Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:15:22 -0500
Turkey expects swift campaign against U.S.-backed Kurds in Syria
HASSA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on Monday and said it would swiftly crush U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG fighters in an air and ground offensive on the Afrin region beyond its border.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:43:42 -0500
U.S., EU discordant notes on Jerusalem underline Mideast policy rift
JERUSALEM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a fresh display of Western discord over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its Israel embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its European Union allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:31:13 -0500
U.S. requires tougher cargo screening from Middle East airports
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:40:04 -0500
'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump's habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country's presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:07:08 -0500
Brazil holds breath for court ruling on Lula's future
PORTO ALEGRE (Reuters) - Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:35:18 -0500
Reuters reporters accused under Official Secrets Act due in Myanmar court
YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday, when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:57:46 -0500
U.S. aid chief visits Raqqa amid stabilization push
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's aid chief, Mark Green, made an unannounced visit to Raqqa in Syria on Monday, the most senior U.S. civilian official from the Trump administration to visit the war-struck northern city months after it was retaken from Islamic State.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:59:37 -0500
Sudanese authorities release Reuters, AFP journalists
CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities on Monday released a Reuters journalist and an Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter who were detained while covering protests in Khartoum on Wednesday last week.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:12:48 -0500
Morocco's king appoints five new ministers
RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's king appointed five new ministers on Monday, a government statement said, after several top officials were dismissed in October for failing to improve the economic situation in a region shaken by protests.
Catalan crisis rekindled as parliament proposes Puigdemont as leader
MADRID/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament nominated former leader Carles Puigdemont, sacked by Spain for unilaterally declaring independence, as candidate to rule the region again in a sign of defiance to Madrid and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government.
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