People learn from catastrophes. Amid the grief and speculation over the Boston bombings, two things stand out to me: a refusal to rush to judgment in the U.S. commentary and the absence of schadenfreude in the Arab media.
Brent crude fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since July amid signs global economic growth may slow, curbing fuel demand. West Texas Intermediate declined to a four-month low on speculation U.S. supplies rose.
Rescuers suspended work at the site of a landslide that buried 83 people at a copper mine in Tibet owned by China Gold International Resources Corp. on safety concerns, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
A Saudi Shiite was killed and one other was injured after being shot by police in the Shiite village of Awamiyah in the Qatif area of the oil-rich Eastern province, the Kingdom’s ministry of the interior said today.