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Iran dramatically shifts Iraq policy to confront Islamic State

Sep 03, 2014

Iran dramatically shifts Iraq policy to confront Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - As pressure built up for Nouri al Maliki to step down from the prime minister post in Iraq last month, Iran, his most ardent supporter stayed surprisingly silent as top Iranian officials worked to get him out. Similarly, when the United States, regularly denounced as the Great Satan by officials in Iran, began bombing inside Iraq last month, Tehran stayed quiet. This marked shift in Irans approach to Iraq is a response to the gains of Islamic State, the militant group which has torn across Iraqi territory and come within striking distance of the Iranian border. #United States #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Entertainment #opinion
EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

Sep 03, 2014

EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance

BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armoured columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favour of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a major port. #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Italy #airport #Mexico #Ukraine #russian #opinion
Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Mali

Sep 02, 2014

Landmine kills four U.N. soldiers, wounds 15 in northern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Four United Nations soldiers were killed on Tuesday and a further 15 were wounded when the convoy they were traveling in struck a landmine in an area of northern Mali where attacks are on the rise, a spokesman for the country's U.N. #United States #India #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion
Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit

Sep 02, 2014

Afghanistan expected to send defence minister to NATO summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Afghanistan is expected to send its defence minister to a NATO summit in Wales this week, NATO officials said on Monday, after a political crisis dashed hopes that a newly-elected president could make his debut on the international stage there. Who, if anyone, would represent Afghanistan at a summit that will discuss the country's future had become a guessing game following the country's disputed presidential election #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #Afghanistan #markets #Italy #Latin America
Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

Sep 02, 2014

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open. Polls have shown Silva with a lead of about 10 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff if the Oct. 5 election goes to a runoff, as seems likely #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #brazilian
Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote-official

Sep 02, 2014

Guantanamo detainee transfer to Uruguay unlikely before vote-official

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - The transfer of six prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay is unlikely to take place before presidential elections are held in October, a senior Uruguayan official said on Monday. President Jos Mujica earlier this year accepted a request to take half a dozen inmates from the center used to imprison people detained after the Sept. #United States #Business #Japan #Technology #Arabic #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries

Sep 02, 2014

Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's House of Representatives reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy. The parliament that was elected in June moved to the remote eastern city of Tobruk last month as rival armed groups battled for Tripoli. #United States #China #Japan #Arabic #Government #markets #Argentina #opinion
Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Sep 02, 2014

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. The arrest on Friday has fueled an already unusually bold push by some government supporters to hold officials accountable for the rising death toll among President Bashar al-Assads loyalists. #Politics #Business #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico
Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

Sep 02, 2014

Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. #Politics #Business #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America