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Libya's official government aims to set up new payment system for oil buyers

a shared story    10 hours 50 minutes ago
By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's internationally recognized government aims to set up a new payment system to receive oil revenues, bypassing the central bank based in Tripoli, the capital city that is no longer under its control, its top oil official said on Saturday....(more) 



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Falling ruble hits World Cup final stadium

a shared story    11 hours 50 minutes ago
MOSCOW (AP) — The falling ruble has caused a 16 percent rise in the cost of rebuilding Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, which will host the final of the 2018 World Cup. 



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IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

a shared story    11 hours 50 minutes ago
The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday. An activist opposed to both IS and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who...(more) 



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Baghdad's new mall is a haven, and a symbol of an improving economy

a shared story    11 hours 50 minutes ago
Even though much of the capital is out of town for a Shiite religious holiday in the city of Karbala, the gleaming food court at Mansour Mall is packed. 



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Kurds press Sinjar operation in north Iraq

a shared story    11 hours 50 minutes ago
Iraqi Kurdish and allied forces on Saturday pressed on with a vast operation to wrest back swathes of land from the Islamic State jihadist group. A day after a months-old siege on Mount Sinjar was broken, Kurdish peshmerga forces launched another offensive from Rabia, on the...(more) 



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Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre

a shared story    11 hours 50 minutes ago
Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead. Pakistan described the bloody rampage in the northwestern city of...(more) 




North Korea proposes joint investigation into Sony hacking

a shared story    12 hours 50 minutes ago
North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.  



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UN removes former Somali warlord from sanctions list

a shared story    12 hours 50 minutes ago
A former Somali warlord who allied to the Islamist Shebab group but severed links this summer has been removed from a UN sanctions list. 



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Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

a shared story    12 hours 50 minutes ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500...(more) 



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Saudi forces kill four militants in Awamiya: interior ministry

a shared story    12 hours 50 minutes ago
DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi security forces killed four militants in a clash in Awamiya region on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.  



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Saudi police kill 4 'terrorists' in Shiite village: ministry

a shared story    12 hours 50 minutes ago
"The primary suspect" in the Sunday shooting of the soldier was among those killed in the eastern village of Amawiya, the spokesman was quoted by the official SPA news agency as saying. The soldier died when officers came under fire from unknown gunman firing from farms...(more) 



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Bahrain 'terror blast' wounds 3 police

a shared story    13 hours 50 minutes ago
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says three policemen have been wounded by an explosion west of the capital Manama. 



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