Pictures showing what U.S. officials say was an ISIL finance center in Syria show a view before (L) and after it was struck by a Tomahawk missile in handouts released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) September 23, 2014. REUTERS/US Department of Defense/Handout

What's the one thing Arab nations agree on? ISIS

RIYADH/DUBAI - The threat of Islamic State is severe enough to persuade Arab countries that any public backlash in an already turbulent region is a price worth paying.  Full Article 

Exclusive: Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to ease arms embargo 1:41pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam in an ignominious retreat, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China.

Robotic arms spot welds on the chassis of a Ford Transit Van under assembly at the Ford Claycomo Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Sturdy factory, services data bolster outlook

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing activity hovered at a near 4-1/2-year high in September and factory employment surged, supporting views of sturdy economic growth this quarter.  Full Article 

A man talks on his phone underneath a Burger King logo outside the restaurant in the Brooklyn borough of New York August 25, 2014.     REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Treasury moves against tax 'inversion' deals

WASHINGTON - Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.  Full Article 

A Palestinian uses a sling to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes following a gun battle where the troops shot dead two Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron September 23, 2014.REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Riots erupt after alleged killers of teens killed

Clashes break out in the West Bank after the killing of two Hamas members from Hebron blamed by Israel for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens in June.  Video | Full Article 

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks to supporters from a balcony inside the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Argentina's Fernandez meets George Soros

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina President Cristina Fernandez met with Argentina bondholder and billionaire financier George Soros, who is suing a U.S. bank caught in the middle of the country's latest default.  Full Article 

A member of the audience uses an iPhone to record DJ Afrojack's performance on ABC network's Good Morning America program in New York June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ten ways to put your retired iPhone to work

With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered, you may be one who will sell, donate or recycle your old iPhone. But there are better things to do with it.  Full Article 

IKEA design chief Marcus Engman poses for a picture in Stockholm August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency

IKEA's next style revolution: itself

ALMHULT, Sweden - Best known for its minimal designs and Scandinavian image, IKEA acknowledges that the face of Sweden has changed.  Full Article 

Obama to continue building coalition against Islamic State, Jordan confirms involvement

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will continue to build his coalition against Islamic State, as Jordan confirms its direct military involvement in overnight U.S.-led airstrikes inside Syria that killed at least 70 IS fighters. Mana Rabiee reports.

Syrian Kurdish refugees walk with their belongings in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

No loyalty on the Syria border

Refugees fleeing north and Islamic extremists heading south all need a little help to make the crossing.  Commentary