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August 31, 2018 12:26 PM Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive

BEIRUT – Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday linking areas they control to government-held territories in northwestern Syria in anticipation of a military offensive against their last stronghold in the country, activists and a war monitor said. The explosions rocked the area in al-Ghab plains, south of idlib and came after rebels detected 47

August 29, 2018 11:44 AM France's Macron says he is 'main opponent' to anti-immigrants Orban, Salvini

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday billed himself as the main opponent to hard-right, anti-immigration parties in Europe, in a response to criticism from Italy’s Matteo Salvini and Hungary’s Viktor Orban. Hungary’s prime minister and Italy’s deputy prime minister on Tuesday criticized Macron and said they would work together 48

August 15, 2018 12:01 AM Japan's Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine on World War Two anniversary

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Wednesday, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender. Past visits by Japanese leaders to Yasukuni have outraged China and South Korea because the shrine honors 14 Japanese wartime leaders convicted as war criminals 66

August 13, 2018 3:06 PM Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all U.S. sanctions on Iran

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday his government was only committed to not using dollars in transactions with Iran, not to abiding with the full scope of U.S. sanctions against the country. “Our commitment in the Iran issue is to not use the dollar currency in transaction, not abiding by the U.S. sanctions,” state 37

August 12, 2018 8:02 AM Jordan retrieves bodies of three suspected militants after shoot out

AMMAN (Reuters) - Security forces on Sunday pulled the bodies of three suspected militants out of a partially collapsed building in a city in central Jordan following a shoot out, a government spokeswoman said. Security forces had raided the building in a search for those responsible for a bomb attack on a police van on Friday that was maintaining security 57

August 10, 2018 1:17 AM Airstrikes Kill Dozens Including Children in Yemen

Iran-allied Houthi rebels blame Saudi-led coalition for the attack Airstrikes on a market in northern Yemen on Thursday killed dozens of people, including at least 29 children in a school bus, drawing international condemnation and putting a spotlight on a U.S.-backed Saudi military coalition accused of carrying out the attack. The International Committee 55

August 7, 2018 4:28 PM Israel sees Syrian army growing beyond pre-civil war size

MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Israel’s defence minister said on Tuesday that Syria was building up its ground forces beyond their pre-civil war size, an assessment that suggests President Bashar al-Assad’s army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the war. The Syrian military was hit by major defections in the first years 57

August 3, 2018 8:55 PM Pentagon redoing space defenses, but will Trump demand more?

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and unwanted costs. The Pentagon acknowledges a need to revamp its much-criticized 47

July 19, 2018 4:04 AM Malaysia arrests seven people over suspected militant links

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country’s king and prime minister, police said on Thursday. The Muslim-majority country has been on high alert since gunmen allied with the Islamic State (IS) militant group carried out a series 66

July 15, 2018 7:54 PM All Kurdish YPG have left Syria's Manbij: local militia

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The last Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters left the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Sunday, the militia controlling the town said, fulfilling a longstanding Turkish demand that the YPG withdraw. Turkey objects to the presence of the YPG in Syria near its border. It views the YPG as a terrorist group and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan 55