DONETSK, Ukraine— Russia- backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday started paying pensions in Russian rubles. Another rebel official, Oksana Taran, denied that Russia had provided the money, claiming that the funds came from taxes paid by local businesses. Ukraine's move in November to halt pensions and other social payments to the...» Read More
ATHENS, Greece— Greece's new government disagrees with sanctions against Russia, and wants to boost trade ties with the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said before a visit to Moscow next week. The U.S. and the EU imposed crippling economic sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and support for an insurgency in...
If a deal does come together between Iran and the U.S., what kind of pushback will the White House receive? CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses.
KUWAIT CITY— International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding civil war at a donors' conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, less than half of what the U.N. requested for this year to cope with the growing humanitarian crisis. More than a quarter of the total came from two countries: Kuwait, which hosted the third annual conference...
The returns reflect a failure by local authorities and the international community to rebuild Gaza after a devastating war between Israel and Hamas militants last summer. An estimated 18,000 homes throughout Gaza were destroyed during the 50- day war, displacing 110,000 people, according to the United Nations. Israeli ground forces took up positions on the...
Once a darling of emerging market investors, the slump in oil prices mean Nigeria’s economy is seen continuing to slow after this weekend’s elections.
HONG KONG— The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. "But guess what: That labeling now is more likely to make them a target," he said in a speech at Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club. One of the most high profile killings was that of AP...
With Iran's nuclear deal deadline looming, how is the conflict in Yemen between Saudi Arabia going to impact? CNBC's Hadley Gamble files this report.
As an Iran nuclear deal deadline looms, will an agreement be made? CNBC's Hadley Gamble brings you the latest.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing- led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions. The United States and Europe say Beijing is improperly blocking market access with the curbs in proposed anti-terrorism and banking security measures.
PETRA, Jordan— It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Petra's slump is part of a sharp decline in tourism as Jordan's economy pays a price for regional turbulence and its high-profile role in the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State militants next door. Jordan's involvement in the...
Jonathan Barratt, CIO at Ayers Alliance Securities, explains why markets may be "a little bit wrong" about the risks from Yemen on oil prices.
Referring to the war on terror which took place in Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, says the use of force will not resolve the situation in Yemen.
Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in Syria's civil war, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes.
Yemen's ousted president Abd-Rabbu Hadi vetoed calls for a ceasefire, backing air strikes by a Saudi Arabia- led coalition, the FT reported.
KIEV, Ukraine— Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday. Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of being directly involved in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine which has left over 6,000 dead in the last year.
A Yemeni official said the Saudi-backed operation in the country would only take days, but experts said an easy conclusion is unlikely.
*Success would establish Riyadh as leader of Sunni states. RIYADH, March 27- Saudi Arabia's campaign to stop the Houthis from ruling over Yemen could define its role in the Middle East for years and shape its regional struggle with the rebels' ally Iran. Success would establish Riyadh as de facto leader of the region's Sunni states it has pulled together in a...
Kerry Craig, market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, talks about the current crisis in Yemen and how oil and Saudi Arabia are involved in it.
The former UN ambassador says Israel is "our anchor in the Mideast."