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Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Curtains flutter through broken windows, piles of debris block the streets and top-floor apartments with their roofs blown off are exposed to [more…]

‘They are not just numbers’: Missing Beirut silo worker’s family clings to hope

‘They are not just numbers’: Missing Beirut silo worker’s family clings to hope

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Before he went missing on Aug. 4, Ghassan Hasrouty, an employee of Beirut’s giant grain silos for 38 years, thought he was [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…]

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Divisive Trump nominee gets new Pentagon post, despite snub by Congress

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After failing to secure a Senate confirmation hearing, U.S. President Donald Trump’s most divisive nominee for a Pentagon position so far has [more…]

Head of Somalia’s military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

Head of Somalia’s military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb on convoy

Published 13/07/2020

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car [more…]

Trump’s troop cut in Germany blindsided senior U.S. officials

Trump’s troop cut in Germany blindsided senior U.S. officials

Published 09/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s decision to cut U.S. troop levels in Germany blindsided a number of senior national security officials, according to five [more…]

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where MSF aid group runs a clinic

Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where MSF aid group runs a clinic

Published 12/05/2020

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday where the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders runs a maternity [more…]

South Korea, U.S. commandos practice raiding enemy facility as North Korea tensions rise

South Korea, U.S. commandos practice raiding enemy facility as North Korea tensions rise

Published 23/12/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean and U.S. special forces troops recently conducted drills simulating the infiltration of an enemy facility, U.S. military photos seen by [more…]

Britain to honor its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack

Britain to honor its dead with vigil after London Bridge attack

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will on Monday honor the two people who were killed when a militant knife man went on a stabbing spree near [more…]

U.S. Navy chief fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

U.S. Navy chief fired over handling of SEAL saga involving Trump

Published 25/11/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL [more…]