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UAE: Standard Chartered liable to legal action

Banking group Standard Chartered is liable to legal action in the United Arab Emirates after it agreed to close some customers’ UAE accounts in an anti-money laundering settlement with U.S. regulators, the UAE central bank said Thursday.

Bank of America settles mortgage probes

Bank of America Corp. has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.

Time to wake up

The one-year anniversary of a chemical weapons strike near Damascus, which killed hundreds of civilians and is widely blamed on the Syrian regime, is a good time to take stock of the sagging fortunes of Syria’s anti-regime opposition.

Time to wake up

The one-year anniversary of a chemical weapons strike near Damascus, which killed hundreds of civilians and is widely blamed on the Syrian regime, is a good time to take stock of the sagging fortunes of Syria’s anti-regime opposition.

In Aspen, a near consensus on Russia emerges

At the public kickoff of a discussion in Aspen, Colorado, about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”

Indian army immunity a recipe for disaster

On July 11, 2004, in the northeast Indian state of Manipur, Assam Rifles soldiers handed over a memo to arrest 32-year-old Thangjam Manorama Devi, “a suspected insurgent, explosives expert and hard core member” of the banned People’s Liberation Army.

Pragmatic Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

Pragmatic Platini unlikely to enter FIFA race

They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of football politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing his hand.

Five things to know before the Belgian Grand Prix

The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points.Rosberg is looking to win his maiden Formula One title but Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, has increased the pressure with some excellent driving in recent races and shown that he is a threat from anywhere on the grid after some mishaps in qualifying.

Khatib edges closer to China move

Lebanon star Fadi El-Khatib is on the brink of making a move to China CBA, according to well-informed sources close to the Daily Star.

Phelps back a winner in international comeback

It was just like old times for Michael Phelps Friday. The world’s most decorated swimmer was on the top of the podium at the Pan Pacific championships, collecting another gold medal after a thrilling race win.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year's programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery.

Iraq museum inaugurates two halls of statues

The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war.

Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists

SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.