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  • *Saudi-led coalition continues Yemen bombings, driving Brent up. NEW YORK, April 24- Oil prices diverged on Friday, with Brent hitting 4-1/ 2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains. "It's a push and pull situation with the Yemen tensions giving...

  • *Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Southeast Asian leaders will seek to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China governing behavior in the disputed South China Sea at a summit next week, Malaysia's foreign minister said Friday. China, Taiwan and ASEAN members Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei have overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

  • RIGA, Latvia— Top eurozone official Dijsselbloem says talks with Greece need' significantly more progress'.

  • That measure was prompted by the ongoing war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, where Ukraine's most productive coal mines are located. The concern among supporters of Ukraine's coal industry is that cheaper foreign fuel could undermine the viability of domestic production. Akhmetov's DTEK holding company controls the bulk of Ukraine's...

  • Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:10 AM ET

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city. The tables are crowded and hard to come by, and it is one of the few places in Gaza to rebound and relax. It has been impacted by the rule of the Hamas militant group, experienced the horrors of war, yet somehow...

  • US position in Middle East is in 'free fall': Pro   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    US position in Middle East is in 'free fall': Pro

    There's a "great deal of ambivalence and confusion" in America's policy towards the Middle East now, says Flynt Leverett, professor of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University.

  • How Europe plans to stop migrant-smugglers Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Italian police officers look on as shipwrecked migrants line up to receive first aid from Italian Red Cross personnel as they arrive in the Italian port of Augusta in Sicily on April 16, 2015

    European Union leaders Thursday moved to stop deadly migration wave, but the plan faces major political and economic obstacles.

  • AMMAN, April 23- Syrian rebels' seizure of the main frontier crossing with Jordan has dealt a heavy blow to the Damascus government's efforts to revive a once thriving export trade crippled by civil war, and is also hurting businesses across the region. Along with Syrian and Jordanian firms involved in the border trade, Lebanese exporters are also feeling the...

  • US killed Americans held by, working with al-Qaeda Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama press conference addresses the killing of two hostages conducted by U.S. Special Forces.

    President Obama said he takes full responsibility for the killing of innocent hostages, and that he "profoundly" regrets what happened.

  • WASHINGTON— White House: US counterterrorism operations killed Americans held by and working with al-Qaida.

  • NYMEX-Crude edges up over $56 after 2 days of losses Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 23- U.S. crude futures inched up on Thursday to hold above $56 a barrel after two days of losses, as renewed fighting in Yemen countered worries over rising U.S. inventories due to ample supplies and robust shale production. *It settled down 45 cents on Wednesday after the Energy Information Administration data showed that U.S. crude stockpiles rose by...

  • *Continued fighting in Yemen helps Brent close up 1 pct. NEW YORK, April 22- Oil prices diverged on Wednesday with Brent closing up on renewed fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell after another weekly rise in inventories despite slower production. Futures of U.K. North Sea Brent, the more globally used benchmark for crude, settled up 1 percent as warplanes from a...

  • The big migrant wave to Europe will be hard to stop Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 2:15 PM ET
    A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at see on April 18, 2015 in Sicily.

    Efforts to thwart a wave of illegal human smuggling face a series of powerful economic forces at work that will be difficult to overcome.

  • *Continued fighting in Yemen supports Brent higher. NEW YORK, April 22- Oil futures diverged on Wednesday as renewed fighting in Yemen pushed Brent higher while U.S. crude prices seesawed after a second straight week of production declines despite higher inventories. U.K. North Sea Brent, the more globally-used benchmark for crude, rose more than 1 percent as...

  • UPDATE 6-Oil prices edge up as Yemen concern lingers Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- Oil prices rose on Wednesday as the Yemen conflict remained a concern despite concerns of a global supply glut after industry data showed a build in U.S. crude inventories for the 15th straight week. Prices drew support from continued fighting in Yemen, despite Saudi Arabia saying on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign against the Iran-...

  • WASHINGTON— As Congress considers whether to extend the life of a program that sweeps up American phone records, privacy advocates and civil liberties groups say too much about government surveillance remains secret for the public to fully evaluate its reach or effectiveness. "That means the public lacks information it needs to understand the significance...

  • OTTAWA, April 21- Canada's Conservative government pledged little new immediate cash in its budget on Tuesday for security agencies already hard-pressed to cope with an increased focus on thwarting domestic attacks. But Finance Minister Joe Oliver came up with just C $18 million in new money for counter-terrorism operations in 2015-16 and that must be...

  • US puts 2 Greek far-left militants on terror blacklist Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    The State Department added Christodoulos Xiros and Nikolaos Maziotis to a list that freezes any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdictions. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, said that if Savvas Xiros seeks a change of confinement under the new law, the request would have to be approved by a...

  • Saudi Arabia on alert over possible oil, mall attack Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    Saudi women leave mall in Riyadh before taking taxi as elsewhere a grassroots campaign planned to call for an end to the driving ban for women in Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, Interior Ministry's Mansour Turki said.