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Sunni-Shiite strife in the Bekaa Valley? Not yet

The Lebanese government’s deep internal rifts and its dithering in addressing the hostage crisis are worsening Sunni-Shiite tensions in the Bekaa Valley, and experts and officials say there is a risk of open conflict breaking out.

Sunni-Shiite strife in the Bekaa Valley? Not yet

The Lebanese government’s deep internal rifts and its dithering in addressing the hostage crisis are worsening Sunni-Shiite tensions in the Bekaa Valley, and experts and officials say there is a risk of open conflict breaking out.

New Afghan president, but vote totals secret

Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.

Nissan defections reignite questions about future

A string of defections by top Nissan executives is reigniting long-standing questions about who will succeed chief executive Carlos Ghosn, the man widely credited with reinventing Japan’s No. 2 automaker.

Nissan defections reignite questions about future

A string of defections by top Nissan executives is reigniting long-standing questions about who will succeed chief executive Carlos Ghosn, the man widely credited with reinventing Japan’s No. 2 automaker.

Dubai World debt restructuring deal seen soon

One of Dubai’s top government officials said Sunday he expected state-owned conglomerate Dubai World to reach a deal in the near future on renegotiating its debt repayment schedule.

United for the Army?

In this time of severe national insecurity, the greatest strength Lebanon has is its ability to withstand threats against sectarian coexistence and stand united behind the Army.

United for the Army?

In this time of severe national insecurity, the greatest strength Lebanon has is its ability to withstand threats against sectarian coexistence and stand united behind the Army.

As in Vietnam, the U.S. underestimated its foe

The U.S. has made the same mistake in evaluating fighters from ISIS that it did in Vietnam – by underestimating the enemy’s will, according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence.

Lampard turns on Chelsea, Leicester stun United

Emotional Frank Lampard rescued a point for champions Manchester City against former club Chelsea Sunday while Manchester United gave up a 3-1 lead to slump to a shock 5-3 defeat at Leicester.

Lampard turns on Chelsea, Leicester stun United

Emotional Frank Lampard rescued a point for champions Manchester City against former club Chelsea Sunday while Manchester United gave up a 3-1 lead to slump to a shock 5-3 defeat at Leicester.

Hamilton wins in Singapore as Rosberg limps out

Lewis Hamilton regained the Formula One drivers’ world championship lead Sunday when he claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg limped out with electronic problems.

Lyon hold stuttering PSG in Paris

A below par Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to improve Paris St Germain’s limp start to the season Sunday as the French champions stuttered to a 1-1 home draw in Ligue 1 against Olympique Lyonnais.

Records broken, favorites humbled at Asian Games

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino gatecrashed the much-hyped showdown between Olympic champions Sun Yang and Park Tae-hwan to win the 200-meter freestyle gold at the Asian Games Sunday, while four more weightlifting world records fell on the second day of competition in Incheon.

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.

Brussels chocolate museum opens to sweeten senses

It likes to call itself the "country of chocolate" and now Belgium has a new treat for visitors: a museum dedicated to the confectionary featuring a Willy Wonka-style factory and cocoa tree jungle.

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.

New leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures

More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulate social media, in what appears to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month.

New leak of hacked celebrity nude pictures

More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulate social media, in what appears to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month.

'Maze Runner' sets hopes on Dylan O'Brien

When MTV's "Teen Wolf" heartthrob Dylan O'Brien first auditioned for young adult dystopian film "The Maze Runner," director Wes Ball thought he was too "cool" to play the movie's innocent, vulnerable lead.