*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...» Read More
Thousands more are expected to pack New York's Times Square to watch his address in Hindi on big screens as well as smaller viewing parties around the country and on TV in India. The Indian diaspora hopes this visit by a leader who was until recently barred from the United States will signify India's importance not only on these shores but in wider the world too.
BERLIN, Sept 9- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rebuffed calls for Berlin to spend more to boost the euro zone economy, telling parliament on Tuesday that painful structural reforms were the best way to return Europe to growth.
ATLANTA, Sept 8- S. Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain known for its chicken sandwiches as well as for its president's public opposition to gay marriage, died on Monday at age 93, the company said.
Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time.
New data from Trulia show that private school enrollment is highest in the wealthier states as well as in states with strongly religious populations.
*U.S. air support helping Kurds in Mosul Dam drive. DOHUK, Iraq, Aug 17- Kurdish fighters pushed to retake Iraq's largest dam on Sunday in an attempt to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north, officials said.
DOHUK, Iraq, Aug 17- Kurdish fighters are advancing towards the militant-held city of Mosul, aiming to reverse gains by Islamic State insurgents, witnesses and a Kurdish peshmerga commander said on Sunday.
Islamic State insurgents "massacred" some 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, a Yazidi lawmaker and two Kurdish officials said on Friday.
North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.
Administration officials had said earlier that the president was considering both airstrikes against militants and airdrops of humanitarian aid.
ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and world powers.
ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 7- Islamic State militants extended their gains in northern Iraq on Thursday, seizing more towns and strengthening a foothold near the Kurdish region in an offensive that has alarmed the Baghdad government and regional powers.
ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 4- Sheik Ali Hatem Suleiman, one of the leaders of the Sunni revolt against the Shi'ite-led government of Iraq, sat cross-legged on a couch last month, lit another Marlboro Red, and discussed the struggle with visitors from his home city of Ramadi, where the uprising began late last year.
SAUDI KING CALLS ON MUSLIM SCHOLARS AND LEADERS TO PREVENT ISLAM BEING HIJACKED BY' TERRORISTS'.
Though ultra-Orthodox Jews may lack basic math skills, Torah studies provide them with tools applicable to Israel's booming high-tech industry
Pro-life and pro-choice demonstrators eagerly awaited the U.S. Supreme Court decision on contraception on Monday. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the ruling.
Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.
While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.
CNBC's John Harwood provides insight into how Washington is wrapping its head around David Brat's upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.