Entrepreneurs at Iran’s domestic start-ups grab opportunities under shield from sanctions

The names may be unfamiliar but the services are immediately recognizable: Snapp is Iran’s answer to Uber, Digikala is its Amazon, and Pintapin its

'Girls as dessert'

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as “dessert.”

Cold comfort for needy kids

Every year, more than 20,000 abused, delinquent, developmentally challenged or otherwise troubled Japanese children needing emergency housing pass through a system of shelters.

Keeping an eye

Palestinians pray as Israeli border police officers stand guard at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday. Dozens of Muslims have prayed in the street outside a major ...

Rubble in rebel enclave

A Syrian child looks out at a damaged building on Tuesday following an airstrike the previous night on the rebel-held town of Arbin, east of the capital. Women and children ...

President Trump says Yellen, Cohn are contenders for next Fed Chair

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the White House National Economic Director Gary Cohn are among contenders to lead the central bank next year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 6:59:12

Trump says won't let Syria's Assad get away with "horrible" actions

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't let Syrian President Bashar al-Assad get away with the "horrible" actions he has done.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 6:58:52

US House passes bill imposing tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran, DPRK

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that will slap tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/26 6:58:26

Keeping an eye

Palestinians pray as Israeli border police officers stand guard at the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday. Dozens of Muslims have prayed in the street outside a major Jerusalem shrine, heeding a call by clerics not to enter the site until a dispute with Israel over security arrangements is settled. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2017/7/26 0:13:39

Israel removes metal detectors from mosque in Jerusalem

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/25 23:33:40

Trump renews attacks on attorney general

US President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, calling his onetime ally "very weak" in pursuing intelligence leaks and for failing to go after former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her email.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 23:33:40

China supports joint exploration in South China Sea

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.
Source: Agencies | 2017/7/25 23:33:40

Greece returns to debt markets after 3-year hiatus

Greece returned to the debt markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday, with reports saying it was on track to raise funds at a lower cost than last time, marking a symbolic victory for the beleaguered nation.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 23:33:39

Death toll in India building collapse rises to 8

At least eight people including six women were killed Tuesday and more than 30 others are feared trapped after a building collapsed in India's Maharashtra state, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 22:40:57

Abe revises after knowing of friend’s school application

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday revised when he first knew about a friend's application to open a veterinary school at the center of a suspected cronyism scandal, saying he only became aware of the plan after it was approved.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/25 22:38:39

Saudi Arabia bares ‘terrorist’ blacklist

Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a "terrorist" blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organizations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 22:38:39

Driver charged as death toll climbs to 10 among Texas truck migrants

A survivor of a horror truck journey in which 10 migrants suffocated to death has told how travelers took turns breathing through a tiny hole in a desperate bid to stay alive, US investigators said.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/25 22:33:40

Vietnamese dissident nabbed for overthrow plan

Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.
Source: Reuters | 2017/7/25 22:33:40