Stored inside a laptop at FBI headquarters are photos of thousands of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, works by Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne -- international treasures worth millions of dollars each. All are missing.
Two deadly car bombings last weekend near Turkey’s border with Syria underscored what Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be looking for from President Barack Obama in Washington this week: stronger U.S. leadership on Syria’s civil war.
Iraq plans to ask the UN Security Council to block Kurdish separatists from withdrawing to its soil from neighboring Turkey, a move that may inflame tensions between the two countries over energy resources and Syria.
West Texas Intermediate crude rose to a one-month high after supplies fell at Cushing, Oklahoma, the delivery point for the contract. Brent oil’s premium to WTI shrank below $8 for the first time since January 2011.
Iraqis in Sunni-dominated provinces north and west of Baghdad joined protests against the Shiite-led government, after a lethal wave of violence prompted Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to appeal for dialogue.
Iraq has suspended the licenses of Al Jazeera and nine other television channels for allegedly promoting violence and sectarianism, Al Jazeera reported, citing a senior official at the country’s media watchdog.