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Saudi says wanted militant killed in exchange of fire| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Saudi says wanted militant killed in exchange of fire| Reuters

CAIRO Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said on Saturday a wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State, had been killed in an exchange of fire with police when he refused to surrender. Youssef al-Ghamdi was surrounded by police in a home in the western city of Taif and an exchange of fire took place when he refused to give himself up, a statement by the ministry on the state news agency SPA said. A Saudi policeman was killed in an exchange of fire on Friday in the same city when investigating a house where the suspect was believed to be hiding #Business #Technology #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy
Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect| Reuters

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin called for dialogue based on equal treatment and mutual respect with the United States on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Foreign policy #Ukraine
Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan | Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan | Reuters

CAIRO Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers. The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said 13 shells had been launched on Friday, targetting several areas including Jizan's airport. The shelling also led to the destruction of military equipment, the agency said, quoting an unnamed military source #United States #Middle East #markets #Security #Argentina #Foreign policy
Greek referendum poll shows 'No' vote at 43 pct, 'Yes' vote at 42.5 pct| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Greek referendum poll shows 'No' vote at 43 pct, 'Yes' vote at 42.5 pct| Reuters

ATHENS Opponents of Greece's bailout terms have a 0.5 percentage-point lead over the 'Yes' vote, a poll by Public Issue for the Syriza-published newspaper Avgi showed on Friday. The poll, carried out between June 30 and July 2, found 43 percent of Greeks would vote 'No' in Sunday's referendum on bailout terms while 42.5 percent would vote 'Yes' and 9 percent were undecided. #Business #Technology #Middle East #Greece #Foreign policy
Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Vietnam Communist Party chief to meet Obama on landmark U.S. trip| Reuters

HANOI/WASHINGTON Vietnam's Communist Party chief will visit the United States next week in a landmark trip that could prove pivotal in Washington's bid to bolster its Asian alliances in the back yard of an increasingly assertive China. Nguyen Phu Trong will meet U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House as the former war enemies mark two decades of calibrated engagement since the normalisation of ties that have expanded rapidly in the past year #Business #science #Entertainment #Foreign policy #opinion
Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16 -Houthis| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen cities kill 16 -Houthis| Reuters

SANAA Saudi-led air strikes killed at least 16 people in Yemen on Friday, the country's dominant Houthi militia said, and the European Union and United States appealed for a pause in the war to enable aid deliveries to stricken civilians. An Arab coalition has been bombarding Iran-allied Houthi forces and allied army units since March in a campaign to restore exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power #Middle East #markets #Security #Foreign policy #opinion
Civilians in Yemen's Aden struggle to survive fighting, shortages  Red Cross| Reuters

Jul 03, 2015

Civilians in Yemen's Aden struggle to survive fighting, shortages Red Cross| Reuters

GENEVA Civilians struggling to survive street battles and Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's southern port city of Aden are also facing shrinking supplies of food and fuel, a senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. Hunger and disease are threatening the 1 million residents of Aden, now a war zone caught between local militiamen and Houthi fighters, Bertrand Lamon told Reuters in Geneva #Business #India #Technology #Europe #Argentina #Foreign policy
Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished | Reuters

Jul 02, 2015

Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished | Reuters

China has almost finished building a 3,000-metre-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show. A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner #United States #Europe #Foreign policy #chinese #events
In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015

In emails, Hillary's outside advisers pushed hawkish Afghan line| Reuters

WASHINGTON In the fall of 2009, as U.S. President Barack Obama conducted a long, divisive review of whether to pour more U.S. troops into Afghanistan, an influential group of advisors were quietly pushing a hawkish line #Business #Afghanistan #Argentina #United Kingdom #Foreign policy