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Arsal’s fruit farmers suffer losses

When Ahmad al-Breidy, an Arsali fruit farmer, went last week to check on the state of his orchards in the town’s embattled outskirts, a Syrian rocket fell a narrow 30 meters away from where he was huddled, patiently trimming roots.

Arsal’s fruit farmers suffer losses

When Ahmad al-Breidy, an Arsali fruit farmer, went last week to check on the state of his orchards in the town’s embattled outskirts, a Syrian rocket fell a narrow 30 meters away from where he was huddled, patiently trimming roots.

A look into heart of jihadist 'caliphate'

In the "caliphate" recently proclaimed by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, even young children are indoctrinated, and Sharia law is backed by the gun, according to a gripping documentary.

Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves

Obama and Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and Russian shelling into Ukraine represent dangerous escalations.

Yellen: U.S. job market still hampered

U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession and the Federal Reserve should move cautiously in determining when interest rates should rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday in a defense of her policy approach.

Game of thrones

Michel Aoun’s proposal on reforming the method by which the president is elected is indicative of his absolute disregard for the stability of the country and his preoccupation with his own power.

Game of thrones

Michel Aoun’s proposal on reforming the method by which the president is elected is indicative of his absolute disregard for the stability of the country and his preoccupation with his own power.

A way around military futility in Gaza

There is neither symmetry nor equivalence in the capabilities or the suffering of Palestinians and Israelis who have battled each other nonstop since 1947-48.

Pragmatic Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

Pragmatic Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

Five things to know before the Belgian Grand Prix

The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points.Rosberg is looking to win his maiden Formula One title but Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, has increased the pressure with some excellent driving in recent races and shown that he is a threat from anywhere on the grid after some mishaps in qualifying.

Khatib edges closer to China move

Lebanon star Fadi El-Khatib is on the brink of making a move to China CBA, according to well-informed sources close to the Daily Star.

Phelps back a winner in international comeback

It was just like old times for Michael Phelps Friday. The world’s most decorated swimmer was on the top of the podium at the Pan Pacific championships, collecting another gold medal after a thrilling race win.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.

Iraq museum inaugurates two halls of statues

The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war.

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.