Military Conflicts

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Turkey detains senior Islamic State figure, minister says

Published 01/09/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the Islamic State militant group’s top figure in Turkey, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday. Soylu said [more…]

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a [more…]

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests

Published 10/08/2020

MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide re-election victory, the central election commission said on Monday, after bloody clashes between riot police [more…]

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Published 10/08/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that countries should refrain from politicising the massive blast in Beirut last week, and that the United States [more…]

Afghan president to sign release of Taliban prisoners, peace talks expected in days

Afghan president to sign release of Taliban prisoners, peace talks expected in days

Published 10/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - Long-awaited peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban were expected to start in Qatar within a week once the final [more…]

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Afghan forces besiege jail seized by Islamic State, hundreds of prisoners missing

Published 03/08/2020

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by Islamic State fighters in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, [more…]

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Islamic State storm Afghan jail, freeing hundreds of prisoners

Published 03/08/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - More than 300 prisoners were at large on Monday after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman [more…]

Lebanese foreign minister quits over lack of reform as crisis spirals

Lebanese foreign minister quits over lack of reform as crisis spirals

Published 03/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti resigned on Monday, blaming a lack of political will to enact reforms to halt a financial meltdown [more…]