Erbil, the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has all the trappings of an oil boomtown. It bristles with construction cranes. Land Cruisers and Range Rovers with tinted windows ply the busy streets. Oil workers and briefcase- bearing foreigners crowd into the Divan Erbil Hotel’s piano bar.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has switched tack from saying his government is winning the war against the Islamist group Boko Haram to describing it as an expanding al-Qaeda-backed threat to Africa.
Relocating Britain’s nuclear missiles from Scotland in the event of the country winning independence could take “a generation,” said Malcolm Rifkind, chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, who played a key role in Glencore International Plc’s takeover of Xstrata Plc, is returning to dealmaking a year after his ouster as prime minister and head of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.