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Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship| Reuters

Aug 29, 2015 at 02:31 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.&...

Will 3D cameras help fight back Islamic State's destruction of ancient sites?

Aug 28, 2015 at 19:53 | Source: FirstPost

London: A team of digital-age "monuments men" will fightback against the Islamic State's destruction of ancient sites by flooding the Middle East region with cameras and harnessing 3D printing technology to reconstruct the destroyed antiqui...

Seven killed in Turkey in clashes with militants| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 05:16 | Source: FirstPost

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Seven people, including at least four civilians, were killed on Thursday in clashes between Turkey's armed forces and militants in the mainly Kurdish southeast, security sources and the army said.Smoke rose above the town of Cizre ...

Warring sides in Syria agree to extend local ceasefires| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 03:46 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Warring sides in Syria have ageed to extend a ceasefire in a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon and two Shi'ite villages in the northwest, and to evacuate wounded, sources close to talks said.The truce is the second in a month in tho...

INSIGHT - Rouhani faces pressure for release of Iran's political prisoners| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 03:31 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Having struck a historic nuclear deal to end decades of enmity between Iran and the West, President Hassan Rouhani faces a fresh challenge at home, to win the release of leading political prisoners whose case has polarized the Islamic Republic...

Senior U.S. official to travel to Israel to discuss Iran deal| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 03:16 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. Treasury official will travel to Israel this week to discuss the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers with senior Israeli officials, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism ...

Saudi King Salman to meet Obama at White House on Sept. 4| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 02:16 | Source: FirstPost

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 4, the White House said, as Washington and Riyadh seek to shore up relations after a period of tension mainly over a U.S.-led nuclear deal wi...

Iran may have built extension at disputed site - U.N. nuclear watchdog| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday, as part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions of Tehran's past nuclear activity.A resolu...

Saudi King Salman to meet with Obama Sept. 4 - White House| Reuters

Aug 28, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE The White House said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman would meet with President Barack Obama in Washington on Sept. 4. The two leaders will discuss Yemen, Syria and steps to counter Iran's destabilizing activities in t...

White House says focused on keeping Congress from 'spoiling' Iran deal| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON The White House said on Wednesday that the Obama administration is focused on building enough support for the Iran deal to keep Congress from "spoiling" the agreement. "There are several indications that we are succeeding in...

Exclusive: Indian football is already at death's door, says Stephen Constantine

Aug 26, 2015 at 14:58 | Source: FirstPost

Stephen Constantine describes himself as a coach who doesn't sit on his hands when he notes thatsomething is not right. He's stuck true to his word since returning as India's football coach: From taking on the sports ministry to allow him to choose f...

Exclusive: Indian football is already at death's door, says head coach Constantine

Aug 26, 2015 at 11:32 | Source: FirstPost

Stephen Constantine describes himself as a coach who doesn't sit on his hands when he notes thatsomething is not right. He's stuck true to his word since returning as India's football coach: From taking on the sports ministry to allow him to choose f...

Syria's Assad signals little hope for alliance against Islamic State| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of a coalition against Islamic State but indicated there was little chance of it happening with his enemies, casting further doubt on a Russian plan to forge an alliance against the...

Jordan's king tells Putin he must help find solution on Syria| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

MOSCOW King Abdullah of Jordan told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday Moscow had a vital role to play bringing together rival sides in Syria to seek a solution to a war that has killed a quarter of a million people. The two were meeting ami...

Lebanese ministers walk out of meeting over garbage crisis| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

BEIRUT The powerful Shi'ite party Hezbollah and its Christian allies walked out of an emergency Lebanese cabinet meeting on Tuesday in protest at a proposed solution to a garbage disposal crisis that has ignited violent protests in Beirut. (Pictures:...

Oil rebounds but still near 6-1/2-year lows| Reuters

Aug 25, 2015 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK Oil rose more than 3 percent on Tuesday as oversold conditions brought some buyers back to the market, but a lingering supply glut and worries about the slowing economy in top commodities consumer China kept crude prices near 6-1/2-year lows...

Without Saudi support, talk of OPEC emergency meeting is just noise| Reuters

Aug 25, 2015 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI/LONDON Once upon a time, talk of an emergency OPEC meeting would have rippled through oil markets, likely triggering at least a brief rally in prices.The last extraordinary meeting to discuss a price slump, in 2008, resulted in the Organization...

The world economy is crashing and here's how India can benefit from it

Aug 25, 2015 at 15:23 | Source: FirstPost

The crash-bang-thud heard from stock and currency markets the worldover in recent days, including its massive echo in Indias Sensex,which tumbled 1,624 points on Monday, is further proof that the snakeoil sold as remedy for a sputtering world economy...

The world economy is crashing and here's why India should gain from it

Aug 25, 2015 at 14:26 | Source: FirstPost

The crash-bang-thud heard from stock and currency markets the worldover in recent days, including its massive echo in Indias Sensex,which tumbled 1,624 points on Monday, is further proof that the snakeoil sold as remedy for a sputtering world economy...

The world economy is crashing and here's why India should benefit from it

Aug 25, 2015 at 13:15 | Source: FirstPost

The crash-bang-thud heard from stock and currency markets the worldover in recent days, including its massive echo in Indias Sensex,which tumbled 1,624 points on Monday, is further proof that the snakeoil sold as remedy for a sputtering world economy...

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