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  • Apple's Cook slams Indiana over new religion law Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    A window sticker on a downtown Indianapolis florist, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, shows it's objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature.

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a religious freedom act that the state's business community strongly opposes.

  • Conflict in Yemen: Latest Report   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Conflict in Yemen: Latest Report

    War planes have reportedly struck an air force base a few kilometers from an oil field in Yemen. CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments.

  • A church service in honor of the victims has been held in Duesseldorf, where the Germanwings plane was headed when it crashed into a French mountain, killing all 150 people aboard Tuesday. Detlev Toonen, a Lutheran priest based at Duesseldorf airport who has been counseling relatives of the crash victims, says "the church... wants to show solidarity with the...

  • Why big business just lost its faith in Indiana Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:50 PM ET
    A window sticker on a downtown Indianapolis florist, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, shows it's objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature.

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a religious freedom act that the state's business community strongly opposes.

  • MOSCOW— As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. Layoffs, wage cuts and price increases are combining to worsen the problem of alcoholism, which has long been a major public health issue, by...

  • Class in America: Want to get ahead? Try this Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:38 AM ET
    Attending church

    Attending these services could help you climb the economic ladder, NBC News reports.

  • GENEVA, March 17- Nigeria and Ivory Coast are looking to emulate Senegal's successful move into the market for Islamic bonds, the head of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector told Reuters. Despite strong growth in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Islamic finance has lagged in Africa, home to a quarter of the world's Muslims,...

  • ISTANBUL, March 15- Selling fruit from a cart in a working-class neighbourhood of Istanbul hasn't made Mehmet rich, but he's adamant his modest savings won't ever see the inside of a bank. Under President Tayyip Erdogan, an authoritarian leader with roots in Islamist politics and an aversion to usury, Turkey is hoping it can turn disdain for traditional banks...

  • Kosher kush could be coming to New York Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Kosher Kush?

    Several enterprises are angling for kosher certification for edible medical marijuana products. The Forward reports.

  • Yemen's ousted president flees, rescinds resignation Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 11:26 PM ET
    Houthi rebels take security measures with tanks around the parliament in Sanaa, Yemen, in February 2015.

    Yemen's ousted president Hadi appeared to rescind his resignation after escaping house arrest by the Houthi militia in the capital and fleeing to Aden.

  • Can free speech and blasphemy live together? Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads "Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris" displayed in front of the Paris City Hall January 9, 2015 after Wednesday's deadly attack at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo by two masked gunmen who shouted Islamist slogans.

    Terror in Copenhagen and Paris has renewed an old debate: should free speech countries adopt or strengthen blasphemy laws?

  • PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb 13- President Barack Obama asked U.S. executives on Friday for closer cooperation in defending against hackers after high-profile attacks on companies like Sony that exposed weaknesses in America's cyber defenses. Speaking at Stanford University, Obama told Silicon Valley and financial services CEOs that they needed to share more...

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 11- Cyber attackers crippled the Dutch government's main websites for most of Tuesday and back-up plans proved ineffective, exposing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure at a time of heightened concern about online security. The United States has beefed up cybersecurity laws and created an intelligence-gathering unit to...

  • Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    A Jordanian soldier on patrol in Amman, Jordan on Feb. 10, 2015. Jordan moves thousands of troops to Iraq border.

    Jordan deployed "thousands" of troops to the border with Iraq in a campaign against ISIS militants who set a pilot ablaze. NBC News reports.

  • *Thwarted love, disappointed soccer ambitions led youths to Syria. ANTWERP, Belgium, Feb 8- As Belgium braces for a verdict in Europe's biggest trial of those accused of fostering Islamist violence in Syria, much attention is on poor Muslim immigrant communities' struggle in a region blighted by youth unemployment. Local group Sharia4Belgium enticed his then...

  • Cartoon contest denying Holocaust launched in Iran Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    A view of the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, January 19, 2015.

    An Iranian group launched a $12,000-prize cartoon contest for cartoons denying the Holocaust happened, NBC News reports.

  • HUSAYNAT, Egypt, Feb 4- At a remote spot in the Sinai desert last month, a commander of Egypt's most feared Islamist group outlined his hopes of toppling the country's government. "We will create an Islamic state in Egypt," he said. The militant said he was from the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, which has killed hundreds of security forces since the military ousted...

  • Dead prosecutor wanted to charge Argentine prez Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    Argentine President Cristina Kirchner

    Alberto Nisman drafted a warrant for the arrest of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The New York Times reports.

  • *Was subject of al Qaeda assassination bid. RIYADH, Jan 23- Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty. By sending an assassin to try to kill Prince Mohammed when he was Saudi security chief in...

  • *Was subject of al Qaeda assassination bid. RIYADH, Jan 23- Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a close friend of the United States and a scourge of Islamist militants, will be the country's first king from the third generation of its ruling dynasty. By sending an assassin to try to kill Prince Mohammed when he was Saudi security chief in...