You are here:
Middle East
#

Middle East

Articles

Charlie Hebdo is honoured in New York under increased security| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Charlie Hebdo is honoured in New York under increased security| Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, targeted in a deadly attack earlier this year by Islamist gunmen, was being honoured on Tuesday at a New York gala under heavy security, organizers said. The award from the PEN American Center comes two days after two gunmen opened fire at a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, depictions that Muslims consider offensive. #Business #Economy #France #Middle East #science #Italy #United Kingdom #Copyright #Latin America #opinion #lifestyle
Last chance for Cameron and Miliband to break UK election deadlock | Reuters

May 06, 2015

Last chance for Cameron and Miliband to break UK election deadlock | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's most unpredictable election in a generation enters its final day on Wednesday with the two main parties level in most polls and neither on track to command a majority in the parliament of the world's fifth largest economy. #Economy #facebook #Technology #Middle East #science #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Copyright #opinion
Two Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Two Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congo ambush| Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels, the country's U.N. #Sports #facebook #United States #Technology #Middle East #Italy #Copyright #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
Mali says 11 killed during suspected separatist attack on central town| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Mali says 11 killed during suspected separatist attack on central town| Reuters

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Suspected northern rebels attacked a town in central Mali on Tuesday, leading to clashes with government troops in which 10 assailants and one soldier died, the government said in a statement. #Sports #facebook #United States #Technology #France #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #Copyright
Pope Francis to meet Cuban President Castro privately on Sunday| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Pope Francis to meet Cuban President Castro privately on Sunday| Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis and Cuban President Raul Castro will meet privately on Sunday, a spokesman said, four months before the pontiff's trip to the Caribbean island, his first as leader of the Catholic Church. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said on Tuesday Castro's meeting with the first Latin American pope was strictly private and not an official state visit #Business #Sports #Barack Obama #Middle East #science #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
Elder Boston bomber was cruel, dominating, witnesses testify| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Elder Boston bomber was cruel, dominating, witnesses testify| Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - The older of the two brothers in the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends but held great influence in his family, witnesses testified as lawyers fought to save the younger brother's life. #United States #Technology #Middle East #science #Africa #Argentina #Entertainment #Mexico
Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon exhibit attack| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon exhibit attack| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group took responsibility on Tuesday for a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, with U.S. #Economy #Sports #United States #Syria #Middle East #United Kingdom #Copyright #Latin America #Texas #Entertainment #Mexico #lifestyle
Germany expects asylum applications to double to around 400,000 in 2015 - sources| Reuters

May 06, 2015

Germany expects asylum applications to double to around 400,000 in 2015 - sources| Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is expecting the number of people seeking asylum to double to 400,000 in 2015, two participants at a meeting with Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Tuesday. The minister held the meeting with members of the ruling left-right coalition late on Monday #Sports #France #Middle East #science #markets #Argentina #Entertainment #lifestyle
U.S., allies conduct 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State -coalition| Reuters

May 05, 2015

U.S., allies conduct 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq against Islamic State -coalition| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led military coalition launched 12 air strikes in Iraq and one in Syria against Islamic State militants since Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement. The military statement on Tuesday said the strike in Syria involved attack aircraft and was near Al Hasakah, while those in Iraq involved attack, bomber, fighter and drone aircraft and were near Bayji, Fallujah, Mosul, Ramadi and Tal Afar. #Business #Sports #United States #Technology #France #Middle East #science #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion #lifestyle
Hezbollah clashes with Nusra Front on Lebanon-Syria border | Reuters

May 05, 2015

Hezbollah clashes with Nusra Front on Lebanon-Syria border | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah fighters and gunmen from al-Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front clashed on Tuesday in eastern Lebanon on the border with Syria, Hezbollah's television channel and a military source said. The source said the group ambushed Nusra fighters in "advanced positions" in the outskirts of the mountain towns of Toufeil and Britel. (Reporting by Mariam Karouny and Sylvia Westall; editing by John Stonestreet) #Business #Sports #United States #Syria #France #Middle East #science #Africa #Italy #Copyright #Latin America #opinion