MIDDLE EAST

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers,...

China’s top diplomat says cooperation with Iran to continue: Xinhua

(Reuters) – China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State...

Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Gaza border protests: medics

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of other taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said,...

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO (Reuters) – Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia,...

U.S. says redirects Syria funds as allies pony up $300 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Friday it will redirect $230 million in frozen funding away from Syria and had raised...

Algeria’s Bouteflika sacks two senior army generals: presidency

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday dismissed two senior generals, the presidency said, a fresh upheaval in the OPEC oil producer’s...
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Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories...

Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories...

Turkey says working on new loan package for small-to-medium enterprises

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is working on a new loan package for small-to-medium enterprises in order to establish stability in markets and carry out...

Britain’s ‘Aramco’ listing category attracts interest from a single firm

By Ben Martin LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets watchdog has so far been contacted by only one company interested in taking advantage of a rule...

Currency shocks knock platinum to 10-year lows

By Peter Hobson LONDON (Reuters) – Platinum prices tumbled to 10-year lows as the collapse of Turkey’s lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency...

Turkish lira tumbles 7 percent to dollar on sanction worries

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish lira slid 7 percent against the dollar on Friday as investors worried about a U.S warning that Turkey should...
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Turk Telekom, Turkey’s Vestel clinch deal after Erdogan call to snub...

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said on Friday that it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called...

Israel launches three-year program to boost cyber industry

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli government said on Wednesday it is investing 90 million shekels ($24 million) to shore up the country’s cyber security...

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

By Ori Lewis MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) – Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled...

Egyptian students design car that runs on air

CAIRO (Reuters) – A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by...

Bird scooters roll into Paris, Tel Aviv

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Scooter rental company Bird rolled into Europe on Tuesday, a month after the two-wheeled electric vehicle startup was...

eMusic seeks to raise $70 million for blockchain music platform

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S.-Israeli digital music store eMusic said on Tuesday it plans to raise $70 million to build a blockchain-based music distribution and...

Athletics: Coleman ready for bright ending to rough season

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) – It’s been a tough outdoor season for Christian Coleman with only one 100m win, but the world silver medalist says...

IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban two days ahead of Asian Games

BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian...

Asian Games: China’s Asiad juggernaut ready to roll in Indonesia

By Amlan Chakraborty JAKARTA (Reuters) – China will be showing off an embarrassment of sporting riches, Indonesia will seek to prove its organizational capability and,...