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Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google holding company Alphabet. FT reports.
Four years after the Arab Spring, the lynchpin of OPEC faces more social unrest as Saudis digest unaccustomed austerity amid plummeting oil prices.
The Saudi foreign minister insists the cleric executed at the weekend was a terrorist and tells CNBC that "Iranians have got away with murder."
What's the likelihood of a "scorched earth" oil-price battle between Iran and Saudi Arabia? The experts weigh in.
EIHEIJI, Japan Dec 30- Deep in a forest near Japan's western shore, a 13th century Buddhist temple where Steve Jobs once dreamed of becoming a Zen monk has teamed up with a Tokyo skyscraper builder to seek the commercial enlightenment of foreign tourist dollars. Japan's temples have long been business and tech-savvy, offering lucrative services like funerals...
Islamic State has issued a detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them.
The season of giving may have turned into the season of stealing in New Jersey.
Diageo is pushing a new alcohol-free Guinness made exclusively for Indonesia, after an unexpected clampdown on beer sales there.
SYRIAN STATE MEDIA CONFIRMS TOP REBEL LEADER ALLOUSH AND OTHER JAYSH AL ISLAM FIGURES TARGETED IN AERIAL RAID IN EAST DAMASCUS SUBURBS.
BEIJING, Dec 23- Technology companies have nothing to fear from China's new anti-terrorism law which aims to prevent and probe terror activities and does not affect their copyright, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, rebuffing U.S. criticism as unwarranted. This week, the U.S. State Department said it had expressed "serious concerns" to China about the...
The initial draft, published by parliament late last year, requires companies to keep servers and user data within China, supply law enforcement authorities with communications records and censor terrorism-related Internet content. China has said many Western governments, including the United States, have made similar requests for encryption keys, and...
BEIJING, Dec 21- China's controversial anti-terrorism law could be passed as soon as the end of this month, state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, legislation that has drawn concern in Western capitals for its cyber provisions. The initial draft, published by parliament late last year, requires companies to keep servers and user data within China, supply law...
The Holy See tries to address most of the outstanding legal loopholes.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Israeli politicians and more than 370,000 Britons urged their governments on Wednesday to bar Donald Trump from their countries after the Republican presidential front-runner said Muslims should be denied entry into the United States. A major chain of Middle East department stores halted sales of the real estate mogul's glitzy " Trump...
FACEBOOK'S ZUCKERBERG SPEAKS OUT IN SUPPORT OF MUSLIMS@. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said he supported Muslims in his community and around the world. Muslims in the United States and abroad have been criticized in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.
The Vatican confirmed some "irregularities" were discovered after a German newspaper reported that investigators found about $22,000 in a desk drawer.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Australia and Southeast Asia must re-double efforts to share intelligence and make sure Paris-style terror attacks can't be replicated in the region, Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan said on Wednesday. Southeast Asia faces the risk of attack when they return, Malaysia has said. "The fact that the national security situation has...
"When he was talking about Muslims, attacking them ... I had to admit I made a mistake in my supporting Mr. Trump." NBC News reports.
The front-runner canceled an event where he had planned to announce endorsements from black pastors after academics and clergy urged them to reconsider.
Many Muslim Americans might vote for a Republican presidential candidate — if only the party would give them a reason to. The Financial Times reports.