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Turkey's Erdogan: military to answer to minister of defense

Turkey's military commanders will report to the defense minister and military academies will be shut down, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, announcing moves aimed at bringing the military fully under civilian control after a failed coup.

Two more militants from Ain al-Hilweh surrender to army 

Two more militant from a south Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp surrendered to the Lebanese Army Saturday, a security source told The Daily Star, continuing a trend of militants turning themselves in after an agreement between Palestinian factions and the Lebanese state last Sunday.

OPEC’s new chief faces fragile unity

When OPEC’s new chief starts next week, he’ll take over an organization that’s largely reconciled internal differences after a two-year fight over strategy.

Duncan thanks team-mates in open letter

Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the Spurs website

Rosberg tops the times on home soil

Nico Rosberg reveled in his return to home soil by topping the times ahead of his championship-leading Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s free practice for this weekend’s German Grand Prix.

Most of ‘Trainspotting’ cast reunited in sequel

Some 20 years after “Trainspotting” delighted critics and shocked Hollywood with its vivid depiction of Scotland’s heroin subculture, fans have been given a sneak peek of the hotly anticipated sequel.

Striking styles: Makeup for the season 

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.