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Now you can Uber a yacht

Uber, the online transportation network company, has already brought us cars, boats and helicopters to help with getting from A to B — now it’s turning its hand to luxury vessels. UberYACHT launches in Dubai…

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Trump's Muslim backers celebrate his success

Tarar, a Muslim, downplays the GOP front-runner’s less-than-flattering comments about his faith as having been “twisted” and is pushing ahead with his effort to get the billionaire businessman elected. He recently founded the group American…



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Explosion near mosque in Bursa, Turkey

Story highlights Explosion follows U.S. warning about potential attacks at Turkey’s tourist sites Turkey has experienced several terror attacks this year Initial indications were that seven people were injured, according to the governorship. The semiofficial…


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Biden makes surprise trip to Iraq

While in Iraq, Biden will meet with political leaders and is “focused on encouraging Iraqi national unity and continued momentum in the fight against ISIL,” according to a White House statement, using a different term…


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Egypt: from Arab Spring hope to chaos

But the euphoria faded as Egypt was whiplashed from one political extreme to another, from the oppressive government of the Muslim Brotherhood to the military regime that now rules. Five years after Egypt’s Arab Spring,…


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U.N. warns of humanitarian disaster

The U.N. special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, warned at a news conference in Geneva Thursday that a humanitarian disaster was unfolding in Syria with increased fighting in Aleppo and three other locations. Al…


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Fighting ISIS using Israeli tactics

Israeli forces have widely used the so-called knock-on-the-roof operations in Gaza attacks in recent years to try to get civilians out before they are hit. The first public revelation of the U.S. using a “knock…