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In Egyptian village, attack on Christian grandmother fuels anger | Reuters

May 31, 2016

In Egyptian village, attack on Christian grandmother fuels anger | Reuters

ALKARM, Egypt Soad Thabet's house no longer has a door. Inside, its walls are blackened with soot and a television lies shattered on the floor. The remains of a red nightgown stand out among the ashes. #United States #India #Business #Middle East #markets #Violence #article
Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashes | Reuters

May 30, 2016

Libyan oil guard says captures coastal town from Islamic State after clashes | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya A force that controls key oil terminals in eastern Libya said it had captured the town of Ben Jawad from Islamic State, pushing the militant group back along a coastal strip they control east of their stronghold of Sirte. #Middle East #science #markets #Africa #Security
Chad's ex-leader Habre, Cold War-era ally of West, gets life in prison for atrocities | Reuters

May 30, 2016

Chad's ex-leader Habre, Cold War-era ally of West, gets life in prison for atrocities | Reuters

DAKAR Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and crimes against humanity for ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political opponents during his eight-year rule. The verdict capped a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, where he fled after being ousted in a 1990 coup. #United States #Middle East #Africa #Belgium #Entertainment #Foreign policy #article
Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad | Reuters

May 30, 2016

Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad | Reuters

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants. A Reuters TV crew about a mile (about 1.5 km) from the city's edge said explosions and gunfire were ripping through Naimiya, a largely rural district of Falluja on its southern outskirts #India #Middle East #science #Argentina #Iraq #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Kerry, Lavrov discuss proposal for joint U.S.-Russia operations in Syria | Reuters

May 30, 2016

Kerry, Lavrov discuss proposal for joint U.S.-Russia operations in Syria | Reuters

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed on Sunday Moscow's proposals for Russia and the United States to conduct joint operations against Syrian militants who do not observe a ceasefire in the country. #India #Syria #Middle East #Europe #Ukraine
Iran says its pilgrims will not attend haj in Saudi | Reuters

May 30, 2016

Iran says its pilgrims will not attend haj in Saudi | Reuters

DUBAI Iran said on Sunday its pilgrims would not attend the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage, blaming regional rival Saudi Arabia for "sabotage" and failing to guarantee the safety of pilgrims. #Economy #Islam #Middle East #science #markets #Iran
Rubio warms to Trump, but won't be his vice president | Reuters

May 29, 2016

Rubio warms to Trump, but won't be his vice president | Reuters

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Sunday ruled out becoming Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, but said he'd be "honored" to play some kind of a role in helping him win the White House #Sports #Middle East #Health #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs | Reuters

May 29, 2016

Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs | Reuters

ROME At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. About 14,000 have been rescued since Monday amid calm seas, and there have been at least three confirmed instances of boats sinking. But the number of dead can only be estimated based on survivor testimony, which is still being collected. #India #Middle East #Europe #markets #Italy #Argentina #article
South Carolina soaked as downgraded tropical storm passes through | Reuters

May 29, 2016

South Carolina soaked as downgraded tropical storm passes through | Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. Tropical Storm Bonnie was downgraded to a tropical depression as it came ashore just northeast of Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday morning, bringing heavy rains, minor flooding and sustained winds of about 30 miles per hour.  The system, the first tropical storm to reach the United States this year, dumped 3 to 4 inches of rain in many parts of South Carolina and triggered flooding in low-lying areas and streets at high tides, weather forecasters said. #India #Business #Environment #Middle East #markets #Copyright #article
South Carolina soaked as downgraded tropical storm passes through | Reuters

May 29, 2016

South Carolina soaked as downgraded tropical storm passes through | Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. Tropical Storm Bonnie was downgraded to a tropical depression as it came ashore just northeast of Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday morning, bringing heavy rains, minor flooding and sustained winds of about 30 miles per hour.  The system, the first tropical storm to reach the United States this year, dumped 3 to 4 inches of rain in many parts of South Carolina and triggered flooding in low-lying areas and streets at high tides, weather forecasters said. #United States #Economy #Middle East #Argentina #Entertainment #article