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  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...
  • Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says

    Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says
    A militant faction in Syria said it has come up with a smartphone application that improves the accuracy of strikes and helps fighters calculate which weapon best suits the battle objective. The Islamic Front, one of the largest militant umbrella groups...
  • Baltimore discrimination lawsuit claims Saudi royals requested non-black drivers

    Baltimore discrimination lawsuit claims Saudi royals requested non-black drivers
    Four former drivers for Baltimore-based ZBest Limousine have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the company and an international hotel chain discriminated against them by acquiescing to a staffing request from members of the Saudi royal family. The four...
  • Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty

    Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty
    A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family. Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...
  • Ecuador is betting $1 billion that a dream city can make it a high-tech leader

    UCURQUI, Ecuador It's the year 2043 and this burgeoning city of 100,000 is a high-tech mecca. Using rare plants from the Amazon, university researchers have cured many diseases; factories churn out nano-sponges that soak up oil spills around the world;...
  • Saudi Arabia boosts security on heavily fortified Iraq frontier

    By Angus McDowall ARAR Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged across the border between Syria and Iraq a month ago and has since declared a caliphate across a swathe of the Middle East from Aleppo to the...
  • Airshow: Eurofighter Typhoon to get advanced radar contract by year end

    FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - A contract to develop an advanced form of radar for the four nation-backed Eurofighter Typhoon jet should be signed later this year, Eurofighter's CEO said, raising hopes that the fighter could secure further orders....
  • In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East

    In 'The New Arabs,' millennials are key to remade Middle East
    It's winter 2011, and I am living in Istanbul. I wander old streets in Turkey's cultural capital, past thousand-year-old mosques that were once churches, trying to understand the place that has become my home. Streets day and night are thronged by young...
  • Saudi Arabia investigates imams who did not condemn al Qaeda attack: paper

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday. The...
  • Dave Spigelmyer: Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from gas drilling industry

    Columnist Paul Carpenter's most recent attack ("A tale of two legislators: the gas-drilling drama") on the thousands of hardworking men and women that make up Pennsylvania's shale industry was offensive and deeply ill-informed. Mr. Carpenter's...
  • Chicago schools reach out with international campuses

    Chicago schools reach out with international campuses
    Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland? American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...