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Investor Ackman takes $5.5 billion stake in Cadbury owner Mondelez| Reuters

Aug 07, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

Activist investor William Ackman has built a stake worth about $5.5 billion in Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ.O), the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies, in what is seen as an attempt to push the company to boost earnings or sell itself.Mo...

Syrian FM in rare Oman visit amid heightened diplomacy| Reuters

Aug 06, 2015 at 23:16 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI/BEIRUT Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moualem made his first visit to the Gulf in more than four years on Thursday, meeting his Omani counterpart in Muscat for talks on ways to end the civil war in his country.The visit, his first to the Gul...

India to reinstate wheat import duty after big deals| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI India has decided to introduce an import duty of 10 percent on wheat after a gap of eight years, government sources said on Monday, after senior civil servants met to discuss ways to curb overseas purchases when domestic stocks are ample.La...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, late singer Whitney Houston's daughter, has died aged 22

Jul 27, 2015 at 10:45 | Source: FirstPost

Atlanta: The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demon...

Houthi leader rejects Yemen truce - Twitter account | Reuters

Jul 26, 2015 at 18:30 | Source: FirstPost

CAIRO The leader of Yemen's Houthi movement has rejected a ceasefire planned by its Saudi-led Arab coalition adversary, saying such a truce would benefit only Islamic State and al Qaeda, according to a message posted on the group's Twitter account.&q...

Houthis, Saudi-led coalition fight for Yemen air base | Reuters

Jul 26, 2015 at 18:15 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN/SANAA Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, local residents said, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to sta...

Hungarian GP Live: Ferrari's break through Merc ranks to lead race, Bianchi family in Hungary for tribute

Jul 26, 2015 at 17:41 | Source: FirstPost

BUDAPEST: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday with a blistering lap more than half a second faster than downcast Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.The two title rivals will line up toget...

Hungarian GP as it happened: Ferrari's Vettel wins race, Bianchi family in Hungary for tribute

Jul 26, 2015 at 17:41 | Source: FirstPost

BUDAPEST: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday with a blistering lap more than half a second faster than downcast Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.The two title rivals will line up toget...

Two Turkish soldiers killed, four injured in southeast blast - army| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015 at 14:30 | Source: FirstPost

ANKARA Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four were in injured by a car bomb and homemade explosives near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir overnight, the military said on Sunday.The military blamed Kurdish militants for the attack and said opera...

Warplanes attack targets near Yemen capital - residents | Reuters

Jul 26, 2015 at 12:30 | Source: FirstPost

SANAA Warplanes carried out raids near the Yemeni capital Sanaa late on Saturday and shortly after dawn on Sunday, residents reported.The raid on Sunday near the Houthi-controlled city happened hours after a truce declared by a Saudi-led coalition wa...

Bahrain says foils arms smuggling bid, recalls Iran envoy| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

ABU DHABU/DUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had foiled an arms smuggling plot by two Bahrainis with ties to Iran and announced the recall of the Gulf island kingdom's ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile Ira...

Obama, in Kenya, says discriminating against gays erodes freedom| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 21:31 | Source: FirstPost

NAIROBI U.S. President Barack Obama, commenting on gay rights in Kenya, said on Saturday his message across Africa was that the state should not discriminate against people based on sexual orientation.Obama told a joint news conference with Kenyan c...

Dhoni beats football superstars Messi and Ronaldo in list of most marketable athletes

Jul 25, 2015 at 10:38 | Source: FirstPost

Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have given up the Test captaincy but his presence in the shorter format of the games continues to make him one of the most marketable athletes in the world.In fact, even more marketable than football superstars Lionel Messi ...

Move aside Ronaldo, Messi: Dhoni beats football superstars in list of most marketable athletes

Jul 25, 2015 at 08:30 | Source: FirstPost

Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have given up the Test captaincy but his presence in the shorter format of the games continues to make him one of the most marketable athletes in the world.In fact, even more marketable than football superstars Lionel Messi ...

NASA spacecraft shows Pluto wrapped in haze, ice flows| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASAs New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an extensive layer of atmospheric haze, while close-up pictures of the ground reveal flows of nitrogen ice, scien...

Saudis land in Aden with equipment to re-open airport - Arabiya TV| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

ADEN Two Saudi aircraft landed at Aden on Friday bringing equipment needed to re-open the city's airport four months after the Yemeni civil war shut it down, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.Aden International Airport was recaptured on July 14 by G...

Obama dines with Kenyan family after arriving in father's homeland | Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 01:46 | Source: FirstPost

NAIROBI U.S. President Barack Obama dined with his step grandmother, his sister and other extended family members after arriving in Kenya for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland on Friday.Obama's plane, Air Force One, landed in the ...

Obama in Kenya for first presidential trip to father's homeland| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

NAIROBI U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties.Obama's Air Force One plane landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, where he wi...

Brent crude nears 4-month low as China factories contract, dollar firms| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON Oil prices hovered near four-month lows on Friday after data showed a contraction in China's factory sector and the dollar rose against a basket of currencies.Activity in China's manufacturing sector shrank at the fastest pace in 15 months in ...

Turkey approves use of air bases by U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State| Reuters

Jul 25, 2015 at 00:16 | Source: FirstPost

ANKARA Turkey has approved the use of its air bases by U.S. and coalition aircraft in the fight against Islamic State, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, marking a major change in policy after a suicide bombing by the militants this week.The shift ...

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