Middle East

'Bullying will fail': US loses bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Crisis looms as UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejects US resolution to indefinitely extend an arms embargo on Iran.

Is Egypt finally reckoning with sexual assault?

The fight against sexual violence has reached a tipping point in Egypt, as more women take to social media to detail sexual assaults they say they have endured.

Libya: Sovereign fund to ask UN for freedom to invest billions

Libya: Sovereign fund to ask UN for freedom to invest billions

The Libyan Investment Authority has missed out on $4.1bn in potential equity returns due to sanctions, its chief said.

Miami businessman pleads guilty in EB-5 visa scandal in Vermont

Miami businessman pleads guilty in EB-5 visa scandal in Vermont

Ariel Quiros is accused of being the mastermind behind a fraud case involving foreign money in Vermont developments.

Satellite TV back for Venezuelans left in dark by US sanctions

Satellite TV back for Venezuelans left in dark by US sanctions

Scale Capital said it reached a deal with AT&T's DirecTV to provide programming to two million customers in Venezuela.

US, China postpone weekend talks on trade deal

US, China postpone weekend talks on trade deal

The US and China had planned to review progress at the six-month mark of their phase-one trade agreement, sources say.