The political turmoil in Yemen may seem a peripheral issue, but it has global and regional implications spanning energy and security.» Read More
BUCHANAN, Liberia— The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a little known U.S. government agency 4,700 miles away, backed the venture with $217 million in loan approvals from 2008 to 2011..
TOKYO— The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji." "We want Kenji to come home," said Taku Nishimae, a Japanese filmmaker living in New York, who started the "I am Kenji" Facebook page, right after seeing last...
Daniel Serwer, Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, discusses news that a C.I.A drone strike killed 3 suspected Qaeda fighters in Yemen on Monday.
MOSCOW, Jan 26- The rouble and Russian stocks fell sharply on Monday, following a return to full-scale warfare in eastern Ukraine and threats of further Western sanctions against Russia. Washington and Brussels are both considering new sanctions against Russia after accusing it of openly supporting the latest rebel advance in Ukraine.
ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that "insult" the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest move to censor the Internet. The Anadolu Agency says a court in Ankara issued the order late Sunday. The decision comes days after another court ruling to ban access in Turkey to web...
To avoid being called a party to the conflict, as Ukraine and the West see it, Russia is pushing the Ukrainian government to speak directly to the rebels. "is not even an army, it's a foreign legion, in this case a NATO foreign legion," Putin said, adding that it's serving the goal of "the geopolitical containment of Russia, which absolutely don't coincide with the...
KABUL, Afghanistan— Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13- year war against the Taliban. Assuming power in September amid a continuing Taliban insurgency,...
The euro may be the Charlie Brown of currencies. Like the comic character, it's under a cloud of negatives, with analysts tipping further downside.
Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri and the town of Monguno on Sunday, sources said.
Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. would consider all additional options short of military action to rein-in Moscow's activities in Ukraine.
The Japanese Prime Minister on Sunday called the killing of a Japanese captive by Islamic State militants "outrageous."
Japan expressed outrage at an image that purported to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by ISIS.
PRISTINA, Kosovo— Thousands of ethnic Albanians protested in Kosovo's capital Saturday against a minority Serb politician's denial of war crimes against them and demanded the government take over the management of the country's crucial mining complex. Jablanovic is part of the governing coalition along with former Kosovo guerrillas who fought a...
Unexpectedly, at the height of the Ukrainian winter, war has exploded anew on a half-dozen fronts across eastern Ukraine. The New York Times reports.
AVENTURA, Fla.— A Miami- area man is seeking to profit from the phrase " Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Patent and Trademark Office, the Latin American Trading Group Inc. applied for a trademark on the words, which translate to "I Am Charlie." Coral Gables trademark...
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."
At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia wants a greater international response to the Ukraine crisis.
At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, wants to transform Georgia into a European state, as "integration is the choice of our people."
Norway may be Europe's biggest oil exporter, but its premier is less concerned about energy prices than security issues around terrorism and Russia.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— A gas drilling watchdog group that was characterized in Pennsylvania security bulletins as a potential terror threat has settled its lawsuit against the state, the group's lawyer said Thursday. The settlement terms between Pennsylvania officials and the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition were not immediately released.