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Extremist blows himself up as police foil Mecca plot

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American

Qatar Airways wants to buy 10 percent of American Airlines, a move cloaked so heavily in international trade and politics that American’s CEO finds it puzzling.

Western tech firms bow to Russian demands

Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyberattacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.

Loew set to add to Germany's strong semis record

Joachim Loew can maintain his proud decade-long record of steering Germany to the semi-finals at major tournaments with a draw against Cameroon on Sunday enough to reach the last four of the Confederations Cup.

Loew set to add to Germany's strong semis record

Joachim Loew can maintain his proud decade-long record of steering Germany to the semi-finals at major tournaments with a draw against Cameroon on Sunday enough to reach the last four of the Confederations Cup.

Federer cruises past defending champ Mayer

Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semifinals Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon tuneup event.

Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball

Markelle Fultz is a self-described hard worker and that diligence paid dividends Thursday as the Philadelphia 76ers made him the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA entry draft.

Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan practices

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen clocked the fastest lap in both of Friday’s practices ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Sunday, but ended the second session in the wall after spinning off.

Fall in love with The Big Sick

That two people could overcome cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story.

Fall in love with The Big Sick

That two people could overcome cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story.

Howard to take over Star Wars Han Solo spinoff

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the hotly anticipated “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm said Thursday, after sacking directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Ramadan earns spot on fashion calendar

From Dolce & Gabbana to Michael Kors, major brands are catering to lucrative Gulf markets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is earning its own slot on the global fashion calendar.

Ramadan earns spot on fashion calendar

From Dolce & Gabbana to Michael Kors, major brands are catering to lucrative Gulf markets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is earning its own slot on the global fashion calendar.

Beirut through eyes of community veterans 

Tony Bou Safi begins his day at 4 a.m., selecting produce to stock his grocery, before driving back in Geitawi neighborhood to prepare for the morning hustle of locals purchasing their daily supplies of fruits and vegetables.

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad.

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