Insurgencies

Taliban fighters close in on provincial city in western Afghanistan

Taliban fighters close in on provincial city in western Afghanistan

Published 15/05/2018

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters threatened the provincial capital of Farah in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, with fighting underway on the outskirts of the [more…]

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Published 07/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine [more…]

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

Published 07/05/2018

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish electrician Sukru Gunduz was out on a job when a friend came running to tell him his house was being [more…]

More than 50 casualties from blast at mosque in east Afghanistan

More than 50 casualties from blast at mosque in east Afghanistan

Published 07/05/2018

KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion at a mosque used as a voter centre in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday killed at least [more…]

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

Published 04/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the [more…]

Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes

Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes

Published 04/05/2018

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline [more…]

Pompeo says U.S. open to ‘two-party solution’ for…

Pompeo says U.S. open to ‘two-party solution’ for…

Published 30/04/2018

AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested on Monday he was open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, saying a [more…]

Twin blasts in Afghan capital kill at least 25, including eight…

Twin blasts in Afghan capital kill at least 25, including eight…

Published 30/04/2018

KABUL (Reuters) - Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 25 people on Monday, including eight journalists who had arrived to report [more…]

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Published 30/04/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army began an intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Homs on Monday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar [more…]

Swedish police arrest three suspected of preparing terrorist crime

Swedish police arrest three suspected of preparing terrorist crime

Published 30/04/2018

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish police arrested three people on Monday on suspicion of preparing to commit terrorist crimes and took in several more for questioning [more…]