Ayman al-Zawahiri: from doctor in Cairo to leader of al-Qaeda

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a distinguished Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after bin Laden’s death Applied influence as an ideologue, strategist Bin Laden’s charisma was missing DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda leader after years as its chief planner and strategist, but his … Read more

Asian stocks fall as US yields on Pelosi jitters; Aussie falls

A man wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks past a screen showing the Shanghai Composite Index, the Nikkei Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average outside a stock exchange in Tokyo, Japan, February 14, 2022. REUTERS/ Kim Kyung- Hoon Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign … Read more

Biden and Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear talks begin at UN

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up UNITED STATES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he … Read more

The US is considering action against memory chip manufacturers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chip-making equipment to memory chip makers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor sector is advancing and protecting American companies. If President … Read more

Stephen King plans to fight for the US government in a case against a mega publishing merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block the $2.2 billion merger of two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial expected to testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “This is real money for real people,” said … Read more