SHIMA, Japan— The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows. Meeting at a seaside resort with expansive views of a scenic bay and emerald-green islands, G-7 leaders... » Read More
*Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...
The plan comes to ramp up efforts to help regain territory from ISIS.
President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more U.S. troops to Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
The air campaign cut the terrorist group's oil revenues in half.
*Central bank struggles to curb black market. *With a little innovation, traders still thrive. CAIRO, April 21- Egypt's war on black market currency traders is not going to plan.
Smaller countries' historical disadvantages are gone, and their economies enjoy a "triumph of the tiny," said Alex Salmond, Scotland's former first minister.
But as President Barack Obama makes his final visit to Riyadh this week, Saudi Arabia's military capabilities remain a work in progress- and the gap in perceptions between Washington and Riyadh has widened dramatically. Frustrated by Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and the U.S. pullback from the region, Riyadh launched an Arab military intervention last year...
As China builds up its presence in the South China Sea, the US military is betting on a new technology — submarine drone, the Financial Times reports.
Pope Francis traveled to Greece Saturday for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees as the EU begins a controversial plan to deport them.
Saudi Arabia is warning that it will sell U.S. assets if a bill holding the kingdom responsible for 9/11 passes. The New York Times reports.
Russian shares took a double whammy from sanctions and oil, but the market now offers "the bargain of the century," Templeton's Mark Mobius said.
Heavily armed military police sealed off part of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for hours Tuesday night, the AP reports.
Kerry becomes the first US secretary of state to pay his respects at Hiroshima's memorial.
John Kerry paid his respects at Japan's Hiroshima, raising speculation Barack Obama might make a controversial visit in May.
John Kerry will not apologize for the use of the atomic bomb when visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Monday, a senior U.S. official said.
The U.S. military on Thursday christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines
WASHINGTON, April 7- Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday he would seek an emergency appropriation of "multiple billions" of dollars to help Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon as they try to cope with the fallout from the war with Islamic State. "One thing I'm going to talk... about is an emergency appropriation that would help Egypt, Jordan and probably Lebanon to deal with...
*Pakistan wants targeting systems for JF-17 jets. PARIS, April 7- Pakistan wants to upgrade its ageing fleet of fighter jets in anticipation of a prolonged battle against Islamist militants, although the purchase of fifth-generation planes would only be a last resort, a senior air force official said. U.S. ally Pakistan, a nuclear-armed nation of 180 million...
As China seeks to strengthen its control over the South China Sea, a tribunal is about to test Beijing's adherence to international law.
*Azerbaijan says will stop fighting in response. BAKU/ YEREVAN, April 3- Azerbaijan said on Sunday it would stop fighting Armenian-backed separatists over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region after two days of clashes, but the other side denounced Baku's gesture as hollow and said violence was continuing. Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but...