• UN Chief Urges Nations To 'Act Decisively' On Islamic State
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at UN headquarters, did not say what steps he hoped UN member states would take but said, "It is critical to keep at the forefront the protection of civilians."
  • Russian Oligarch Yevtushenkov Arrested; Putin Weighs In
    The Russian Investigative Committee has announced the arrest for suspected money laundering of one of that country's richest men, AFK Sistema head Vladimir Yevtushenkov.
  • Iraqi Lawmakers Reject Abadi's Interior, Defense Ministers
    Iraqi lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s nominees to fill the critical defense and interior minister posts.
  • Gulnara Scuffles With Security Detail In E-Mailed Pics
    Several undated photos were released to media on September 16 by Gulnara Karimova's Britain-based spokesman, Locksley Ryan, who said in an e-mailed statement that Karimova and her daughter are in "urgent need of medical attention." Karimova, daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimova and a once ubiquitous sight on the Uzbek and international fashion and culture scene with ties to major strategic businesses, is reportedly under Uzbek house arrest.
  • Karimova Pictured Under 'House Arrest'
    Gulnara Karimova, an erstwhile globe-trotting fashionista now facing what she calls politically motivated corruption charges, is shown in the photos apparently being hassled by camouflaged security officers outside her home, where she has reportedly been under house arrest.
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