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Army seizes Daesh posts near Ras Baalbeck 

Lebanese Army units tightened its control over three hilltops in the Lebanese-Syrian border area Thursday, a day after seizing the territory from Daesh (ISIS) militants in a lighting strike that killed six terrorists, the military said.

Army seizes Daesh posts near Ras Baalbeck 

Lebanese Army units tightened its control over three hilltops in the Lebanese-Syrian border area Thursday, a day after seizing the territory from Daesh (ISIS) militants in a lighting strike that killed six terrorists, the military said.

Work to resume on $26.6B Saudi Grand Mosque expansion

Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse at the site that killed 107 people, sources told Reuters Thursday.

Macron to take on informal role as first lady

Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, said she will adopt the role of first lady, but only in an informal capacity after opposition to plans to give her an official status.

Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange to begin trading

Egypt’s first bitcoin exchange will go live later this month, the founders of bitcoin Egypt said, linking the Middle East’s most populous country with a cryptocurrency that has surged in value in recent months.

Cook vows donations to rights groups

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia last weekend.

Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world’s best

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be dueling for the title of world’s best footballer after their names once more headed the shortlist Thursday for The Best FIFA Men’s Player.

Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world’s best

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be dueling for the title of world’s best footballer after their names once more headed the shortlist Thursday for The Best FIFA Men’s Player.

Mayweather and McGregor to fight in small gloves

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

Two families recall their Haifa house 

Highlighting a true and ongoing story from the Palestinian diaspora, the play “36 Abbas Street, Haifa” dramatizes an incident witnessed by Palestinian playwright and actor Raeda Taha.

Two families recall their Haifa house 

Highlighting a true and ongoing story from the Palestinian diaspora, the play “36 Abbas Street, Haifa” dramatizes an incident witnessed by Palestinian playwright and actor Raeda Taha.

Taylor Swift testifies at groping trial

Four years after Taylor Swift said she was groped by a radio station DJ before a concert in Denver, the pop superstar told her story in sometimes unflinching language that did not sugarcoat what she called a "despicable and horrifying and shocking" encounter.

Frozen in time: Diana’s tragic fairytale

From her engagement to Prince Charles as a shy teenager to her roles as doting mother, humanitarian and global celebrity, Diana’s turbulent life still captivates people around the world.

Frozen in time: Diana’s tragic fairytale

From her engagement to Prince Charles as a shy teenager to her roles as doting mother, humanitarian and global celebrity, Diana’s turbulent life still captivates people around the world.

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