Middle East

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Published 20/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the “door to negotiations” in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear [more…]

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

In next war, soldiers will leave their smartphones at home: Peter Apps

Published 14/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - As the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division departed for the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, [more…]

Oil rises as U.S.-Iran conflict eases, focus turns to trade deal

Oil rises as U.S.-Iran conflict eases, focus turns to trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices rose slightly on Monday as investors shift their focus away from easing Mideast tensions to this week’s scheduled signing of [more…]

Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Published 13/01/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring rival leaders will hold peace talks in Moscow on Monday alongside representatives from Russia and Turkey, Russian news agencies cited [more…]

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single [more…]

Oil steadies a day after Iranian missile strike knocks prices

Oil steadies a day after Iranian missile strike knocks prices

Published 09/01/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied on Thursday a day after tumbling on concerns raised by an Iranian missile strike on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. [more…]

Transport app FlixMobility achieves 37% passenger growth in 2019, eyes India

Transport app FlixMobility achieves 37% passenger growth in 2019, eyes India

Published 09/01/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Transport app FlixMobility reported on Thursday a 37% increase in passenger numbers last year, as Germany’s best-funded tech startup claimed the mantle [more…]

Ukraine considering several possibilities behind Iran plane crash

Ukraine considering several possibilities behind Iran plane crash

Published 09/01/2020

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the government was considering several possible causes of a plane crash in Iran, which killed 176 citizens [more…]

Iran investigation says Ukrainian jet was on fire before crash

Iran investigation says Ukrainian jet was on fire before crash

Published 09/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran, killing all 176 on board, according to an initial [more…]

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

Published 08/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Spoon-bending celebrity psychic Uri Geller, 73, has applied for a job in the British government in response to an advert for “misfits” [more…]