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  • Google's Schmidt to have private meeting with Pope Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 6:47 PM ET
    Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Inc. Chairman

    Pope Francis will have a private meeting with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google holding company Alphabet. FT reports.

  • Could Saudi Arabia’s austerity spark turmoil? Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 5:13 AM ET
    Oil refinery

    Four years after the Arab Spring, the lynchpin of OPEC faces more social unrest as Saudis digest unaccustomed austerity amid plummeting oil prices.

  • Iran got away with murder for 30 years: Saudi Min Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 1:53 PM ET

    The Saudi foreign minister insists the cleric executed at the weekend was a terrorist and tells CNBC that "Iranians have got away with murder."

  • The Saudis vs. Iran: Why there won't be an oil war Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 12:43 PM ET
    Iranian protesters chant slogans as they hold pictures of Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration against the execution of Nimr in Saudi Arabia, outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran January, 3, 2016.

    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...

  • IS issues rules on slave sex. Yes, you read that right Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 10:46 PM ET
    An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014.

    Islamic State has issued a detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them.

  • Baby Jesus statues stolen in New Jersey: Report Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Baby Jesus statues stolen from church Nativity scenes in New Jersey.

    The season of giving may have turned into the season of stealing in New Jersey.

  • Begorrah! The black stuff goes alcohol-free Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 3:23 AM ET

    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...

  • Vatican works to fight money-laundering Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Vatican works to fight money-laundering

    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 Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    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.

  • Vatican 'irregularities': $22K found in desk drawer Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 17, 2015.

    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...

  • Arab billionaire says he regrets supporting Trump Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Khalaf Al Habtoor

    "When he was talking about Muslims, attacking them ... I had to admit I made a mistake in my supporting Mr. Trump." NBC News reports.

  • Black pastors to Donald Trump: 'No endorsement' Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    The front-runner canceled an event where he had planned to announce endorsements from black pastors after academics and clergy urged them to reconsider.

  • Heated rhetoric unnerves Muslim Republicans Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 8:39 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, departs a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2014.

    Many Muslim Americans might vote for a Republican presidential candidate — if only the party would give them a reason to. The Financial Times reports.