Tuesday, February 24, 2015
New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top U.S. commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.
The seaport in Oakland, California, appeared to have joined 28 others on the U.S. West Coast in resuming its normal operations on Sunday night after work disruptions earlier in the day, officials said.
A bomb blast outside the Iranian ambassador's house in Libya's capital on Sunday which caused minor damage to the empty building was claimed by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.
The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will make a rare foray into popular clothing Wednesday to weigh in on accusations that Abercrombie & Fitch illegally rejected a Muslim job applicant because of her hijab.
Iran's parliament has approved an article in the 2015-2016 draft budget to tax religious foundations and army-linked firms that could generate trillions of dollars.
Egypt said Sunday it will raise the sales tax on both local and imported cigarettes as it confronts a major budget deficit.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Greece was putting the final touches to reform proposals due to its European creditors Monday, seeking to balance its commitments under a debt deal with curtailed anti-austerity ambitions.
Turkish soldiers launched an overnight raid into neighboring Syria, evacuating dozens of besieged troops guarding an Ottoman tomb and moving the crypt Sunday back in Turkey after ceremonially planting the country's crescent-and-star flag.
Yemen's beleaguered Western-backed president escaped house arrest and fled the capital to friendly territory Saturday, labeling as a coup the grab for power by the Shiite militia that had held him.