GO
Loading...

Middle East

More

  • *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent on Friday, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China which has curbed oil demand.

  • *Investors look past possible OPEC output cut. Comments from OPEC's secretary general last week that the group could cut output next year buoyed Brent on Friday, but investors' attention turned back to the gloomy economic outlook in Europe and China which has curbed oil demand.

  • US military tries to keep options in ISIS fight Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.

  • US suspects more direct threats beyond ISIS Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 4:39 PM ET
    Syrians flee an Islamic State advance

    A group called Khorasan that emerged in the past year in Syria may be the most intent on hitting the United States with a terror attack.

  • 2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 4:47 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.

  • CAIRNS, Australia, Sept 20- As the Group of 20 leading economies meet to change no less than the "destiny" of the global economy, members remain divided on how to get there with Germany pushing back at U.S. calls for more government stimulus. That goal has seemed ever more distant as members from China to Japan, Germany and Russia have all stumbled in recent months.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude oil steadied below $98 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week as OPEC talk of a production cut balanced worries about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • *To help Mitsubishi maintain production levels in Thailand. MILAN/ TOKYO, Sept 19- Mitsubishi Motors will produce a new pickup for Fiat from 2016 in a deal to boost the Italian carmaker's commercial vehicle sales and raise output at the Japanese company's plant in Thailand.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, as OPEC talk of a production cut failed to calm market nerves about ample supply at a time of fragile demand.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Brent crude slipped towards $97 a barrel on Friday, not far above 26- month lows reached at the start of the week, despite signs oil producers may cut production to arrest price falls.

  • RPT-Culture of violence makes for hit TV in Turkey Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 2:56 AM ET

    *Turkish TV saturated by images of brutality. ISTANBUL, Sept 18- Sefer Calinak killed his first wife when he was 17 and murdered his girlfriend a few decades later with an axe. prime-time talk show host Seda Sayan asked Calinak, who served two separate prison sentences for the murders before being released under an amnesty program.

  • *Sterling gains as Scotland voters decide to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Brent crude drew closer to $98 a barrel on Friday and is set for its first weekly gain in three on the possibility of lower OPEC output. Brent was up 6 cents at $97.76 a barrel at 0624 GMT, while October U.S. crude was 5 cents higher at $93.12.

  • *Talk of OPEC cuts, lower Libyan output support prices. SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Brent crude held below $98 a barrel on Friday, but was set for its first weekly gain in three on the possibility of lower OPEC output. Brent was down 4 cents at $97.66 a barrel by 0418 GMT, while the October U.S. crude was 5 cents lower at $93.02.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- The British pound rose sharply after a early results from the Scottish independence vote reinforced expectations Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Asian shares gave up some of their earlier gains on Wall Street's strength.

  • *Sterling gains as poll suggests Scotland voted to stay in UK. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares edged higher on Friday, cheered by news of an eye-popping initial public offering by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, while sterling rebounded after a survey published showed support for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom.

  • Sept 18- Hyatt Hotels Corp said it will sell as franchises 38 select service hotels to a company organized by Lone Star Funds for about $590 million.

  • Air Products reorganizes business into 7 units Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Air Products& Chemicals Inc. plans to restructure its business into seven divisions next month as it seeks to boost growth. On Oct. 1, the company will break up its industrial gases business by location: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia; and global. Shares of Air Products rose $2.12 to $133.04 Thursday.

  • The drug, developed by Vivus Inc, is marketed in the United States and Canada by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. Vivus' stock was up about 13 percent at $4.40 in afternoon trading.