Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

Asia & Pacific 11/12/19, 06:12

A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern ...

World shares decline on renewed China-US trade worries

Asia & Pacific 11/11/19, 04:45

Shares declined on world markets on Monday as investors awaited developments in the China-U.S. trade war saga after President Donald Trump said Washington had not agreed to gradually roll back tariffs as negotiations progress. Britain's FTSE fell 0.6% to 7,316.49 while ...

Toyota 2Q profit up 1% on healthy global sales

Asia & Pacific 11/07/19, 03:54

Japan's top automaker Toyota said Thursday its net profit edged 1% higher in July-September as vehicle sales grew around the world. Toyota Motor Corp.'s profit for the second fiscal quarter totaled 592 billion yen ($5.4 billion), up from 585 billion yen ...

Attacker stabs 8 at popular Jordanian tourist site

Asia & Pacific 11/06/19, 10:58

A lone attacker on Wednesday stabbed eight people, including four foreign tourists and their tour guide, at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan, security officials said. The incident in Jerash, one of the country's most visited destinations, threatened to cast ...

Officials: Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Asia & Pacific 10/18/19, 09:22

An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered to offer Friday players, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said the militant attack ...