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Insight  Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran

Oct 02, 2014

Insight Saudi Arabia fears Yemeni tumult may boost its main foe Iran

RIYADH (Reuters) The capture of Yemen's capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shi'ite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom's backyard. The Sunni Muslim country is also concerned that the security deterioration in its southern neighbour, where the Shi'ite Houthi fighters seized Sanaa on Sept #facebook #India #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Muslim #opinion
UN to talk with Libyan militias as next step in peace process

Oct 02, 2014

UN to talk with Libyan militias as next step in peace process

TUNIS (Reuters) The United Nations plans to hold talks with the militias that have seized control of vast parts of Libya, hoping to persuade them to withdraw from major cities and avert civil war, the U.N. envoy there said. On Monday, initial U.N.brokered talks began between Libya's parliament which has been forced out of the capital and elected members who have boycotted the assembly and who have links to a rival parliament that has set up in Tripoli. #facebook #Politics #India #Business #Middle East #Russia #markets #Argentina
Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults  study

Oct 02, 2014

Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults study

(Reuters) Being unable to smell bacon frying may be far more dire than simply missing out on one of life's pleasures. In older adults, it could be a predictor of increased risk of death within five years. #facebook #United States #India #Business #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

Oct 02, 2014

Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

CLEVELAND (Reuters) Geraldine Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, has died at the age of 88, a family friend said on Wednesday. Mock, a Newark, Ohio, native known as "the flying housewife," died in her Florida home on Tuesday, said the friend, Mary Kelley. Mock was 38 on March 19, 1964, when she took off from Columbus, Ohio, in a 1953 Cessna 180 singleengine monoplane named the "Spirit of Columbus," according to the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum Archives. #Politics #United States #Business #Brazil #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #opinion
Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhood  police, medics

Oct 01, 2014

Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhood police, medics

BAGHDAD (Reuters) A car bomb exploded in a mostly Shi'ite Muslim neighbourhood of southeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 11 people, police and hospital sources said. The violence came a day after Baghdad witnessed one of its bloodiest days since U.S.led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq began in August #India #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhood  police, medics

Oct 01, 2014

Sen. Jack Martins leads Adam Haber in 7th Senate District race: Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll

State Sen. Jack Martins leads Democratic opponent Adam Haber by 25 points in the race for New York's 7th Senate District, according to a Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll released Wednesday. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they would vote f... #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Nassau County, NY #East Hills, NY #Mineola, NY #Roslyn, NY #Siena College #News 12
Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhood  police, medics

Oct 01, 2014

Canada should resist Obama’s flawed war on the Islamic State: Siddiqui

What if the U.S.-led war on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is designed, wholly or in part, to prop up Barack Obama’s sinking presidency and salvage the Democratic majority in the Senate in mid-term elections on Nov. 4? The proposition, as cynica... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Canada #Middle East #Barack Obama #Montreal #Stephen Harper #Taliban
Car bomb kills 11 in Shi'ite Baghdad neighbourhood  police, medics

Oct 01, 2014

The rational complacency of financial markets

Nouriel Roubini: From Hong Kong and the Middle East to the crisis in Ukraine - the markets seem to be taking political upheaval in their stride. Why? Continue reading..... #Hong Kong #Middle East #Nouriel Roubini