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  • BEIRUT— Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return. Booby-traps laid by the Islamic State group in the Kurdish-held town of Kobani, in...

  • *More than 1,000 Americans waged long legal fight with Iran. WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran. The court's 6-2 ruling dealt a setback to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that almost $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be turned over to American families of people killed in the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut and other attacks blamed on Iran. The court's 6-2 ruling dealt a setback to Iran's central bank, finding that the U.S. Congress did not...

  • LONDON, April 17- A growing roster of developing states are turning to their compatriots abroad to raise cash by marketing "diaspora bonds", a funding strategy successfully pioneered by India and Israel but sometimes tricky to imitate. Some 250 million people, around 3 percent of the world population, live outside their native countries, according to World Bank...

  • LONDON, Oct 22- Syrian raw sugar imports have jumped in recent weeks as the country bolsters local stocks at the same time as Russia has stepped up its support for ally President Bashar al-Assad, trade sources said. In 2014, he was ordered to serve a 12- month jail term by Britain's High Court for contempt of court due to breach of contract in a deal with U.S. agri group...

  • More than 100 members of Syria's opposition parties and rebel fighting groups agreed at the end of two days of talks in Riyadh to work together to prepare for peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government. But the final hours of the meeting, which excluded Islamic State and Nusra Front fighters as well as the main Kurdish force controlling large...

  • *Kerry in Paris says talks "constructive," "tough issues" remain. RIYADH, Dec 10- A powerful Islamist insurgent group said it pulled out of a Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh on Thursday because rebel proposals had been ignored, in a move which highlighted the enduring divisions among President Bashar al-Assad's enemies. The talks in Saudi Arabia were intended...

  • RIYADH, Dec 10- Opponents of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Thursday to bring together political and armed factions in a single body in preparation for possible peace talks with his government, an opposition member said. The opposition meeting in Riyadh comes amid escalating conflict in Syria and accelerated diplomacy to find a political...

  • RIYADH, Dec 10- Syrian opposition and rebel groups meeting in Riyadh will on Thursday discuss forming a delegation for future peace talks, one of the toughest subjects in negotiations aimed at forging a unified position among President Bashar al-Assad's enemies. Attacks by Islamic State and its supporters in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S., a surge of...

  • The social network, however, activated it after Friday's gun and bomb attacks in Paris, drawing criticism from some users because the feature was not activated for suicide bombings in Beirut a day earlier. Both the Paris and Beirut attacks were claimed by Islamic State militants. People in Paris were posting to let their friends and family know they were safe,...

  • A French police officer stands guard at the Franco-Italian border in Menton, France, on Nov. 15, 2015, after the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday.

    Last week's deadly terror attacks in Paris and Beirut have stirred up political tensions in an unlikely locale: Silicon Valley.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 15- U.S. equity futures opened lower on Sunday, following coordinated attacks in Paris on Friday that killed more than 130 people. "The market was already weak prior to Paris, will reinforce the defensive rotation that was already starting," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • Workers try to clear the wreckage left after a clash between security forces and the protesters in Beirut

    Lebanese protesters said they had postponed a demonstration set for Monday evening, after rallies led to clashes with security forces.

  • Syrian opposition forces use tunnels as shelter from air attacks in Damascus, Syria, April 5, 2015.

    The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.

  • Harwood: On a diplomatic track for now

    CNBC's John Harwood reacts to Secretary of State John Kerry's comments on the Ukrainian crisis.

  • Sec. Kerry: Hope ideas lead to de-escalation

    Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the parameters of his discussions with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

  • Sec. Kerry: US will not allow Ukraine sovereignty to be violated

    Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to continue discussions to help stabilize and overcome the crisis in Ukraine. Kerry also commented on Lebanon saying the U.S. is deeply concerned about security and sovereignty of the people of Lebanon.

  • Lebanon's borrowing premium 'normal': Central Bank Governor

    Riad Salameh, governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the country's economy and says the Syrian conflict is a "burden" for Lebanon.

  • Israeli right-wing opposition leader Ariel Sharon gestures during a visit to an army lookout in Tovlan in the Jordan valley 03 January 2001.

    Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister and military leader, has died in hospital aged 85.

  • Linda Rottenberg

    An expert on high-impact entrepreneurship, Endeavor's Linda Rottenberg, explains why economic adversity sparks innovation and small business creation.