A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Houthi tribesmen in Yemen since previous year and Riyadh has accused Iran of supporting them with arms and finances. Riyadh severed diplomatic ties and air links with Tehran after crowds set fire to its embassy in the Iranian capital and its consulate in second city Mashhad last weekend.
In this scenario, either Japan or the USA would have to be among the original six to ratify. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday voiced its support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, but urged the Obama administration to address industry concerns about some provisions in the trade pact.
However, he said a sheet of paper found on his body gave a different name, and a Tunisian nationality. The man was holding a cleaver and shouting, "Allahu akbar" at the entrance of a police station in Montmartre. Elsewhere in the City of Lights, French President Francois Hollande was paying tribute to officers who were killed in the line of duty, including those killed a year earlier during the bloody Charlie Hebdo terror attacks.
The largest Tennessee Lottery Powerball jackpot in history - a whopping $ 700 million - will be drawn for Saturday night, which experts say is due to a recent surge in "jackpot fever". A woman fills out a ticket for the Powerball lottery draw at Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 7, 2016 . Ava-joye Burnett has more on your odds of striking it big.
The unpleasant start to 2016 caused by tanking Shanghai shares and the yuan's latest slip had analysts also flagging the possibility that Beijing, in its haste to stem the rot in the world's second-largest economy, was weakening its currency to revive sagging exports.
In a bid to calm nervous investors, Chinese officials suspended the halting mechanism, which had been in effect for only four days. The latest plunge in Chinese stocks was set off by concern Beijing is allowing its yuan to weaken too fast against the dollar.