Sunday, March 2, 2014
Turkey's parliament has passed a bill to close down thousands of private schools, many of which are run by an influential Muslim cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the government.
Uganda accused the World Bank of blackmail Friday after the lender stalled a US$90 million loan over the east African nation's adoption of a draconian anti-gay law.
The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.
A U.S. man who fatally shot a wandering Alzheimer's patient in the early morning hours in Georgia will not face criminal charges, a local prosecutor said Friday.
Japan pledged more than US$200 million in aid Saturday to help the Palestinian Authority, as representatives from 22 nations reiterated their support of the Palestinians' quest for their own state.
A Turkish court on Friday released the last five suspects, including the sons of two ministers, detained in a corruption probe that has struck at the heart of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
A second member of the “Cuban Five” intelligence agents returned home to a hero's welcome Friday, after spending more than 15 years behind bars in the United States on spy charges.
U.S. lawmakers on Friday announced a caucus to fight for the rights of the Ahmadi minority, which has faced attacks in Pakistan and elsewhere in the Islamic world.
Citigroup reduced its 2013 earnings by US$235 million on Friday, saying it was a victim of fraud committed by a Mexican oil services company to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in short-term loans.
Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria who has been Washington's main pointman in efforts to end the war working with opposition leaders battling President Bashar al-Assad, stepped down Friday.