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US bomber in Syria went home before attack

The U.S. suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in northwest Syria spent several months back home after training as a militant, the New York Times reports.

Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria

A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria’s Kano city Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days.

Eid fails to give big boost to businesses

Trade activity has dropped by 20 to 25 percent starting mid-June compared to same period of last year, said Nicolas Chammas, president of Beirut Traders Association.

Eid fails to give big boost to businesses

Trade activity has dropped by 20 to 25 percent starting mid-June compared to same period of last year, said Nicolas Chammas, president of Beirut Traders Association.

U.S. economy bounces back in Q2

U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

Licence to kill in Gaza

The U.S. and the EU have taken firm action against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, with sanctions that are designed to inflict pain on Moscow’s finance, energy and arms sectors.

Licence to kill in Gaza

The U.S. and the EU have taken firm action against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine, with sanctions that are designed to inflict pain on Moscow’s finance, energy and arms sectors.

The limits of Hezbollah’s conciliation

As Iran continues to absorb its recent setbacks in Iraq, one place where both the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia appear to be aiming to contain any Sunni-Shiite confrontation is Lebanon

Nigeria is becoming a major global economy

Nigeria has been getting a lot of bad press lately, owing largely to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in April, part of a brutal campaign of kidnappings, bombings and murder.

Lukaku joins Everton in club-record deal

Everton broke their club transfer record Wednesday when they paid 28 million pounds ($47.4 million) to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea, the club announced.

Lukaku joins Everton in club-record deal

Everton broke their club transfer record Wednesday when they paid 28 million pounds ($47.4 million) to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea, the club announced.

Australian Ricciardo wins Hungarian GP

Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver.

U15 national side to mark Lebanon return to Asia

Lebanon will finally appear in an official FIBA competition after a yearlong absence due to an international ban, when the under-15 national team participate in the first round of the West Asian qualifier in Tehran between Aug. 1-5.

Chardonnays offer a taste of terroir

Chardonnay is one of the great international grape varieties. Winemakers love it because it is so malleable, in the sense that chardonnay displays its origins – usually referred to as terroir – yet can also be molded to produce profound wines.

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, researchers say

British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health.

Airbnb woos business travelers

Airbnb on Monday set out to woo business travelers to its service that lets people turn unused rooms in homes into de facto hotel space.

James Brown biopic revels in drama, dance

At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the “Godfather of Soul” in the new biopic “Get On Up.”