Archive for July, 2014

As caliphate is declared, Iraqi troops battle rebels for Tikrit

July 1, 2014
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Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swath of Iraq and Syria.
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U.S. sending 300 more troops to Iraq

July 1, 2014
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The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday.
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Asia share markets lackluster despite upbeat data

July 1, 2014
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TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday, tracking the lackluster trading on Wall Street following recent surges to record highs on major markets in the U.S. and Europe.
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S&P, Nasdaq scores 6th straight quarter of gains

July 1, 2014
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NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite indexes wrapped up a sixth straight quarter of gains on Monday, a streak not seen in more than 14 years.
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