

The Future Movement and Hezbollah will meet for a fifth round of talks Tuesday, the first time they convene after the resistance party chief said the Israeli airstrike in Qunaitra last month has shattered the rules of engagement with Israel.

Ahrar al-Sham leader slams rebel infighting

The leader of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamist militia Sunday condemned infighting between the Nusra Front and a leading Free Syrian Army faction, urging the establishment of a neutral court to settle rows.

Serbia grants citizenship to Dahlan

Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile, Serbian officials said Sunday.

Greece wants time for new deal

Greece’s new government Sunday offered to produce proposals within a month for a revised debt agreement with its skeptical international partners, insisting it would not take on any more loan tranches in the meantime.

ISIS leaves Iraqi Kurdistan tourism in tatters

Billboards still read “Welcome to Irbil, 2014 Arab Tourism Capital,” but most of the visitors Iraq’s Kurdistan region welcomed last year were people made homeless by a jihadi offensive.

True lies all the way

Last month’s interview with Bashar Assad in Foreign Affairs magazine was perhaps scrutinized less intensively than the subsequent news item about the interviewer who met the Syrian president in Damascus.

True lies all the way

Last month’s interview with Bashar Assad in Foreign Affairs magazine was perhaps scrutinized less intensively than the subsequent news item about the interviewer who met the Syrian president in Damascus.

Everyone wants in on a new Asia trade deal

Strange bedfellows of 2015: As the Obama administration pushes toward a major new trade agreement in Asia this spring, it is developing two unlikely allies – Chinese officials abroad, who are signaling that they want in, and Republicans in Congress, who appear willing to support what would be one of President Barack Obama’s biggest successes.

Neymar, Messi lead Barca fightback

Barcelona moved back to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 in a thrilling encounter Sunday.

Neymar, Messi lead Barca fightback

Barcelona moved back to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 in a thrilling encounter Sunday.

Ricciardo gets into top gear for F1 title battle

Daniel Ricciardo reckons he can take one title off Lewis Hamilton this year – and mount a proper crack at the Briton’s Formula One crown as well – after being best of the rest to Mercedes in 2014.

Djokovic reigns supreme at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic may have garnered a reputation as the crown prince of pranksters in tennis but Sunday he firmly established himself as the king of Melbourne’s blue hardcourts with his fifth Australian Open title.

Beaufort Castle: From military post to landmark

When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon stood in front of Beaufort Castle and, addressing his soldiers, said the edifice had secured a front for his men.

Think roasted rack of lamb is too fancy? Wrong!

Want to wow your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? One of the ways I spell romance is with a roasted rack of lamb for two. Most of us never get to enjoy this wonderful dish outside fine restaurants, but there’s no reason not to make it at home.

Me and Earl and Dying Girl reigns at Sundance

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of student film lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival awards, announced Saturday.