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Iraq PM says halting air strikes on IS-held civilian areas

Sep 13, 2014

Iraq PM says halting air strikes on IS-held civilian areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, addressing a condition set by Sunni Muslim tribal figures to support his campaign against Islamic State fighters. Rights groups say Iraqi government attacks this year, many of them in areas held by the Islamic State which controls one third of the country, have indiscriminately targeted civilians. #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures to leave Qatar

Sep 13, 2014

Prominent Muslim Brotherhood figures to leave Qatar

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar has asked seven senior figures from Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to leave the country, the movement said on Saturday, following months of pressure on the Gulf Arab state from its neighbours to stop backing the Islamists. Ibrahim Munir, a senior Brotherhood official based in London, told Reuters the departures did not mean a rupture in ties between Qatar and the Brotherhood. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #cookie #values #rco #rch #cnt
In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

Sep 12, 2014

In Japan, grave times for the tombstone trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - Jianxing An can see he is in a dying business. The gravestone designer, who takes pride in works featuring musical instruments and heavenly gates, says years of shrinking sales are driving him to close up shop in Japan and move back to his native China #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

Sep 12, 2014

Russia faces new U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - European Union governments agreed on Thursday to begin their new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis on Friday but could lift them next month if Moscow abides by a fragile truce, while the United States prepared its own fresh sanctions. The steps are the latest by the United States and the EU following Russia's annexation of Crimea in March and what the West sees as an effort since then to further destabilize Ukraine by backing pro-Russian separatists with troops and arms #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Exclusive - Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo - Japan officials

Sep 10, 2014

Exclusive - Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo - Japan officials

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt