Could gaining control of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) be one of the main reasons that Iran is being targeted by Western and Israeli powers? As tensions are building up for an unthinkable war with Iran, it is worth exploring Iran’s banking system compared to its United States, British and Israeli counterparts.
PAIN has moved to try to block a Scottish-style independence referendum in Catalonia.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has urged the country's most senior court to declare the proposed November 9 ballot illegal, paving the way for months - if not years - of constitutional deadlock.
The arch-unionist conservative has long insisted only the entire electorate of Spain can undo the 1979 constitution, forged after the death of dictator Francisco Franco to allow regions autonomy as a trade-off for losing the right to break away.
A teenager has been killed in Egypt after an Islamist mob threw him off a ledge on top of a roof and beat him as he lay dying, local media reports. The young man, identified as Hamada Badr, 19, and his three friends were caught on camera hiding from a large group who had chased them onto a terrace in Alexandria.