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  • LONDON, July 28- Emerging stocks languished near a two-year low on Tuesday after Chinese shares took another beating while currencies, mired around multi-year lows, were pulled in different directions by the rising dollar and falling oil prices. MSCI's emerging market stock index was flat after Chinese shares closed down 1.7 percent with Beijing scrambling...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's energy minister says an explosion on a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey caused a large fire and shut down the flow of gas. Turkey last week launched raids against Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq— at the same time that it began cracking down on the Islamic State group— ending a fragile cease-fire with the Kurds.

  • BOSTON— Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars, Tufts professor Peter Levine says, outweighs the risks posed by an unstable country.

  • Tough times strike Saudi Arabia’s millionaires Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Turmoil in the Middle East, an unimpressive international stock market debut and tumbling oil prices will hit the wealth of Saudi Arabia's richest in years to come, according to a new report from WealthInsight.

  • LONDON, July 27- Mainland Chinese shares tumbled more than 8 percent on Monday for their biggest one-day loss since February 2007, rekindling fears of a market crash and sending broader emerging market assets sharply lower. MSCI's emerging market index fell 1.8 percent- its fourth straight session in the red- with markets across Asia stumbling on concerns over...

  • Turkish journalist fired over anti-Erdogan tweet Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    ANKARA, Turkey— A prominent Turkish journalist has been fired by his newspaper over a tweet which suggested that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responsible for a suicide bombing this week that killed 32 people. In a tweet posted Wednesday, Kadri Gursel said it was "shameful" that world leaders were offering condolences to the "Number 1 cause of IS terrorism."

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Official: Shots fired by suspected IS militants in Syria kill Turkish soldier at border.

  • BAKU, July 22- Azeri state energy company SOCAR plans to sell part of its stake in Turkish petrochemicals company Petkim to cash in on a rise in its share price, SOCAR's president was quoted as saying by Azeri news agency APA-Economics on Wednesday. SOCAR- Turkey has built a 65 percent holding in Petkim since 2007, most recently adding a 10 percent stake bought from...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government, which they blamed for not doing enough to prevent the attack, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. The dispute highlighted the tensions in Turkey...

  • ISTANBUL, Turkey— State media: Turkey blocks access to Twitter over images of bombing and Kurdish protest calls.

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Aug 4 Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PRETORIA- South African Reserve Bank interest rate decision- 1300 GMT. ANKARA- Central Bank of Turkey to hold monetary policy committee meeting to set interest rates. JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel interest rate decision- 1330 GMT.

  • RAGLAN, New Zealand, July 20- Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Who "and the" Twilight "films is one of a stable of New Zealand firms that are using the country's reputation for innovation in the film...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkish state TV: Explosion in southeastern Turkish town of Suruc near Syrian border kills 10..

  • Up, up, and away: NZ drone makers target Hollywood Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    RAGLAN, New Zealand, July 20- Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Who "and the" Twilight "films is one of a stable of New Zealand firms that are using the country's reputation for innovation in the film...

  • DUBAI, July 17- Iran, embarking on a diplomatic offensive in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, told fellow Muslim countries on Friday it hoped the historic accord could pave the way for more cooperation in the Middle East and internationally. She said Iran was seriously determined to further expand ties with regional states and its neighbours, some...

  • MOSCOW/ PRAGUE, July 16- Russia's plans to drop Ukraine as a route for pumping natural gas to Europe will still leave state-run Gazprom facing about $1 billion in annual transit fees to Slovakia and Bulgaria for years to come, analysts and industry sources say. Billions of euros will be needed to build and expand alternative routes, and the route of the existing...

  • LONDON, July 13- A bailout deal for Greece and Chinese shares' bounce to two-week highs helped lift emerging stocks by 1 percent on Monday, with the sharpest gains seen in eastern Europe. Euro zone leaders agreed on a roadmap to a possible third bailout for Greece after night-long haggling, sparking gains on equity and peripheral bond markets, even though the deal...

  • Iran nuke deal could set off an arms race Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Two Iranian navy warships dock in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan.

    An Iran nuclear deal could mean a possible arms race in the Middle East——or improved relations between historic enemies, experts say.

  • NEW DELHI, July 7- A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing in New Delhi after a written bomb threat was found in a toilet on the Airbus A330 passenger jet carrying 134 passengers, the airline and Indian security sources said. Turkish Airlines was targeted with a series of hoax bomb warnings in April and again over the weekend.

  • *Tunisia caters to those seeking good value, all-inclusive. *Spain and Bulgaria offer similar holidays. BERLIN, July 3- Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year.