U.N.'s Ban seeks advice on Iraq crisis from top cleric
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought guidance from Iraq's top cleric on Thursday, as he urged Iraqi politicians to form an inclusive government that can confront a Sunni militant insurgency.
Yemen resumes oil flow after pipeline repair, 7 killed -official
Yemen resumed pumping crude oil through its main export pipeline on Thursday, an oil official said, after repairs took place under army protection and seven people were killed in brief clashes between solders and tribesmen.
Egypt banks, bourse closed from July 28-30 for Eid holiday
Egypt's central bank and its bourse announced a three-day holiday for the Islamic Eid el-Fitr next week.