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Syrian Kurds flee ISIS amid abductions

Hundreds of Kurds fleeing ISIS-held villages in northern Syria amid a wave of mass abductions have come under fire, with several killed or wounded, opposition activists and a Kurdish official said Saturday.

Lebanon will benefit from Brexit ... at first 

Britain’s vote to exit the European Union is likely to have a positive short-term impact on Lebanon’s economy, while negative repercussions will only affect Lebanese investors in the real estate and stock markets in the U.K., economists said.

Lebanon will benefit from Brexit ... at first 

Britain’s vote to exit the European Union is likely to have a positive short-term impact on Lebanon’s economy, while negative repercussions will only affect Lebanese investors in the real estate and stock markets in the U.K., economists said.

Oil glut is fading in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, a country nearly synonymous with plentiful crude supplies, is offering one of the strongest signs yet that the glut that has plagued the oil market since 2014 is coming to an end.

Aussie Simmons taken first in entry draft

Philadelphia selected Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, making the Australian forward the first 76ers top pick since Allen Iverson 20 years ago

Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

Nico Rosberg won the first Formula One race held in Azerbaijan Sunday to turn the championship tide and stretch his lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to 24 points.

Darth Vader to return in Star Wars spin-off

Cinema’s ultimate villain, Darth Vader, is set to make a comeback with a menacing appearance in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” industry magazine Entertainment Weekly said Wednesday.

Desert scope stakes out supermassive black hole

A desert telescope has focused with unprecedented sharpness on a star circling a supermassive black hole thought to lurk at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy, excited astronomers announced on Wednesday.

Designer in the spotlight: Nadine Mneimeneh 

Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.

Infiniti’s QX60 more stylish than ever 

I expect it’s natural that after nearly 20 months of featuring weekly car reviews in The Daily Star, we were bound to eventually come across terms such as “refresh,” “facelift” and “redesign.”

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