San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday, city officials and a hospital spokesman told HuffPost. He was 65. His cause of death was not immediately released. Lee was the city’s first Asian American mayor. Board of Supervisors President London Breed will replace him as acting...

Muqtada al-Sadr calls on his fighters to hand over heavy weapons to the state

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his troops to "hand over heavy weapons" to the country, calling for the closure of most of his armed headquarters after the declaration of "end of war" against the organization of the Islamic state. The leader...

Deutsche Bank: global crisis will begin with China

The likelihood that the next global financial crisis will begin in China is almost twice as high as in any other major global economy, say analysts at Deutsche Bank. The chief economist of Deutsche Bank in the Asia-Pacific region Michael Spencer warned that the probability...

Man who made the explosion in New York was accused of terrorism

The suspect in the bombing at the Port-Atoriti bus station in New York faces charges of terrorism, the New York police said on Tuesday. Akayedu Ullah, who is charged, was himself wounded in the explosion, now he is in the hospital. A 27-year-old native of Bangladesh...

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling in the north of Gaza

Two Palestinians were killed and three others were wounded Tuesday morning when Israeli reconnaissance aircraft targeted a motorcycle in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian news agency "WAFA", "an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft fired a missile aimed at a motorcycle was...