Oil futures fall after latest stockpile build| Reuters
Mar 23, 2016 at 07:30 | Source:
TOKYO Oil prices fell in early Asian trading on Wednesday after figures from an industry group showed U.S. stockpiles had risen more than expected.The front-month contract in U.S. crude futures CLc1 was down 36 cents at $41.09 a barrel by 0047 GMT. I...
U.N. envoy turns to U.S., Russia to give impetus to Syria talks| Reuters
Mar 23, 2016 at 02:46 | Source:
GENEVA The U.N. special envoy on Syria said he hoped a meeting between the U.S. and Russian foreign ministers on Wednesday would give impetus to peace talks where the divisive issue of a political transition is stalling progress. Syria's government d...
Iranians exasperated as U.S. sanctions frustrate deal making| Reuters
Mar 23, 2016 at 00:15 | Source:
DUBAI/LONDON More than two months after international nuclear sanctions on Iran were supposed to have ended, frustration is deepening that few trade deals are going through as foreign banks shy away from processing transactions with the country.Irani...
Israel rescues 19 Jews from war-torn Yemen in covert operation
Mar 21, 2016 at 14:21 | Source:
Jerusalem:Israel has brought 19 Jews from Yemen to the Jewish state in a "complex, covert operation," officials said on Monday, noting they were among the last remaining in the war-torn country.The Jewish Agency, responsible for Jewish immi...
US is watching Iran 'like a hawk' on nuclear deal: Joe Biden
Mar 21, 2016 at 13:30 | Source:
Washington: Vice President Joe Biden warned Sunday that the United States is watching Iran "like a hawk" to ensure compliance with the landmark nuclear deal.Tehran and six world powers, including the United States, agreed to the deal in Jul...
Obama heads for historic visit as Cuba rolls out red carpet| Reuters
Mar 21, 2016 at 00:30 | Source:
HAVANA President Barack Obama embarked on Sunday on a historic trip to Cuba where a Communist government that vilified the United States for decades prepared a red-carpet welcome. Lifting off from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, Obama h...
As Iraqi civilian rule weakens, Shiite clerics call the shots| Reuters
Mar 20, 2016 at 23:45 | Source:
BAGHDAD With Iraq's politicians tainted by corruption and the army's standing hurt by battlefield defeats, two Shi'ite clerics have re-emerged as leaders in matters of state. In their different ways, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and Hojatoleslam Mo...
Israeli spymaster Meir Dagan, who worked to thwart Iran nuke, dies at 71
Mar 17, 2016 at 17:12 | Source:
Jerusalem: Meir Dagan, a former head of Israeli spy agency Mossad who worked to thwart Iran's nuclearprogramme while also opposing a military strike against it, died on Thursdayat 71, the government said.Dagan, who battled liver cancer and had underg...
Kurdish moves on federalism cloud Syria peace drive| Reuters
Mar 17, 2016 at 01:46 | Source:
RMEILAN, Syria/GENEVA Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system on Thursday, a move likely to further complicate peace talks in Geneva on ending more than five years of war.Russia pulled more warplanes out of...
Euro rallies, stocks rise after dovish Fed statement| Reuters
Mar 17, 2016 at 01:30 | Source:
NEW YORK Stocks in major markets rose on Wednesday, led by Wall Street, and the U.S. dollar weakened after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady while lowering expectations for the number of rate hikes this year.The U.S. central bank noted t...