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Nusra Front seeks image makeover in West

Al-Qaeda’s Syria franchise is striving to reinvent itself as a legitimate opposition force more acceptable to the West, but it is unlikely to succeed, analysts said Thursday.

Human error likely ’not behind’ anthrax mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army’s top general said Thursday.

Etihad Airways profit jumps over 52 pct

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year but warned that “aggressive protectionist sentiment” in the West threatens its future prospects.

Stocks fall on Greek concern

The U.S. dollar hit its highest against the yen since 2002, while global stocks cascaded lower after Chinese brokerages tightened margin rules and the IMF head downplayed talk of an imminent deal to keep Greece afloat.

Qatar can’t stay quiet 

The unfolding scandal and investigation targeting FIFA officials is focusing a huge amount of attention on embattled Sepp Blatter, the president of the world football governing body.

Qatar can’t stay quiet 

The unfolding scandal and investigation targeting FIFA officials is focusing a huge amount of attention on embattled Sepp Blatter, the president of the world football governing body.

Salam’s warning cannot be ignored 

On Tuesday evening, in an address marking the one-year anniversary since Lebanon has been without a president, Prime Minister Tammam Salam made a perceptive comment.

Sevilla in constant struggle to retain top talent

Sevilla further underlined their European pedigree with a record fourth Europa League title but now face the more daunting task of converting their continental success into a challenge for domestic honors.

Sevilla in constant struggle to retain top talent

Sevilla further underlined their European pedigree with a record fourth Europa League title but now face the more daunting task of converting their continental success into a challenge for domestic honors.

Warriors end 40-year NBA Finals drought

After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again, booking their place in the NBA Finals with a 104-90 win against Houston Wednesday.

Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in duel

Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone have got history when it comes to tennis marathons and the two clay court warriors were at it again at the French Open Thursday.

Rosberg takes Monaco hat-trick after gaffe

Germany’s Nico Rosberg celebrated a surprise hat-trick of Monaco Grand Prix victories Sunday after Mercedes blew championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton’s chances with a needless pit stop.

Cormier subdues Johnson in third

Daniel Cormier wore the conflict on his beaming face when he got the UFC’s light heavyweight title belt strapped around his waist in the same Vegas cage where he failed to win it a few months ago.

Why do men exist? Scientific study explains

Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.

Can quake thriller San Andreas shake box office?

California’s long-feared megaquake hits movie screens this week with “San Andreas,” but the big-budget movie has thrown up a fault line between critics and filmgoers even before its release.

Can quake thriller San Andreas shake box office?

California’s long-feared megaquake hits movie screens this week with “San Andreas,” but the big-budget movie has thrown up a fault line between critics and filmgoers even before its release.

Bassam Fattouh honors the late Basil Soda 

With the belief that an artist’s legacy never dies, Bassam Fattouh honored his late friend, Lebanese fashion designer Basil Soda, with a makeup event celebrating his work.