DHAKA, Bangladesh— The cafes and restaurants are empty. The recent killings of two foreigners in Bangladesh— an Italian and a Japanese— has spooked tourists and expatriates in the impoverished South Asian nation, raising alarms about whether Islamic radicals are gaining a foothold and whether foreigners are safe in the moderate, secular nation.» Read More
Investors are showing little reaction to the events in Ukraine and the Middle East, taking their cue from the Federal Reserve.
In annexed Crimea, Putin says Russia would do its utmost to stop the bloodshed in Ukraine, where forces are fighting a pro-Russian rebellion in the east.
Nina Khrushcheva, The New School associate professor, discusses Russia's offer of humanitarian aid for Ukraine and whether it's an incursion plan by President Putin. I don't think Putin wants to invade, says Khrushcheva.
Ukraine has called Russia's dispatch of an aid convoy a "cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion. David Adesnik, American Enterprise Institute, talks about Putin's likely next move.
A senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will travel to Kiev and Moscow for talks.
A bank account at an Arab Bank's branch in Beirut, unremarkable except for the name: Osama Hamdan, a spokesman for Hamas, the NYT reports.
Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Wednesday to extend a Gaza truce by five days minutes before an earlier ceasefire was set to expire.
Obama will make a decision within days about whether to send the U.S. military to rescue Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain.
Ukrainian Prime Minister calls Russian aid convoy act of "cynicism" and the country's interior minister said it would not be allowed in.
Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), shares his thoughts on the growing political unrest in Iraq and the likelihood of the U.S. "sending boots on the ground" to quell the unrest.
NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports Kurdish forces and ISIS militants continue to fight in northern Iraq and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending new assessment team members there to see where the U.S. can help Iraqis.
Erika Solomon, The Financial Times reporter, has the latest details on political turmoil in Baghdad as signs surface that Nouri al-Maliki will step down and Haider al-Ibadi will take over as prime minister.
NBC's Duncan Golestani reports on the growing unrest in Iraq as refugees flee ISIS and political instability deepens.
Jerry Webman, Chief Economist & Senior Investment Officer at OppenheimerFunds, says a surge in North American oil supplies offsets geopolitical risks in the Middle East and Ukraine.
Russian said a humanitarian convoy which is heading to eastern Ukraine from Russia would cross the border only under the aegis of the Red Cross.
David Phillips, Columbia University, shares his thoughts on Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki's refusal to step down as prime minister, and weighs in on what the Obama administration needs to do to turn the tide against terrorism in Iraq.
Russia's President Putin will address members of the Crimean government and parliament while in the breakaway region on Thursday.
Haider al-Ibadi has plenty on his plate. Designated the next prime minister of Iraq, he first has to make sure incumbent Nouri al-Maliki quits.
Lawrence Korb, American Progress senior fellow, and Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, share their thoughts on American foreign policy in Iraq and the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Tony Nash, Vice President at Delta Economics, expects geopolitical events to weigh on upcoming data, with Chinese exports possibly seeing a 3 to 5 fall in the remaining quarters of 2014.