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  • Counter-terrorism law: A safer Egypt? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Counter-terrorism law: A safer Egypt?

    Egypt's president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has approved tough new counter-terrorism laws.

  • BAGHDAD— In business since the 1960 s, Karim al-Aboudi's family has seen Iraq's economy boom with oil wealth and bust through wars and the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, but today marks the worst downturn he's seen in decades. Forced to fire 65 percent of his staff and close two of his six aluminum and glass factories, al-Aboudi's troubles mirror those facing business...

  • DHAKA, Bangladesh— Authorities in Bangladesh said Tuesday that they have arrested three men, including a British citizen, for their involvement in the murders of two secular bloggers. Maksudul Alam, a spokesman for the country's Rapid Action Battalion. Bangladesh banned the group in May after police accused its members of threatening and killing bloggers and...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region of central Washington on Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples and forcing thousands of residents to flee. In northern Idaho, more than 40 homes were lost near the town of Kamiah, and in Oregon a lightning-sparked blaze on the...

  • Thailand hunts bomb 'suspect' caught on camera Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17.

    Thailand's PM said authorities were looking for a "suspect" seen on CCTV after the bombing that killed 22 people.

  • Big wildfire threatens resort town in Washington Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 2:54 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region of central Washington on Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples and forcing thousands of residents to flee. In northern Idaho, more than 40 homes were lost near the town of Kamiah, and in Oregon a lightning-sparked blaze on the...

  • Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress Michiko (R) bow before the altar during the annual memorial service for war victims in Tokyo on August 15, 2015.

    Japan's Emperor Akihito marked the 70th anniversary of WWII's end with an expression of "deep remorse" of the war, a departure from his annual script.

  • The settlement was confirmed on Friday by Michael Elsner, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, and a spokesman for Arab Bank. Approximately 500 U.S. citizens had sued Arab Bank under the U.S Anti-Terrorism Act, which permits U.S. citizens to pursue claims arising from international terrorism. In September 2014, a U.S. jury in Brooklyn, New York, found the Jordan- based bank...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Arab Bank Plc has agreed to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating Hamas attacks in Israel, nearly a year after a U.S. jury found the bank liable. Approximately 500 U.S. citizens who were either victims of two dozen Hamas attacks more than a decade ago or their family members had sued Arab Bank under the U.S...

  • Abe: Japan caused 'immeasurable damage' in WWII Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 5:58 AM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    But Japan's prime minister also said generations not involved in conflict should not be burdened with apologies.

  • ATHENS, Aug 14- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confronted a widening rebellion within his leftist Syriza party as parliament voted to approve the country's third financial rescue by foreign creditors in five years. Euro zone finance ministers are expected to approve the vital aid for Athens later on Friday. Tsipras will call a confidence vote in...

  • Lew: The high price of rejecting Iran deal Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 12:37 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a negotiation meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    The Iran nuclear deal offers a long-term solution to one of the most urgent threats in modern times, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has written.

  • US probes whether Islamic State used chemical weapons Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:10 PM ET

    The U.S. is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said, following allegations they were deployed in Iraq.

  • Ex-US ambassador: Stop asking Abe to apologize for WWII Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Ex-US ambassador: Stop asking Abe to apologize for WWII

    Tom Schieffer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2005-2009, outlines his expectations for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement on Friday that will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

  • ANKARA, Aug 12- Sidelined on his island prison, the one man who might have helped quell a surge in violence in Turkey's Kurdish southeast appears increasingly powerless as a three-year-old peace process teeters on the brink of collapse. Abdullah Ocalan, whose Kurdistan Workers Party first took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984, had been Ankara's main...

  • Ukraine accuses rebels of artillery attacks Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 3:40 AM ET
    Ukraine accuses rebels of artillery attacks

    Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence, discusses the Minsk Protocol and the renewal of tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • MH17 site may contain Russian missile fragments Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Some of the debris recovered from the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine may be fragments of a Russian-made missile system.

  • Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015? Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 4:40 AM ET
    Turkey: Snap election likely in 2015?

    Ege Seçkin, country risk analyst at IHS, says there's an connection between the intensification of fighting in Turkey and the situation on the political scene.

  • Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Turkey's security has worsened sharply: Expert

    Jonathan Friedman of Stroz Friedberg talks about Turkey's geopolitical strategy, following a wave of attacks in the country.

  • Turkish authorities on high alert Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Turkish authorities on high alert

    Gunmen have attacked the U.S. consulate in Istanbul among a wave of attacks in Turkey.