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Rebels plan seat of government in Idlib 

Syria’s opposition-in-exile vowed Sunday to launch efforts to turn the newly seized provincial capital of Idlib into its base of operations, in a bid to maintain the momentum generated by a five-day battle that resulted in a shockingly sudden regime withdrawal.

Rebels plan seat of government in Idlib 

Syria’s opposition-in-exile vowed Sunday to launch efforts to turn the newly seized provincial capital of Idlib into its base of operations, in a bid to maintain the momentum generated by a five-day battle that resulted in a shockingly sudden regime withdrawal.

Man from Arsal allegedly killed by ISIS 

A Lebanese national from the northeastern town of Arsal has allegedly been executed by ISIS and another resident of the town was killed in his home, security sources said Sunday.

Alps crash captain shouted ‘open the damn door’

The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to “open the damn door” as he desperately tried to get back into the locked cockpit, a German newspaper reported Sunday.

Canadian firm to upgrade Beirut airport radars

Lebanon signed a contract Friday with a Canadian company to upgrade the radar system at Beirut’s international airport, Public Works Minister Ghazi Zeaiter announced, amid a campaign to revamp the facility.

Canadian firm to upgrade Beirut airport radars

Lebanon signed a contract Friday with a Canadian company to upgrade the radar system at Beirut’s international airport, Public Works Minister Ghazi Zeaiter announced, amid a campaign to revamp the facility.

The reasons for our Arab wars lie deep 

The latest war in the Middle East, the Saudi Arabian-led assault on Yemen to prevent the Houthi movement from taking full control of the country, has triggered a fascinating legal and ideological debate about the legitimacy and efficacy of the venture.

The reasons for our Arab wars lie deep 

The latest war in the Middle East, the Saudi Arabian-led assault on Yemen to prevent the Houthi movement from taking full control of the country, has triggered a fascinating legal and ideological debate about the legitimacy and efficacy of the venture.

Vehemence by proxy 

Friday’s televised address by Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah contained a heavy dose of vehement criticism directed at Saudi Arabia, matched only by the heavy dose of contradictions in reacting to events in Yemen.

Hornets beat Hawks backups 115-100

Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 in the NBA Saturday night.

Djokovic overcomes wobble to win Miami opener

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Miami Open repeat bids in contrasting style Saturday, Djokovic battling past Martin Klizan as Williams cruised into the third round.

Mercedes bemoan strategy in surprise loss

World champions Mercedes conceded the better car won when they were usurped by a resurgent Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix Sunday but felt that poor balance and strategy were also to blame for the rare reversal.

Australia win World Cup in Clarke’s finale

Australia captain Michael Clarke signed off in style from international one-day cricket Sunday by top scoring in his country’s crushing seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final.

Antarctica tourists: Be prepared for the wild

They trekked snow-covered mountains, gasped at seals flopping along the coastline and oohed at penguins waddling along on the ice, and even took in the spectacle of a humpback whale flapping its tail amid a sea of melting icebergs.Teaser

British Museum to counter militant image of Islam 

Art from the Islamic world will be shown in the heart of the British Museum, instead of on the sidelines, in two new galleries funded by a Malaysian foundation which hopes to offset the image created by Islamic militants.

British Museum to counter militant image of Islam 

Art from the Islamic world will be shown in the heart of the British Museum, instead of on the sidelines, in two new galleries funded by a Malaysian foundation which hopes to offset the image created by Islamic militants.

Where will One Direction go after Malik?

David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik says he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”

Get Hard tackles stereotypes with mixed success

While the stereotypes in “Get Hard” may be exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: a place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar criminals often evade punishment.