Near Bali, Lombok invests in Sharia tourism

| Feb 23, 2015

Near Bali, Lombok invests in Sharia tourism

A short hop from the bars and nightclubs of Bali, a Saudi family holidaying on Lombok hears the call to prayer wafting over the self-styled “island of 1,000 mosques.” Lombok is at the center of an Islamic tourism drive. Indonesia is home to the ...

China calls shots in currency war

Feb 20, 2015

China calls shots in currency war

As fears of a global currency war grow, all eyes in Asia are on whether China will devalue its currency to avert a sharper economic slowdown. The urgency with which Asian central banks are cutting interest rates is an indication of not just the ...

Feb 19, 2015

Poland to pay $262,000 to inmates held at secret CIA prison

Poland will pay €230,000 ($262,000) in compensation to two terror suspects who say they were tortured at a CIA secret prison that Poland hosted from 2002-2003, a government minister said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna spoke after the European Court of Human Rights in ...

Feb 15, 2015

China plans international tourism zone with North Korea, Russia

China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, in Pyongyang’s latest push for new investment. Jiang Chaoliang, governor of China’s northeastern Jilin province, said the province would draw ...

Feb 12, 2015

Rich world helping bankroll export of coal technology

Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters show, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels. A document ...