3 teams said to be behind Paris attacks

...worst in a series of attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in the past three days. On Thursday, twin suicide bombings in Beirut killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 200, and 26 people died Friday in Baghdad in a suicide blast and a roadside...

Video may show US journalist beheading

BEIRUT - An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff...

Seductive singers belie stereotype of cloaked Arab women

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- There's the video clip showing...several satellite stations, mostly based in Beirut or Cairo, where society tends to take a...music channel inaugurated last month in Beirut. It belongs to a production company owned...

Support forms around Saudi plan to raise OPEC oil output ceiling

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Several OPEC members expressed...backing. OPEC representatives arriving in Beirut expressed a common desire to send a strong...high prices," he said in a speech at the Beirut offices of the U.N. Economic and Social...

Reality TV shows take Arab world by storm

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Reality TV has burst upon...Academy," 16 Arabs share a house north of Beirut and can be viewed 24 hours a day on a satellite...Friday night so as not to miss the show. A Beirut butcher slicing lamb has his eyes focused...

Will France hang tough?

...thousands turned out in the streets of Beirut to demand the resignation of the pro-Syrian...at least 350,000 Shiite Muslims into Beirut's streets chanting the praises of Syria...members beheaded the CIA station chief in Beirut and cruelly singled out a U.S. soldier...

OPEC to raise output ceiling by 2 million barrels a day

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- OPEC agreed Thursday to raise its production ceiling by 2 million...stronger than expected demand in China and the United States. Since arriving in Beirut, OPEC representatives have expressed a common desire to increase their production...

Lebanon rallying behind its football team

BEIRUT - Ali al-Saadi gave Lebanon a 1-0 lead against South Korea and the sectarian chants echoing across Cite Sportive stadium suddenly...

Instagram not only camera app out there

BEIRUT, Lebanon - I'm one of the millions of smartphone owners addicted to Instagram, the free camera app that makes tweaking and...

Disney in deal to dub cartoons in Arabic

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Viewers in the Middle East will hear their favorite cartoon characters speak Arabic for the first time under an agreement...

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