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  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (centre R) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong (C) inspect the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017.

    During a visit to Singapore, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that his country was pursuing greater ties across Asia.

  • President Donald Trump is seen during a campaign rally at the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on February 18, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida.

    President Trump attributed his comment about a terror-related incident in Sweden to Fox News, NBC News reports.

  • Marketing to Muslim millennials

    Shelina Janmohamed, author of Generation M:Young Muslims Changing the World, talks about how being faithful and modern go together for some millennials.

  • WASHINGTON— The new leader of Newark's more than 1 million Catholics carried a strong message against President Donald Trump's immigration order as he joined the state's lobbyists on their annual schmooze-fest in Washington. Newark Archbishop Cardinal Joseph Tobin was one of the nearly 1,000 lobbyists, business people and politicians who rode the rails...

  • DETROIT, Feb 16- United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Thursday the union is contacting workers at Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc, and plans to boost efforts to convince U.S. consumers not to buy vehicles built in other countries, including those sold by the Detroit automakers. The UAW leader also used a meeting with reporters to...

  • CARACAS, Feb 16- On a recent Sunday morning, several hundred Catholic worshippers were at Mass inside a hillside church of a poor Caracas neighborhood when there was a sudden commotion at the back. "Some people were scared, obviously, but no one was hurt," recounted Luis Arias, 67, a catechism teacher at the San Pedro Claver church in the "23 De Enero" community, long an...

  • CARACAS, Feb 16- On a recent Sunday morning, several hundred Catholic worshippers were at Mass inside a hillside church of a poor Caracas neighborhood when there was a sudden commotion at the back. "Some people were scared, obviously, but no one was hurt," recounted Luis Arias, 67, a catechism teacher at the San Pedro Claver church in the "23 De Enero" community, long an...

  • Supporters of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, take a selfie with a cardboard cutout during the voting on February 15, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Race and religion will continue to influence regional elections in Jakarta, according to an analyst.

  • The race to become governor of Indonesia's capital was neck and neck in early counting on Wednesday sample counts showed.

  • Ahok performed better than expected: Teneo

    However, racial and religious sentiments are likely to continue influencing votes, says Roberto Herrera-Lim, MD at Teneo Intelligence.

  • Jakarta's extraordinary election

    Ross Tapsell, lecturer at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, talks about the role of religion influencing the gubernatorial elections in Jakarta.

  • President Donald Trump's travel ban will proceed on two tracks in the next few days: in a U.S. appeals court vote in San Francisco and the Seattle courtroom of a federal judge. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will vote on whether to reconsider an appeal in the case that was decided in the Seattle court last week. In Seattle, the state of Washington will attempt to...

  • Here are a few countries that have banned Valentine's Day saying it is not part of their culture and tradition.

  • The Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux had asked a federal judge to temporarily stop pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners from drilling under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota until the tribes' legal claims are resolved. The $3.8 billion pipeline is to move North Dakota oil to Illinois. American Indian activist Chase Iron Eyes says he's...

  • District Judge James Boasberg ruled after an hourlong hearing that as long as oil isn't flowing through the pipeline, there is no imminent harm to the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux tribes, which are suing to stop the project. The tribes requested the temporary injunction last week after Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners got federal permission to...

  • Political concerns in Indonesia

    Alastair Newton of Alavan Business Advisory weighs in on the Jakarta gubernatorial election and other risks to consider when investing in the country.

  • NEW YORK— The revolution may not be televised— but it apparently will be tweeted. The resulting protest a week later, in front of San Francisco's City Hall, drew thousands more. "This is an incredible project because it's mixed between digital and physical," says Jayna Zweiman, one of the founders of the Pussyhat Project.

  • *U.S. Supreme Court ultimately likely to decide. Feb 9- President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled...

  • *U.S. Supreme Court ultimately likely to decide. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban, which he launched two weeks ago. Shortly after the court issued its 29- page ruling, Trump tweeted: " SEE...

  • A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban, which was launched late last month. The states of Washington and Minnesota challenged Trump's order, which had sparked protests and chaos at U.S....