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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
After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

Sep 02, 2014

After deadline, Iran says it is still working on nuclear steps for IAEA

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran held talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday about its investigation into suspicions that Tehran has conducted atomic bomb research, and is still committed to implementing agreed transparency measures, official media reported on Monday #facebook #United States #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America
13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medics

Sep 02, 2014

13 killed, 45 wounded in clashes in Libya's Benghazi - medics

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of a renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern Benghazi city, medics said on Monday. Islamist forces including members of Ansar al-Sharia launched on Monday a new attempt to take the city's civilian and military airport held by forces of renegade general Khalifa Haftar and army special forces. (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Toby Chopra) #United States #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Bad weather for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change

Sep 02, 2014

Bad weather for 2050 as TV forecasters imagine climate change

OSLO (Reuters) - Imaginary television weather forecasts predicted floods, storms and searing heat from Arizona to Zambia within four decades, as part of a United Nations campaign on Monday to draw attention to a U.N. summit this month on fighting global warming. "Miami South Beach is under water," one forecaster says in a first edition of "weather reports from the future", a series set in 2050 and produced by companies including Japan's NHK, the U.S. #United States #India #China #Japan #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

Sep 02, 2014

U.N. to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the U.N #facebook #Politics #India #China #Business #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Iran's Zarif "quite optimistic" of Iran nuclear agreement

Sep 02, 2014

Iran's Zarif "quite optimistic" of Iran nuclear agreement

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme can be resolved by a November 24 deadline. "I am quite optimistic after discussions with Lady Ashton that we can in fact resolve this issue in time," Zarif told reporters #Politics #India #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico
NATO to create new "spearhead" force to respond to crises

Sep 02, 2014

NATO to create new "spearhead" force to respond to crises

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a rapid reaction force but U.S. #India #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Ukraine #opinion
Factbox - Hong Kong's Basic Law

Sep 01, 2014

Factbox - Hong Kong's Basic Law

REUTERS - China's rubber-stamp parliament is expected on Sunday to endorse the framework for Hong Kong's first direct leadership election, due in 2017. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

Sep 01, 2014

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. #facebook #United States #India #Business #Japan #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Entertainment #Mexico
Several Yemeni soldiers killed in al Qaeda attacks in south Yemen

Sep 01, 2014

Several Yemeni soldiers killed in al Qaeda attacks in south Yemen

ADEN Yemen (Reuters) - Suspected al Qaeda militants carried out two separate suicide car bombings against military locations in the south Yemen province of Shabwa on Sunday, killing several Yemeni soldiers, local officials and medical sources said. Ansar al-Sharia, al Qaeda's local affiliate in Yemen, said on its Twitter account it had launched a "widespread campaign in Shabwa province on Sunday at noon that targeted a number of military and security locations for the Sanaa regime". The same Twitter account has posted news from the group in the past. #United States #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion