Jan 5, 2016

Factory slumps in U.S. and China heighten global economy fears

Fears escalated this week that the global economy could struggle more than expected this year — a prospect that contributed to a plunge in financial markets. The anxiety was heightened by reports that manufacturers extended their slumps last month in the United States and ...

Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast

Oct 13, 2015

Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast

Amid the ornate walls of Damascus’ famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a “giant and beloved leader” who has “destroyed the myth of the self-aggrandizing America.” Posters of Putin are popping up on cars ...