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  • March 25- Emergent BioSolutions Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment for inhaled anthrax, triggering a $7 million milestone payment from the Department of Health and Human Services. Emergent Bio developed the treatment, Anthrasil, as part of a $160 million contract it signed in 2005 with the Biomedical Advanced Research and...

  • ALLAHYAR, Iran— Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it. The movie "Muhammad, Messenger of God" already recalls the grandeur— and expense— of a Cecil B. DeMille film, with the narrow alleyways...

  • Why Gulf should be more worried about Yemen than oil Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Houthi rebel fighters patrol a road in Sanaa January 23, 2015.

    Civil strife and terrorism in Yemen could pose a greater threat to the Gulf countries of the Middle East than tumbling oil prices, a major bank said.

  • WASHINGTON— US, Afghanistan announce US will slow troop withdrawal, maintain 9,800 through end of 2015..

  • Dispute with billionaire threatens Ukraine alliance Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:13 AM ET
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko gestures during a news conference in Kiev, in this Dec. 29, 2014 photo.

    A dispute between Ukraine's President and a billionaire governor has widened, confronting the government with a serious internal crisis.

  • YASMIN HAMMAMET, Tunisia, March 23- The European visitors strolling Tunisia's Hammamet resort are an encouraging sign for a government determined to minimise the fallout of last week's shooting of 20 tourists in the nearby capital. Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Colombian tourists were among the victims when at least two gunmen opened fire on their buses as...

  • Putin sacks 2 Kremlin officials amid talk of feuding Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    President Vladimir Putin dismissed two senior officials on Monday in a surprise move that followed rumors of feuding at the heart of the Kremlin.

  • RIYADH/ DUBAI, March 23- Yemen's top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war. With President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi seeking a comeback from the port city of Aden while the Shi'ite Houthi movement controls the capital...

  • DUBAI, March 23- Houthi fighters and loyalists of Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi are locked in a power struggle that diplomats say risks drawing in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its main regional rival Iran. The political crisis threatens to pit Yemen's two main Islamic sects against each other. Unlike in Syria and Iraq, however, followers of the two...

  • Global flash points: Iran and ISIS   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:06 AM ET
    Global flash points: Iran and ISIS

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, shares his thoughts on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.

  • NEW YORK— It was bad enough that New York's most famous prosecutor, Preet Bharara, lost in the sweepstakes to become the next U.S. attorney general nominee to a fellow federal prosecutor from his own city. Could it be a dimming of the star prosecutor who once made the cover of Time magazine, who has been widely praised for his tough talk about insider trading on Wall...

  • Ukraine finance minister: Why we can end corruption Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 9:28 AM ET
    Natalia Yaresko, Ukraine Finance Minister

    Ukraine has never been so united in its desire to seek a European future based on transparency, Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko tells CNBC.

  • Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war? Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    The battle to win hearts and minds in the conflict between Russia and the West has seen another salvo.

  • The terror attack in Tunisia that killed 21 people is a fresh blow to the North African nation's tourism industry, which has been struggling since the country's revolution of 2011.. Some of those posting "Je Suis Bardo" on social media pledged to visit Tunisia this summer. It's important to just show that we're not afraid to be here in Tunisia, "said Nicole Calande,...

  • PARIS— France's government pressed Thursday to legalize broad surveillance of terrorism suspects with a measure that would allow intelligence services to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing imminent attacks. "Vague laws are really problematic when it comes to this sort of surveillance practice, especially when it comes to weak or nonexistent...

  • IS in Libya kills 12 fighters loyal to Tripoli government Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, Libya— An attack by militants from Libya's Islamic State affiliate on Wednesday killed 12 fighters loyal to the militia-backed government based in the country's capital, Tripoli, according to a militia statement. It was the latest in a deadly campaign by IS extremists seeking to expand their foothold in the country and targeting Libya's lucrative...

  • France scrutinizes cash economy for terror financing Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    PARIS— France is limiting cash payments to 1,000 euros and requiring reporting for bank deposits of more than 10,000 euros in an effort to combat the financing of terrorism. Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Wednesday the idea wasn't to "forbid cash," but he said the system needs more traceability and that people need to be ready to change their habits in order to...

  • Euphoria fades in Crimea after Russia takeover Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:55 AM ET
    Women walk past an outdoor stage with a banner reading: 'Crimean spring' during a snowfall in central Simferopol on March 17, 2015.

    A year after Russia's takeover of Crimea sparked a wave of euphoria across the Black Sea peninsula, residents are suffering growing hardship.

  • Egyptian small investors look for a role Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:48 AM ET

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt— Hisham Khalil heads a medium-sized construction company, the sort of firm that past Egyptian governments generally ignored in their grand economic reform projects in favor of close friends and mega-businesses. So when Egypt launched its latest roadmap to an economic future at an international conference this past weekend, Khalil...

  • World War II reparations: Who owes what? Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:32 AM ET

    Why are countries still paying back debt from the wars of the last century and who has to pay the most? CNBC takes a look at who owes what.