[Newsmaker] Alibaba: China’s e-commerce ‘crocodile’

SHANGHAI ― Alibaba has become by far the dominant e-commerce company in China, a country with the world’s greatest number of Internet users, in only 15 years.The Hangzhou-based company is largely unknown outside Greater China, b...

Syrian Kurds flee from IS

SURUC, Turkey (AFP) ― Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention.The massive influx came as 4...

Security review launched after White House breach

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― The U.S. Secret Service said Saturday it has launched a comprehensive review of White House security procedures after an intruder scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the presidential residence....

Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal after long dispute

KABUL (AFP) ― Afghanistan’s two rival presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation’s history.The final vo...