News

Photo

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.

Recent Top News

Taliban bomb Afghan army vehicles in Kabul, seven dead

KABUL - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.

World, Afghanistan 6:42am EDT

Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower

SYDNEY - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.

Japan, South Korea 1:38am EDT

Ackman's Pershing Square raises $3 billion in fund listing

LONDON - Pershing Square Holdings, a fund managed by activist investor Bill Ackman, raised $3.07 billion ahead of a stock market listing in Amsterdam, the company said on Wednesday.

Deals, Money 6:36am EDT

Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47

TOKYO - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain. | Video

Photo

Turkey's Erdogan says new constitution priority after 2015 election

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday forging a new constitution after a parliamentary election next year would be a priority for Turkey, signaling no let-up in his drive to create an executive presidency.